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Every Friday, author and sports commentator John U. Bacon offers up his thoughts and views on the sports stories going on around our region.

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Every Friday, author and sports commentator John U. Bacon offers up his thoughts and views on the sports stories going on around our region.

    Bacon: Instead of worrying about damage control, Michigan leaders need to "start with the truth"

    Bacon: Instead of worrying about damage control, Michigan leaders need to "start with the truth"

    This month we’ve learned the University of Michigan is facing a version of the same problem that has recently beset Penn State, Ohio State, and Michigan State: A former staff member has been accused of sexually abusing students .

    • 3 min
    Bacon: Losing the weight but gaining momentum

    Bacon: Losing the weight but gaining momentum

    Last time I checked in with you , I made a few confessions: I turned 55 this past summer. That same day I tipped the scale at a staggering 205 pounds – a full 40 pounds over my, um, “Coaching Weight.” And I stand only 5-foot-8. According to the Body Mass Index, I was technically obese.

    • 4 min
    Bacon: Root, root, rooting for the worst teams in sports history

    Bacon: Root, root, rooting for the worst teams in sports history

    In 1935 Detroit earned the title, “City of Champions” — and for good reason. That year the Tigers won the World Series, the Lions were NFL champions, and the following spring the Red Wings claimed their first Stanley Cup.

    • 3 min
    Bacon: Bowl bids offer final twist in roller coaster seasons for Michigan, MSU

    Bacon: Bowl bids offer final twist in roller coaster seasons for Michigan, MSU

    In the preseason college football coaches poll , Michigan started the season ranked 7th, with Michigan State ranked 20th. Since then they’ve both gone through plenty of ups and downs , with Michigan falling to 17th, and Michigan State falling out of the rankings altogether. But there’s one final twist left: their bowl games.

    • 3 min
    Bacon: The UM-MSU football rivalry has a long history, both on and off the field

    Bacon: The UM-MSU football rivalry has a long history, both on and off the field

    This Saturday, for the 112th time, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University will fight over a football for 60 minutes. During the year’s other 364 days, the two schools’ coaches, players, and fan bases produce enough adolescent sniping and sophomoric stunts to fill a book— in fact, several.

    • 4 min
    Bacon: A man with a weight-loss plan

    Bacon: A man with a weight-loss plan

    On my 55th birthday this summer, I stepped on the scale and watched it top out at 205 pounds. Since I’m just 5'8", the Body-Mass Index scale put me in the “obese” category. Awesome.

    • 4 min

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