Let me preface this column by saying that in no way, shape or form do I claim to be a sports enthusiast. I know nothing about them except how the scoring systems work so I can jump up and yell with the rest of the bar when someone gets a [...]Read more ›
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The Upper Peninsula is a region divided. It’s more fundamentally divided than the lower peninsula might understand, and it’s the cause of contention between neighbors, even families. The Lions vs. the Packers. Honolulu blue and silver vs. green and gold. On U.S. maps that illustrate where NFL teams draw support, [...]Read more ›
Midway through the first period of the Detroit Red Wings first post-lockout game, a game in which they were dominated 6-0 by the St. Louis Blues, I realized that it had been 274 days since I had last cursed Jimmy Howard’s name. Now, I don’t know Mr. Howard from Adam, [...]Read more ›
While the term “Roller Derby” dates back to the 1920s, the modern day version is immensely different than the prototype. Contemporary women’s roller derby is an exciting and engaging display of athletic skill, and an all around good time. It wasn’t until the late 1930s, with Leo Seltzer’s Transcontinental Roller [...]Read more ›
The Lansing Derby Vixens are nothing to mess with, that is for sure. A group of strong-minded, excited, and committed women, they not only skate their hearts out but interact with their community in very important ways. Annie Oxidant (or Teresa Zwemer) is the Co-Captain of the Lansing Derby Vixen’s [...]Read more ›