The Detroit Lions want fans for their third home game in Ford Field—Gov. Whitmer says she is not bowing to NFL pressure. So the Lions may play in an empty Ford field all season which of course would negate any home field advantage. Even a few fans might help the Lions but they perhaps better get used to an empty building and hope for the same conditions on the road.
I don’t see the Detroit Tigers having made that much progress this year. Four straight losing seasons another last place division finish and only two other major league teams finished with a worse record. The Tigers still have massive pitching issues in my view but first in my view they need a new manager with a sense of urgency.
A high five to former MSU basketball walk on Mat Ishbia. He was a walk on bench warmer on the 2000 national championship team. 20 years later he owns 70 per cent of United Mortgage in Pontiac which just merged and went public and now Bloomberg News service says he is worth $11.3 billion, which would make him the 52st wealthiest American. Pretty strong I say.
Week two of area high school football, remember the sports blitz with all the scores and highlights tonight at 11:15. The three rugged Mid Michigan teams I believe should all win tonight and the top game finds DeWitt at Grand Ledge. DeWitt is impressive after pounding Portland. Lansing Catholic should win at Charlotte and I see Pewamo Westphalia with an early running clock in a big win over Potterville. Game of the night could be River Rouge at East Lansing, both of them loaded with quality players.
You know college athletics are in future financial trouble regardless of the pandemic when Ohio State eliminates 35 jobs and furloughs many more staff members to offset a $100 million deficit for the fiscal year. And I believe many cuts will continue even after the pandemic ends and colleges can sell tickets again because the losses are so great and were on the edge of financial issues even prior to the pandemic.
After one week the area high school player to watch is Ryan Holtz a junior quarterback at DeWitt. DeWitt is always good and with him leading the way this year and next should be more huge winning seasons for the Panthers. Grand Ledge better be ready for this kid and I can’t imagine him not being recruited heavily.