If you live in the State of Michigan or happen to be a fan of the major sports teams in the State, it’s a big weekend for you.
No. 13 Michigan State kicks off their season tonight against No. 24 Boise State in Spartan Stadium. Yesterday, the blimp could be spotted up in the air riding around the Mid-Michigan area. ESPN is in town so you know it’s a big game. Jemele Hill, former MSU student will be the sideline reporter for ESPN.
The No.8 Michigan Wolverines, led by their outstanding quarterback Denard Robinson travels down to Arlington, Texas to take on the No. 2 Crimson Tide of Alabama. Michigan has it rolling under second year head coach Brady Hoke. Alabama has the best football coach in college; Nick Saban. The guy has turned four programs around during his collegiate career and has won two National titles in two different places. That game will be Saturday night on ABC
For baseball fans, the Tigers find themselves three games out of first place behind the Chicago White Sox…and guess who is in town this weekend at Comerica for a three game series? The Tigers have lost three straight games while the Chisox lost three of four against the Baltimore Orioles. Something has to give this weekend.
Should be a great Labor Day weekend for sports fans in the State of Michigan!
The New York Daily News on Notre Dame football announcer Allen Pinkett who will not televise the Irish first football game of the season in Dublin, Ireland. Seems like ND is not too happy with Pinkett’s comments about having a certain type of player on your team.
During an interview on 670 AM in Chicago Wednesday, Pinkett said that a team needs some bad apples in order to achieve its goals.
“That’s how Ohio State used to win all the time. They would have two or three guys that were criminals,” Pinkett said. “That just adds to the chemistry of the team. I think Notre Dame is growing because maybe they have some guys that are doing something worthy of a suspension, which creates edge on the football team. You can’t have a football team full of choir boys. You get your butt kicked if you have a team full of choir boys. You gotta have a little bit of edge, but the coach has to be the dictator and ultimate ruler.”
Pinkett did not pump his brakes after being given a chance to backtrack.
“I absolutely meant that,” Pinkett said. “The chemistry is so important on a football team. You have to have a couple of bad guys that sort of teeter on that edge to add to the flavor of the guys that are going to always do right because that just adds to the chemistry of the football team. You have to have … you look at the teams that have won in the past they have always had a couple of criminals.”
Thanks Allen, here we are at the high school level trying to teach our kids to do the right thing.