Manny Pacquiao Coming to Basic Cable, Why It’s A Big Deal

Ever since the rubber match with Timothy Bradley in April of 2016, the future and direction of Manny Pacquiao’s career seemed uncertain. Would he retire? Would he go on a world boxing tour as proposed by his promoter Bob Arum? Would he commit himself to being a full-time politician in the Philippines? His future became even more unclear when HBO declined to carry his unheralded … [Read more...]

To Trade or Not To Trade

by @rogcast81 Well, most Tigers fans want to sell, sell, sell to trim payroll and rebuild for the future. But what if I told you, the Tigers could grab a centerfielder to help them solidify a run towards the AL Central title and beyond? What if I told you he was on the cheap and under club control for two years?  And, what if I told you he was an All-Star? Florida Marlin … [Read more...]

KOP 56 Returns to Grand Rapids, MI

Knockout Promotions is once again invading Grand Rapids, MI on June 16, and the card is full with great MMA match-ups at the Deltaplex. Headlining KOP 56 is a fight between Michigan's No. 2 Flyweight (6-2) Jesse Bazzi from MTT as he takes on Shawn Rosencrans (3-2). Bazzi was originally supposed to fight Shawn Mack, but Mack was unfortunately injured and needed surgery. … [Read more...]

The Promise In West Michigan

While much of the focus on Al Avila’s tenure as general manager has been on the performance of the Tigers, he has also been busy trying to implement the organization-wide “Tigers Way” philosophy in order to improve the way the franchise develops talent at the minor-league level. Over the weekend, I had a chance to speak to some of the young arms for the class Low-A West … [Read more...]

Who Has The Best Sports City In America?

I’m sure you’ve had this debate before. Whether it’s at the cubicle, at the bar with your buddies, or in the comments section of some meaningless blog, we’ve all had the conversation of what is the best sports city in America. Well after a team of researchers compiled mountains of data – which was actually me going through ESPN.com – I believe I have come up with the winner … [Read more...]