Bob Wojnowski The Detroit News Published 5:26 AM EDT Apr 25, 2019 Allen Park — This is confusing, as confusing as ever. The prelude to the NFL draft always is a mix of lies and alibis, and it’s up to the expertly trained journalist to sift through shifting messages. In the absence of that, you got me. This is Bob Quinn’s fourth draft as Lions GM, and easily his most important because he possesses his highest slot –— No. 8 — which means he has the most to gain and the most to lose. He can’t play it safe with his first top-10 pick, but also can’t reach for a risk. He should have many options, which makes it the most confounding to figure out. That won’t stop me, naturally. For the 35th consecutive year, I haven’t been invited to the Lions’ war room, and thus cannot confirm the presence of dart boards, Ouija boards and an impressive selection of craft beers. Supposedly Quinn carries around a baseball bat to … [Read more...] about Wojo: It’s a puzzle, but here’s who the Detroit Lions should draft
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Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 3:10 PM EST Jan 10, 2019 Allen Park — It's all quiet on the offensive coordinator front, so it felt like a good time to do a Detroit Lions mailbag. What is a going on with the OC search? With no news or rumors about it, I am afraid they are just going to hire from within. — @kered316 Understandably, there are a lot of questions about the offensive coordinator opening, and I'm here to tell you I know almost nothing. That's a more difficult thing for me to write than you to read, trust me. The organization is in lockdown in regards to the process, and based on the reporting of others, including those at top national outlets, they're running into the same brick walls with their sources. And coaching is almost always a trickier topic to unearth information. The circles are tighter, the agent information isn't easily accessible, so unless there's a leak from the organization or those being interviewed, we … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions mailbag: What should be done at offensive coordinator?
2018 is now officially over, thank goodness, and since this is the start of the New Year I thought I would share some of my top travel picks for 2019. Some are obvious choices, others a little more unexpected but all are amazing places to discover for one reason or another. Also, these are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER. I don’t want to see anyone complaining that one destination is ranked higher or lower than another one; they all have my love and admiration. Non-Coastal USA I explored a lot of my own country in 2018, travel experiences that I didn’t know I needed. These trips though were perhaps my most important of the year as they brought into focus the realities of the US in 2018. As it turns out, things aren’t nearly as bad as those of us who live along the coasts think and driving across America was one of the most gratifying experiences of my life. While I had the opportunity to visit many different parts of the country, the most memorable adventure was driving the … [Read more...] about 19 Places You Should Visit in 2019
Elena Popina, Sarah Ponczek and Vildana Hajric Bloomberg News Published 5:36 PM EST Dec 21, 2018 If you asked investors a few months ago what they’d remember about this year’s market, it would’ve been the storm of volatility that laid everything low in February. That episode is starting to seem quaint. While it’s true nothing out of the ordinary is happening to stocks by historical standards, try telling that to traders, who instead of relaxing for the holidays just lived through one of the most trying stretches since the bull market began. Losses have been unrelenting. In a year of big reversals, equities just notched their worst week since 2011, with the S&P 500 falling 7.1 percent and the Nasdaq Composite descending into a bear market. Equally troubling was the sheer volume descending on exchanges during a typically sleepy stretch. More: A decade-long rally on Wall Street looks like it’s ending Whipped up by option expirations, some 27 … [Read more...] about Wall Street trading explodes as stock rout sparks year-end angst
James Hawkins The Detroit News Published 1:05 PM EST Dec 16, 2018 Ann Arbor — It seemed only fitting that during final exams week the Wolverines would face a daunting test of their own: closing out a game at the free-throw line. It’s a situation No. 5 Michigan had yet to face because the last few minutes of most contests — Northwestern being the lone exception — have largely been a formality. That time finally came on Saturday and Michigan passed, with redshirt junior wing Charles Matthews and sophomore guard Jordan Poole combining to go 4-for-4 from the line in the final 2:41 to stave off Western Michigan in a 70-62 win. “I was worried about it,” Michigan coach John Beilein said. “Charles just put those right in and Jordan as well. It's always scary when you haven't had those opportunities. Normally in Game 11, you've had three or four or five of those opportunities and that was the first one. “That was big for … [Read more...] about ‘I was worried’: Wolverines make their free throws, to Beilein’s relief