40 years ago tonight, Super Bowl XVI kicked off in Pontiac, Michigan. More than 85 million Americans watched it live and saw arguably the best broadcast pair in the history of football – maybe sports – call their first championship game together. Pat Summerall and John Madden brought the action to homes, beginning a truly … Continued
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Not to pile on but many Detroit pro football fans are looking beyond this season to better things ahead in 2022. A top draft pick appears to be in the cards for the Lions next Spring but even more interestingly is the announcement this past week of the return of the storied USFL (United States … Continued
Labor Day is a holiday dedicated to the the incalculable sacrifices and contributions of the American worker over this country’s history. At one time for many it was also a weekend of great charitable awareness and accomplishment in the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon – an event like perhaps no other before or since. It … Continued
The Detroit airwaves just got a bit more interesting today with yet another format change that is one part nostalgia and another part Lazarus. WLLZ-FM “Detroit’s Wheels” has returned – same bat time, albeit different bat channel (and musical approach). It’s worth both an historic as well as contemporary look. WLLZ, as most know, was … Continued
‘Holy Heartbreak, Batman!’ exclaimed the USA Today on Friday as we learned of the death of actor Adam West, 88, of leukemia. The article’s headline, homage to the trademark remarks of Burt Ward’s Robin on the hit “Batman” TV program of the 1960s in which he costarred with West, was picked up in newspapers and … Continued
In recent days I was with client “Downtown Dearborn” recounting an initiative we had successfully promoted that saw the Dearborn Symphony and the city’s Green Brain Comics join forces for a pop concert of “comic book” music. One of the participants in the meeting said she had no idea people still read comics. With a … Continued