Sports

Charlie Adams Helps High School Athletes Navigate The Next Level

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May 21, 2012
Charlie

  Charlie Adams Helps High School Athletes Navigate The Next Level Understanding college recruiting and scholarship opportunities are his love. He stood 6-feet, 5-inches in high school but only 160-pounds, Charlie Adams didn’t have anyone in his corner telling him to try basketball. That he may be good at it, that he may even...
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Detroit City of Champions

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May 14, 2012
Detroit City of Champions

(photo courtesy of Charles C. Avison) A lot of cities and states lay claim to being the best sports town. LA on the West Coast with its riches of baseball and basketball mastery but it lacks hockey and has non-existent professional football. Boston has the Celtics and Bruins and can lay claim to the...
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Moms and Sports – Happy Mother’s Day

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May 7, 2012
Moms and Sports – Happy Mother’s Day

I can’t recall any actual sports conversation I’ve ever had with my mother – Mollie Stowers. As the last of four kids (brothers John and Paul and sister Beth) she was always around sports though. She drove us to baseball practice and games in the summers, picked us up from football, basketball and track...
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From Berwanger to Luck – Evolution of the draft

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April 30, 2012
From Berwanger to Luck – Evolution of the draft

  Jay Berwanger gave a former president a nasty scar under his left eye in a college football game. Then he was the number one draft pick in the NFL but his rights were traded to Chicago from Philly and they couldn’t agree on a deal. So he started a career for a rubber...
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Sometimes the Path isn’t Chosen, It’s Given…

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April 23, 2012
Sometimes the Path isn’t Chosen, It’s Given…

  His rookie year he won 21 games for the Boston Red Sox. He won 13 straight at Fenway Park on his way to winning 25 games and losing only six in his second year in the league. He had 26 complete games, six shutouts, helped lead the team to the World Series where...
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A Bucket List Kick: Harlem Globetrotters, check!

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April 16, 2012
A Bucket List Kick: Harlem Globetrotters, check!

  ….I walked into the Palace of Auburn Hills, heard “Sweet Georgia Brown” and started crying….that freaked out my wife and two daughters….they are still talking about it. But let me tell you how I got to this emotional peak…I was born a poor, black child…no, wait a minute, wrong story…I grew up in...
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Everybody Needs a Bubba

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April 9, 2012
Everybody Needs a Bubba

  You know that guy in college everybody liked? He was cool but not arrogant. Talented but never made you look like a fool when you tried to play his sport. All the girls swooned over him but he included you as one the “pack.” And he had a name like Bubba. We all...
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Summer, Sun, and Strike-Outs: Top 5 Baseball Movies

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April 8, 2012
Summer, Sun, and Strike-Outs: Top 5 Baseball Movies

As baseball fever begins its summer-long grip on Michigan, the Urbane Life takes a look at our Top 5 Baseball Movies of All Time. Just like a good season of baseball, these films will make you laugh and cry and want to run around outside with your childhood friends under the summer sun. What’s...
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9 Facts: The Grand Ol’ Game and Its Grandest Song

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April 7, 2012
9 Facts: The Grand Ol’ Game and Its Grandest Song

In honor of Detroit’s most raucous and merry of holidays–no, not St. Patrick’s day, believe it or not–the Urbane Life is taking a musical spin on our Grand Ol’ Game. As the Tigers take the field, we take a look at 9 little known facts concerning one of the most popular songs of the...
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Are You Ready for Some Baseball? Nearly 50-year-old Jamie Moyer sure is!

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April 2, 2012
Are You Ready for Some Baseball? Nearly 50-year-old Jamie Moyer sure is!

Spring has sprung, pitchers and catchers reported long ago and this week millions of baseball fans will fully rejoice as every Major League Baseball team is tied for first and headed to the World Series….well, except for maybe Cleveland and Boston and most National League teams…wait, maybe that’s my Yankee fandom speaking?…nope…lol… Anyway, the...
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NBA Champ is an All-Pro Dad

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March 26, 2012
NBA Champ is an All-Pro Dad

For 17 years Lindsey Hunter made a living in the NBA as a point guard running offenses in Detroit, Los Angeles, Toronto and Chicago. The Mississippi native has a high school state championship and two NBA championships in his achievement chest of honors. But this past weekend the father of four got to be...
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Are You Mad? – I think we need more cowbell….

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March 12, 2012
Are You Mad? – I think we need more cowbell….

It’s that time of the year, when we all get mad at March. The NCAA men’s and women basketball tournament starts on Tuesday. So now we all become “Bracketologists.” We all become idiots and experts with 66 men’s team and predicting how the tournament will play out. So what’s your secret? Do you crunch...
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