Who Is Campaigning Harder: Obama, McCain Or Floyd Reese?
Thing is, Ford and the Lions have to be careful here. Reese and Charlie Casserly of the NFL Network are on television and making themselves sound smart. But isn’t that how Millen got the Lions’ job?
- So Jim Leyland is going to be back as Tigers manager, but it appears less likely Chuck Hernandez will return as pitching coach. The Tigers pitching staff did tank badly this season, but that was as much because of poor staff selection by general manager Dave Dombrowski as any other factor - including Hernandez. So I guess it wouldn’t be fair to Hernandez in a way, but this point is indefensible on his behalf - his message clearly wasn’t getting through to Tiger pitchers, either.
- What an embarrassment it would be for the Tigers to have to play the last game Monday in Chicago to decide the American League Central title - as the division’s last place team.
- Two old football sages the Lions should consider as consultants to evaluate their organization: Former Dallas Cowboys player personnel director Gil Brandt and former Bills coach Marv Levy. They should not turn to anybody for this with even a remote interest in becoming their general manager. The last thing the Lions need is someone with their own agenda.