Thanks again for taking the time to read Spartan Nation.
- Donâ€™t forget to join me each weeknight for Mid-Michiganâ€™s most sports at 6:15 p.m. Monday thru Friday on ABC 53.
- I am really excited.Â Friday my special guest on Hondoâ€™s House is the Lions center/guard Brock Gutierrez.Â Brock is a great guy and is from Mid Michigan.
- Speaking of the Lions, on tonightâ€™s Hondoâ€™s Highlights we will be packed with Lions and coverage of mini-camp.
- Also on tonightâ€™s Hondoâ€™s Highlights we will have plenty of MSU spring football.
- Yesterday was the first day of Lions mini-camp and Charles Rogers did nothing to improve himself.Â Very clearly he and Mike Williams are the great disappointments so far.
- Shaun Cody looks great and with the â€œtweakingâ€ of the defensive scheme would have probably replaced Dan â€œBIG DADDYâ€ Wilkinson.Â Now that Big Daddy is contemplating retirement, I sure hope he doesnâ€™t but it is not a going to be a killer.
- Cody just looks great and I suspect he could have a real break out 2006 season.
- I will be with the Pistons and Lebron tonight at the Palace.Â That should be a great game.Â Watch tomorrow nights Hondoâ€™s Highlights to hear from all your Pistons and of course Eric Snow and Lebron.
- You read it first on Spartan Nation yesterday but now that Damon Dowdell has signed with the Grand Rapids Rampage, we certainly want to send props out to a Spartan.
- O.K., I know I work for ABC but when have I been politically correct?Â I hate the â€œnewâ€ Ten Commandments.Â Why do entertainment people think they have to remake classics?Â I am sure if I had never seen the first one with Charlton Heston I maybe would have liked it but it was terrible.
- Jeff Capel will take the Oklahoma job today in Norman.
- I have a source very close to John Calipari and he told me late last night that he was 100% sure he would take the N.C. State job.
- The Spartan Nationâ€™s Kelvin Sampson got a huge pick up yesterday when he got Mike White, a 6-6, 240-pound junior college power forward from Springhill, La.
- Props to the Red Wings for winning the Presidents cup last night.Â That is a trophy for the best record in the NHL.Â Hondoâ€™s Highlightâ€™s was there and we will have the coverage tonight at 6:15.
- Boss Bailey was not at mini-camp yesterday but Rod Marinelli did not seem to be to concerned and I have heard not complaining about his, so it could be injury related.Â I will find out more today while I am in Allen Park.
- Continue to watch Pudgeâ€™s walk totals.Â As long as he is getting a walk on a somewhat regular basis you will see that his batting is going well.Â Pudge struggles when he is not being patient.
- It is only 5 months and 25 days until the MSU vs. UM football game!
See you all tonight on the news at 6:15 and Hondoâ€™s House on Friday at 7:30 if youâ€™re in the Mid Michigan market.
Thanks everyone, hug your loved ones and remind them that you love them!Â Peace!