Hondo posts his blog for July 17, 2006

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Lansing, Michigan

Hondo S. Carpenter, Sr.


Hello folks!

Thanks again for taking the time to read Spartan Nation.Â

·       Don’t forget to join me each weeknight for Mid-Michigan’s most sports at 6:15 p.m. Monday thru Friday on ABC 53. Thanks for watching.

·       On Hondo’s House tonight, I am announcing who won the make your house Hondo’s House contest. As well as NASCAR and Tiger baseball.

·       I have talked to three Lions players in the last week and all have the same fighting attitude of excitement. This group is ready and they all commented that they are in great shape and expecting the hardest hitting practices of their careers.

·       Will Alfonso Soriano be a Tiger? It could happen. I for one would love to see it.

·       A player in Oakland told me that the team and the organization are sick of Sebastian Janikowski and he told me: “if they can get rid of him, they will.” Ouch!

·       I talked with someone close to Danica Patrick and I was told that although it is her ultimate final decision, that they got the DEFINITE impression that she would be back with the Rahal/Letterman team. “She was talking about things in the future and she was for sure referring to being with this team. She likes the attention she is getting, but I think she stays for sure.”

·       There is some real unrest among the Tigers with the return of Dmitri Young. I have talked to more then one about it and they don’t want him back. “I just think how do you mess with the chemistry of this team? I really think that we just need a clean break.” That was the words one Tiger speaking on the condition of anonymity.

·       A lot of people around the NHL are watching closely to see how the Red Wings Kenny Holland adjusts to the loss of Shanahan. “Kenny is a great GM and his learning curve with the salary cap will be considerably less then ours.”

·       The Pistons are not talking about it, but there is some displeasure with Ben leaving. One in particular thinks if there had been more discipline (read Rahseed) that it would have never gotten to the place were he got Tellem and looked elsewhere.

·       The Titans are really excited with the work LenDale White is putting in and think he could find his way to the starting spot.

·       Negotiations are going slow with many NFL picks and two agents I have talked to said that as the parties feel each other out with the new CBA it could be interesting.

·       T.O. is such a tool. He now says that he misquoted himself (apparently it is an autobiography) in his new book. What a tool!

·       It is only 2 months and 21 days until the MSU vs. UM football game!

See you on Hondo’s House at 7:30 if you’re in the Mid Michigan market.Â

Thanks everyone, hug your loved ones and remind them that you love them! Peace! -H