Hondo S. Carpenter

Hello folks!
Thanks again for taking the time to read Spartan Nation.

  • 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.
  • I am really excited. Friday my special guest on Hondo’s House is the Lions center/guard Brock Gutierrez. Brock is a great guy and is from Mid Michigan.
  • Charles Rogers has just about played himself out of a roster spot. If his efforts don’t improve fast, he could be released.
  • The Chiefs are backing off in the Harrington sweepstakes. Who knows if it is a ploy, but it clearly looks like the Dolphins. In the NFL, that means: nothing.
  • The Lions clearly are favoring Mike Huff in the draft.
  • One Lions player told me late last night: “it is very obvious that Charles and Mike Williams just don’t care or don’t get it.”
  • Highly coveted Michigan guard Ramar Smith committed to play for the Volunteers of Tennessee. Quietly the Vols are moving on to the national radar.
  • The Lions are “quietly” adjusting to the new life under this disciplined coaching staff. One Lion told me: “it doesn’t matter, this is just old school football, and if some guys can’t hang, let’s find out now and not during the season.
  • MSU football has an open practice at Spartan Stadium this Saturday at 1. Be there!
  • I will be at the Joe tonight as they go for the President’s cup. That is the best record in the NHL.
  • Tigers have the day off. They lost yesterday, but look good.
  • The Pistons continue to march, they need to rest, but they can’t get out of game shape.
  • I talked with 2 NBA scouts in the last week who both feel that Shannon Brown staying at MSU is his best idea. Both felt like he could be a top ten next year if he continues to improve.
  • The mood among the UM faithful is not excitement. People very close to the program told me moments ago: “it is now time to stop all the dumb loses, we have no excitement anymore until AFTER the season.” Ouch!
  • It is only 5 months and 26 days until the MSU vs. UM football game!

See you all tonight on the news at 6:15 and Hondo’s House on Friday at 7:30 if you’re in the Mid Michigan market.

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



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