K) Bob Wojnowski

Bob “Wojo” Wojnowski has covered sports in Detroit since before the Internet was invented (but long after the telegraph was invented).

Wojo has written for the Detroit News since 1989, and has covered pretty much every major sporting event in the U.S. — seven Olympics, numerous Super Bowls and Final Fours, the World Series, four Red Wings Stanley Cup championships, three Pistons championships and a healthy dose of bowl games.

For 14 years, Wojo was the chubbier half of the “Stoney and Wojo” afternoon radio show on WDFN. He also can be seen on Fox 2 Sundays before Lions game, Sunday nights at the roundtable, and in frequent “accidental” walk-bys behind unsuspecting anchors.

Wojo lives in Farmington Hills, about a mile from a Tim Horton’s. He tries to inform, enlighten and entertain, not necessarily in that order. He considers humor essential to healthy living, along with buffalo wings.

He has lived in Michigan most of his life, except for the first four years (born in Buffalo, N.Y.) and six years in Florida as an aspiring journalist.

Yes, he leaves his Christmas tree up year-round. Don’t ask.

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DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Cornerback Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos after a reception during the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Will Calvin End Up Being A Greater Lion Than Barry?

Some will call it sacreligious to suggest, but I’m gonna do it anyway.

97.1 The Ticket–08/21/2012

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 20:  Pitcher John Smoltz #29 of the Boston Red Sox on July 20, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Trade Stirs Inevitable Whining About John Smoltz

I call it the Smoltz Syndrome. Any time the Tigers trade a top pitching prospect for immediate help, the gnawing fear returns for some.

97.1 The Ticket–07/24/2012

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 10: Matt Young #38 of the Detroit Tigers scores the game-winning run in the eighth inning after a wild pitch by Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Tigers came from behind to win 7-6. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Hitting Or Fielding — Which Is More Aggravating?

By: Bob Wojnowski Unfortunately, it’s a fair debate, and one that won’t go away. Which aspect of the Tigers is more annoying (or frustrating, or disappointing): Their offense or their defense?   Now, think about […]

97.1 The Ticket–06/13/2012

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 14: Gerald Laird #9 of the Detroit Tigers lays down a  sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox on May 14 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Gerald Laird Has Some Cautionary Words

He’s the backup catcher, and he’s been hurt. But Gerald Laird has been around the bases a few times, now in his second stint with the Tigers.

97.1 The Ticket–06/08/2012

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 24:  Lou Marson #6 of the Cleveland Indians slides in safely at second ahead of the tag of Jhonny Peralta #6 of the Detroit Tigers  during their game at Progressive Field on May 24, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Indians defeated the Tigers 2-1.  (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

For Leyland And Tigers, It’s Lineup Roulette

Jim Leyland was calm. He was measured. And he was clear: If there was another way to shake up his slumbering lineup, he’d do it.

97.1 The Ticket–05/25/2012

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Big Ten Picks Its Poison In Playoff Format

It’s on the way, like it or not. College football will have a four-team playoff system, and now the raging debate is who should host the games.

97.1 The Ticket–05/16/2012

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the bottom of the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 28, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Ease Your Pain; Take Solace In Tigers’ Starting Pitchers

You want me to say it. I know you do. I’m essentially a trained seal, and this is about the time I’d be bellowing something about panic in a place called Tigertown.

97.1 The Ticket–05/10/2012

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22: Octavio Dotel #20 and Gerald Laird #9 of the Detroit Tigers receive their World Series Championship rings as members of the St. Louis Cardnials from former St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa prior to the start of the game against the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park on April 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Spend A Night At The Heartbreak Dotel

Blame Jim Leyland. Blame Ryan Raburn. Blame Delmon Young. Heck, blame Brandon Inge again, if you wish.

97.1 The Ticket–05/08/2012

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions and 2013 EA Sports Madden Football cover player announces the Lions pick during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Vegas Isn’t As Giddy About The Lions’ Playoff Chances

We waited through free-agency. We waited through the draft, which was slightly controversial for the Lions. And while rosters certainly aren’t set yet, there won’t be a lot more movement.

97.1 The Ticket–05/03/2012

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 13: Janoris Jenkins #1 of the Florida Gators gets the crowd up during a game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Hazy, Crazy Decision For Lions’ Mayhew In NFL Draft

It’s easy to be all law-and-orderly and make this declaration to NFL prospects: Sit or get off the pot.

97.1 The Ticket–04/26/2012

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 17: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Florida Panthers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center on April 17, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. The Panthers won 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Wings Hope To Make A Zach Attack

The Red Wings were eliminated early again, and because I like to be helpful, I already laid out the ideal off-season plan for GM Ken Holland.

97.1 The Ticket–04/23/2012

Manager Jim Leyland #10 and Gene Lamont #22 of the Detroit Tigers look on from the dugout.  (File photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

Leyland Gambles, Verlander Wins, Everyone Exhales

I’m sure Jim Leyland loves managing Justin Verlander. Who wouldn’t? He’s the best pitcher in baseball, equal parts supreme talent and dogged workhorse.

97.1 The Ticket–04/17/2012

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 11: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettmann attends Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 11, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

The NHL’s Punishment Standard Is A Joke

I know that’s not a newsflash to most, but it sure has Red Wings fans riled up.

97.1 The Ticket–04/12/2012

Credit: Jamie Samuelsen

Should We Call Cabrera and Fielder Miggy And Biggy?

Are we prematurely hyped? Of course we are. Do the Tigers present cause for the hype? Of course they do.

97.1 The Ticket–04/10/2012

Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Blaming Jim Leyland Is Nonsense

Lots of baseball debates are fun, even more fun when beer-fueled. But we’re one game into the Tigers season and we’ve already stumbled across the dumbest debate ever.

97.1 The Ticket–04/06/2012

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 13: Justin Verlander #35 and Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers watch as a ball stays fair on a hit by Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 13, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Brandon Inge Unhinged Binge

I suppose it’s time to accept that the Brandon Inge Unhinged Binge will never end — at least not in our lifetimes.

97.1 The Ticket–04/03/2012

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Mark Hollis Sparks Tweetgate

College basketball may not stir as much passion around Detroit as the pro sports, but at least it’s heating up.

97.1 The Ticket–03/29/2012

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