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SEATTLE, WA - MAY 09:  Starting pitcher Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 9, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Drew Smyly

Sit Tight On Porcello, Smyly

Remember Rick Porcello? That tall lanky kid who was a pitcher for the Tigers, he wore #48? He’s gone.

97.1 The Ticket–03/08/2013

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Oladipo-Jordan A Fair Comparison?

In case you missed it, (and if you watch ESPN, you didn’t) Michael Jordan turned fifty, last weekend.

97.1 The Ticket–02/21/2013

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 30: Trey Burke #3 of the Michigan Wolverines passes to a teammate in front of Alex Marcotullio #4 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half at Crisler Center on January 30, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan-Michigan State Preview 2-12-13

Last week was interesting in college hoops.

97.1 The Ticket–02/12/2013

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Big Ten Hoops Right There With SEC Football

In America, we love to overhype things. Take, for example, Honey Boo-Boo, the Mayan Calendar, or any political commentary involving Donald Trump; I challenge you to come up with three more irrelevant things.

97.1 The Ticket–02/06/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 23: Tayshaun Prince #22 of the Detroit Pistons waits to resume action against the Toronto Raptors on November 23, 2012 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by J. Dennis/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

So Long, Tayshaun

Tayshaun Prince isn’t the guy you pick first when you play pickup.

97.1 The Ticket–01/31/2013

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 25: Andre Drummond #1 of the Detroit Pistons grabs a rebound against the Miami Heat on January 25, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2013 (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

The New Kid On The Block

Well, if there is one thing we’ve learned about the Pistons so far, it’s this: expect a show at halftime.

97.1 The Ticket–01/30/2013

Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a basket.  (File Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Spartans And Wolverines Must Shine In Spotlight

When referring to Miami’s drubbing of the Dukies, Mike Valenti tweeted “Win/Win for the mitten. Blue gets No. 1 and MSU resume gets big boost. Thank “U” double dip.

97.1 The Ticket–01/24/2013

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 22: Tomas Holmstrom high waves to fans as he heads out for a ceremonial puck drop after announcing his retirement from the NHL earlier in the day prior to the Detroit Red Wings playing the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena on January 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Holmstrom played 15 years for the in the NHL all for the Detroit Red Wings. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Newer Faces Must Be Link To Old Era

Twenty-one years is a long time.

97.1 The Ticket–01/23/2013

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