Today it seems Red Wings fans lose the talents of Nick Lidstrom. Hockey "experts" can debate where he ranks all time, but it clearly is somewhere in the top 10 for all players and top 3 for defensemen. So now we receive the quasi-official good bye article from none other than Mitch. I suppose he's earned the right, but it drives me ape shit every time he is appointed chronicler of sport, especially in Detroit. Ernie and Sparky die...here's Mitch. McCarty kicks the shit out of Claude....here's Mitch. Cabby waves a scotch bottle..here's Mitch. He's hardly even a sports writer given his emphasis on where he himself fits in today's society. Where the hell is Joe Falls (the guy who wrote the first book with Bo)?
"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."