“Spirit in the House, Alan Haller!”

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN "Ghost in the House, champ!" Having recently watched a preview of the upcoming PBS documentary on Muhammad Ali and read "Blood Brothers," that haunting chant from Bundini Brown, Ali's friend and cornerman, came to mind while awaiting the outcome of Michigan State’s national search for a new athletic director. The thoughts aren’t as disconnected as it might sound. Brown's chant conjured Jack Johnson as Ali returned to the boxing ring…

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Milestones, Championships, Hall-of-Famers, the 1966 Game of the Century and the 1967 NFL draft

GRAPHIC (6th Block Creative): Quarterback Jimmy Raye (16), head coach Duffy Daugherty and co-captain Clinton Jones (26). Research for these lists date to 2012 and writing "Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans and the integration of college football," August Publications. Foreword by Tony Dungy. Visit my home page, TomShanahan.Report https://twitter.com/Shanny4055/status/1524877458822029323?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1524877458822029323%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftomshanahan.report%2F2022%2F05%2Ftwo-michigan-state-womens-golf-team-members-share-their-summer-reading-list%2F By TOM SHANAHAN Duffy Daugherty's Michigan State ground-breaking 1960s teams with a Great Northward Football Migration featured giants of the game recruited…

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Not much changed in NFL for Bieniemy

By TOM SHANAHAN Expect reporters to encircle Eric Bieniemy this week at Super Bowl LIV. The Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator can trust media sessions to include queries on NFL owners and general managers overlooking him as a black candidate for five vacant head coaching positions. This may sound like news, but it’s nothing new. Twenty-two years ago at Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego, Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis, who is black, was cornered in…

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