Dear Crabby, How do the NFL Teams get their Names?

Dear Crabby, The Detroit Lions have never really been King of the Jungle; And it got me wondering, just how do the NFL teams get their names? Sincerely, Nick Namers   Dear Mr. Namers, Ah, nicknames for the football teams. Well, I"m so old I actually remember how most of the football teams of the NFL (National Football League) got their names. Since many of you will be watching the game on Thanksgiving, let"s start with the Detroit Lions. So, the first part of the name of … [Read more...]

NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski Comes Home for a Spin

In preparation for the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) next weekend, Rochester Hills native and NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski headed to Detroit where he gave Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio a few pointers. Earlier in the day Keslowski dropped by the Lions' workout in Allen Park where he met with Lions coach Jim Caldwell and receiver Golden Tate. Read the full story on The Detroit Free Press. … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Size Turkey Should I Buy?

Dear Crabby, What size turkey should I roast for Thanksgiving Dinner? Thanks, Birdy Day Dear Birdy Day, The bigger, the better, I always say. When it comes to Thanksgiving, America’s first holiday, go big! Leftovers are one of the best things about the noble bird. Now that I’m retired, it lends itself to turkey leftovers for breakfast, lunch and dinner – for days – until it is gone. They say one and half pounds per person. I say plan on five pounds per person. I convince Mrs. Crabby … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should stores be open on Thanksgiving?

Dear Crabby, I am all for a good deal or a door-buster sale, but why are these "big box" stores staying open on Thanksgiving? Don't those employees want to be with their families, and shouldn't the shoppers be with their families too? Sincerely, A. Simpleton Dear A. Simpleton, Ah yes, Thanksgiving Day in the USA. What was at one time a day set aside to appreciate our country, to give thanks for our roots, and to spend relaxing with family has indeed become a commodity to date. Years … [Read more...]