Dear Crabby, How Late in the Year do you Grill?

Dear Crabby, Now that Fall is Here and Many of us are Getting the Yard Ready for Winter, I was Wondering - How Late in the Year do you Grill? Sincerely, Autumn Girl   Well, Autumn, why would you stop grilling at all? You know, you can do it year-round ... that is if you don't mind the cold weather or shoveling a path through the snow to your outdoor grill. We used to close the grill up too. Each fall, as the temps fell, I would clean it up one last time and cover it up to … [Read more...]

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...]

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, Will my marriage last if we cheer for different teams?

Dear Crabby, My wife went to the University of Michigan and I went to Michigan State. Will our marriage suffer if we cheer against each other at sporting events? Sincerely, Sparty On Dear Sparty On, Well, I am guessing you are somewhat of a newlywed. Mostly because if you think you will always be on the same side on things, you have a lot to learn about marriage. It is not about what side you cheer for, it is about getting along in spite of who the other cheers for. However, I do … [Read more...]

Rochester High Wins Homecoming Game

ROCHESTER HILLS — The fans didn’t want to leave.  The clock was on zero. The band was on the field, beginning to exit. The players were in the huddle in their end zone, listening to their coaches talk about the game. To talk about the victory. To talk about the fifth win.  To talk about the first homecoming victory for the first time since 1999. There’s plenty to talk about around Rochester football these days. Following Friday’s 17-0 shutout of visiting West Bloomfield, no one … [Read more...]

Rochester High Wins Against Odds

Predictions don’t always come true. Rochester made sure of that when the Falcons faced off against Troy Athens Friday. Although the underdog, according to multiple publications, Rochester rallied for a 35-14 OAA Red Division victory to record their fourth win of the season and third straight. “We found a way to win,” Rochester head coach Eric Vernon said. “And we didn’t play the sharpest game, but Troy Athens had a good game and played pretty well. We found a way to win.” Throughout the first … [Read more...]

Comeback kids: DeVoe, Falcons grind out third win against Pontiac

ROCHESTER HILLS — With each passing week, Rochester is finding ways to right this ship. The latest chapter came on the football field Friday night. The Falcons, who have not had a winning season since 1999, added to its win total, a rarity in the past decade, by holding off visiting Pontiac 17-13 in an OAA Red Division contest. This is only the second time in a span of 17 seasons that Rochester (3-1, 2-1) has begun the season with a 3-1 record, with the Falcons having done so in both 1999 … [Read more...]

Snapped: Farmington halts Adams’ league streak at 21

ROCHESTER HILLS — Two years ago, Farmington walked out of the football stadium at Rochester Adams with a 63-0 defeat. The Falcons finally turned the tables on the Highlanders Friday night. Farmington built a 21-10 lead at the half, then held on for a 21-16 OAA White Division triumph over defending league champion Adams. The win solidifies the Falcons (2-0, 1-0) as a team that could very well contend for the league championship this season. It also hands Adams its first division loss since … [Read more...]