Like all of us, I'm a zealous sports fan; similar to many of you, I would love to mesh my passion for sports with my formal education and create a platform that utilizes them in unison.

I'm an Economics major from The University of Michigan and also possess a Maize and Blue MBA so the return of Brady Hoke and winning football has proven to me the earth is not falling off its axis and a return to normalcy is imminent.

Hopefully I’ll be able to string a few sentences together that make you chuckle, give perspective or perhaps offer the outside possibility of enlightenment.

Either way, I hope you enjoy the offerings as much as I appreciate the opportunity.

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  • Chris Madden posted 2847 days ago

    Chris Madden

    Thanks for the kind words James!

  • Sam Tighe posted 2888 days ago

    Sam Tighe

    No prob James

  • Will Leivenberg posted 2888 days ago

    Will Leivenberg

    My pleasure, James. Really enjoyed your last Lions piece by the way!

  • Tim Runkle posted 2929 days ago

    Tim Runkle

    Keep up the good work! Nice to read smart articles.

  • Brandon Hamblen posted 2964 days ago

    Brandon Hamblen

    You're welcome, James. That was a very unique view and one of the better articles on football that I've read in a while.

  • Greg Eno posted 2967 days ago

    Greg Eno

    Thanks for being a fan!!

  • Bill Pangborn posted 2980 days ago

    Bill Pangborn

    Damn James, your stuff just gets better and better!

  • Nick McAndrews posted 3012 days ago

    Nick McAndrews

    No problem, James. You deserved it! Keep up the good work.

  • Greg Eno posted 3019 days ago

    Greg Eno

    Thanks for favoriting my Utley column!

  • Michael Sudds posted 3029 days ago

    Michael Sudds

    Thanks for becoming a fan, James. I've really been enjoying your articles. Your take is refreshing and your "voice" is gaining a loyal following—myself included.

    Keep up the great work!