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George Eichorn

GEORGE EICHORN is the long-time executive director of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association and sports editor and columnist for a Detroit weekly newspaper. For more than three decades, he has covered the Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Championships, and Stanley Cup finals. His articles have been published in the Detroit News, Basketball Times, Basketball Digest, Red Wings Magazine, Baseball Bulletin, Sports Fans Journal, Soccer World, and Bowler’s Digest. During the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, he proudly covered the historic “Miracle on Ice” hockey game when the United States shocked the Soviet Union. Through the years, he has won numerous broadcasting and writing awards, and most recently received the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame’s Special Recognition Award. In 2003, he authored a book about the rich history of Michigan sports broadcasting, Detroit Sports Broadcasters: On the Air, for which the late Detroit Tigers broadcast legend, Ernie Harwell, wrote the forward. He is the married father of two daughters and a graduate of Wayne State University.

The City I Love

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First Female Million Dollar Bowler Honored

Competing on the Pro Bowlers Tour for 22 years, Aleta Rzepecki-Sill was the first woman bowler to earn $1 million in a career. Now, she’s a member of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. “It was obviously a milestone and a great accomplishment and...

Top Sports for 2014

National Top Ten 2014 Stories: LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the National Basketball Association by commissioner Adam Silver following the public release of racially-charged audio recordings between Sterling and his...

No Place On God’s Earth

No Place On God’s Earth

There is no place on God’s earth for the unprofessional and unworthy comments on race as recently uttered by the owner of one of professional basketball’s top teams. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced its severe punishment of...

2013: A Year In Sports

2013: A Year In Sports

TOP 10 NATIONAL STORIES 1. Terror attack at Boston Marathon by the Tsarnaev brothers who were identified and brought to justice less than a week later. 2. Biogenesis suspensions: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees (211 games) and Jhonny Peralta...

Never Disparage The Competition

Never Disparage The Competition

“Never disparage the competition” is a phrase that stands out in my days as a business professional while at IBM Corporation. It was something a manager told me many years ago as I prepared to dive into inside sales with the computer giant. It’s...

The Har-Bowl Is Upon Us

The “Har-bowl” is upon us. Never in Super Bowl history have two brothers squared off Super Sunday. The brothers Harbaugh will be on opposite sides of the New Orleans Superdome turf this Sunday in what shapes up as a terrific matchup in Super Bowl...

A Heart Of Gold

A Heart Of Gold

Theodore “Ted” Lindsay is one remarkable story. Born in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada in 1925, this practicing Catholic (he attends daily Mass in suburban Detroit) was known as “Terrible Ted” during his playing career as a forward...