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March 16, 2016, 4:34 am

New Jacket Required – Where There’s A Will There’s A Way

Retired NFL player Lamanzer Williams was hired as the new football coach at Auburn Hills Avondale this week. He replaces Steve Deutsch, the long-tenured Yellow Jackets sideline general who retired following the 2015 campaign. Williams played in the Big Ten in the 1990s and then in the NFL in the 2000s for the Jacksonville Jaguars ...


March 12, 2016, 2:14 pm

Birds-Eye View – Who Was Nastiest In The Nest?

In honor of Southfield’s boys basketball program shuttering due to the fall 2016 school merger, Burney gives his opinion on the best Blue Jays cagers ever  Burney’s All-Time Southfield Cage Club Carlton Brundidge – Bulldog guard with the heart of a champion, captained the Blue Jays to back-to-back final four appearances in 2010 and 2011, ...


March 11, 2016, 4:00 pm

Lathrup Landing – The Chargers Elite

In honor of Southfield-Lathrup’s boys basketball program shuttering due to the fall 2016 school merger, Burney gives his opinion on the best Chargers cagers ever  Burney’s All-Time Southfield-Lathrup Cage Club Jonathan (Jon-Jon) Williams – Definition of dynamic, deadly and determined in the backcourt, current All-MAC selection in college at the University of Toledo Roy (Devyn) ...


March 8, 2016, 6:00 pm

All-OAA Blue Hoop Crew – The Blue Men Group

The Blue Light Special Cage Troop David Gomez (Lake Orion Sr. G) – Wow, did this young man up the ante on his arsenal or what? Natural scorer with old-school skill set, definition of determined, efficient and sly in the backcourt   Ivan Barazza (Rochester Jr. G) – The ultimate Sir-Pops-A-Lot, microwave tendencies aka heats ...


March 6, 2016, 11:01 pm

Burney’s All-OAA White Boys Hoop Crew – White House Down

The White Knight Cage Brigade Trishton Jackson (West Bloomfield Sr. G) – Total package of a point guard, the picture of electricity on the hardwood & gridiron. Headed to play football in the Big 10 (MSU), but could easily going to play basketball Jalen Kelso (Pontiac Soph. G) – Most intelligent and naturally savvy guard ...


March 4, 2016, 11:31 pm

Burney’s All-OAA Red Boys Hoop Crew – Seeing Red On The Hardwood

The RED LIGHT DISTRICT All-Star Squad Foster Loyer (Clarkston PG) – Smartest player in the state, total game-changer in so many ways Billy Thomas (North Farmington SG) – Pure sniper, clutch as can be, vastly improved all-around versatility, the best player on the No. 5 team in the state Mike Flowers (Southfield SG) – Explosive ...


March 2, 2016, 7:39 pm

The ‘Jays’ Nest Is Far From Full

It’s scary to think what Southfield’s boys basketball team might have had in store for itself in 2016. The current Blue Jays hoop troop is 9-10, scrappy and not a squad to be taken lightly. That’s mainly because of junior standouts Mike Flowers (24 pts per game) and Reme Torbert (16 points per game). But ...


February 28, 2016, 10:13 pm

Burney’s All-Catholic League Boys Hoop Squad – The A-B’s

A-B Squad Cassius Winston (UD-Jesuit) – No explanation needed, best player in the state bar none!! C.J. Wilson (OL St. Mary’s) – Crafty, gritty, timely, clutch, high hoop IQ, plays bigger than his 5-foot-10 size, leads verbally and by example, terror in the open court and half court set…..any questions? Kevin McKay (Warren De La ...


February 27, 2016, 11:44 pm

Burney’s All-Catholic League Boys Hoop Squad -The C-D’er s

C-D Squad Andrew Klein (Waterford Lakes) – Best small-school player in the state, would make A-B club if he was in big-school ranks, the definition of a point forward at the prep level, smart, gutty playmaker with an edge Daniel Everhart (MC Cardinal Mooney) – Turning into a Mooney all-time great in front of our ...


February 26, 2016, 8:37 pm

Five For Fighting – The Best Of Coach Bob’s BOYZ @ The Eagles’ Nest

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – Burney’s Top 5 Favorite Bob Lantzy State Finals Era Utica Eisenhower Football Players (Lantzy who coached at Ike for over 40 years, leading his Eagles into the D1 state championship games four times – 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 –, returned to the Metro Detroit coaching scene this week, coming out of ...


February 24, 2016, 11:25 pm

Red, White, Blue & Awesome – The Southfield Grid Collective

The newly-formed Southfield A&T football team (the merged squads of Southfield & Southfield-Lathup) is fixing to be quite formidable this fall. Southfield’s Tim Conley was recently named the A&T Warriors first head coach.  A&T will sport red, blue and white colors and a collection of high-grade talent on both sides of the pigskin. Alright, let’s ...