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February 22, 2016, 2:17 pm

Tenth-Grade Baller Tribune – Defensively Speaking

Here are a handful of sophomore prospects (Class of 2018) on the prep football field Burney wants everyone to keep an eye out for – We’re talking defense, people!! DeAndre Square (Detroit Cass Tech LB) – This kid has SICK potential sideline-to-sideline, Can you say future THER-A-FLU SPECIAL? Ovie Oghoufo (FH Harrison LB) – Very ...


February 19, 2016, 7:14 am

Grinder’s Alley – Sir-Grind-A-Lot Shout Outs

Shouting out some of Burney’s top SIR-GRIND-A-LOTS on the boys basketball floor this winter: Jalen McFadden (Detroit East English Village) – Gritty slasher headed to Ferris State, old-school style of game with next-level athleticism and instinct James Jenkins (Hazel Park) – Mega bustle and hustle from this versatile presence on the block for the Vikings ...


February 16, 2016, 8:00 am

Recruit Watch: Pigskin Prospecting Feast

Here are some quick hitters from the state’s football recruiting scene Phil Paea (Berrien Springs OL) – Hottest prospect in the state right now Pt. 1 aka SCORCHER ALERT, recently snagged offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame & Nebraska. Be cautious when approaching this young man, the flames could be blazing pretty high Scotty ...


February 14, 2016, 6:16 pm

The Dirty Dozen – All-Time Flintstone Elite (Best of The Best)

Burney’s Top Flint Boys Hoopsters Of All-Time – No. 1- No. 6 1. Glen Rice (Flint NW) – Force of nature at the small forward spot, possessed a jumper that was silent death, you could barely hear the ball go through the net that’s how soft his touch was, Mr. Basketball 1985, All-American & National ...


February 13, 2016, 4:17 am

The Dirty Dozen – All-Time Flintstone Elite (The First Batch)

Burney’s Best Flint Boys Hoopsters of All-Time – No. 12 – No. 7 7. Charlie Bell (Flint SW) – Maybe the most underrated of all the Flintstone Family, a smart, fundamentally-sound, silent assassin at either guard spot 8. Roy Marble (Flint Beecher) – Simply the truth on the wing, a fearless slasher with a mega ...


February 9, 2016, 11:00 pm

CactusLand Confidential – An Eaglet Flies Away

Ryan Johnson is off to play in the sun. Play football that is. Johnson, a hardnosed ball-carrier for Orchard Lake St. Mary’s two-time defending state champion gridiron gang (D3) won’t be going for the three-peat with the Eaglets in the fall. He recently moved to Arizona to live with his mother and will play his ...


February 9, 2016, 10:11 pm

Only The Small Survive – Little Guy Power Index

The Best Five Small-School Boys Hoops Squads In The State (Class C & Class D) 1 Flint Beecher (Class C) – Believe me, it’s no day at the beach when you’re play defending state-champ Beecher and it’s deep, diligent and dangerous baller crew…see ya fellas in East Lansing next month 2 Southfield Christian (Class C) ...


February 8, 2016, 10:35 am

Burney’s Girls BBall Rankings – The Power Ball 10

  1. Saginaw Heritage (Class A) – The SAGNASTY is repping lady hoops around the state with this mega hungry Heritage Lady Hooper Brigade!!! 2. Birmingham DCD (Class B) – Can you say repeat?….’Nuff Said! 3. Southfield-Lathrup (Class A) – In terms of upside at the next level, the Lady Chargers might have the top ...


February 7, 2016, 7:00 pm

The Film Doesn’t Lie, Let Us Take A Look

In my list of complaints with and desired improvements for the MHSAA, the way they deal with their archival game footage is near the top. The high school governing bodies in Illinois and Indiana post dozens of their respective state’s best tourney games in history on YouTube for the masses to enjoy. We’re talking mostly ...


February 3, 2016, 11:55 pm

Five For Fighting – Who’s Going To The Show

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – Burney’s Top 5 In The State’s Senior Football Recruiting Class With The Best Shot At Playing On Sundays In The NFL 1 Donnie Corley (Detroit King WR) – I’d bet my house on it!! There’s really nothing else that needs to be said. 2 Trishton Jackson (West Bloomfield WR) – They ...


February 1, 2016, 12:16 am

Five For Fighting – The Motown Cager Elite

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – The Top 5 Hoopsters To Ever Play In The D (in honor of "Wood’s" UD-Mercy jersey going into the rafters at  the historic Calihan Hall last week) 1. Dave DeBusschere (Detroit Austin F) – So darn good, so darn versatile, so darn fundamentally-sound, such a winner, the ultimate “Glue Guy” superstar ...