• The patience of M.L. Elrick (Twitter @elrick/Facebook ML ELRICK/Instagram ml_elrick), Shawn Windsor (Twitter @ShawnWindsor) and Marc Fellhauer (Twitter @MarcFell) is rewarded as Michigan State Spartans men’s head basketball coach TOM IZZO (finally) makes the scene!.
  • THE STRAIGHT DOPE:  Shawn — with a gratuitous shot at ML thrown in — explains how he talked Tom Izzo into joining the boys on SOD. (Shawn then explains why Coach couldn’t make it last week.)
  • ML introduces THE DEAN OF COACHES … Tom Izzo.
  • A gracious Coach Izzo reveals how he felt when he learned that his in-state rival lost TWO 5-star recruits.
  • Rules matter. Loyalty matters. Commitment matters. Or so says Coach Izzo. And that just scratches the surface of how he feels about the the direction college sports are heading.
  • Izzo doesn’t like transfers. And he doesn’t like ML and Marc’s suggestion there is a double standard when coaches bail on programs without warning.
  • ML tries to kiss Izzo’s ass and move on, but Coach won’t let him get away with it. Listen as Big Spartan takes it to Little Spartan.
  • Izzo gives his take on the role the transfer portal played in Mark Dantonio’s decision to retire.
  • ML is against paying college players. Marc and Shawn want to pay them. Coach Izzo is against it. Ergo, ML IS RIGHT!
  • West Virginia Coach Bob Huggins wants to start next season with the NCAA tournament. Izzo weighs in.
  • Izzo was initially baffled by the decision to cancel the rest of the college basketball season. More than a month later, his thinking has evolved.
  • Shawn and Izzo get deep on the Coach’s feelings about the abrupt end to an emotional and amazing season, including reflections on the journey of Cassius Winston.
  • Izzo handicaps the March Madness field of 64 — and shares his thoughts on the Spartans’ chance to be a team of destiny that would be talked about for 30 years.
  • Marc asks Izzo what he’s watching, now that he has more time on his hands. SPOILER ALERT: Izzo watched “Rudy” this morning. And that’s not all!
  • Izzo opines on corruption in coaching — and elsewhere.
  • Cassius Winston is a special athlete — a generational athlete — and maybe even a better person. Coach Izzo talks about his star guard, including where he may be headed.
  • Coach Izzo wishes happy 21st birthday to Spartan Jacob Brauer, and makes him the gift of a little wisdom.
  • Before he goes, Izzo gets deep, wondering not only how people will reflect on the lost season, but on these troubled times. 
  • Shawn had an amazing week with some tremendous columns for the Free Press that had nothing to do with sports. ML honors him with a live reading of some of his work. You can read the columns here, which differ slightly from ML’s rendering (which you’ll have to listen to hear)
  • Detroit Free Press – Breaking news, sports, business, entertainmentDetroit Michigan news – freep.com is the Detroit Free Press. News about Detroit, as well as headlines and storie…
  • THE GREAT DEBATE:The feds rushed through a deal designed to send HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS to help small businesses. There’s just one problem: BIG businesses helped themselves to the money first. Find out which of the triumvirate wants to pump billions more into the flawed mechanism and who is aghast — AGHAST!!!
  • GEEK OF THE WEEK: In a week full of worthy candidates, three stooges who call themselves “doctor” as they dispense uninformed views on the pandemic share GOW honors. Find out who they are — and where we think they should stick their thermometers.
  • ROOM 7609: Spending nearly an hour with a Hall of Fame coach is a “Good Thing.” But it’s not the only good thing, as the Fine Young Cannibals make clear when they check into the NuWave suite.
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