Time out with Tany

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports,   From Issue 622   By: Jack B Tany

21st September, 2006     0

Since I've been providing sports columns to The Review for nearly four years now, I thought it'd probably be a good idea for readers to get to know me a tad bit better. This is my story, and I'm sticking to it:

NAME? 

Jack B. Tany

WHAT'S THE "B" STAND FOR? 

Budweiser

MARITAL STATUS? 

Been there, done that

HOMETOWN? 

Born in Saginaw and raised in Zilwaukee (not to be confused with Milwaukee, the brewers of fine beer)

HIGH SCHOOL? 

St. Mary's Cathedral in Saginaw

COLLEGE? 

Central Michigan University, home of the Chips (Potato Chips, Cow Chips, Chips Ahoy Cookies)

NICKNAME? 

Never really had one but some friends call me JT

DO YOU GOLF? 

I love golf, but absolutely suck at it. Just don't have the time that you need to devote to it

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH ON TV AND YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO ATTEND IN PERSON? 

Football on TV and Hockey in person

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: 

Chicago Cubs

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE OF ALL TIME? 

Cal Ripkin Jr.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE RULE IN SPORTS, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

Designated Hitter

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE BROADCASTER OF ALL TIME? 

Mel Allen

WHO IS THE MOST FAMOUS ATHLETE YOU'VE EVER MET? 

Muhammad Ali

COLLEGE OR PRO SPORTS? 

College because of its unbridled enthusiasm

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS MOMENT? 

When we beat the dreaded Red Army in the Miracle on Ice.

BASES LOADED, TWO OUTS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH OF GAME SEVEN OF THE WORLD SERIES AND YOUR TEAM IS DOWN ONE RUN. WHICH ACTIVE PLAYER DO YOU WANT AT THE PLATE? 

Ray Oyler. No, just kidding. It'd be Derek Jeter

WHAT DETROIT ATHLETE DO YOU ADMIRE MOST? 

Steve Yzerman

WHAT DETROIT ATHLETE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE LEAVE TOWN? 

Now that Higgy and Joey Blue Sky have departed, I'd have to say Dominic "Chop Block" Raiola

WHO IS THE MOST UNDERRATED DETROIT ATHLETE? 

Brandon Inge

MICHIGAN OR MICHIGAN STATE? 

I'm a middle of the roader - Michigan in football and Michigan State in basketball

WHO IS THE BEST ATHLETE SAGINAW COUNTY HAS EVER PRODUCED? 

Bill Watson, a big-time track star at both Saginaw High and the University of Michigan. He could do it all

OKAY, NAME THE BEST TEAM SAGINAW COUNTY HAS EVER PRODUCED? 

That's an easy one . . . does 443-0 ring a bell? The 1973 Arthur Hill High School varsity football team

IF YOU COULD INVITE THREE PEOPLE TO DINNER, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD THEY BE?

Jimmy Buffet . . . Mickey Mantle . . . and my Mother  FAVORITE FOOD?  Steak, and lots of it

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ACTOR? 

Kevin Spacey and Samuel L. Jackson

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CARTOON CHARACTER?

Popeye. But he should've dumped Olive Oil. Too damn skinny

FAVORITE CITY? 

New York, New York . . . a city so nice they named it twice. Chicago is a close second.

FAVORITE WATERING HOLE? 

J.B Meinbergs

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