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The Brandy Show

Eavesdrop on Jim and his special guests as they chat about sports, media, broadcasting, and everything in between. Called, “Conversations with….” it’s a great spot to spend some time.

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Content Crafted by Jim

The catch-all space for Jim’s opinions, musings, recipes, reviews, travel, and stories of a 50-year career in the media. When something happens in Jim’s area of interest, which is quite wide-ranging, he likes to get his opinion out there, as food for thought.

Chad Henne Retires & Back Up QB’s

  I felt moved to post this after a couple of comments I read after this years Super Bowl. While the Chiefs basked in the glory of the win, another…


Congratulations Tom – A Career for the Ages

(I actually wrote this about a year ago when Tom Brady retired the first time. But, he left the door open at that time, and left himself a little wiggle…

Donna Reed, James Stewart posing for a photo

Christmas 2022-My Top Christmas Movie List

Christmas Movies This little essay formed in my head during Christmas season. It has nothing to do with football. It has everything to do with the season. Maybe being retired…


Brandy’s Book Shelf

My latest book is Voices of Michigan Stadium. The audiobook and paperback version are both available for purchase!

The yells, the cheers, the whispers, they’ve filled Michigan Stadium for nearly a century. You can still hear them today. The stories of triumph, surprise, disappointment and memories of the moments Michigan Football history was made. Listen to Bo Schembechler at his emotional best. Hear Kip Taylor tell his surprising tale how he scored the first ever touchdown at Michigan Stadium in 1927. Enjoy the stories of Kramer, Chappius, Wistert, Canham, Johnson, Howard, Woolfolk, Leach and many more. They tell it all, in their own words and voices! They are the priceless Voices of Michigan Stadium.

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The Photo Library

Jim’s spot for all things visual. He calls it his scrapbook. Here you’ll find personal pictures of times past in the “Memories” gallery, and you’ll find other great images compiled through Jim’s travels admiring the scenery in the “Photos” gallery.

These photos will be changed and rotated on a regular basis, so keep coming back for new material.

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