James Mungro Memorial Award

A JMMA football update: The journey is over for the Detroit Lions’ George Johnson, in a good way

Every week, George Johnson provides anybody who’s paying attention just how far he’s come. Sometimes it’s loud and in your face, other times it’s subtle. But every week for the past eight, Johnson has made at least one solo tackle. He’s consistently contributing in the NFL, which is something no other JMMA winner can claim. George […]

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JMMA postseason update: Blaine Hardy simply didn’t deserve to the make the Tigers’ ALDS roster

Everybody saw that eighth inning. Everybody saw the Tigers let a 4-3 deficit turn into a 12-3 deficit. Everybody saw the four pitchers used and Joba Chamberlain pitch to two batters and allow two runs. Look at the box score you’ll see Chamberlain’s infinity ERA and Joakim Soria’s four runs allowed in one-third of an inning pitched. […]

JMMA football edition update: Jacques McClendon’s dream is over, but George Johnson’s continues to live on

Jacques McClendon’s four-year odyssey to  a starting spot lasted two games. After a pair of poor performances, the Jaguars benched McClendon on Sunday against the Colts. They started sixth-round pick Luke Bowanko instead. All Bowanko did is post a +1.2 rating according to Pro Football Focus and impress the coaching staff. “He showed his athleticism,” Jaguars […]

JMMA Week 1 update: We actually have players playing in the NFL

VINE – Eli Manning sacked for a 10 yd loss…. Enjoy the dance https://t.co/sb9t3n5ZjC — FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) September 8, 2014 (New feature: Both George Johnson and Jacques McClendon are on actual NFL rosters and are playing in actual NFL games, so we’ll be checking in with them periodically throughout the season. It probably won’t […]

Your update on the baseball winners of the JMMA thinks about the end

This is supposed to be an update on all three baseball winners. It should probably focus on Blaine Hardy, whose ERA has stabilized around 2.00. Or maybe it should focus on Jose Alvarez. Injured since May, Alvarez went on a rehab assignment and pitched one scoreless inning for the Arizona League Angels on August 26. […]

What cut day meant for current and former JMMA winners

Final cut day might be the most important day of the year for winners of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending). The first cut gets rid of the stragglers. This one validates everything. It’s the completion of the long-shot story or the climax of the breakthrough from practice squad — or the day […]

What to watch for in this final Lions preseason game: The champ, position battles and Kellen Moore

  The champ has already been crowned. The Lions’ team is already set. Legitimate college football is being played. I get it. You don’t have a valid reason to watch the Lions play the Bills other than to scream at your TV like the overemotional chick in one of those terrible girl movies whenever there […]


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