Tag Archive | 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 […]

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. […]

James Mungro Memorial Award Week 3 preview: The Lions’ final four could become a final one

Jed Collins, Greg Hickman, George Johnson and George Winn all showed up to Lions OTAs as nobodies. In the months since then they’ve sacked and celebrated and ran and Jedded their way into our consciousness. Now, in three days, it’s possible one of these players will never be anonymous again (in this small corner of […]

The story of Jacques McClendon and why it’s coming to precipice in the Lions vs. Jaguars game

Football came easy for Jacques McClendon. In high school he was a three-year starter on offense and defense at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN. He earned All-State honors twice. As a senior he played in the Army All-American Bowl. Gatorade named him their Player of the Year in Tennessee. Rivals ranked him a four-star recruit […]

An update on the former football winners of the JMMA: Jacques McClendon is in a fight for his career

Amid all the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) madness, we can’t overlook our former winners. Rodney Austin seems fine. He took 28 snaps on offense on Saturday, the seventh most on the team, and played well. At one point he even pulled off his patented move, plowing into a Brown after the […]

James Mungro Memorial Award Preview: The guide on which backups to watch when the Lions face the Browns

Another competition is upon us. Twelve years after James Mungro ran through, around and over the Cleveland Browns, 18 Detroit Lions will vie for the award in his name. The James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (insert sponsor here) will name it’s sixth overall and third football champion at the end of the preseason. If you’re new […]

Your update on the baseball winners of the JMMA says it’s time to give Blaine Hardy the championship belt

The first year of the JMMA award, Chris Bootcheck obliterated the International League and led all Triple-A All Stars in votes. The second year, Jose Alvarez made the major leagues and took a no-hitter almost five innings deep. Then, Bootcheck got called up to the Yankees and spent one glorious inning pitching to the team that […]


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