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Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Red Wings did at the trade deadline

Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Red Wings did at the trade deadline

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

The last season at Joe Louis Arena has been a rollercoaster ride for the Detroit Red Wings, with a majority of it being on the downturn. The Wings’ historic 25 year playoff streak could end this season as the team is the dead last in both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. The Red Win...

Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Pistons need to accomplish at the trade deadline

Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Pistons need to accomplish at the trade deadline

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

Many fans can agree that the Detroit Pistons’ season has been subpar at best. Some may even go as far as to call it a disappointment. As of Feb. 14, the Pistons hold on to the eighth seed with a record of 26-30, a game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks, but also three and a half games behind the Indiana...

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA Western Conference playoff predictions

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA Western Conference playoff predictions

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

October 30, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part opinion piece on the NBA post-season. Digital editor Sonny Mulpuri offers ranked predictions for each division, and backs his choices with reasoned arguments. Have your own ideas? Write a Letter to the Editor or leave a comment below. Western Conference Standings 1) Golden State ...

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA Eastern Conference playoff prediction

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA Eastern Conference playoff prediction

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part opinion piece on the NBA post-season. Digital editor Sonny Mulpuri offers ranked predictions for each division, and backs his choices with reasoned arguments. Have your own ideas? Write a Letter to the Editor or leave a comment below. Eastern Conference Standings 1) Cleveland Cav...

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA award predictions (part two)

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA award predictions (part two)

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part opinion piece on the NBA 2016-17 awards. Digital editor Sonny Mulpuri offers ranked predictions for each award, and backs his rankings with reasoned arguments. Have your own opinions on the awards? Write a Letter to the Editor or leave a comment below. Sixth Man of the Year 1) Andre Iguodala 2) Jam...

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA awards predictions (part one)

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA awards predictions (part one)

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part opinion piece on the NBA 2016-17 awards. Digital editor Sonny Mulpuri offers ranked predictions for each award, and backs his rankings with reasoned arguments. Have your own opinions on the awards? Write a Letter to the Editor or leave a comment below. Old faces are gon...

Sonny’s Side Note: Farewell to a legend

Sonny’s Side Note: Farewell to a legend

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

The era of Kobe Bean Bryant came to a close on April 13 after two decades of unforgettable plays and memories. Bryant was only the sixth player in the National Basketball League’s (NBA) history to declare for the draft straight out of high school, when he made his announcement in 1996, then burst onto the na...

Sonny’s Side Note: Back to the top

Sonny’s Side Note: Back to the top

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

March 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

In 2015, the Detroit Tigers did not make it to the playoffs and were below a .500 win-loss average. Since then, the team has been clawing their way back up to the top. “Four Central Division titles, three league championship trips and one World Series appearance” was plastered onto every ad b...

Sonny’s Side Note: College football season ends on high note

Sonny’s Side Note: College football season ends on high note

By Sonny Mulpuri, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Sonny's Side Note

The second ever College Football Playoff National Championship took place Monday, Jan. 11 in a classic matchup of the one seed, a ranking in the standings, as Clemson versus the two seed Alabama. Clemson was hoping to become the first Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) to finish the season without a blemish...

Sonny’s Side Note: A new life for an old team

Sonny’s Side Note: A new life for an old team

By Sonny Mulpuri, Intern

December 7, 2015


Filed under Ideas, Sonny's Side Note

Detroit basketball has emerged from its rebuilding process and created a roster to make the team a contender in the Eastern Conference. The last time the Pistons made the playoffs was in 2009 and they started that rebuilding phase in the offseason soon after. In the summer of 2014, the Pistons saw a new...

Sonny’s Side Note: New changes for the Detroit Lions

Sonny’s Side Note: New changes for the Detroit Lions

By Sonny Mulpuri, Intern

November 13, 2015


Filed under Ideas, Sonny's Side Note

This past week, the Detroit Lions made bold moves concerning the top of their totem pole. Team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew were given their pink slips on Thursday, dismissed by the woman at the helm and long time owner, Martha Ford. This move came two days after Mayhew...

Sonny’s Side Note: Curry’s Cinderella story

Sonny’s Side Note: Curry’s Cinderella story

By Sonny Mulpuri, Intern

October 14, 2015


Filed under Ideas, Sonny's Side Note

He was called too small and too weak. College scouts said that he was just a shooter and couldn’t finish near the rim. He was a six foot, 160 pound senior with no major Division 1 basketball program scholarships in his state of North Carolina. As the son of NBA sharp-shooter Dell Curry, Wardell Stephen Cur...