Smith: On Super Bowl, and winter woes
“Outta’ My Mind on a Monday Moanin’”
I’m not feeling so great this morning. (You, too!?) It might have been the chicken wings, chips and dip, pizza, guacamole, seven-layer dip, chili, jalapeno poppers, deviled eggs, sliders and more.
No wonder millions of folks were late getting to work this morning, or didn’t make it in at all.
■By now you know Punxsutawney Phil and Holly’s Woody the Woodchuck have agreed we will have six more weeks of winter. Or, of course, you could just look outside.
■He didn’t ask for the job, but former Gov. John Engler answered the call and said “yes” to trying to help his alma mater start to heal, find whatever justice he can find or create for the survivors, punish all who were silently complicit and finally, set into motion rules and systems that MSU and all universities will start to follow to insure this will never happen again. I do hope he is at least given the chance to do the good job I believe he is capable of doing in this incredibly tough situation.
■Detroit’s own Quicken Loans has overtaken longtime leader Wells Fargo to become America’s largest retail mortgage lender in the fourth quarter. Congratulations to the thousands of team members and their leaders, Dan Gilbert, Jay Farner, Bob Walters and Bill Emerson, who coincidentally, celebrated his 25th anniversary with the company Feb. 1.
■Ghafari Associates, recent recipients of the prestigious “ Design Firm of the Year” recognition at ENR (Engineering News-Record) Midwest’s Regional Best Projects Awards ceremony in Chicago. Great news for their team.
■Monroe Community Players present “Exit Laughing,” Feb. 9, 10 and 11. Call (734) 241-7900 for details.
Paul W. Smith is host of The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.