All posts by Tom Cole

THE BOWSHER BOWL

There is a unique football stadium that sits at the corner of South Detroit and Glanzman. Its formal name is Charles W Matthews Stadium, but I have always known it as the Bowsher Bowl. I became familiar with the Bowsher Bowl in 1965. St. John’s High School (SJ) had just opened and fielded a freshmen

Oct. 29, 1960 Air Tragedy In Toledo

It is remarkable how events can change people’s lives. We all take air travel for granted as it is, by far, the safest way to go long distances. When an airline crash occurs it is etched into our minds and seldom forgotten. Last March, the University of Michigan basketball team had a major scare after

Best Power Pop Band of the ’70s Played Toledo

It was a hot summer night in Toledo in 1971. The kind of summer where boredom had set in while working a summer job and participating in football practice while I waited for the next college school year to start. The kind of summer that Bob Seger wrote about— where you were looking to relax