This is professor, author, and Michigan football historian John U. Bacon. I am currently taking his class “the history of college athletics” and without a doubt it is the most enjoyable class I have taken in college. I’m not only happy to be taking this class because it focuses on college sports, but also because I have followed his blog since my freshman year of college.
Professor Bacon’s blog is a sports blog that mainly covers Michigan football and the Big Ten in general. However, since he knows so much about the history of the sport, Mr. Bacon is able to provide some perspective to a lot of the topics. The other reason I like this blog is because of it’s style. Mr. Bacon knows his audience, which is mainly University of Michigan football fans. He also knows that more than likely people will not be willing to read a very long article, so he keeps it simple. His sentences are not long; his nuance is not too extravagant. Each article actually has a link to listen to the story instead of read it, and this never takes longer than 5 minutes. This is also very different than they style he uses to write his books and longer more in-depth articles. As an example of good, concise blogging, it does not get much better than professor Bacon’s blog.