I bounced around from New York to Florida and eventually took a job in Detroit as a columnist at the Detroit Free Press. The sports appetite in that city was insatiable . . . and it matched my ambition. In a few years, I was not only penning columns, I was writing sports books, doing radio shows, and appearing regularly on TV, spouting my opinions on rich football players and hypocritical college sports programs. I was part of the media thunderstorm that now soaks our country. I was in demand.