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Don Drysdale

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I have been a die-hard Detroit sports fan for my entire life, especially the Tigers and Lions. Currently a father, husband, high school teacher, and sports fan.

REPORT: Jim Harbaugh will meet with upset Muslim students from U-M

The College Fix, is reporting that University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh will meet with a group of Muslim students who were upset by his tweet in support of the school showing the movie, "American Sniper." Back in April, following an announcement by the University...

Lions DT Tyrunn Walker is having fun while working hard

When it became obvious the Detroit Lions would be losing both Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, Martin Mayhew knew that rebuilding the defensive line would be a top priority. Mayhew immediately acquired veteran defensive tackle Haloti Ngata from the Baltimore Ravens to help stop the...

Max Scherzer drenches Ryan Zimmerman in chocolate sauce after walk-off win

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I have been watching baseball for a long time and have probably seen thousands of walk-off victory celebrations. Often a player will hit a walk-off home run or even a walk-off single and while doing the post game interview he will get doused with Gatorade...

Tigers calling up Tyler Collins from Toledo

According to the Detroit News, the Detroit Tigers will be calling up outfielder Tyler Collins from Toledo. https://twitter.com/TonyPaul1984/status/600637375224610816 Collins has struggled so far this season in Toledo, hitting just .248. That being said, he was considered by many to make the Opening Day roster but was...

Matthew Stafford gets no love in ESPN’s first fantasy football rankings

Matthew Stafford is coming off a season where he only threw 12 interceptions while leading the Detroit Lions to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth. So, he should definitely be considered one of the top quarterbacks in the league, right? Wrong. NFL.com recently ranked their top...

Ziggy Ansah picks up tab for special education students food at Tigers game

Ziggy Ansah may be a superstar in the making for the Detroit Lions, but he still understands the importance of giving back to the community. When he found out about a group of special education students needing money for food at the Tigers game...

Detroit Lions travel to Alpena for charity basketball game

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On Friday night a group of current and former Detroit Lions gathered in Alpena, MI to participate in a charity basketball game. The Lions squared off against the Alpena DARE all-stars at Thunder Bay Junior High School. Some of the current and former Lions players involved...

PLAYLIST: Best home plate collisions of all-time

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So, I heard you miss home plate collisions as much as I do. Here is a video containing some of the best collisions in baseball history. Enjoy the show!

NFL.com ranks the top 10 quarterbacks heading into 2015

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With the 2015 NFL season less than four months away, NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison took the time to give us his top 10 quarterbacks. There is no surprise at all that Aaron Rodgers is No. 1 and Tom Brady is No. 2, but as we move...

Watch as Miguel Cabrera blasts his 400th career home run!

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Miguel Cabrera did not waste much time on Saturday as he blasted career home run #400 to center field to give the Detroit Tigers a 1-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals. How may home runs will Cabrera end up with in his career?

20 years ago Steve Yzerman scored his most iconic goal [Video]

Steve Yzerman will go down as one of the greatest players ever to play for the Detroit Red Wings. On May 16th, 1996, Yzerman scored what many consider to be the most iconic goal of his career. The goal itself came in the second overtime period...

DT Tyrunn Walker says the Lions defensive line will be ‘Awesome’

Ndamukong Suh, gone. Nick Fairley, we barely got to know you. There is no question about it, the Detroit Lions defensive line will have a new look to it in 2015. When Suh made the decision to leave Detroit high and dry and accept a huge contract with the...

Tsarnaev sentenced to death for Boston Marathon bombings

The jury has come to a decision. Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death. https://twitter.com/SInow/status/599296619809505281

Detroit Lions ranked dead last when it comes to developing talent

Since 2003 the Detroit Lions have a total of 66 victories. That puts them ahead of only the Cleveland Browns (63) and the Oakland Raiders (56). Not exactly something you want to hear if you are a fan of the Lions. One of the main...

Miguel Cabrera two home runs shy of 400, Venezuelan record

On June 20th, 2003, at 20-years-old, Miguel Cabrera hit his first career home run, a walk off one, as a member of the Florida Marlins. Now at 32-years-old, he looks towards the milestone of 400 home runs, a number that would also make him...

LOOK: Jim Harbaugh tweets out photos from annual mission trip to Peru

There is no question Jim Harbaugh has been an extremely busy man since taking over as head football coach at the University of Michigan, but it does not mean he will sacrifice doing what he believes is most important in life, helping others. On Friday morning,...

Matthew Stafford excited about his new offensive line

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Christmas morning I can still remember back to when I was 5-years-old and I came down the stairs on Christmas morning and saw my first bike sitting under the tree with a bow on it. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford must have felt the same way after...

Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch healthy and excited to play

Last season Stephen Tulloch was celebrating a sack of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during Week 3 when he tore his ACL, now he is celebrating the fact he's healthy and ready to get back on the field. Tulloch says he is ready to go and...

Throwback Thursday: Miguel Cabrera 44 Triple Crown home runs

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So far in the month of May the great Miguel Cabrera is only hitting .189 with one home run in 11 games. The Detroit Tigers have been struggling as a team to score runs and it's time to turn things around. So, here is a...

University of Michigan DFO suspended following arrest

The University of Michigan Director of Football Operations, Jim Minick, has been suspended indefinitely from the program following an arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Jim Harbaugh released the following statement on Wednesday night: "Jim Minick made a regrettable decision last week and was arrested...

[Video] Fan proposes in front of Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate

  https://vine.co/v/eKbE7OQVTAn On Tuesday night Detroit Lions wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate attended the annual "Taste of the Lions" event at Ford Field. Little did they know they would be attending much more than that. Both players were in shock when a fan decided to...

Blake Countess announces he’s transferring from Michigan

University of Michigan senior cornerback Blake Countess has announced via Instagram that he will be transferring. Countess made a total of 30 career starts for the Wolverines and made All-Big Ten first team in 2013. The announcement comes two days after the Wolverines officially announced cornerback Wayne Lyons...

Matthew Stafford is thrilled to have Lance Moore

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On Tuesday the Detroit Lions made an interesting and potentially helpful move when they signed veteran wide receiver, Lance Moore. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is very happy to have Moore on board and he looks forward to having him on the field along with Calvin Johnson...

Detroit Lions sign a pair of veterans

According to the Detroit Lions, the team has signed a pair of veteran players, wide receiver Greg Salas and cornerback Chris Owens. Both players were signed to one-year deals and will have an opportunity to compete for a spot on the final 53-man roster. Salas, who...

Detroit Lions sign another Wayne State running back

It looks like the Detroit Lions are starting to look at Wayne State University as "Running Back U." On Tuesday the Lions signed former Wayne State running back, Desmond Martin after an impressive performance at this past weekends rookie minicamp. Martin, who was given a tryout...

Lions safety Glover Quin restructures his contract

The Detroit Lions have restructured the contract of safety Glover Quin. The restructure includes converting part of Quin's base salary into a signing bonus. By doing this the Lions were able to free up $2.17 million in cap space. Even with the restructuring of Quin's...

8 Most Beloved Figures in Detroit Sports History

Well, we released our list of the Top 8 Most Hated Athletes in Detroit History. Now it's time to take a look at who are the most beloved figures in Detroit sports history. Did your most loved player make the list? It's time to find...

Detroit Lions sign veteran wide receiver Lance Moore

Well, the Detroit Lions may have passed on taking a wide receiver in the NFL Draft, but they did not pass when it came to taking one in free agency. On Tuesday the Lions signed veteran wide receiver, Lance Moore to a 1-year deal. Moore, who is...

[Video] Happy 58th Birthday Lou Whitaker!

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Detroit Sports Nation would like to wish Lou Whitaker a Happy 58th Birthday! Whitaker was one of the greatest second baseman ever suit up for the Detroit Tigers and should be in the Hall of Fame. Please enjoy this tribute video in honor of his birthday.    

[Video] Top 10 most unsportsmanlike moments in pro sports history

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On Monday it was announced Tom Brady will be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 NFL regular season for playing a role in the whole deflated football controversy this past season. This got me to thinking, what are the most unsportsmanlike moments in...

Lions’ Gabe Wright feeling very comfortable with role

When the Detroit Lions traded a future third-round pick to move into the fourth-round, many were baffled. Why would you give up a higher draft pick for a lower draft pick? Well, the Lions saw the player they wanted and they went out and grabbed...

Calvin Johnson 2014-2015 season highlights (Video)

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The Detroit Lions have one of the best, if not the best wide receiver in the history of football. Calvin Johnson is an absolute beast on the field and he makes plays nobody else can make. To help you get pumped up for the upcoming season, here...

5 takeaways from Lions rookie minicamp

This past weekend the Detroit Lions held a three-day rookie minicamp in Allen Park, MI. Among those in attendance were first-round pick Laken Tomlinson and second round pick Ameer Abdullah. Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was very impressed with what he saw throughout the minicamp. He...

Tiger Woods’ drive come up short of the ladies’ tees (Video)

https://vine.co/v/emelAnhWmbV On Saturday during the third round of The Players Championship, Tiger Woods hit a shot he will not soon forget. The shot itself came on the second hole when Woods set himself up like he always does and proceeded to drive the ball 105 yards....

Lions sign former Inkster standout, Nathan Lindsey

The Detroit Lions used the first of their five empty roster spots as they have signed former Inkster High School standout, Nathan Lindsey. Lindsey, who plays the safety position, impressed the Lions coaches enough this weekend at rookie minicamp to earn himself a contract with the team. Following...

Pirates turn first 4-5-4 triple play in MLB history! (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QXgTDtbzk8 On Saturday the Pittsburgh Pirates accomplished something that had never been done before in the history of Major League Baseball when they turned a 4-5-4 triple play against the St. Louis Cardinals. A triple play is one of the most exciting plays in all of...

Lions’ Jim Caldwell calls out safety James Ihedigbo

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is a mild mannered man of faith. He is also a man who knows what he expects out of his players, and he demands greatness. On Friday the Lions held their first rookie minicamp and Caldwell was asked about...

100-year-old fan throws out first pitch (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh4TkjvDu-4 So, what's your plan for when you are 100-years-old? How about throwing out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game? That's exactly what 100-year-old fan Chuck Yasenka did before the Cleveland Indians game on Friday night. Yasenka may be 100-years-old, but by the looks of...

WATCH: Steve Yzerman Tribute Video

It seems like just yesterday that Yzerman was on the ice helping the Detroit Red Wings to win multiple Stanley Cups. Stevie Y turned 52 earlier this month. "The Captain" of Hockeytown holds the NHL record for time served as captain of a hockey franchise...

Will Miguel Cabrera catch Hank Aaron for the career RBI crown?

When all is said and done, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera will go down as one of the greatest run producers in the history of Major League Baseball. That being said, will Cabrera play long enough to climb to the top of one of...

WATCH: Zach Zenner highlights

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Did the Detroit Lions get the steal of the 2015 NFL Draft without even having to use one of their picks?This very well could be the case if undrafted free agent Zach Zenner has anything to say about it. Zenner, who plays running back,...

8 of the most infamous cheaters in sports history

Well, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are in the news again and it's not for the right reason. The Ted Wells report was released and it looks like Brady likely knew about footballs being manipulated before games. The text messages which were revealed in...

[Video] Rob Gronkowski tells everyone what they can deflate! (Not Safe For Work)

https://vine.co/v/eZPKDdQLaPZ Well, apparently Rob Gronkowski is a tad bit annoyed with the whole Deflate-gate controversy surrounding Tom Brady and the New England Patriots! Tell us how you really feel Rob.  

FLASHBACK: Pope Francis spins basketball with Harlem Globetrotters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eb1N7Ofxro Ladies and gentleman, starting at point guard for the Harlem Globetrotters, straight from the Vatican, No. 23, Pope Francis! The Globetrotters, who are celebrating their 90th year of existence invited Pope Francis to be and honorary member of their team. They even showed him a...

Laken Tomlinson already getting the rookie treatment

One may assume being a first-round draft choice will get you some preferential treatment in the NFL. Apparently that's not the case for Laken Tomlinson who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round of last week's draft. You see, Tomlinson wore No....

Matthew Stafford accepts pushup challenge from elementary student (Video)

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford paid a special visit to Cass City Elementary to help celebrate their victory in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's #MIKidsCan Contest. While Stafford was speaking to the children one of students challenged him to a pushup competition. What happened next...

Justin Verlander cleared to resume throwing

The Detroit Tigers media relations department has reported that Justin Verlander has been cleared to resume throwing. https://twitter.com/DetroitTigersPR/status/596008350279540736 https://twitter.com/DetroitTigersPR/status/596008431879725056 This is obviously great news for the Tigers moving forward. Nation, how long will it be until Verlander is back in the rotation? How will he perform when...

Lions drop in post-draft power rankings

The 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone and apparently some of the experts do not feel like the Detroit Lions have improved as a football team. ESPN released their NFL post-draft power rankings on Wednesday, and the Lions, along with the Cleveland Browns had the...

2014-2015 Detroit Lions season highlight video

With the 2015 NFL Draft officially in the books, I am itching for some football! Seriously, what are we supposed to do to fill our Detroit Lions football urge until the season begins? Well I have your answer. Watch videos of the Detroit Lions like it's our...

Justin Verlander tweets out cryptic message (Photos)

Could Justin Verlander be on his way back to pitching for the Detroit Tigers? Either that's the case or he is playing mind games with us, which is very possible. Earlier this morning Velander sent out a very cryptic message on his Twitter and Instagram...

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