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Founder of Detroit Sports Nation - Jeff Bilbrey manages the day to day operations of Detroit Sports Nation as well as all content delivery systems, ad networks and social platforms. Email him at detroitsportsnation@gmail.com

Detroit Lions lose CB Ian Wells to knee injury, sign CB Rashaad Reynolds

Allen Park, Mich. – The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed free agent CB Rashaad Reynolds and waived-injured CB Ian Wells. Contract terms were not disclosed. Ian Wells, a rookie out of Ohio, was waived-injured after suffering a right knee injury a few minutes into...

Crystal Palace To Take On West Bromwich Albion On August 13

One out of the seven matches scheduled for the opening day of the English Premier League 2016-2017 season, is the match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion. The match which takes place on August 13, 2016, will take place at the Selhurst Park and...

Introducing Jenna Jones – The future voice of Detroit sports

It is an exciting time for us here at Detroit Sports Nation. Over the years, we have continued to evolve to meet the needs of our fans, from how our website was structured, to the articles that we deliver daily. We are entering our...

LOOK: Nike releases sweet ‘Game Trainer 5.0’ MSU shoe

Nike has released special FlyWire Game Trainer 5.0 shoes for 10 schools, and MSU is one of them. Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas get the FlyWire treatment and these shoes are sick. The shoes retail for $110. If...

The Best Source For Mobile Betting Apps

At Sportsbets4free we give you the inside scoop on all the best mobile betting apps. Whether you want horse racing, baseball, basketball, football, or boxing, we give you download guides and reviews for all of these and more. We even have reviews and guides...

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If you haven't been seeing our posts, you can thank Facebook. They have changed the way posts are viewed on your newsfeed, so that pages that post quick reading articles will not be shown in your news feed! If you value the coverage that...

The Tiger vs. The Mosquito: Rodriguez’s Zika scare

Francisco Rodriguez, the Detroit Tiger’s closer has confessed that during the off-season he had contracted and was recovering from the Zika virus. Rodriguez was allegedly stuck in bed, ill, for two weeks during the off-season, and that it took him a total of two months...

Top 2016 College Basketball Games

While the finish to the 2015-16 college basketball season couldn’t have been more exciting, it also signified the start to a sad six-month wait until college hoops would return to our TVs. The end of an exciting season always feels even more abrupt when you...

TBT: Miggy wins clash of the titans vs. Rivera

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This is one I'll never forget - What an unbelievable at-bat against one of the best. 8/9/13: Miguel Cabrera gets the best of Mariano Rivera over a seven-pitch at-bat in the ninth that results in a game-tying, two-run home run

TE Tim Wright Waived by Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have chosen to waive TE Tim Wright with an injury designation according to Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News. https://twitter.com/jkatzenstein/status/735935245447356416 Since signing with Tampa Bay in 2013 as an undrafted rookie out of Rutgers, Wright has gone through a position change – from...

Darien Tipps-Clemons and Weston Bridges join MSU Class of 2017

The Spartans have committed to recruiting their seventh and eighth players to boost their online NFL odds. They include linebacker Darien Tipps-Clemons and running back Weston Bridges. The success of Michigan States in Ohio persisted on consecutive days. On Tuesday night, the Piqua-based player...

Lions Odds Update for 2016-17 NFL Season

When you think of the Detroit Lions right now, you immediately think about the loss of superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson. It’s okay, you’re not the only one. In fact, that’s what everybody thinks because it’s impossible to have a bigger offseason highlight (or...

Lions’ Defensive Scheme: I love it

Detroit Lions 2nd round pick A'Shawn Robinson, recently signed with his new team and from what he has said to reporters, he seems to be enjoying his time with the Lions. With Robinson signed, the Lions defense is expected to be better than it...

BREAKING: Former Lions WR Brett Perriman reportedly fighting for his life

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Brett Perriman collapsed and was taken to a Miami-area hospital Tuesday night, per multiple reports. The website SlaterScoops.com is reporting that Perriman, 50, is currently on life support. Friend and former "2 Live Crew" member Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell tweeted Tuesday night that Perriman is...

Blues Ryan Reaves blows a kiss to Stars bench after fight

Saw this trending on twitter tonight and I couldn't resist - this is hilarious! Blues enforcer Ryan Reaves got into a scrum with Curtis Mckenzie last night (and by scrum I mean beat the tar out of) and afterwards, blew a kiss to the Stars...

A Leader’s March

Editors Note: The following article was written by Quicken VP of Talent Development and Leadership, Tony Nuckolls. I heard him reading this to some peers in the elevator today, and was inspired. I asked if I could share it along and he said that...

Why the NFL Combine is a necessary evil

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Betting Longshots for Super Bowl 51

Everyone wants to find the perfect longshot - we all want a huge return on our money. Analyzing the field of current teams for longshots, we find a few candidates that make perfect sense to make Super Bowl 51, and potentially win it. Although...

Recap of Super Bowl 50 and bidding Calvin farewell

https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/forward-down-the-field-episode-24-superbowl-recap-calvin-johnson In our latest edition, we recap the 50th edition of the Super Bowl. Also, time to really say goodbye to Calvin Johnson.

Super Bowl 50 Odds, Pick, and Predictions

As everyone knows at this point, the AFC Champion Broncos have the best defense in the NFL. It’s also well-known at this point, that they’ll be facing the best offense. Not enough has been said though about the Carolina back end unit. Seeing how the...

What do the Lions have in common with the Carolina Panthers

The Lions actually have a lot in common with the Panthers. Enough, to make me excited for the future of our team! https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/forward-down-the-field-episode-22-dennis-farrell-lions-comparisons

Top 10 Moments in Michigan Stadium History (as voted on by the fans)

Celebrate the top 10 moments in Big House history, as voted on by the fans in an online poll on MGoBlue.com. Original story from Top 10 Moments in Michigan Stadium History (as voted on by the fans) - YouTube

SNOWBOARDING WITH THE NYPD

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Broncos vs. Steelers ATS Preview by MyBookie.ag

Two of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history will be on the field when the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to take on the Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs this weekend, as Ben Roethlisberger and Peyton Manning are the leaders of...

Welcome Back Coach Caldwell and please stay Darius Slay!

Bob Quinn brings Coach Caldwell and his staff for another season. I talk to Ty Schalter from Bleacher Report to get a national view on this decision. Also, CB Darius Slay to talk about changing agents and wanting to stay in The D. https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/forward-down-the-field-episode-21-lions-next-moves-bleacher-report-darius-slay

A new era begins!

https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/forward-down-the-field-episode-20-don-carey-and-prideofdetroit On this episode, I discuss the hiring of Bob Quinn, the Lions new GM. I'm by safety Don Carey and Jeremy Riesman from www.prideofdetroit.com

Season Finale. A season full of what if’s…

https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/forward-down-the-field-episode-19-the-end-of-the-season An up and down season for The Lions came to an end Sunday but tons of questions still remain. What if this and what if that? We tackle all that more in this weeks episode.

Michigan Rolls Dice on Sports Betting

Michigan lawmakers are looking to update gaming laws so that casinos, horse tracks as well as millions of fantasy sports players have more control over sports betting. Could this mean a general overhaul and change in the industry at large? Perhaps. Some of the...

Red Wings aim to win it all

The Detroit Red Wings had many people curious a season ago. After crawling into the playoffs and being eliminated in the first round, along with losing their venerated coach Mike Babock, many questions arose surrounding the Red Wings' future. The future of the Detroit Red...

Why the Detroit Lions have reason to be optimistic ahead of the 2016 season

Cast your mind back to November 1st. The Detroit Lions had just been thrashed 45-10 by the Kansas City Chiefs at Wembley Stadium in London and fans were calling for head coach Jim Caldwell to be fired. The Ford family chose to give Caldwell...

The Lions win 2 in a row!! It’s been a while since we could say that

https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/forward-down-the-field-episode-13-the-lions-are-on-a-roll The Lions have won two games in a row since firing Martin Mayhew and Tom Lewand. Is that just coincidence? What does this mean if anything, for the future of the team and the front office? I bring Josh Katzenstein in from The Detroit...

Just In: Quincey may need surgery on ankle

As the injury bug continues to slowly work its way through the Detroit Red Wings’ locker room, it’s been revealed today that defenseman Kyle Quincey may end up needing surgery on his ankle. He’ll be seeing a doctor within a week to determine if...

Week 6 NFL Coverage Maps

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Game Preview: Chicago Bears (2-3) at Detroit Lions (0-5)

Chicago Bears (2-3) at Detroit Lions (0-5) Kickoff: Sunday, 1:00 P.M. ET Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Weather Forecast: Indoor Stadium TV: FOX Talent:  Chris Myers (play-by-play), Ronde Barber (color commentary), Jennifer Hale (sideline) LOCAL RADIO: WXYT-FM 97.1 Talent: Dan Miller (play-by-play), Jim Brandstatter (color commentary), Tony Ortiz (sideline) Line: TEAMS LINE BETS TOTAL BETS Chicago Detroit +3.5 -3.5 47% 53% 44.5o 44.5u 71% 29% All-time series: Detroit leads 33-27-5 Team Report: Betting TRENDS Detroit is 1-4 ATS...

Caldwell stands with Stafford as starter; Claims ownership in losses

https://twitter.com/Lions/status/653373049979338752 Jim Caldwell is taking ownership of the losses in Detroit, saying post game that today's loss was his fault. While that is an admirable trait for a leader to have, the blame train has more than one seat in Detroit. https://twitter.com/davebirkett/status/653355269309759488 After Sunday's 42-17 loss to...

Gridiron presents: Forward Down The Field, Episode 6 – Monday Night Football Recap

Here it is folks! Pure fire! Gridiron plays the role of Bad Caldwell and lets the refs have it. He is joined by some friends and also Don Carey III, safety for our Detroit Lions. You can't get this from anywhere else! Pure radio gold!!!!...

Lions NFL Futures Update: Week 3

“From bad to worse” - the perfect way to sum up the Detroit Lions heading into week three. The offense has gotten off to a terrible start and the news doesn’t seem to be getting better as the next game time approaches. Matt Stafford...

Lions vs Vikings TV Coverage Map – Week 2

This week's coverage maps have been released. It looks like everyone gets to enjoy the soothing sounds of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman calling the Dallas/Philly game tonight, in case you were worried.   Click image to enlarge

WATCH: Highlights – UNLV at Michigan

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HIGHLIGHTS: Air Force at No. 4 Michigan State

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Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins – Preview and Game Details

The Lions travel to Washington for their first road contest of the 2015 preseason to face the Redskins. Detroit and Washington have met 18 times in the preseason, with the Lions holding an 11-7-0 edge in the all-time preseason series. The two teams last...

Geno Smith out 6-10 weeks, sucker-punched by teammate

Well this is interesting - Jet's QB Geno Smith is out 6-10 weeks with a broken jaw after being sucker-punched by LB IK Enemkpali. The Jet's response? https://twitter.com/nyjets/status/631157780083306496 What sparked the whole thing? https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/631159759912222721 https://twitter.com/benshpigel/status/631155971302273025   Fun side note? https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/631159227382370304 Unreal, only on the Jet's.

Detroit Tigers are are the 12th in the world’s payroll ranking.

Detroit is one of the few American metropolitan areas that host professional teams representing the four major sports in North America, such as, Baseball (MLB), Ice Hockey (NHL), Football (NFL) and Basketball (NBA). Among the teams of which Detroit is home, Detroit Tigers is...

What To Look Forward To In The Upcoming 2015 College Football Season by Mybookie.ag

You would think that it was just the other day that we witnessed Ohio State matchingon fiercely to win the national title, but we are only under 100 days away to the startof the 2015 season. September 3rd is the date to mark on...

Huge Ndamukong Suh Deal Forcing Miami Dolphins’ Hand

Ndamukong Suh is a large man who makes an enormous impact on the field, as we saw in his time as a Detroit Lion. But as the days since Suh signed a mammoth six-year, $114 million contract roll on, the Dolphins continue to show...

Tom Brady implicated in Deflate Gate via text messages

The Ted Wells report was released and the most interesting portion includes text messages that suggest Tom Brady had a hand in/knowledge of the scandal from the start. Not only do the text messages suggest that he KNEW of the deflated balls, they suggest that...

Detroit Lions select Alex Carter – CB from Stanford in the third round

Alex Carter
Who is Alex Carter? Selected honorable mention All-Pac-12 three times (2012-2014). Played through a torn labrum during 2014 season. Was a U.S. Army and Parade All-American out of Briar Woods High School (Va.). Selected first-team All-State as a defensive back and kick returner. His father,...

Detroit Lions select RB Ameer Abdullah in the second round

Ameer Abdullah
Who is Ameer Abdullah? Ameer Abdullah is an American football running back. He played college football at Nebraska. In 2013 he rushed for 1690 yards, which is the fourth best in Nebraska history. Wikipedia Born: June 13, 1993 (age 21), Homewood, AL Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m) Weight: 190...

Fan Driven – In Context

Cedar Point Cork Screw
I've never been a fan of roller coasters. I remember riding in the backseat with friends, my trusty Walkman in tow, embarking on the annual summer trip to Cedar Point. How I dreaded it. How much did I dread it, you ask? Worse than...

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