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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

Fan Driven: A Motor City Mauling

Detroit Tradesmen
That’s really the only way you can define what happened this weekend. A mauling happened in Metro Detroit, and no, a bear didn't get loose from its enclosure at the zoo. If you had the pleasure of being at Levey Middle School in Southfield...

2015 NFL Draft Tracker

2015 NFL DRAFT
2015 NFL DRAFT TRACKER WHERE TO WATCH THE NFL DRAFT (All times EDT) Round 1: Thursday, April 30, 8 p.m. on ESPN and NFL Network Rounds 2-3: Friday, May 1, 7 p.m. on ESPN and NFL Network Rounds 4-7: Saturday, May 2, 12 p.m. on ESPN and NFL Network   RD PICK TEAM  PLAYER POSITION COLLEGE NOTES 1 1 Jameis...

The Detroit Lions: Cubs learning to roar

The Detroit Lions have long been known as the franchise that comes up just short. Sure, they had a great run in the 90's with the likes of Barry Sanders, Herman Moore, and Chris Spielman, but at the end of the day they simply...

Detroit Ruck City!

Detroit Tradesmen
It’s April in The D and you know what that means, sports are in full swing! Baseball, playoff Hockey and… playoff Rugby? Little known to the Metro Detroit area, the Motor City has not one, but two rugby teams in contention for a Championship...

Breaking: Detroit City Council approves Red Wings arena rezoning

After much back and forth, the Detroit City Council has approved the Red Wings arena rezoning. The rezoning clears the way for the new Detroit Red Wings arena to begin construction. The council voted 8-0 after delaying the vote since last fall over concerns about parking,...

East Side Rugby Anchormen Match Report 4-18

East Side Rugby Anchormen
MATCH REPORT - Saturday April 18th, 2015   East Side Rugby Anchormen 51 - Findlay Scars 25   On a gorgeous spring afternoon in Fraser, MI, the Anchormen hosted the Findlay Scars up from Ohio. Due to injuries suffered the prior week, Findlay came up with low numbers,...

Video: Prince Fielder belly flop is the best thing you will see today

https://vine.co/v/eBjwJqT0vDD   Fielding - You are doing it wrong. 

Bert Blyleven disses Detroit – doesn’t realize he covers the Twins

  It must be fun to be from another city and come to Detroit as a visitor only to bag on it at every opportunity. I mean, why else would people keep doing it? I think I'll take a vacation this year and just go to...

Video: Bruins goalie coach Bob Essensa suits up

Bob Essensa dresses as emergency goalie
Your browser does not support iframes. Goalie consultant Bob Essensa dressed as Niklas Svedberg’s emergency backup following Tuukka Rask leaving yesterday's game against the New York Rangers. “I didn’t notice him until we went out there at the end of the game,” said Milan Lucic of...

This kid gets down to Pharelle Williams – Happy

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=833059266769536   This kid has moves, and he puts them on for the world to see during the Kentucky High School Boys’ State Basketball tournament. Peyton “Peanut” Henderson wasn’t there just to watch basketball, during halftime he took it to another level while dancing to Pharrell...

Suh to Miami barring major negotiation breakdowns – Detroit reacts

The Ndamukong Suh contract drama is seemingly at a close - with a contract offer reportedly of 6 years $114 million ($19M/year)- $60 Million guaranteed from the Miami Dolphins being accepted by the Suh camp. The Detroit Lions offer was reportedly $17 million/year with $58...

What should we be looking forward to for Major League Baseball 2015?

It seems like just yesterday that the San Francisco Giants were celebrating their World Series win at the AT&T Park Stadium in California. Now, with just two months to go, baseball fans around the world are looking forward to the start of the 2015...

Franchising Suh could cost the Lions more than you know

It is the easy answer to the question that has been on the minds of every Lions fan since the final regular season game wrapped up at Ford Field, "Will Ndamukong Suh return to Detroit as a Lion?". The Media has gone back and forth,...

Miami to host 2017 MLB All-Star Game

Commissioner Rob Manfred announces that the Miami Marlins have been awarded the 2017 All-Star Game, set for July 11, 2017. Boy, Rob Manfred sure isn't letting any moss grow under his feet is he?

Stan Van Gundy Held Corrective Practice to Improve Defense

Coach Stan Van Gundy changed things up rather dramatically in terms of the Pistons practice schedule this week, stimulated by the team’s poor defensive effort against Minnesota on Sunday. Van Gundy led a hard-working, full-effort practice with the team Monday, reversing a pattern of...

What If? The Memoirs of a Detroit Lions Fan

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What if? While watching the 2014-15 NFL playoffs, my mind became overwhelmed with “what if’s.” Reminded of what a Super Bowl would mean to Detroit, I usually find a way – correctly or not – to pinpoint a single event that triggered yet another disastrous...

World Series Favorites – The Players to Watch

Detroit Tigers opening day
It's now been more than three months since the San Francisco Giants clinched the 2014 World Series with a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. And with just two months left until the new MLB season begins, excitement is building for baseball's return. Despite being defeated...

Mathematically calculated soccer predictions

Various soccer prediction specialists in online magazines claim to provide you with "free" soccer predictions. However, not all soccer experts are real specialists who might help you to make the right choice. A number of them of are just self-researching football fans, there are even...

WATCH: ‘Detroit Vs. Everybody’ rap by Detroit area artists

The phrase that has come to embody the Detroit spirit and most recently, the effort of Detroit sports teams (expect to hear this saying throughout the rest of the year at least), "Detroit vs. Everybody" is the title of a rap that features Detroit area...

Breaking DeflateGate News – NFL results are in

Well - this is not going to bode well for the New England Patriots. While most of you have said that it doesn't matter, or that every team does this - this little incident is most likely going to cost the Patriots some draft...

Jim Harbaugh doesn’t give a damn about milk

Dairy farmers across Michigan unite! In a story published on Freep.com today, we learned an important fact about Jim Harbaugh. Jim Harbaugh takes his cereal with a splash of Gatorade instead of milk. That's right. Ain't nobody got no time for milk. U of M officially...

“Deflategate” – NFL to investigate Patriots after Sunday night game

Update: The NFL has confirmed the investigation. https://twitter.com/ErinAndrews/status/557189206070415360 Well this is certainly interesting, Bob Kravitz WTHR.com columnist is reporting that the league is looking into the possibility that the New England Patriots deflated balls before the AFC Championship game Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts. We...

Matthew Stafford joins Golden Tate in the Pro Bowl

Another Lion is headed to the Pro Bowl. As we reported this week, Stafford was just waiting for the results of this weekend to learn whether he would be headed to the Pro Bowl, and it seems that his time has finally come. With Denver...

Flashback Fight: Bob Probert vs Darin Kimble – 1991

Happy Monday, Nation! Let's face it, we are all a little tired right now and we could use a hockey fight to wake us up. So, we give to you, Bob Probert vs. Darin Kimble from March 10, 1991. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDtzBJUybzk I grew up knowing 3 things about...

Detroit Red Wings vs. St. Louis Blues 8:00pm 1/15/14

  Before placing a wager on this game, make sure to view the best places to gamble by visiting GamblingSites.com Here are the projected lineups: RED WINGS Henrik Zetterberg - Pavel Datsyuk - Justin Abdelkader Tomas Tatar - Riley Sheahan - Gustav Nyquist Stephen Weiss - Darren Helm -...

Detroit Pistons Dancers Sport “the Wall Vs. Everybody” Tee’s

So, is this what SVG meant when he said Form a F#ckin Wall? The Pistons Marketing team is on FIRE. From the team coming on the court to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" before the game on Friday to the Pistons Dancers wearing "The Wall vs....

Video: We form a F#cking wall!

SVG Shows some fire as the Pistons work towards their 6th straight win  

Video: Emotional Suh Postgame Press Conference

Suh said the outcome of the loss was "sickening"For the first time Suh shows emotion, and it is telling of the effort that was left out on the field this season. For all of his issues, Ndamukong Suh left his impression on this season,...

UFC 182: Donald Cerrone vs Myles Jury

Tonight is UFC 182. While there is a ton of attention on the main event, a local guy is going to be stepping into the Octagon, and he is no slouch.  Myles "Fury" Jury (6-0 UFC - 15-0-0 overall) from Hazel Park, Michigan will be...

Dear Detroit Lions – A fan’s letter to the Detroit Lions

Originally published on January 2, 2015 - Updated for this year, because it is just as relevant now. Dear Detroit Lions, First of all, on behalf of every fan, I want to say thank you. Thank you for playing your hearts out, for leaving it all on...

2014 All-Pro Teams – Suh, Levy, Quin all get nods

Detroit is representing on the All Pro level. Ndamukong Suh has been named to the first team Defense, while Levy and Quin both made Second Team. List courtesy of NFL.com and the Associated Press https://twitter.com/Lions_Insider/status/551072266424176640 Offense Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, 44; Tony Romo, Dallas, 3; Tom Brady, New England,...

New Years ‘Miracle’? Lions’ Nick Fairley May Play Sunday

This is a turn of events. For the second day in a row, DT Nick Fairley has practiced with the Detroit Lions and it seems there is a small chance he may play this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, contrary to previous reports earlier this...

The Spirit of Detroit Is Ready for Sunday

https://twitter.com/VickiethomasWWJ/status/551042264928370688 The Spirit of Detroit has a long history of supporting the local teams when it comes to the biggest of games, and this Sunday, when the Lions head to Dallas to take on America's Team, it is the biggest of them all (in this...

‘Who?’ – Golden Tate responds to threats

"You can't hit what you can't catch," Tate said.Yesterday we reported that Dallas Safety Barry Church plans to take Golden Tate to pound town in this Sundays match up in retaliation for a hit Tate put on linebacker Sean Lee; well, Tate has responded. "Man, I don't...

Dallas Safety Barry Church is going to lay the BOOM on Tate… So he thinks.

Tate laid this MAMMOTH illegal blindside block on Sean Lee in 2012 that earned him a $21,000 fine, and apparently, Dallas has not forgotten. "That was the dirtiest shot I've ever seen," Church said during his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via ESPN.com....

Breaking: Suh Suspension Overturned – Will Play Sunday Against Dallas

The NFL has reviewed the appeal of Ndamukong Suh and has decided to reverse their decision of a 1 game suspension for stepping on Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers during last Sundays match-up. Suh will be fined $70,000 and will be allowed to play in...

Video – Mike Pereira Disagrees with Suh Suspension and so does Referee Walt Anderson

Mike Pereira and referee Walt Anderson do not agree with the Suh suspension. Pereira addresses the suspension and blasts the "pretty inconsistent discipline process" by the NFL in this video. https://twitter.com/MikePereira/status/549361473558831104

BREAKING: Ndamukong Suh Suspended One Game

The word has come down from the NFL brass - Ndamukong Suh has been suspended for one game for stepping on Aaron Rodgers. He will appeal. https://twitter.com/adbrandt/status/549653576004276224 The ban eliminates Suh from Sunday's NFC playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. "You did not respond in the manner of...

2015 NFL Draft Order: Full List of 1st-Round Picks for Every Team

Next to the Super Bowl, the Draft is something I look forward to every year. I HATE how they have it structured now, as I used to love having draft parties to watch the first few rounds - now it is spread out for...

NFL Postseason Schedule 2015 and Super Bowl Odds for All 12 Teams

The NFL Playoff seeding is set - only the AFC North champion in doubt. The Lions will take on the Cowboys 4:40 pm on Sunday 1-4-15   Playoff Seeding AFC Seeds Seed Team Record Super Bowl Odds Division Champs 1 New England Patriots 12-4 11/4 2 Denver Broncos 12-4 13/2 3 Cincinnati Bengals 10-4-1 33/1 4 Indianapolis Colts 11-5 25/1 Wild Card 5 Pittsburgh Steelers 10-5 12/1 6 Baltimore Ravens 10-6 75/1 Odds courtesy of Odds Shark NFC Seeds Seed Team Record Super Bowl Odds Division Champs 1 Seattle Seahawks 12-4 13/5 2 Green...

Video: Detroit Lions hype video – One Detroit – One Pride

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Video: Red Wings’ Nyquist scores unbelievable OT winner

Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist circles around with the puck on his stick for about 28 seconds before flicking the OT winner by Senators goalie Craig Anderson. The Goose is loose  - This one has the goal of the year on lock.

‘It’s a done deal’ – Harbaugh to Michigan

https://twitter.com/Johnubacon/status/549045622855458816 All that's left is for the white smoke to rise from Ann Arbor, and the official presser to happen. https://twitter.com/BruceFeldmanCFB/status/549051247362191361 As we reported earlier - sources within the 49ers organization were expecting this move, and it seems Harbaugh has secured a deal for his assistants to...

Suh SMASH

Harbaugh expected to go to U-M, will bring several coaches from the 49ers

The time is near Michigan fans. According to multiple sources inside the 49ers organization and an NFL Source, as reported by many major news organizations - 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is expected to accept a six-year, $48 million contract to become the head coach of the University of...

Introducing the 2015 DSN Girls, Erikah, Amber and Kelsey

2015 marks the beginning of the DSN Girls! Erikah, Amber and Kelsey are the first, and they will be representing DSN all throughout 2015 in appearances and on different promotions. Soon, we will be launching a new search for the 2016 DSN Girls! We will...

Nexus 6 review

Don't act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren't on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you. In my experience, there is no such thing...

Apple iPad review

Don't act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren't on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you. In my experience, there is no such thing...

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