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Born and raised Michigander. Former mixed martial artist, currently attempting to figure out how to golf without embarrassing myself. Very passionate Michigan sports fan. Wolverines, Red Wings, Tigers, Pistons and Lions. Life is good as a fan of Michigan sports!

Report: Amount of Ian Kinsler’s fine revealed

A week after Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler shared some "not safe for work" advice with umpire Angel Hernandez, the price tag that subsequently followed his tirade has been released. Although he avoided being suspended as a result of his meltdown, he was fined. The amount of the fine...

Detroit Lions Position Battles: Offensive Line

As the NFL preseason continues along, there are sure to be surprise performers, as well as performances that don’t live up to expectations. All of these performances lead to the culmination of the final roster. We’re still three weeks away from the conclusion of the...

HYPE VIDEO: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is battle tested

NFL: Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints
As Lions fans, we've been through the ringer. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is no exception, either. Since his arrival, the team has encountered plenty of adversity. Who could forget when he got leveled while throwing a pass in the 2009 season against the Cleveland Browns? He hurt his...

Detroit Lions Position Battles: Quarterback

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks
As the NFL pre-season continues along, there are sure to be surprise performers, as well as performances that don’t live up to expectations. All of these performances lead to the culmination of the final roster. We’re still three weeks away from the conclusion of the...

Detroit Lions position battles: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
As the NFL pre-season continues along, there are sure to be surprise performers, as well as performances that don't live up to expectations. All of these performances lead to the culmination of the final roster. We're still three weeks away from the conclusion of the...

Al Avila on Justin Verlander trade in August: ‘I wouldn’t hold my breath’

Although the Tigers placed ace Justin Verlander on revocable waivers Monday, general manager Al Avila doesn't seem to think that an August trade involving Verlander is likely. "I wouldn't hold my breath," Avila told MLB.com's Jason Beck. "These kind of things sometimes have better movement in the wintertime, when teams...

REPORT: Tigers deal Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to Cubs

After reports of a deal surrounding Tigers closer Justin Wilson becoming imminent, it has finally come to fruition. https://twitter.com/Lynn_Henning/status/891866733514039298 This season, Wilson has pitched 40.1 innings for Detroit, with an ERA of 2.68. He has recorded 55 strikeouts, with a K/9 of 12.3. He replaced Francisco Rodriguez as the...

Francisco Rodriguez sued for trashing rental home in metro Detroit

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays
Being released by both the Detroit Tigers and the Washington Nationals this season appears to be the least of Francisco Rodriguez's worries these days. Akram Namou, a landlord in Bloomfield Township, is reportedly suing Rodriguez for $80,000 for damages to a rental home, kept furnishings, and a...

Jim Harbaugh “didn’t like that feeling” of losing three of final four games in 2016

The 2016 season didn't end as expected for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines. After storming off to a 9-0 start, the team proceeded to lose two of their last three regular season games before falling short in the Orange Bowl against Florida State. Harbaugh is ready...

Former Michigan guard Andrew Dakich transfers to Ohio State for fifth year

In a surprise move, former University of Michigan guard Andrew Dakich will be using his fifth year of NCAA eligibility to play of Ohio State University. At the conclusion of last season, Dakich already planned on playing a fifth season, but the school in his plans...

MUST SEE: Skip Bayless debating Skip Bayless will make you fall off your chair

Sports reporters, especially the ones who have their own debate shows, don't ever contradict themselves right? Skip Bayless is right smack in the middle of that discussion. Well, a very well edited video is making it's rounds on the internet today, and it seems to...

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agrees to deal with Lakers

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets
Early Wednesday morning, news broke that former Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had decided on his new destination: the Los Angeles Lakers. https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/884992458161098753?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet Caldwell-Pope, who's fate with the Pistons was all but decided when the team recently acquired Avery Bradley from the Boston Celtics, will make $18 million over the oone-year...

REPORT: Cubs pass on Verlander; show interest in two other Detroit starters

Just a few days after the Chicago Cubs reportedly checked in on Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander, a report surfaced today stating that the Cubbies are no longer interested in JV. Apparently they have a couple other Detroit starters in their cross hairs, and one of them is...

J.D. Martinez’s situation quite similar to that of Yoenis Cespedes in 2015

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
Barring a miracle, the Detroit Tigers will be looking to move some serious assets out of the Motor City in the coming weeks. Of the likely pieces to actually be moved, none of the potential farewells might hurt as bad on an emotional level...

Lions DB coach: Darius Slay ‘doing his part’ to get more interceptions

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
While interceptions go a long ways to determine a cornerback's effectiveness in today's NFL, they aren't the only thing that determines a player's worth at the position. Despite a lack of interceptions over the course of his career, Lions corner Darius Slay has proven that. Slay,...

NHL showing that a hard salary cap can fix a lot of problems in pro sports

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. Two...

Report: Justin Verlander expected to enter trade market soon

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers
Currently sitting 34-43, the Detroit Tigers are 6.5 games out of the lead in the American League Central, and 6.5 games out of a wild-card spot. It's same to say the 2017 season has been underwhelming up to this point. If the team continues trending in...

Detroit Lions receive poor score in Pro Football Focus roster rankings

NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Coming off a draft that most thought of as "ok" or maybe even "good", there was a familiar feeling of optimism coming out of Allen Park surrounding the Detroit Lions. Now that the experts have begun their ranking processes, that optimism might be fading...

Massive contracts in baseball showing that ‘loyalty’ to players hurts more than it helps

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers
To begin, I want to make it extremely clear that in no way am I demeaning the names that are used in this article. It's a term that's used quite often in baseball: Loyalty. But, what does it mean for a franchise? Does it mean...

5 trades the Detroit Tigers can make right now to improve their future

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays
It's been a long, frustrating first half of the season for the Detroit Tigers. Currently checking in at 32-41, it's fair to say that things have not gone according to plan for the team to this point. With the high salaries the Tigers have...

Rasheed Wallace: 2004 Detroit Pistons would ‘run through’ today’s NBA teams

Rasheed Wallace Pistons
That Rasheed Wallace guy... remember him? He always had something to say, whether on the court or off. Apparently, he hasn't changed much since retirement. We've heard the question for quite some time: Would (insert team name here) be able to beat the Golden State Warriors? The teams...

On This Date: Igor Larionov scores triple overtime game winner in game three of 2002 Stanley Cup Finals

A storied franchise with a vast array of memorable moments, the Detroit Red Wings keep us busy in the "on this date" department. For this installment, let's look back to game three of the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals, when Detroit was up against the Carolina Hurricanes. The...

Griffins fall to Crunch in Game 3, still lead Calder Cup series 2-1

For the first time in the 2017 Calder Cup Finals, the Grand Rapids Griffins have suffered the taste of defeat. The Syracuse Crunch got on the board in the series with a 5-3 victory at Onondaga County War Memorial Arena, and now trail 2-1 overall. FIRST PERIOD Syracuse got the scoring...

Griffins take 2-0 series lead in Calder Cup Finals with double-OT Game 2 win

A packed house, $2 hot dogs and beers, numerous lead changes, 11 goals, double overtime, and a Grand Rapids victory on home ice. Not much more could have been asked for in game two of the Calder Cup Finals. 10,834 people filled the stands at Van...

Grand Rapids Griffins win Game 1 of Calder Cup Finals

Excited for the first Calder Cup Finals game played in Grand Rapids since 2013, a crowd of 8,857 raucous fans packed the Van Andel Arena for Game 1 of this year's edition of the Calder Cup Finals. Given the fact that both teams are...

Calder Cup Finals Preview – Grand Rapids Griffins vs Syracuse Crunch

For the second time in five years, the Grand Rapids Griffins have earned the opportunity to play in the Calder Cup Finals. They are up against a familiar foe, as the Syracuse Crunch (affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning) have earned the finals berth from the American Hockey...

Michigan MMA fighter Cody Stamann on brink of UFC after most recent win

Michigan mixed martial artist Cody Stamann has worked vigorously to position himself among the best professional fighters in the world. After earning another dominant victory last Friday, he appears to be closer than ever to earning a shot at a UFC contract. Featured in the main...

An update on the Lions’ salary cap situation following the wave of FA signings

NFL: Combine
Coming into this offseason, there were very clear expectations and ideas for what general manager Bob Quinn needed to do in order to improve the team. With each team allotted a salary cap of $167 million, there was plenty of room to make a couple of...

Player Profile: Get to know new Lions RT Ricky Wagner

By signing the best right tackle on the free agency market, the Lions have taken a big step towards shoring up what was (and has been) arguably their biggest problem area. Although his contract is monstrous, the Lions decided to back the proverbial dump truck full of money...

2016 season assessment: Theo Riddick

2016 stats: 10 games, 92 carries, 357 rushing yards, one touchdown. 53 receptions, 371 yards, five touchdowns. Throughout the course of the 2016 season, Lions running back Theo Riddick continued to cement his status as one of the best pass-catching running backs in the league. His...

2016 season assessment: Matthew Stafford

2016 stats: 388-594 passing, 4,327 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, 10 interceptions. 37 carries, 207 yards and two touchdowns. Sacked 37 times. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had another impressive season in 2016, even catapulting himself into the MVP conversation throughout the first three-quarters of the year. The...

Ameer Abdullah expects to be 100% by spring

Lions running back Ameer Abdullah, who spent the majority of the season on the sidelines with torn ligaments in his foot, expects to be ready to go by the time the team takes the field in the coming spring. https://twitter.com/davebirkett/status/818496512980348928 An important element in the team's running game,...

Tahir Whitehead is the X-Factor on defense for the Lions

Despite drawing interest from numerous teams last off-season, Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead opted to re-sign with Detroit, the only NFL team he has played with. That move didn't only pay dividends for Whitehead, but also for the Lions. Whitehead's role with the defense sky-rocketed this season, especially in...

WATCH: Jim Caldwell thanks Ford family, won’t talk about anything else

In case you missed it this morning, the Lions have announced that Jim Caldwell will return as head coach next season. At a press conference, he took some time to thank the Ford family for bringing him back and announced that he will not discuss anything else...

Matthew Stafford vs Russell Wilson: Take your pick

As the Lions prepare to do battle this Saturday with the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card round of the playoffs, let's take a look at their signal callers. Since being drafted by the Lions with the first overall pick of the 2009 draft,...

Dear Detroit Lions: It’s time to prove the doubters wrong, for once and for all

Dear Detroit Lions, It's us, your fans. We're still here. We've been through some tough times with you guys, eh? Barry and Calvin left us while they still had plenty left to offer, but we stuck around. We watched you guys lose literally every single...

Inside the Numbers: Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers

The final game of the regular season is upon us. For our beloved Lions, it's simple. Simply beat the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field, and you win the division. Lose to the Pack, and you need the Washington Redskins to fall to the New York Giants...

Darius Slay and Travis Swanson practicing for Lions; Theo Riddick and Andre Roberts not practicing

Something Lions fans have been waiting to hear: cornerback Darius Slay is back on the practice field. Also joining him in an attempt to return to the lineup is center Travis Swanson, who is also back with the team in practice. Swanson has missed the last three...

Just in: Lions sign CB Crezdon Butler, place DT Stefan Charles on injured reserve

The depth of the Lions defensive line took a bit of a hit Monday night when defensive tackle Stefan Charles left the game with a knee injury that was thought to be potentially serious. As it turns out, the injury was serious enough to land...

Ezekiel Elliott: Lions DT A’Shawn Robinson ‘dirty’, holds college grudge

Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson made his presence felt in last night's game when he picked Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott up and slammed him back down to the ground. The problem? He was flagged for a 15 yard unnecessary roughness penalty. https://twitter.com/Austin_Barbour/status/813590151834255364 ESPN announcers Jon Gruden and Sean McDonough disagreed...

Matthew Stafford and wife adopt family of slain Detroit police officer for Christmas

While Matthew Stafford has given Lions fans something to be thankful for all season, his giving isn't limited to just on the field. Detroit Police Corporal Myron Jarrett was killed in the line of duty in a hit-and-run incident during a traffic stop on October 28th,...

Mapping out a path through the NFC for the Lions to make the playoffs

With two games remaining in the regular season for all teams in the NFL, the Detroit Lions have a number of different ways to clinch a position in the playoffs. For Detroit, the focus (outside of their own games) will be on the Green Bay Packers (a Lions...

Lions sign WR Andrew Turzilli to practice squad

The Lions have announced the signing of a new wide receiver to the team's practice squad. https://twitter.com/ttwentyman/status/811259872499167237 Andrew Turzilli will take the place of recently released wideout Corey Fuller, who has signed with the New Orleans Saints. Turzilli, who played three years at the University of Kansas, and his senior year Rutgers...

How the Detroit Lions can clinch a playoff berth in Week 16

With two regular season games remaining on the docket for the Detroit Lions, playoff scenarios are starting to take shape. While we of course don't want to imagine that Detroit would have to back their way into the postseason on a three game losing...

Lions announce inactive players for today’s game against New York Giants

Likely the biggest game of the year for both the Lions and the New York Giants, the Lions will head into battle without running back Theo Riddick for the second straight week as he nurses a wrist injury. Notably joining Riddick on the inactive list are...

Lineup changes, new line combos possible for tonight’s game vs. Los Angeles Kings

After watching his team score exactly two goals in the last three games, Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill is leaving the ball in his players' court. "We met yesterday; we had a good 30-minute practice,” he told the Detroit Free Press. “Energy is crucially important. I put...

Matthew Stafford convinced that injury won’t affect Sunday’s game vs. Giants

Despite a dislocated finger on his throwing hand, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford insists that the injury has not affected his preparation for the team's upcoming game against the New York Giants. “Still kind of working on it,” Stafford told Tim Twentyman today. “Threw a little bit in the walk through,...

3 reasons why the Detroit Lions will beat the New York Giants

We say it every week, but this Sunday's game is the biggest, most important game of the season for the Detroit Lions. This weekend's trip to MetLife Stadium for their tilt with the New York Giants will give us a real taste of what this team...

LB DeAndre Levy to play vs Chicago, RB Theo Riddick out

In a surprising turn of events, the Lions have announced that running back Theo Riddick will not play today against the Chicago Bears. Linebacker DeAndre Levy will be active for today's game. https://twitter.com/Justin_Rogers/status/807986215232356352?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet Also missing today's game will be wide receiver TJ Jones, linebacker Thurston Armbrister, and center Travis Swanson. https://twitter.com/Lions/status/807985836792967168 Perhaps the biggest surprise...

Evaluating all three phases of the Detroit Lions against the league

It's true. Our Detroit Lions are 8-4 after 13 weeks of the NFL season, and also hold a two game lead over both the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings (which for all intents and purposes may as well be a three game lead due to two head...

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