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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!

Tigers RF J.D. Martinez to be reinstated from disabled list; SP Mike Pelfrey lands on DL

After pitching five scoreless innings in Sunday's game against the Houston Astros, some questioned why manager Brad Ausmus pulled starter Mike Pelfrey. That question was answered after the game, as it was announced that Pelfrey was battling back stiffness. After Tuesday night's 11-5 victory over the Chicago White...

Matthew Stafford annoyed by ‘surprising number’ of teammates playing Pokemon Go

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is among those who are not interested in joining the worldwide craze of Pokemon Go, and he wishes that more of his teammates shared the same thought process. "I wish not that many would be," he said Tuesday while interviewing with "Mike...

Caldwell on RB Stevan Ridley: ‘He’s one of those guys who can do a little bit of everything’

With a young running back stable that already consisted of Ameer Abdullah, Zach Zenner, Theo Riddick, and George Winn, the Lions jumped at the opportunity this offseason to sign an experienced veteran in Stevan Ridley. Prior to the insertion of Ridley, the four backs already on the roster only had...

Gameday Thread: Game 105, Houston Astros @ Detroit Tigers

HOUSTON ASTROS (55-48) @ DETROIT TIGERS (56-48) WHERE: Comerica Park - Detroit, MI FIRST PITCH: 1:10pm EST TV/RADIO: Fox Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket GAMETIME FORECAST: 77°F • Drizzle • 48% PoP PROBABLE STARTERS: Dallas Keuchel (6-10, 4.57 ERA) vs Mike Pelfrey (3-9, 4.98 ERA) LINEUPS Houston Astros 1. George Springer (R) RF 2. Alex Bregman (R) 3B 3. Jose Altuve (R) 2B 4. Carlos...

Lions sign LB Dominique Tovell, release WR Damian Copeland and LB Jerry Franklin

After officially announcing the signing of wide receiver Anquan Boldin, the Lions also announced that they have signed linebacker Dominique Tovell. To make room for these two on the roster, the team has officially released wide receiver Damian Copeland and linebacker Jerry Franklin. https://twitter.com/ttwentyman/status/758662250085351424 Tovell, who signed with the New Orleans Saints...

Red Wings expect to sign DeKeyser before arbitration hearing; not so certain with Mrazek

Petr Mrazek is the goaltender of the future for the Red Wings, and according to the figures his camp has submitted to the team, it appears that he wants to be paid as such. With Wednesday's scheduled arbitration meeting looming, both sides submitted their desired...

Detroit Lions sign offensive tackle Luke Marquardt

Free agent offensive tackle Luke Marquardt has signed with the Detroit Lions. Marquardt, who has never appeared in a regular season NFL game, hails from Sammamish, Washington. Marquardt played his college ball at division two's Azusa Pacific University. His NFL career began with the San Francisco 49ers, who he signed...

Red Wings facing log jam at forward

As the focus across the NHL begins to shift from free agency and the draft, teams now have a pretty solid understanding of what their rosters will look like to begin training camp. For the Detroit Red Wings, the reality is that they have...

Tigers place Justin Upton on bereavement list, recall OF Tyler Collins

After placing outfielder Justin Upton on the bereavement list, the Tigers were left with a hole in the roster. That hole has been filled, but it's the "who" that might not sit well with some fans. https://twitter.com/jwagnerblade/status/753779719607291904 Collins, infamous for flipping off fans at Comerica Park after losing...

Detroit Lions plan commemoration for 1991 NFC Central Division championship team

It's been 25 years since the Lions won a playoff game. The 1991 Lions team, which finished the regular season with a 12-4 record and won the NFC Central Division, will be celebrated by the team at their October 16 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Originally...

Jon Jones out of UFC 200 ‘mega event’ after positive drug test

MMA superstar Jon Jones has done it again, but not in a good way. https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/750896695991496704 While it hasn't been confirmed that a new opponent for Daniel Cormier will be announced on such short notice, UFC match maker Joe Silva has apparently already heard from numerous willing combatants. https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/750902814436495361 The UFC is no...

Report: Alexey Marchenko re-signs with Red Wings

According to analyst Aaron Ward, among others, restricted free agent Alexey Marchenko has re-signed with Detroit. https://twitter.com/nhl_aaronward/status/748891401014931461 https://twitter.com/wingsfrontman/status/748894163719028741?lang=en The $2.9 million deal will likely serve as a bridge deal. In 66 regular season games last season, Marchenko scored two goals and nine assists. He was scoreless in his three playoff games, with...

Jim Bob Cooter believes Theo Riddick can play a bigger role in Lions run game

Lions running back Theo Riddick, who has been featured as more of a passing option from the backfield in his three years with the team, has yet to be used in a prominent role in the running game. Can he be a legitimate option in...

Hockey world reacts to the passing of Gordie Howe

Upon this morning's news of the passing of Red Wings legend Gordie Howe, the hockey world quickly saw an outpouring of support for Mr. Hockey. Here is some the reaction we have seen so far today: https://twitter.com/ArizonaCoyotes/status/741271737799561220 https://twitter.com/BuffaloSabres/status/741267432501825537 https://twitter.com/evanderkane_9/status/741274166993641472 https://twitter.com/NHLFlames/status/741270196548046848 https://twitter.com/TheoFleury14/status/741268809000984579 https://twitter.com/NHLCanes/status/741267243502211072 https://twitter.com/BlueJacketsNHL/status/741271093659480064 https://twitter.com/FlaPanthers/status/741272668859572224 https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL/status/741269041399107585 https://twitter.com/PredsNHL/status/741274694192660480 https://twitter.com/NJDevils/status/741272019338137600 https://twitter.com/NYIslanders/status/741277094290804736 https://twitter.com/bookerT2116/status/741271781592338432 https://twitter.com/NYRangers/status/741273801493774336 https://twitter.com/NHLFlyers/status/741270953347387392 https://twitter.com/penguins/status/741271091440721920 https://twitter.com/Senators/status/741272869397762048 https://twitter.com/StLouisBlues/status/741275379793416192 https://twitter.com/TBLightning/status/741275046258184193 https://twitter.com/VanCanucks/status/741276276376240129 https://twitter.com/Capitals/status/741269627565682689 https://twitter.com/NHLJets/status/741271182419185666 One thing for sure is that Gordie Howe touched a lot of...

Red Wings announce hiring of new assistant coach

Since announcing that their assistant coaching staff would look different next season, the Detroit Red Wings have been staying busy revamping the staff. Today, it has been announced that the team has hired their final assistant coach. https://twitter.com/DetroitRedWings/status/740921475918667776?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet John Torchetti brings a wealth of coaching experience. In...

DeAndre Levy on league usage of opioid painkillers: ‘I think it’s something that needs to be addressed’

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy, who has been extremely vocal about his stance on CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), is now taking a stand on opioid painkillers and their usage across the league. “I think it’s something that needs to be addressed,” he told the Detroit Free Press. “I know players,...

Analyzing the Ian Kinsler/Prince Fielder trade

When things weren't looking very good for the middle of the Tigers batting order during the winter before the 2012 season, the Tigers made a very bold move in signing slugger Prince Fielder to a whopping nine-year, $214 million contract. The news that designated hitter Victor Martinez...

Red Wings interested in one-year deal for Alexander Radulov

Former NHLer and current Russian superstar Alexander Radulov is interested in returning to the NHL, and it appears that the Red Wings are among teams interested in signing him. https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/status/738734587308847106 Detroit has been exploring the possibility since their elimination from the playoffs in late April. The team is interested in offering Radulov...

Golden Tate: Lions offense will be ‘exciting to watch’

After the firing of former offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, and subsequent promotion of then interim offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, the Lions offense showed signs of life. After averaging 19.9 points per game in the first seven games (1-6 record) of the 2015 season, they averaged 24.7 points per game in the...

Report: Red Wings acquire 2017 3rd round pick as compensation for Mike Babcock

The Detroit Red Wings will reportedly receive their compensation for former head coach Mike Babcock in 2017. Detroit will receive Toronto's third round pick in next season's draft. Wednesday was the deadline for the Maple Leafs to decide if the team would send their upcoming third round...

Tigers place Warwick Saupold on DL; purchase contract of Bobby Parnell

After suffering a groin strain in Tuesday's 11-9 loss against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, reliever Warwick Saupold has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The team has also purchased the contract of Bobby Parnell from the Toledo Mud Hens https://twitter.com/beckjason/status/738067990571143169 In just 6 2/3 innings so far this...

Lions sign undrafted free agent OL Dominick Jackson

The Lions announced today that they have signed undrafted free agent Dominick Jackson. Jackson played at the University of Alabama for two years, and started all 14 games the team played last season, primarily at right tackle. Jackson was named to the All-SEC Second Team for the 2015 season. During his two...

Top 10 most heartbreaking Detroit player departures of the 2000’s

Some players stay, some don't. It's just the nature of the beast. Often times, it's hard to say goodbye to players who have been playing for your favorite team when it comes time to do so. Some players who have left Detroit really burrowed...

Detroit Tigers: Top 5 most valuable contracts

The Detroit Tigers hit Opening Day with the fourth highest payroll in baseball ($198,593,000). After dropping 11 of 12 games early this month, many were frustrated with how the team was performing, especially considering said payroll. Now, after turning things around and winning eight of their...

Detroit Lions No. 1 pick Taylor Decker starts OTA’s at left tackle

Although it has been widely speculated that Lions rookie Taylor Decker would start at right tackle, with Riley Reiff staying on the left side, the first day of OTA's showed us that the team is at least considering all options. https://twitter.com/ttwentyman/status/735868175468924928 Keep in mind that things are still wide open...

Lions WR Marvin Jones draws comparisons to Jay-Z, considering music career after NFL

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones is plenty good at more than just catching footballs. In fact, he recently received comparisons to hip-hop magnate Jay-Z. Dating all the way back to his young days at church, Jones's vocals have stood out. "I started in church when I was 3,"...

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy: ‘The NFL’s voice isn’t trusted’

Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy, one of the league's most vocal players on the topic of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), is continuing to let the public know where he stands on the topic. In a series of Instagram posts, Levy very specifically laid out his feelings on...

Update on Pavel Datsyuk situation

With rumors running rampant over the last couple of days concerning the future of Pavel Datsyuk, let's quickly review what we know to be fact at this point. Datsyuk's agent, Dan Milstein, confirmed that he has received a proposal from a Russian club recently. But, Datsyuk will not make...

West Michigan Hawks among teams changing the face of semi-pro football

The West Michigan Hawks, a semi-pro football team based in Cedar Springs, Michigan, are doing their part to help the image of the semi-pro ranks. David Lange, who founded the team in prior to the 2015 season, has created quite a niche in the area, as...

BREAKING: Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez notches 400th career save

With a save in tonight's victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, closer Francisco Rodriguez joined the 400 save club. He is now the sixth member of the prestigious club, joining Mariano Rivera (652), Trevor Hoffman (601), Lee Smith (478), John Franco (424), and Billy Wagner (422). The Tigers acquired Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers in November, in exchange for...

Ford Field upgrades to potentially include video boards, sound system, and much more

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After announcing that ticket prices are going up in 2016, the Detroit Lions have also announced some of the things that led to that decision. https://twitter.com/detroitjockcity/status/734781755144671232 Still one of the better venues in the league, Ford Field is starting to show some signs of age in advance of...

Rod Wood: ‘If we’re going to have cheerleaders, we’re going to do it the right way’

Although there are rumors that Lions team owner Martha Ford is opposed to the idea of the team having cheerleaders, it appears that may not be the case. "I don’t know where that gets reported," team president Rod Wood told the Detroit Free Press. "I think everything that...

Glover Quin looking forward to challenge of changing secondary

Glover Quin is no stranger to personnel changes in the defensive backfield for the Lions. The team will have a different starter at strong safety for the fourth time in the four years that Quin has been in Detroit. Numerous names have come and gone...

Red Wings D Kyle Quincey and F Brad Richards both to hit free agent market, unlikely to return

The roster shake up in Detroit has begun. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press today that neither Brad Richards nor Kyle Quincey will receive new contracts from the team before July 1st, if at all. Richards, 36, was brought in on a one year $3 million...

Lions seventh round pick Dwayne Washington learning play book while in Washington

Talk about an uphill battle. Lions running back Dwayne Washington, taken in the seventh round of this year's draft, is still in Washington finishing up his online classes. He won't make his way back over to Michigan until after the University of Washington's commencement ceremony on June...

Realistic expectations for new Lions WR Marvin Jones (He’s not Calvin Johnson)

Shortly after absorbing the shock of Calvin Johnson's retirement, the Lions went to work on trying to find a way to restore some of the production they were losing. Obviously, there is no way to replace him, in production or presence. But, they moved quickly...

Lions rookie LB Antwione Williams doing everything he can to stay ahead of learning curve

When the Lions drafted linebacker Antwione Williams in the fifth round, they knew they were getting a hard worker. "I work really hard at what I do," Williams told Mlive.com. "It's like anything, you're not going to pick it up if you don't try to actually learn it....

Grand Rapids Griffins season comes to an end after 4-3 OT loss in game six

After falling behind 3-0 in the Central Division Finals of the AHL playoffs, the Grand Rapids Griffins won games four and five, and had a chance to tie the series up at home in game six on Monday. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way. Despite...

Former Lions DE Jason Jones signs with Miami Dolphins

Former Lions defensive end Jason Jones has found a new home. https://twitter.com/paulapasche/status/732283404775915524 After playing his college ball at Eastern Michigan University, Jones was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. In addition to playing defensive end, Jones also has the ability to play defensive...

Former Lions RB Jahvid Best sets sights on St. Lucia’s Olympic track team

27-year-old ex-Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best has found a new, less violent activity that he excels in: running track. After playing in two seasons with Detroit, Best was forced into retirement after numerous issues with concussions. Now, he is training at the ALTIS facility in...

Tigers purchase contract of P Warwick Saupold; send Daniel Norris to Toledo

After Thursday's 7-5 defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles, the Tigers made a roster move regarding their pitching situation. https://twitter.com/cmccosky/status/731184624781676544 Warwick Saupold, who has a 3-1 record with the Toledo Mud Hens this year, will make his big league debut when his number is called for...

Gustav Nyquist records hat trick in Sweden’s 7-3 romp over Kazakhstan

Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist is having himself quite a tournament in the World Championship. After scoring the overtime winner in Sweden's first game of the tournament, he tallied a hat trick in Wednesday's game against Kazakhstan. Through four games played, Sweden is tied with the Czech Republic...

Griffins storm back to extend series, win game four, 5-4

After a first round sweep of the Milwaukee Admirals, the Grand Rapids Griffins have had their hands full with the Lake Erie Monsters in the AHL's Central Division Finals. https://twitter.com/griffinshockey/status/730216955911778304 Trailing 3-0 in the series, the Griffins found themselves in a familiar spot in tonight's game...

BREAKING: Lions acquire LB Jon Bostic from New England

General manager Bob Quinn has tapped into the well of players from the New England Patriots again, this time trading for linebacker Jon Bostic. https://twitter.com/ttwentyman/status/729796040958738433 Bostic played in 11 games with the Patriots last season, while only totaling two tackles. After playing his college ball for the...

Kentucky Derby favorite ‘Nyquist’ poses with the Stanley Cup

What better a way to prepare for the Kentucky Derby than by spending some time with the Stanley Cup? https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/728936006339170304 The Derby, which is scheduled to start at 6:34 p.m. this evening, features Nyquist as the 3-1 favorite to win. Named after Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist, Nyquist...

Tomas Jurco scores game-winner as Slovakia wins 4-1 at World Championship

Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco had a goal and an assist in Slovakia's 4-1 win against Hungary in the preliminary round of the World Championship today, in a game that was played in St. Petersburg, Russia. The goal, his first of the tournament, was the game-winner. In...

Gameday Thread: Game 29, Texas Rangers @ Detroit TIgers

Detroit Tigers (14-14) vs Texas Rangers (16-14) Bottom of the 9th: No scoring. Texas wins 10-5. Top of the 9th: Delino DeShields flew out to left, Bryan Holaday scored. Texas leads 10-5. Bottom of the 8th: No scoring. Texas leads 9-5. Top of the 8th: No scoring. Texas leads 9-5. Bottom of the 7th: No scoring....

Top 10 most beloved Detroit Lions of all-time

Players will come and go, but if you follow a certain team for a long time, you naturally develop a liking for certain players. You might also develop a disdain for some players as well, but that's a topic for a different day! Let's...

Report: Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are now engaged

Although today was an off day on the schedule for the Tigers, starter Justin Verlander had himself quite a day. His engagement to model Kate Upton was announced today at the 2016 MET Gala. https://twitter.com/ForTheWin/status/727294325785300993 "I'm really excited, he asked me right before season started so we've been keeping...

James McCann likely to return to Tigers on Tuesday; Cameron Maybin’s return still unknown

As the Tigers prepare for a series with the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, they also prepare for the return of catcher James McCann. Manager Brad Ausmus told the Detroit Free Press before Saturday's 4-1 win against the Minnesota Twins that "a few more at-bats wouldn't hurt him". After being placed on the 15-day...

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