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Born & raised in the mitten. Grew up in Traverse City, but moved down to the Redford, MI area after my Dad tragically passed away in 1999 because that's where he was being buried and we wanted to be down there with him. I'm an avid Detroit sports fan, growing up in the state of Michigan and having such a solid block of teams to root for is something special. Iv'e always liked discussing Detroit sports whether it be about the past, the present or even what the future holds for Michigan sports teams. It's a long time coming as I am very excited to be apart of the DSN team and be able to construct interesting features to be posted for Detroit Sports fans to read/discuss about.

Top 10 Detroit Lions draft busts of all-time

Being a Lions fan surely comes with its ups and downs, especially when the NFL Draft starts to get closer on the calendar. You don't know whether they are going to draft at the right position or just draft a player that makes no...

WATCH: Bo Jackson’s ‘Tecmo Bo’ 2017 Kia Sorento ad

Kia went straight old school when promoting one of their all-new SUV's. An arcade game released back in the late 1980's known as 'Tecmo Bowl' is one of the all-time greatest sports games ever created. The game was originally just in arcade form, but its...

2016 NFL Regular Season Week 1 Injury Report: Lions vs. Colts

The 2016 NFL regular season for the Detroit Lions is just days away. The Lions will do battle with Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts inside Lucas Oil Stadium at 4:25 PM ET this Sunday. Detroit will look to take advantage of a banged...

Gameday Thread: Game 140, Baltimore Orioles @ Detroit Tigers

BALTIMORE ORIOLES (76-63) @ DETROIT TIGERS (75-64) WHERE: Comerica Park - Detroit, MI FIRST PITCH: 7:05 p.m. EST TV/RADIO: FOX Sports Detroit; 97.1 The Ticket GAMETIME FORECAST: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and 2am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with...

WHL’s Saskatoon Blades tab September 25th as ‘Thank You, Mr. Hockey Day’

How cool is this! The Saskatoon Blades of the WHL (Western Hockey League) are dedicating a full day to pay tribute to arguably one of, if not the greatest hockey player to ever live. On September 25, 2016, the Blades will be paying tribute to...

WATCH: Lions hype video, ‘Ready for Week 1?’

It's almost time Detroit Lions fans! There are only four more days until the 2016 NFL regular season campaign gets underway for our hometown boys. The Lions will begin 2016 on the road against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Many 'hype' videos have been produced...

WATCH: California high school football team displays ultimate show of respect to cheerleader

This is what it's all about ladies and gents. Foothill High School in Palo Cedro, California displayed the ultimate show of respect for one of their own whos job is to cheer them to victory each and every game. Ashley Adamietz, a cheerleader at Foothill High...

Tim Tebow signs minor league deal with New York Mets

When former NFL player Tim Tebow decided he was going to hold a tryout for all 30 MLB teams in an attempt to make it playing pro baseball, there were many different opinions, many of which were in the negative department of things. Even...

Chicago’s four-run 8th inning downs Detroit, Tigers fall to White Sox 7-4

The Detroit Tigers were looking to take the three-game series from the Chicago White Sox in Wednesday afternoon's contest. Anibal Sanchez looked to turn in a solid start and assist with keeping the Tigers in the thick of things regarding the playoff picture. Sanchez went...

WATCH: Justin Verlander endures rain delay in unique fashion

Wednesday's series finale between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox didn't start at the original slotted time. The game was delayed due to lightning occurring in the area. All players have their own ways of passing the time when a delay happens in...

Marshall Faulk has Detroit Lions ‘in’ the 2016 NFL Playoffs

The NFL GameDay crew conducted a segment yesterday titled 'Who's in, who's out?' Michael Irvin, Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci all took part in a two-part segment regarding the 2016 NFL Playoffs. The first part saw all four guys giving their picks for...

Gameday Thread: Game 139, Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

DETROIT TIGERS (75-63) @ CHICAGO WHITE SOX (66-72) WHERE: U.S. Cellular Field - Chicago FIRST PITCH: 2:10 p.m. EST TV/RADIO: FOX Sports Detroit; 97.1 The Ticket GAMETIME FORECAST: 86°F • Partly Cloudy • 8% PoP PROBABLE STARTERS: Anibal Sanchez (7-13, 5.70 ERA) vs. Jose Quintana (11-10, 3.05 ERA) LINEUPS: Detroit Tigers 1. Ian...

Detroit Lions release first depth chart of 2016

The Detroit Lions media has released the unofficial depth chart for the start of the 2016 regular season, which begins for the Lions this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. For the most part, all of the positions on the depth chart have the players that were...

Miguel Cabrera nominated as Detroit Tigers’ representative for 2016 Roberto Clemente Award

The Roberto Clemente Award is an award that has been given out annually since 1971 in MLB to the player that 'best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.' One player is nominated from all 30 major league baseball teams. This...

ON THIS DAY: Cal Ripken Jr. surpasses Lou Gehrig as MLB’s new ironman

There are just some MLB records that have their own place in history, a place that people could possibly threaten to dethrone, but will never fully conquer the feat. Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles stamped himself into the record books, 0n this day,...

Top 5 Detroit Lions who will surprise in 2016

There are plenty of players throughout the NFL that year in and year out end up having 'surprise' seasons. Whether it's a breakout season for a young player or a craft veteran that ends up putting up numbers that you might not have seen...

WATCH: Dwayne Washington takes 58-yard rush for a touchdown

On the third play of the Detroit Lions' final preseason game of 2016 against the Buffalo Bills, rookie running back Dwayne Washington pretty much solidified himself as a member of the final 53-man roster for the Lions. Washington took a hand-off from quarterback Dan Orlovsky...

Top 5 Detroit Tigers team MVP candidates

It's officially the final month of the 2016 MLB season. The Detroit Tigers currently sit four and a half games out of first place in the American League Central division and are locked in a two-way tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the second...

Henrik Zetterberg pulled from World Cup due to knee injury

Well this isn't good news regarding the Detroit Red Wings captain. It was announced earlier this morning that Henrik Zetterberg would be pulled from competing for Team Sweden in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey due to a knee injury. https://twitter.com/NHL/status/771345752773758980 https://twitter.com/DenisGorman/status/771343173092306944 Not even a month ago, August...

GAME PREVIEW: Lions’ final preseason tune-up vs. Bills

BUFFALO BILLS (1-2) vs. DETROIT LIONS (1-2) Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. EST Where: Ford Field - Detroit, Michigan TV/Radio: WJBK-TV FOX 2/News Talk 760 | WJR-AM Line: DET -1.5 Injury Report: Buffalo Bills Spikes, Brandon LB Undisclosed Questionable Seymour, Kevon CB Hamstring Questionable Hawthorne, David LB Hand Questionable Powell, Walt WR Undisclosed Questionable Williams, Jonathan RB Ribs Questionable Goodwin, Marquise WR Concussion Questionable Jones, Cardale QB Shoulder Questionable Robey, Nickell CB Quadriceps Questionable Lawson, Manny LB Pectoral Questionable Williams, Aaron S Head Questionable Moore, Sterling CB Concussion Questionable Reddick, Kevin LB Knee Questionable Lattimore, Jamari LB Nose Questionable Easley, Marcus WR Kneecap PUP List Glenn, Cordy T Ankle Questionable Harvin, Percy WR Hip Probable Henderson, Seantrel T Illness Questionable Lawson, Shaq DE Shoulder PUP List Listenbee, Kolby WR Pelvis Non-Football...

Nate Burleson on what he enjoyed most about playing in Detroit: ‘I enjoyed the fact that the team sucked’

Nate Burleson spent four seasons (2010-2013) as a member of the Detroit Lions. He put up solid numbers in his first two seasons in the Motor City, then seemed to taper off quite a bit during his final two seasons in Detroit. In a recent...

Lions claim LB Jayson DiManche, waive LB Dominique Tovell

The Detroit Lions made another roster move Tuesday afternoon. The Lions claimed linebacker Jayson DiManche from the Cincinnati Bengals and waived linebacker Dominique Tovel. https://twitter.com/Lions/status/770722961233944578 DiManche appaeared in one game with the Browns in 2015. He's spent parts of the last three seasons with both the...

Detroit Lions players react to Teddy Bridgewater’s gruesome injury

News broke earlier today that Teddy Bridgewater of the Minnesota Vikings was taken away from the practice field in an ambulance. Any time an ambulance is involved, especially in the world of sports, it doesn't spell anything good whatsoever. https://twitter.com/ShariStrib/status/770702093527113728 It was later announced that Bridgewater...

Chris Osgood named partial owner of Saginaw Spirit hockey team

The Saginaw Spirit announced this afternoon that a familiar name well known to all fans of the Detroit Red Wings will be added on as a member of its ownership team. Former four-time Stanley Cup winner with Detroit and 401-career-win goaltender Chris Osgood was introduced...

Detroit Lions place Corey Fuller and Brandon Pettigrew on PUP, waive CB Brandon McGee

Another round of roster moves were made this morning for the Detroit Lions. The Lions placed tight end Brandon Pettigrew and wide receiver Corey Fuller on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list. The team also waived cornerback Brandon McGee. https://twitter.com/Lions/status/770632398820216833 Pettigrew is still recovering from a...

FBF: Justin Verlander’s near no-hitter against Angels

One year ago today, Justin Verlander flirted with MLB history and had a chance to become just the fourth pitcher ever to have three no-hitters. The Detroit Tigers were matched up against the Los Angeles Angels in a night game at Comerica Park. Verlander as...

Erick Aybar gives Brad Ausmus flexibility with lineup when Tigers get healthy

Mired with injuries over the last couple weeks, the Detroit Tigers realized that their best option for a viable replacement in the infield was to acquire a veteran in shortstop Erick Aybar in place of the injured Jose Iglesias. Iglesias last played on August 10 during the...

Detroit Red Wings’ 2016-2017 broadcast schedule released

The Detroit Red Wings' 2016-2017 season schedule was released a little over two months ago. At that point we just knew who the Wings would be facing, but not how we can tune into the games. Well... Now, we officially know how we'll be able to...

Detroit Lions release running back Stevan Ridley

It looks as though the running back position is really starting to shape itself out after a cut was made this morning. Running back Stevan Ridley now finds himself out of a job in the NFL after being cut by the Detroit Lions. Ridley was...

Little Caesars Arena to be a unique blend of existing hockey venues

Little Caesars Arena will be the new home of the Detroit Red Wings come next season. With any new arena, a plethora of 'state-of-the-art' features are sure to come along with it. CEO of Olympia Entertainment Tom Wilson took some members of the media on a tour...

WATCH: Hype video promoting Pavel Datsyuk’s new KHL team

Pavel Datsyuk is no longer a member of the Detroit Red Wings. That ship set sail on June 18, 2016 when Datsyuk held a press conference and announced that he would be returning to his homeland of Russia. Datsyuk now plays in the KHL (Kontinental...

Niklas Kronwall pulled from Team Sweden’s World Cup roster due to injury

It was announced this morning that Team Sweden would be making a change to their 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster. Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings will not participate in the tournament, due to injury. Hampus Lindholm of the Anaheim Ducks will be...

On This Day: Gordie Howe gets inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame was established in 1943 and is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It's a place where the best of best in the sport of hockey are spotlighted for whomever visits the facility. Players like Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux...

Detroit Lions release wide receiver Andre Caldwell

It was announced this afternoon that the Detroit Lions have released wide receiver Andre Caldwell. https://twitter.com/Lions/status/767821921195028480 The Lions signed Caldwell this offseason to a one-year contract in hopes he could provide depth at the wide receiver position. Caldwell suffered a broken bone in his hand and...

Top 5 Wide Receiver Trios in the NFL

Plenty of NFL teams have a great 1-2 punch at the wide receiver position. Teams like the New York Jets (Brandon Marshall & Erik Decker), the Jacksonville Jaguars (Allen Robinson & Allen Hurns), the Miami Dolphins (DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry) and the Oakland...

WATCH: Marvin Jones hauls in 32-yard sideline grab

In the first quarter of the Detroit Lions' second preseason game of 2016, Marvin Jones made yet another great sideline grab. This this around, Jones hauled in a Matthew Stafford pass on 2nd and 11 that found its way over two Cincinnati Bengals defenders....

Detroit Lions Game Preview: Preseason Week 2 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Detroit Lions (1-0) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) Kickoff: 7:30 PM EST Where: Ford Field - Detroit, Michigan Weather: Game will be played in domed stadium TV/Radio: WJBK-TV FOX 2/News Talk 760 | WJR-AM Line: Detroit -2.5, Over/Under 40.5 Injury Report: Cincinnati Mario Alford WR Ankle Questionable Andrew Billings DT Knee Out Tyler Eifert TE Ankle PUP List Jeremy Hill RB Finger Probable William Jackson CB Pectoral Doubtful Tyler Kroft TE Knee Out Brandon LaFell WR Hand Questionable Rey Maualuga LB Undisclosed Probable Cedric Ogbuehi T Toe Doubtful Brandon Thompson DT Knee PUP...

Player Profile: Erick Aybar

Player: Erick Aybar Born: January 14, 1984 in Bani, Dominican Republic Position: Shortstop Bats/Throws: Switch/Right Drafted: Signed as an amateur free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2002. Career Highlights: MLB All-Star in 2014 as a member of the Angels 2011 American League Gold Glove Award...

ON THIS DAY: First ever Sports Illustrated issue is published in 1954

Ranging from the world of College Football to the diamonds of Major League Baseball, Sports Illustrated has become an extremely iconic 'sports based' magazine. SI has its usual segments that are seen in every issue published, such as 'Who's Hot, Who's Not', which covers...

Detroit Lions activate DeAndre Levy from non-football injury list

The Detroit Lions announced on Tuesday morning that linebacker DeAndre Levy has been activated off the active/non-Football injury list. https://twitter.com/Lions/status/765534505788583938 Levy has been on the list since July 29th. This should come as great news to the Lions as a team and their fans. Levy's presence on the...

Lions’ Devin Taylor is poised for breakout season

Yes, it was only a preseason game, but for a player that is poised to have a great year, it was extremely encouraging to see. In the Detroit Lions' preseason opener this past Friday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, defensive end Devin Taylor would notch the...

Detroit Sports Nation: 2016 NFL Quarterback Power Rankings

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. To have success...

WATCH: Detroit Lions Jake Rudock finds Jace Billingsley for 27-yard touchdown

Late in fourth quarter of the Detroit Lions' first preseason game of 2016 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, former University of Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock recorded his first career NFL touchdown pass. Whether it's preseason or not, it had to be a pretty good feeling for the...

WATCH: Marvin Jones makes great sideline grab in debut with Lions

Early in the first quarter in the first preseason game of 2016 for the Detroit Lions, wide receiver Marvin Jones made his presence known. On a third down and nine play, Matthew Stafford dropped back out of the shotgun and fired a pass to the...

Henrik Zetterberg named captain for Sweden for 2016 World Cup of Hockey

One of our very own Detroit Red Wings is receiving quite the honor. News broke Thursday evening regarding the World Cup of Hockey that will be taking place in Toronto, Canada beginning September 17, 2016. It was announced the Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg would be...

Anquan Boldin could be ‘steal’ signing of offseason for Detroit Lions

It's not to often you speak so highly of a 35-year-old football player, but when it comes to Anquan Boldin you really can't resist. Boldin was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Lions on July 26, 2016 following a visit about a month...

Meet some of the Detroit Lions’ newest players

Every season it seems as though all 32 NFL teams have at least a few fresh faces on their roster. For the Detroit Lions, the upcoming 2016 campaign provides plenty of new faces on their respective roster. Ranging from both the offensive and defensive...

Offense backs Verlander’s strong start, Tigers beat Mets 4-3

It was a marquee pitching matchup at Comerica Park with Justin Verlander and Noah Syndergaard on the mound for their respective ball clubs. Verlander and Syndergaard both pitched six innings of work with Verlander ultimately getting the upper hand with run support, which led...

Gameday Thread: Game 108, New York Mets @ Detroit Tigers

New York Mets (56-52) @ Detroit Tigers (59-49) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, Michigan First Pitch: 7:10 PM ET Pitching Matchup: Noah Syndergaard (9-5, 2.48 ERA) vs. Justin Verlander (11-6, 3.54 ERA) TV/Radio: FOX Sports Detroit; 97.1 The Ticket Weather: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. West southwest wind 6...

Happy 79th birthday, Herb Brooks

Constructing something in the name of Herb Brooks is something that will give you goosebumps. One of the most legendary hockey coaches that ever lived. He coached in college and in the NHL, but Brooks is best known for his time coaching in the...

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