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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!

Top 5 Thanksgiving games in Detroit Lions history

Although it might not seem possible, Thanksgiving is already upon us. Ahhh yes. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries, family, and of course, Lions football. In honor of the holiday, let's take a stroll down memory lane as we look at the top...

The ultimate examination of Matthew Stafford’s legacy

Since signing an extension making him the highest-paid player in NFL history, scrutiny has followed Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford like the plague. Those questioning the extension have been asking the same questions for years: "Can he finally start winning big games?" "Can he lead this team to a deep playoff...

Andre Drummond sets career high for free throws made in a game

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers
If you've been within an earshot of any chatter regarding the Detroit Pistons for the last few years, surely you've heard some strong criticism directed at Andre Drummond for his historic ineptitude from the free throw line. Coming into the current season, Drummond's career conversion percentage from the...

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...

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...

JUST IN: Detroit Lions sign Jace Billingsly to active roster

With Sunday evening's tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the horizon, questions regarding the health of the team are still being lofted around like a pass out of Matthew Stafford's right hand. While we still don't have a conclusive answer on the official status of some...

CHECK IT OUT: Week seven NFL power rankings released

We all know how ugly Sunday was for the Lions. That ugliness is now reflected in this week's version of NFL power rankings. Leading up to last weekend's match-up with the New Orleans Saints, Detroit found themselves in the middle of the pack at #14....

Just In: Michigan LB Devin Bush named to Midseason All-America team

It's already been a season full of ups and downs for the University of Michigan football team. They opened the season ranked in the top ten, and won a huge game to start the season against Florida. Quarterback Wilton Speight regained quickly regained his form from...

BREAKING: Lions receive bad news regarding injury to Golden Tate

After yesterday's wild affair with the New Orleans Saints, the Lions came out a little banged up, to say the least. Wide receiver Golden Tate was among those who were hurt in the tilt, and word has broken today that he may miss substantial time as a...

WWE wrestling: fake fighting, but real emotion

As a lifelong fan of the WWE, I've heard a lot of different criticisms. It's fake. It's scripted. They're not athletes. Sure, it's not 100% real. No, they're not actually beating each other to a complete pulp every single week. But, the athleticism of the...

Former Lions QB announces retirement

NFL: Preseason-Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions
Former Detroit Lions backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky is officially calling it a career. In an essay submitted to Sports Spectrum, the former signal-caller emotionally explained his thought process leading to retirement. "It’s time for my journey as a football player to come to an end," he said. "The...

MUST SEE: Detroit Lions first quarter grades are in

Call it luck, expected, surprising, or whatever adjective you wish. The fact of the matter is that the Detroit Lions have reached the quarter-mark of the season with a 3-1 record. Sure, some have underachieved. But thankfully, some have overachieved as well. Is this team's...

JUST IN: Detroit Lions Week 4 inactives announced

As the Detroit Lions prepare to take the field in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, they have announced their inactive players for today's tilt against the Vikings. https://twitter.com/ttwentyman/status/914512984197623808 Rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis will miss his second straight game as a result of a concussion that stemmed...

Matt Prater: Best kicker in NFL?

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks
As Lions fans, there have been very few things that make us feel comfortable throughout a game over the years. Thankfully, the kicking game is and has been something that generally puts our minds at ease, and that's all thanks to one person: Matt Prater. For...

Final Detroit Lions 53-man roster projection

NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
The exhibition season is over. Now, the folks in the front office of the Detroit Lions really begin earning their paychecks. After Thursday's 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Lions finished the pre-season with a 2-2 record. Not shiny, not ultra-impressive, but remember that records hold zero impact on...

BREAKING NEWS: Floyd Mayweather defeats Conor McGregor by TKO

After months of anticipation, "The Money Fight" between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is over. https://twitter.com/BR_MMA/status/901668490632888320 Visibly wobbly after a few exchanges that were decidedly pro-Mayweather, McGregor found himself against the ropes and on the wrong end of another flurry from Mayweather, which led to the referee calling for an...

Punishments handed down for Yankees-Tigers brawl

Although it added plenty of excitement to yesterday's game between the Tigers and the New York Yankees, the rendition of bean-ball and the ensuing mock of the Royal Rumble were not taken lightly by Major League Baseball. First baseman Miguel Cabrera has been suspended for 7 games, and...

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...

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...

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