Lions first half against Patriots could be precursor to a long, ugly season

Anyone that pays attention to the NFL preseason knows that the third game is usually the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season. This is the week that coaches use...

EDITORIAL – Hey Golden Tate: How You Can Stand Up without Kneeling Down

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NBA: Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers

Andre Drummond: The man who holds the Pistons season in his hands

Andre Drummound, the main name that comes up in any discussion about the Pistons. The man who is nearly as tall in potential as he is in stature. He...
MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Tigers celebrate Alan Trammell, Hall of Fame does not

When the Tigers host the Dodgers this Saturday night, they will honor Alan Trammell. It is not with a Baseball Hall of Fame ring, or by retiring his number....

Lions Fans: Tap the Brakes on the Kenny Golladay Hype Train

Detroit fans love their Lions. That isn’t a shocking revelation to anyone. Unfortunately, it is an unrequited love that has delivered only one playoff victory in the last 60...

Grading the Detroit Lions 2017 offseason

Memorial Day has passed and Summer is unofficially upon us. Baseball is in full swing, The NBA Has No Parity: Part III is about to start, and the defending...

An Open Letter to Chris Ilitch

Dear Mr. Ilitch, On behalf of the sporting interest of Detroit, we first owe you thanks for all that your family has done for us. Your late father was essentially...

Baseball needs more fun and showmanship

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Top 5 commercials from Super Bowl 50

In terms of excitement, Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers was lackluster and rather sloppy. But the actual game is only one-third of the Super...

Johan Franzen is getting ready for another season, but will it be another short...

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What To Do When Your Hero Lets You Down

Welcome to a weekly column by Kyle Bauer on various happenings in national and local sports.  Agree or disagree with the author? Please comment below or let him know...

Assessing The Summer Of Detroit’s GM’s (Part 1 of 4): Joe Dumars

The following is a four part feature on the summer transactions of the general managers for Detroit's four major pro-sports teams. First up, Joe Dumars of the Pistons. Stick...

(REPOST) Accepting The Reality Of Steroids And The Possibility Of Peralta

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Better Than Ever, Less Enthused Than Ever.

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This Is Not Another Column About Sports Saving Detroit

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A Retrospective Of 2002 Red Wings: Seven Down, Four To Go

I'm taking some personal time off from writing a regular column for DSN this week. Though in light of Brendan Shanahan and Chris Chelios being elected to the Hockey...

The Sound Of Settling: Your Detroit Red Wings Free-Agency Guide (with trade bonus!)

  The 2013 NHL free-agency period is upon us. For so many ardent hockey fans, the next couple days is the lead up to Christmas--this is essentially the holiday season....

I Want My NBA Team Back

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Ilitch’s New Something Is Better Than Nothing For Detroit

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Accepting The Reality Of Steroids And The Possibility Of Peralta

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Collins and Rogers vs. The Proud “Politically Incorrect”

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Hop On, There’s Still Room

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Detroit Red Wings Youth Makes The Season A Success

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Justin Abdelkader Deserved To Be Suspended. Now Lets Move On…

My initial reaction to Justin Abdelkader's hit on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman was probably the same as yours; "AWESOME ABS! GO GET 'EM!" and then "PSH! Typical cheap-ass...

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: Eastern Conference First Round Reviewed,Previewed

    The Eastern Conference has been my favorite conference for some time now. Around 10 years ago, there seemed to be a culture and power swap between the East and...

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: The NHL Western Conference First Round,...

For some it's the Superbowl, for others it's the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament or maybe even New Years Day for the Rose Bowl. For me, it's...

How Old Were You When Hanson First Kicked For Detroit?

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NHL Trade Deadline ’13: A Red Wings Post-Mortem

I think we all remember the excitement of the NHL trade deadline in 1999. I faked sick getting out of my sixth-grade classes, purely so I could go home...

Why I Wouldn’t Bet On Verlander Being A “Tiger For Life”

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Why I Believe The Datsyuk Retirement Rumor And You Should Too

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Hawks and Pens Rebuild And Reload While Wings Recoil

Welcome to a new weekly column by Kyle Bauer on various happenings in national and local sports. This column will run every Sunday. Agree or disagree with the author?...

Black Hockey Stars Of Today,Yesterday And Tomorrow Paid Little Cultural Reverence

Welcome to a new weekly column by Kyle Bauer on various happenings in national and local sports. Normally, this column will run every Sunday, it ran today because Kyle...

Why Are The Greatest So Bad At Evaluating Talent?

By Kyle Bauer Welcome to a new Sunday column by Kyle Bauer on various happenings in national and local sports. Agree or disagree with the author? Please comment below or...

The First Step Is Admitting You’re Wrong and Damien Brunner Is So Right

By Kyle Bauer Welcome to a new weekly column by Kyle Bauer on various happenings in national and local sports. Normally, this column will run every Sunday, today is an...

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