Ranking the football stadiums of the Big Ten

What is the distinguishing factor when it comes to the difference between the NFL and college football? For many of us college football fans, it is the intensity and passion that follows the sport. This is best exhibited by the electric atmospheres that you see throughout the country all over major school campuses. Today, I … Read more

WATCH: Funniest strike three calls in baseball history

If you have ever played or watched baseball you have probably come across an umpire or two who tried to make the game about himself. Though these calls are hilarious to watch, I’m not so sure how I would react if I was the batter being called out.

Here is a video showing some of the most theatrical strike three calls I have ever seen.

WATCH: Sergei Fedorov Tribute Video

The NHL 100 videos are great – here is one dedicated to one of the greatest, Sergei Fedorov.

Fedorov was considered one of the best players in the world in the 1990s leading into the early 2000s. He last played for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL, where he was made captain of in early September 2011. He was also an ambassador for Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Fedorov was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 9, 2015 and to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2016.

Steve Yzerman was asked about Fedorov’s play during the season: “I’ve only seen two other players that can dominate a game like Sergei, and that’s Wayne and Mario. … In my opinion, he’s the best player in the League. He is different than Wayne and Mario because he dominates with his speed, and unbelievable one-on-one moves.”

FLASHBACK: J.D. Martinez homers thrice on Father’s Day in the Bronx

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez sure gave fans a lot of memorable moments during his time here. Martinez in over 450 career games with the Tigers hit a cool even .300 with a .912 OPS, clubbing 99 of his 141 career home runs. One would be hard-pressed to find many moments more memorable than … Read more

HIGHLIGHTS: Justin Verlander – 2011 AL MVP

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

Without question, the peak year for now former Tigers ace Justin Verlander was his 2011 campaign when he took home both the American League Cy Young and MVP honors. Verlander accomplished what is known as the pitching ‘Triple Crown’ in baseball, he led the league in wins (24), strikeouts (251), and ERA (2.40) that season. … Read more

FLASHBACK: Verlander tosses two career no-hitters

Justin Verlander is now a member of the Houston Astros, following Thursday’s last minute deadline deal. What had been widely speculated for the better part of two months has finally come to fruition.

We can’t thank Verlander enough for his passion, determination, and success he gave to the Detroit Tigers and the city of Detroit. He brought countless memories to Tigers fans nationwide. Perhaps none are bigger than his two career no-hitters.

His first came on June 12, 2007, against the Milwaukee Brewers. The second came on the road on May 7, 2011, against the Toronto Blue Jays. These two moments best exemplified what it meant to witness “must-see JV.”

MUST SEE: Pontiac Silverdome: A BMX Paradise

A hat tip right off the bat to the trusty folks at Down with Detroit. We caught this video on their feed and couldn’t resist sending it along. It features Wyandotte native Tyler Fernengel embarking on an urban exploration tour of the dilapidated Pontiac Silverdome, once the home of the Detroit Lions. A professional BMX rider, … Read more

Baseball Etiquette: The Book of Unwritten Rules

Every sport has their own set of unwritten rules the majority of players abide by, rules that fans are seemingly always at a crossroads with when it comes to understanding and accepting them as sports consumers. From padding stats in virtually decided basketball game, to rookie hazing football, and things such as “turtling” in hockey… … Read more

FLASHBACK: Gary Thorne executes perfect commentating in empty Camden Yards

DSN was mostly hands off this week when it came covering Wednesday’s riot-induced zero attendance baseball game in Baltimore (the Red Wings’ playoff run served as a worthy diversion). But when we stumbled upon Gary Thorne’s seventh inning call of Adam Jones’ booming double to center, we were instantly transfixed: (the video can be seen HERE if … Read more

WATCH: Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown Season – Tribute

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

Since becoming a member of the Detroit Tigers, Cabrera has won the hearts of fans across the state of Michigan and beyond. In 2012 Cabrera did something that hadn’t been done since 1967. (If the above video doesn’t play you can watch it here) That magical 2012 season was a treat for fans, being able … Read more

TBT: 2000 NFL Scouting Combine Highlights – Tom Brady

 

If you are a fan of professional football, you probably know that the NFL Scouting Combine on-field workouts begin this Friday. In 2000, future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady participated in the combine and had one of the worst workouts of all-time.

It goes to show that the combine can definitely help or hurt your draft stock, but it does not ultimately determine your success in the NFL. Enjoy the video! [NOTE: If video below doesn’t work, click here]

WATCH: Pavel Datsyuk goes coast to coast for ‘Datsyukian’ goal vs. Nashville

Some of the Magic Man’s best work. One of the most memorable goals from the 2012-2013 (lockout shortened) season occurred on February 19th, when Pavel Datsyuk took matters into his own hands to tie up the Red Wings’ game against the Predators. Down 3-2 late in the third period, Datsyuk took control of the puck … Read more