Found January 15, 2012 on The Wayne Fontes Experience:
In today's Detroit Free Press, the Freep's resident contrarian hack for pay, Drew Sharp, gave his opinion on the contract status on the Lions' most talented player, wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He declares the Lions need not pay Megatron because wide outs are easily replaceable in comparison to other positions. This is the example Sharp uses to defend his opinion: Tim Tebow received all the hurrahs and hosannas for his one-play, one-pass overtime victory against Pittsburgh last weekend, but it was Demaryius Thomas who turned a short crossing route into an 80-yard touchdown because he was big and strong enough to stiff-arm himself free from a defensive back and break a tackle. And fast enough to motor down the sideline before anybody could catch him. Never heard of Demaryius Thomas?He was a stud receiver at Georgia Tech who immediately filled the void of another stud Yellow Jackets receiver ... Calvin Johnson. Let's take a quick look at Thomas and Johnson over th...

SLR Detroit Lions Player of the Year Tournament First Round: Kevin Smith vs. Will Heller

SideLion Report has great readers so it makes sense that you should have a say in helping us name the SideLion Report Detroit Lions player of the year. The players have been seeded and placed into a tournament bracket with each matchup determined by a reader vote. To ensure that everyone has a chance to vote, polls will remain open until midnight on the west coast. At that time...

An Interview With DIRECTV’s Ultimate Displaced Fan, a Detroit Lions Fan

Earlier this season we had the opportunity to provide our readers with a giveaway of a Detroit Lions themed remote from DIRECTV. At the same time we encouraged you to vote for John Tracy, a Detroit Lions fan that had been named a finalist in DIRECTV’s Ultimate Displaced Fan Contest. I received an email last week that announced John as the winner of the contest and with Lions pride...

Matthew Stafford wins PFW Comeback Player of Year, aka Miss Congeniality

Despite throwing for 5038 yards and 41 touchdowns, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford wasn't named All-Pro or even to the Pro Bowl. The best he could do was being named a lowly Pro Bowl 3rd alternate. (Yet the NFL media wonder why Lions fans carry an eternal grudge) To long suffering Detroit fans, Stafford's snub felt like a kick in the nuts, showing a lack of respect for...

Martin Mayhew: Detroit Lions must work at mastering post-game handshake

Months later, the Lions general manager brought some levity to fray dubbed "Handshake-gate," involving Detroit's Jim Schwartz and San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh.

Suh interrogated on pregame show

Ndamukong Suhs offseason tour of redemption officially began Sunday on CBSs pregame show, "The NFL Today." The Detroit Lions defensive tackle was the programs special in-studio guest and was introduced by host James Brown as,Lions All-Pro D tackle Ndamukong Suh. Nattily dressed in a suit-and-tie combination that vaguely resembled the Lions' road uniform, without the...

From playoff team to Super Bowl contender: Identifying the Detroit Lions' biggest needs

Here are five things Detroit must do this offseason to continue the momentum from its first playoff appearance since 1999.

Lions' Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford earn Pro Football Weekly honors

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has been named to the All-NFL Team by Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was named Comeback Player of the Year.

Ndamukong Suh says many NFL players respect the way he plays

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh knows about the poll of NFL players that said he’s the dirtiest player in the NFL. But he believes he’s also one of the most respected players in the league. Suh said in an interview with NFL Magazine that he knows plenty of players admire the way he plays and…

D'oh! CNN forecasts weather for Lions-Chargers playoff game

Yes, that's a pretty big screw-up for the most trusted name in news. But they couldn't really have thought that the graphic was right, right?

Packers Loss, Recent History Gives the Lions Hope For a 2012 Division Title

The “Discount Double Choke” has quickly become my favorite term to describe the awful showing that the heavily favored, Super Bowl bound Green Bay Packers displayed in yesterday’s divisional playoff game.  A team that seemed destined for a Super Bowl and a half decade of NFC North Dominance failed to deliver the title — and there’s evidence to believe that the division...
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