Found December 12, 2011 on
I might be in the minority, and crazy for this, but I'm typically a fan of Thom Brennaman. He has a distinct voice that definitely should be calling sports games and he'll forever remind me of one of my greatest sports memories. But what he did during yesterday's Lions-Vikings game is indefensible.
Brennaman, paired up with Brian Billick (who is a weekly problem himself), made it very clear from the start of the game that the game's storyline, no matter how the actual game played out, was going to center around Detroit being dirty and undisciplined. There was no focus on the Minnesota Vikings player who pushed Stephen Tulloch's helmet back to the turf as Tulloch was trying to get up following his defensive touchdown (similar to Lions WR Titus Young's "punch" last week). There were zero mentions of Kyle Vanden Bosch getting mauled on every play. Only Detroit could do wrong.
When Detroit took a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, and shamefully allowe...
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Stephen Tulloch got penalized with a personal foul because of his block on Christian Ponder during the interception return.
I'm guessing that official thought Tulloch's block was outside the rules because Ponder didn't appear to be blocking near the return.
Just a guess, though.
Another great play for Stephen Tulloch. He scooped up the ball near the goaline after a sack and forced fumble by Cliff Avril.
Loss of eight yards on the play.
Great anticipation from Tulloch, a guy whose been extremely valuable to the Lions this season.
A Christian Ponder pass was intercepted by Eric Wright at the Lions 28. But Stephen Tulloch got flagged for a 15-yard personal foul penalty.
Not exactly sure what Tulloch did. Could you tell? Waiting for a replay.
That turnover is Ponder's third intercepted pass of the game.
Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett caught up with Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch for a few questions:
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