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Midwest Sports Fans:
Things have not gone particularly well for the Detroit Lions since their 5-0 start. They lost a winnable game to San Francisco after which their coach came totally unhinged, which has been followed by the team coming intermittently unhinged while going 3-5 over the last eight games. The playoffs still look like a good bet, but forgive Lions fans if they aren’t taking anything for granted.
Also, forgive Lions fans who pass out in the middle of games in which their team gets up big on the hapless Minnesota Vikings and Joe Webb ends up playing quarterback.
I know, I know…the game ended with plenty of drama and the Vikings lining up for a potentially game-tying touchdown on the final snap, but were it not for the boredom and/or inebriation of one Lions fan in particular, we would never have been able to witness this incredible feat of Lions fandom.
My favorite part of the video is the triumphant raising of the arms into the air by our intrepid mini-megaphone and bottle stacker.
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Congrats, @ttopherstevenn! Last night, Brandon Pettigrew came to Legends Sports & Games, and a few faithful followers joined me going to see him. Courtesy of Legends, I was able to give @ttopherstevenn a Lions mini-helmet, and Pettigrew’s John Hancock upon it: Brandon was cool throughout the event, having a good time with just about everyone who came through the long...
Here's a transcript of the Lions defensive tackle's first meeting with the press since returning from a two-game suspension.
Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith missed yet another practice as he recovers from a high ankle sprain.
Defensive backs Eric Wright (hamstring), Louis Delmas (knee) and Aaron Berry (shoulder), linebacker Justin Durant (hamstring) and defensive end Lawrence Jackson (thigh) also remain out for the Lions.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Ndamukong Suh isn't sharing with the public any thoughts he might have of remorse or contrition about the stomping incident on Thanksgiving Day that caused the NFL to suspend him for two games.
No public apologies appear to be forthcoming, either.
Suh avoided any direct answers to the stomping incident in a Wednesday news conference after his first practice...
Sammie Hill hasn't put up eye-popping numbers the past two weeks -- five tackles and half a sack -- but the third-year lineman has played some of his best football with the Lions shorthanded.
Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch was fined $10,000 by the NFL for his hit against Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder last week.
When I sit down and begin typing each article, I set a goal to try and write in a way that makes the reader want to finish the entire piece. That said, this article was one of the more challenging ones to do so.
Chris Houston will return to the Lions lineup Sunday
The reason wasn’t because this game is not important, because it certainly is. This weekend marks a must win for...
The Lions got a bunch of defensive players back at practice on Friday, which could mean that the team is close to full strength when they face the Raiders in Week 15. It seems like a sure thing that they will have running back Kevin Smith back in the lineup. He practiced for the third…
Ndamukong Suh is returning from the suspension he earned with a Thanksgiving Day stomp, but he wasn't willing to talk about the aftermath (or his car accident) to Mike Valenti and Terry Foster during his weekly interview on 97.1 The Ticket, the Lions' flagship station in Detroit. More »
It doesn’t seem like all that long ago the lockout was in full effect and I took a step of faith to check in on all the teams the Lions on the Lions 2011 schedule. During that Q&A with Raiders blogger Chris Shellcroft of Just Blog Baby suggested that both the Lions and Raiders would be fighting for a playoff spot when time for the game finally arrived. Turns out he was right...