Golden Tate addresses Russell Wilson, Percy Harvin rumors

We’re seeing an increasing number of professional athletes attempt to eliminate the middleman of sports media or team public relations machinery by speaking directly to fans, addressing detractors and dispelling rumors. For some, that might be as simple as using social media to interact with people. Yet several athletes are taking that effort further through ventures where they...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation’s 10 Worst Plays of 2014: #8 Brees pick at Lions late

The Lions game definitely ranks as one of the most painful losses of the season, especially since the Lions really had no business escaping with a victory. The Saints completely dominated that game from top to bottom for 3.9 quarters before pissing it all away in the final minutes with a comedy of mistakes. You’ll be seeing more from this game but consider this inexplicable interception...
Via The Saints Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Stafford, Tate added to Pro Bowl

DETROIT (AP) Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Golden Tate have been added to the Pro Bowl. Stafford replaces Peyton Manning of Denver, while Tate replaces Jeremy Maclin of Philadelphia. Stafford finished the regular season with 4,257 yards passing, helping Detroit to its second postseason berth in four years. Tate made a huge impact in his first season with the...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tate, Stafford Slated to Suit Up in Pro Bowl

After his career year, Golden Tate has been rewarded with a Pro Bowl bid after replacing Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Tate was probably the Lions offensive MVP this year, his first with the team and lead a Lions club that just won its most games in 23 years.Was he originally snubbed and more deserving than his teammate who was elected? Yes. Does it matter now? No.To understand...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions' Tate added to Pro Bowl roster

Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate has been added to the Pro Bowl roster as a replacement for Philadelphia's Jeremy Maclin. Maclin backed out for personal reasons. Tate set career highs with 99 receptions and 1,331 receiving yards in his first season in Detroit after being signed as an unrestricted free agent last March. He joins safety Glover Quin as the Lions' representatives...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate again denies he had an affair with Russell Wilson’s wife

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate again has issued a vehement denial regarding apparently still-persistent rumors that he had an affair with the wife of then-teammate Russell Wilson before the Seattle Seahawks quarterback and his high school sweetheart split. “I did not have an affair with Russell Wilson’s wife, nor did I have anything to...Read More The post Golden Tate...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

'Fail Mary' referee suffers from depression, PTSD

Life for Lance Easley has not been the same since Week 3 of the 2012 NFL regular season. The former replacement referee, who famously signaled for a touchdown on the play that later became dubbed the “Fail Mary” play, told Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports he has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. In what became one of the most infamous calls in NFL history...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bitter playoff loss sends Lions into uncertain offseason

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Golden Tate was at the Detroit Lions' practice facility wearing a red sweatshirt with the words ''Detroit Against The World'' on it. That sentiment resonates quite a bit in Motown right now. ''Prime example last night, I guess,'' the Detroit wide receiver said. Tate and the Lions enter the offseason after an unusually bitter postseason defeat. They led for...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions still smarting from game-changing call at locker cleanout day

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- T-shirts worn by Detroit Lions Dominic Raiola and Golden Tate summed up the team's feelings in the wake of Sunday's inexplicable flag pick-up. Raiola's shirt: "God forgives, Detroit doesn't." Tate's: "Detroit against the World." The Lions cleaned out their lockers Monday afternoon at the team's headquarters, less than 24 hours after their season ended with a...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions wideout Golden Tate tells “bitter” Seahawks fans to leave him alone

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is not the most popular guy around Seattle. What’s the deal? Could be it has something to do with his promising to take a paycut in order to stick with the Seahawks and then signing with Detroit. Perhaps some fans really believe that he banged Russell Wilson’s wife. For whatever reason, a number of Seahawks fans have never stopped harrassing...
Via cover32 - Lions
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate tells bitter Seattle Seahawks fans to please leave him alone

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is not the most popular guy around Seattle. Why? Maybe it has something to do with his promising to take a paycut in order to stick with the Seahawks and then signing with Detroit. Maybe people think that he really banged Russell Wilson’s wife. I don’t know. For whatever reason, a number of Seahawks fans have never stopped harrassing him...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate Leads Lions In Playoff Loss

Lions receiver Golden Tate had a nice game during Sunday's loss to Dallas.Fantasy Spin:He opened up the scoring with a 51-yard touchdown catch, and finished the day with six receptions for 89 yards on nine targets.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate Challenges Organization to “Have Best Offseason of Your Life”

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate may be new to the team, but he had some strong words of encouragement for the organization following its disheartening playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday evening (via I challenged every man in here, coaches, trainers, fan base, players obviously, to go have the best offseason of your life. We see how close we are as a community...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tate issues challenge to the Lions organization

Michael Rothstein of overheard Lions receiver Golden Tate issuing out a challenge to his teammates, the organization and fans alike for the upcoming offseason: “I challenged every man in here, coaches, trainers, fan base, players obviously, to go have the best offseason of your life,” Tate said. “We see how close we are as a community and that should encourage. Yeah...
Via The Majors Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sloppy Tackles, Conservative Offense Doom Lions in Playoffs

The day started off so promising: Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his offense jumped out to an electrifying 14-0 lead, including a 51-yard touchdown pass from Stafford to receiver Golden Tate on the opening drive. Detroit's defense reciprocated the effort, holding Dallas to just seven points in the first half. Everything was working in Detroit's favor; for the first...
Via Pro Football Spot
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate Exacts His Revenge After Getting Whacked

The Dallas Cowboys welcomed Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate to AT&T Stadium with an epic hit on the his first attempted punt return of the day Sunday. It was certainly an impressive hit and one that is going to be replayed on just about every sportscast when it comes time to cover the Cowboys-Lions game.Ask him and Tate will likely say he's okay with that. Why? Because...
Via FatManWriting
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate responds perfectly to Cowboys' desire for revenge

Golden Tate talks with his play on the field. The Dallas Cowboys had big plans for the Detroit Lions wide receiver before Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff game. In the week leading up to the game, Cowboys safety Barry Church swore revenge against Tate for a hit the latter laid on linebacker Sean Lee ... back in 2012. Tate was playing for the Seahawks at that point, but that apparently...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dallas Cowboys C.J. Spillman Hammers Lions Punt Returner Golden Tate

Detroit Lions wide receiver wanted to contribute more to the success of the team so he asked if he could return a few punts against the Dallas Cowboys in Sunday's playoff game. It was an admirable decision by the first year Lion; the kind of thing you like to see out of your players. However, after the hit he took on the first punt of the day he may change his mind.C.J. Spillman...
Via FatManWriting
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys hit Golden Tate who then goes 51 yards for a touchdown (GIF)

Getty Images Leading up to Sunday’s NFC Wild Card Round against the Lions, Cowboys defensive back Barry Church vowed some revenge on Golden Tate for a hit years ago on Sean Lee. Following a punt Tate was hit hard eliciting excitement out of the Cowboys crowd. Of course that excitement was short lived. Tate quickly caught a pass from quarterback Matt Stafford and went 51 yards...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions receiver Golden Tate does not know the meaning of the words fair catch

I’m just guessing here, but I’m not sure that Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate knows the meaning of the words “fair catch”: Ouch. Impressive that he even held onto that thing. He must be alright because moments later Tate scored a touchdown on the Dallas Cowboys on a massive 51 yard catch and run. Detroit leads 7-0 early in the first quarter. You may also be interested...
Via cover32
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate on Barry Church: I don’t know this guy

          This embed is invalid   " /> Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate has no time for Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church’s nonsense.   Church made waves Wednesday by declaring he will seek retribution against Tate during Sunday’s NFC divisional round playoff game for the wideout’s 2012 hit on Church’s teammate, Sean Lee. Tate responded...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate doesn’t know who the hell Barry Church is

Heading into this Sunday’s wild card game between the Lions and Cowboys, Dallas safety Barry Church issued out a within the rules threat towards Golden Tate. Church was making the threat for payback after a hit Tate laid on Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee back in 2012 when the Lions wide out was a member of the Seattle Seahawks. The only problem is Tate doesn’t know who the hell...
Via The Majors Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate responds to Barry Church's trash talk

Golden Tate responded to Barry Church’s trash talk and said the Cowboys safety made a mistake by opening his mouth ahead of Sunday’s NFC wild-card playoff game between Detroit and Dallas. Church said in a radio interview with KRLD Wednesday that he was looking forward to getting revenge on Tate for delivering a hit that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Playoffs: Keys to Defeating the Dallas Cowboys

The Detroit Lions will travel to Texas to battle the Soaring Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, for the Wild Card round of the 2014 playoffs.The Lions will have their hands full with Dallas' red hot offense, featuring quarterback Tony Romo, tailback DeMarco Murray, and star receiver Dez Bryant, and one of the best tight ends in the league in Jason Witten.In order for Detroit to fortify...
Via Pro Football Spot
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys' Church looking forward to 'payback' against Golden Tate

It happened more than two years ago, and against a different team -- but the Cowboys have a long memory. Sunday, when Dallas hosts Detroit in the NFL's wildcard round, they'll face Golden Tate for the first time since September of 2012, when Tate played for Seattle. The Seahawks dominated Dallas, 27-7, but one of the lasting memories from the game was when Tate smashed linebacker...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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