The Detroit Sports Show: Tigers Collapsing, but Red Wings Rising?

The Detroit Tigers look like they might not win again and the Detroit Red Wings look like they might win a lot in the near future. The guys discuss their thoughts on both topics and University of Michigan Softball. Kicking it off with the Tigers, after a great Taylor Swift introduction, Andrew Tomlinson, Chris Burke and Max DeMara talk about the disastrous West Coast roadtrip. Additionally...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Mock Draft Tracker, Post-Lottery Edition: Who’s the Choice at No. 8?

The Detroit Pistons held serve in the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, failing to hit it big with a move into the top three but also avoiding a drop like they suffered a year ago — slipping from No. 8 to No. 9 cost the Pistons their first-round pick in the 2014 draft. Who might get the nod when the Pistons are on the clock? Here’s a sampling of the predictions: Sports Illustrated: Stanley...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Detroit Sports Show: Miguel Cabrera’s Place in Detroit Sports History

Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th career home run over the weekend, blasting one to center field against the St. Louis Cardinals. Is he the greatest Detroit Tigers player ever? And where does Miggy rank among Gordie Howe, Ty Cobb, Barry Sanders and the rest of Detroit’s all-timers? We take on that subject, plus look ahead to Tuesday’s NBA Draft lottery and Wednesday’s possible...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Teemu Pulkkinen, Grand Rapids Griffins Eliminate Rockford Ice Hogs

The Grand Rapids Griffins are marching on in the AHL playoffs, and rising prospect Teemu Pulkkinen again was at the heart of their latest victory. Pulkinnen’s latest goal, his league-leading 13th of the postseason, came just 5:01 into Sunday’s game, sparking the Griffins to a 5-3 win over the Rockford Ice Hogs. That victory wrapped up the conference semifinal series in five...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Jose Iglesias, Ian Kinsler Turn Brilliant Double Play vs. Twins

Jose Iglesias was at it again Thursday afternoon, pairing with Ian Kinsler to turn an incredible double play on Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Iglesias nabbed a grounder behind the second base back, flipped the ball with his glove to Kinsler, who barehanded it and fired to first. Glove flip ✔️ Bare hand ✔️ Scoop at first ✔️ This double play has it all. pic.twitter...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

TDSS Roundtable: On the Detroit Tigers’ Troubles, Jeff Blashill and More

Consider this the calm before the storm. The NFL Draft is over, the Detroit Red Wings are out of the playoffs and the Detroit Tigers are the only big-time show in town for the next several months. But the Wings are waiting to hear from Mike Babcock, with free agency and the draft looming in the not-too-distant future. Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons will find out their lottery fate...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Didn’t Brad Ausmus Leave Rajai Davis in Sunday Night’s Game?

After much deliberation over what went down during the Detroit Tigers’ frustrating 2-1 Sunday night loss to Kansas City, just one question remains unanswered … Not why Brad Ausmus pulled Miguel Cabrera for a pinch-runner. It backfired, obviously, in part because Davis did not even attempt a steal despite being on the bases for the next five batters. It’s also not why Ausmus...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock Rumors: Edmonton Oilers ‘May Not Want to Wait’

The Pittsburgh Penguins apparently have taken themselves out of the running in the Mike Babcock sweepstakes. Could the Edmonton Oilers be next? Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Sunday afternoon that Edmonton “is concerned about waiting for Babcock and not getting him. As a result, they are working on closing a deal with Todd McLellan.” That’s interesting news for a...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock Granted Permission to Meet With Other Teams; Decision Expected Later This Month

The Mike Babcock sweepstakes officially have begun, with the World Championships providing the backdrop for much of the drama. TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger reported Friday that the Detroit Red Wings will allow Babcock to talk with other teams about his coaching future, even though his contract runs through the end of July. Both Babcock and GM Ken Holland are attending the...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski, Brad Ausmus Keep Setting Tigers’ Bullpen up to Fail

The Tigers led by three, with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, when things unraveled Wednesday night. Joba Chamberlain gave up a single, then another (a line shot Nick Castellanos said he should have caught), followed by a game-tying home run. Inexplicably, Chamberlain stayed out for three more batters. All three singled, driving home the go-ahead run in what became a 7-6 Detroit...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Player Power Rankings: Jose Iglesias Cracks the Top Five

The Detroit Tigers hold the smallest of leads in the AL Central — at 17-9, they’re a half-game ahead of the Kansas City Royals. Which players are getting the job done so far? We break it down in our first Detroit Tigers Player Power Rankings of the season: 25. Hernan Perez: “We’re afraid to lose him on waivers” is becoming an increasingly less convincing argument to keeping...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Detroit Sports Show: Detroit Lions Draft Grades

We’re grading the Detroit Lions’ 2015 NFL draft on the latest episode of The Detroit Sports Show. Joining us to break down Detroit’s draft class is the Free Press’ Dave Birkett, who can be found on Twitter @davebirkett. In case you want to skip ahead, here’s where to find the key moments this week: 16:00: Dave Birkett calls in to answer some questions about the Lions...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Detroit Sports Show: Red Wings – Lightning Game 7 and Lions Mock Draft

The boys come out firing with Andrew Tomlinson, Max DeMara and Chris Burke talking about the Detroit Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall suspension for Game 7 of the First Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Moving on, the trio breaks down what has happened in the series, what is to come and what winning or losing Game 7 might mean for the team. Chris heads out for a birthday dinner...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Detroit Sports Show, Ep. 68: What’s Next in the Red Wings-Lightning Series?

Can the Detroit Red Wings bounce back from a Game 2 loss to upset the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL playoffs? Are the Detroit Tigers really as good as their early record indicates, or are injuries to Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez going to prove their undoing? We hit those topics in the latest Detroit Sports Show podcast — our first in several months. The show will be back...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Playoff Preview: Discussing the Matchup With the Tampa Bay Lighting And Beyond

The usual things are certain in life, like death, taxes and many vegetables not tasting good. Now, adding the Detroit Red Wings making the playoffs to that list might be a good idea. For the 24th straight season, the Red Wings will play in the tournament for Lord Stanley’s mug, and take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in round one. Detroit has been forced to play playoff hockey for...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Detroit Pistons be Losing Greg Monroe to New York Knicks? Rumors Are Beginning to Swirl

For all intents and purposes, the Detroit Pistons’ season is over, but there are still games to play out on the schedule. That hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from starting to churn. A few days ago, it was rumored that a deal between Greg Monroe and the New York Knicks is all but done. Frank Isola of The New York Daily News first broke the story. Maybe the worst kept secret in...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, Final Four Edition: Michigan State vs. Duke Preview

For the first time in five years and the ninth time in their program’s history, the Michigan State Spartans are back in the Final Four, courtesy of a stirring overtime win against the Louisville Cardinals last Sunday afternoon. The Spartans, considering their seeding and trajectory not two months ago, are likely the most surprising team to make the Final Four since the 2014 Connecticut...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Underrated Lourawls Narin, Gavin Schilling Could Key Michigan State Spartans’ Final Four Hopes

Gavin Schilling, along with Lourawls Narin, won’t get much love in Indianapolis, but both are keys for Michigan State. (Steve Gotter, Flickr) You can forgive Michigan State Spartans’ fans if they are more than a little perturbed with the analysis of Sam Vecenie at In preparation for this weekend’s Final Four, Vecenie ranked all of the competing school’s starting...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential Detroit Pistons’ Prospects Viewers Guide: Final Four Edition

Most in the state of Michigan will tune into the Final Four with designs of watching the Michigan State Spartans try to continue their improbable run to a national title, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be something for fans of the Detroit Pistons, too. Other than Michigan State, three additionally excellent teams, the University of Kentucky, Duke University and Wisconsin University...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, NCAA Tournament Edition: Michigan State vs. Louisville Preview

Despite a poor start late Friday, the Michigan State Spartans managed to keep things together and forge an impressive second half comeback to beat the Oklahoma Sooners. As a result, the Spartans earned the chance to play for another Final Four Sunday, and a familiar tournament foe awaits them in the Louisville Cardinals. Michigan State dispatched Louisville on the way to the Final...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, NCAA Tournament Edition: Michigan State vs. Oklahoma Preview

Last Sunday, the Michigan State Spartans won another slugfest against the Virginia Cavaliers to advance to the Sweet 16 for the third year in a row. Waiting for them are another top seed, the Oklahoma Sooners, who have had an excellent season and might quietly have the best team the Big 12 conference put into the tournament. Oklahoma has plenty of elite players few of which many...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Should Ride Goaltender Petr Mrazek, Not Jimmy Howard, Into Playoffs

Petr Mrazek has earned the benefit of the doubt, and should be the Red Wings’ starter over Jimmy Howard. (douglasgallery30, Flickr) The Detroit Red Wings haven’t been setting the world on fire down the stretch lately, and that has plenty to do with many elements including the goaltending of Jimmy Howard. Howard has started the last three games, and two have been ugly Detroit...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball is Lucky to Have Tom Izzo at the Helm

Tom Izzo’s tenure in East Lansing has been special, and it’s only getting better. (hilaryhiggins, Flickr) You don’t know what you have until it’s gone. How many times has that phrase been uttered in life only to go completely ignored or not accurately comprehended or appreciated? Plenty of times in my life, to this point, I’ll certainly admit. Not often does it directly...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, NCAA Tournament Edition: Michigan State vs. Virginia Preview

Despite leading most of the way and even seeming to flex their muscle at times, the Michigan State Spartans had a very interesting finish against the Georgia Bulldogs, nearly collapsing down the stretch to lose the game. The Spartans hung together despite the odds, however, winning the contest and advancing to meet the Virginia Cavaliers in a rematch of last year’s tournament....
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, NCAA Tournament Edition: Georgia vs. Michigan State Preview

The Michigan State Spartans were crushed, losing in overtime to the Wisconsin Badgers to be defeated in the Big Ten championship game. Michigan State rebounded later Sunday night to grab a seven seed, however, and will face the upset minded Georgia Bulldogs in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Georgia made it into the tournament despite a fairly average year, and arguably...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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