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The Winter of our Discontent 2013

Funny thing is as I watch coffee and drink “The Big Bang Theory”, I was biding my time. I was waiting for the other shoe to drop on the off season of the Detroit Tigers. I have not hidden my disappointment in the way the off season went down. After the last out was made in game six that sent the Boston Red Sox to the World Series, Tiger  fans had a week to mourn then boom, the...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions fans sent playoff tickets day after their playoff elimination

Want more salt on an opened wound Lions fans? A day after the Lions were eliminated from playoff contention after a very Lion-esque loss to the already mailed in New York Giants, some season ticket holders received their playoff tickets in the mail today. Thanks @DetroitLionsNFL for rubbing this in after yesterday! #epicfail @davebirkett @PrideOfDetroit @MikeValenti971 pic.twitter...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Brandon Jennings gets flopping warning from the League

Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings received a flopping warning from the NBA after an incident with Houston’s Patrick Beverly over the weekend. According to the League rules, a player will first be warned then fined $5,000 if they’ve been deemed a flopper yet again. The $5,000 dollar fine will keep happening until the fifth determined flop. After that it’s unclear what will...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Attention Must be Paid

From the title of this maiden article you can see that it comes from the classic play Death of A Salesman.  I am not here to excuse the poor performance of the Detroit Lions under coach Jim Schwartz and to do that would show woeful judgment. The guy has drastically under performed in his capacity as head coach, his play calling is suspect, he seems to have a poor grip on league...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: Jim Schwartz yelling at the Detroit fans?

Well it looks like that just about the end of Jim Schwartz… The Lions once again lost to a team they had no business losing to, this time around to the New York Giants 23-20 from Ford Field eliminating Detroit from playoff contention. Aside though from the utter monstrosity on the field, it looked as though Schwartz was yelling at Lions fans as his team began to put the final touches...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions injury report

Aside from the huge question marks now surrounding the Lions season, there’s some pretty big questions injury wise heading into a decisive match-up with the New York Giants. According to reports, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is a game-time decision with an injured knee while tight end Brandon Pettigrew is out with an ankle injury. On the defensive side of the ball the secondary...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers still interested in Grant Balfour

This past week closer Grant Balfour was pretty much signed, sealed and delivered to the Baltimore Orioles. That however was until the energetic reliever took a physical that apparently unveiled possible right shoulder problems something that caused the Orioles to back out of the deal and cause all sorts of back and fourths between Balfour and the O’s. As it stands right now, Balfour...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistons fall to Rockets 114-97

Tonight from The Palace of Auburn Hills the Detroit Pistons fall to the Houston Rockets 114-97. If there was ever a game that was taylor made for a Pistons win it was this game, NO HARDEN, NO LIN. Except Dwight Howard owned the court tonight plain and simple and this game was not the battle of the bigs we all expected. Detroit is now (13-16) on the season while Houston moves to 18...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tomas Jurco’s spin-o-rama goal against Toronto

There’s no question that young Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco had moves prior to his call up. However like many of the other young Red Wings players, he’s making Ken Holland’s job tougher when it comes to providing that second though of sending him back down. In the first period of tonight’s game against the Leafs, Jurco scored a pretty spin-o-rama goal on Maple Leaf goaltender...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland falls in OT to Eastern Michigan

Oakland’s tough season continued Saturday afternoon as they fell to Eastern Michigan 81-79 from the Orena. Down 29-28 at the half, the Golden Grizzlies managed to outscore the Eagles 42-41 in the second half to force OT. However Eastern Michigan’s double digit scoring in OT put them over the top. The Grizzlies shot just 38 percent from the field but were 45 percent from beyond...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Groin injury cements Weiss’ first season with Detroit a bust

When the Detroit Red Wings signed Stephen Weiss to a five-year deal it was probably understated that he was coming off a season-ending wrist injury in 2012-2013. Despite his cap hit of $4.9 million dollars it wasn’t fair to expect him to be the guy he was in Florida right away, but with Weiss’ track record it was certainly a reasonable bet that when he got caught up from his...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Another look at Alfredsson ending Detroit’s six game skid

Despite the age, Daniel Alfredsson showed exactly why Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings courted him in the offseason. After dropping the past six games and continuing to look godawful in overtime, Alfredsson snapped Detroit’s losing streak with his overtime goal and second of the night. On top of all of this though, the Wings also got good production out of Pavel Datsyuk who...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Schwartz believes most teams would like to switch positions with the Lions

Despite their free fall against sub par opposition, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz maintains that all is not lost for his team in these final two weeks of the regular season. In fact Schwartz believes most teams would like to switch spots with the Lions given Detroit’s position to still make the playoffs if they win out while the Packers and Bears lose at least once. Here’s what...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s Not Over Detroit

Maybe getting sick on Saturday was a bad omen. There is one good thing about being sick when Sunday rolls around: curling up and watching football not to be bothered. But there would be plenty to bother me Sunday. First was the return of Jay Cutler. Cutler’s return looked like a good thing at first when he went for a touchdown pass but threw an interception. That wasn’t Cutler’s...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Beating around the BUSH? Reggie Bush says the Lions have a discipline problem but doesn’t point fingers at the coaches

I stated yesterday that the giant Honolulu Blue and Silver Elephant in the Lions’ locker room is the job security of head coach Jim Schwartz heading into next season. And even though he (Schwartz) said he wasn’t going to talk about his feelings on being brought back next season, I certainly would. But I’m also not alone. In recent days Lions players have come to the defense...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions coaching candidates if and when Jim Schwartz gets the boot

Jim Schwartz doesn’t want to discuss it nor has he talked about it with the Ford’s however the big Honolulu Blue and Silver elephant in the room remains the job security of the Lions head coach heading into next season. But I guess if they’re not talking about it, we certainly will! After their 18-16 loss to the Ravens on Monday Night Football, the Lions are once again on the...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Schwartz unlikely to keep his job if Lions don’t make playoffs but that isn’t enough

The minute you thought that the Detroit Lions have lost in just about every imaginable way possible, you get slapped in the face with last night’s finish during the Monday Night Game from Ford Field. With just over a half minute remaining in the fourth quarter, Ravens place kicker Justin Tucker nailed a 61 (yes 61!) yard field goal to give Baltimore a 18-16 win, elevating their...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions vs. Ravens injury report

Heading into tonight’s Monday Night Game against the Ravens, the Lions find their biggest injury problems in the secondary as veteran CB Chris Houston (toe) and rookie CB Darius Slay (knee) remain doubtful. Elsewhere on defense rookie DE Ziggy Ansah is active tonight despite a shoulder injury. On offense, RB Reggie Bush – who’s been hampered by a calf injury – will also be...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Awwww… Petr Mrazek’s Winter Classic pads are too cute!

Former NHLer and Metro Detroit native Brent Johnson tweeted out a picture of what will apparently be Red Wings/Griffins goaltender Petr Mrazek’s pads for the upcoming Winter Classic. And instead of trying to intimidate the opposition, Mrazek is looking to steal the hearts of which ever team (Maple Leafs or Marlies) he plays. https://twitter.com/JohnnyGoalie12/status/412004302987595776...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s Not Time Panic, Detroit

Detroit Lions’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday was disappointing. In a game that a blizzard would force into being decided on the ground, the Lions’ being without their star running back was difficult. And the Lions’ rush defense—which has been tremendous this season—getting run over in the last quarter was demoralizing. But it’s not time to panic. Here’s...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers sign Joba Chamberlain

Detroit and hard throwing right-hander Joba Chamberlain have agreed to terms on a contract according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Sources: #Tigers to sign Joba Chamberlain. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 12, 2013 The deal is reportedly for one-year at $2.5 million dollars and laden with performance bonuses and comes after reports broke yesterday that the Tigers were...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers taking a look at Ervin Santana?

According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN out of Minneapolis, the Tigers are reportedly interested in free agent pitcher Ervin Santana. I'm told to count the #Tigers in on FA pitcher Ervin Santana. Nothing there w/ the #MNTwins because of the draft pick compensation involved. — Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) December 11, 2013 The 30-year old right hander has spent 9 seasons in...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers showing interest in Joba Chamberlain

In an effort to add some depth to the bullpen, it looks as though the Tigers have set their sights on possibly signing Yankees hard throwing reliever Joba Chamberlain according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports. Tigers are a possible destination for Joba Chamberlain. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) December 11, 2013 The 28-year old Chamberlain is a guy that is coming off statistically...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Yzerman, Howe headline Red Wings Winter Classic alumni roster

The Captain has returned! Tuesday it was announced that former longtime Red Wing captain Steve Yzerman would in fact play in the teams alumni showdown with the Maple Leafs as part of the Winter Festivities on December 31st  from Comerica Park. Yzerman, who captained the Red Wings from 1986 all the way to his final NHL game in 2006 will join the likes of Gordie Howe, Nicklas Lidstrom...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers sign speedster Rajai Davis to a two-year deal

In an effort to win the battle on the base paths in 2014 the Tigers and free agent outfielder Rajai Davis agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth $9-10 million dollars. This is according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca.  Although not an every day player, the 33-year old Davis accumulated 1,200 plate appearances for the Blue Jays over the course of the past three seasons...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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