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Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson joining FSD Tigers analyst rotation

The Tigers broadcast booth is going to take on the look of a major league pitching staff in 2015. According to FOX Sports, the Tigers will add former players Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson to the color analyst spot in addition to Rod Allen which I assume will be a rotated spot based on FSD’s own wording. Former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager Kirk Gibson and former...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

On this day: Brett Hull scores 700th career goal (VIDEO)

It’s still amazing to look back and think of the team the Red Wings were able to construct prior to the days of the salary cap. I think at times we often forget that at one time Detroit had Sergei Fedorov, Brett Hull, Nicklas Lidstrom, Steve Yzerman, Dominick Hasek, Luc Robitaille, Brendan Shanahan, a young Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg as well as Brett Hull all on one team...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers and Blue Jays had ‘discussions’ about Dioner Navarro

With question marks surrounding Victor Martinez’s knee and Alex Avila’s concussions, the Tigers apparently explored the idea of trading for Toronto’s Dioner Navarro according to Jeff Blair  of Sportsnet.ca. Blair went as far as saying the two teams ‘had discussions’ regarding the Blue Jays catcher who now is limited to a backup role after the Jays signed Russell Martin...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Howard still No. 1 despite backing up Mrazek this Wednesday

Jimmy Howard will make his way back to the Red Wings after a groin injury has held him out since Jan. 10. However the Red Wings All-Star won’t see ice time just yet. According to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com, Howard will back up Petr Mrazek Wednesday against the Penguins and might start Saturday when Detroit returns home to face Winnipeg. Mike Babcock too made it clear that Jimmy Howard...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Defense silent in Pistons’ 112-101 loss to T-Wolves

For the 10th straight time, the Minnesota Timberwolves have had their way with the Detroit Pistons. DJ Augustin had 20 points while Andre Drummond had 17 points and 14 rebounds as Detroit fell to Minnesota 112-101 snapping their 3-game home winning streak. Aside though from the miserable defense against a team in the bottom third of the league for points, Detroit was 1/15 from downtown...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Reggie Bush denies spiking drinks in New Orleans with Darren Sharper, threatens legal action

Lions running back Reggie Bush has firmly denied allegations that he was spiking women’s drinks in Las Vegas with accused rapist Darren Sharper. Now Bush is threatening legal action against the New Orleans Advocate if they don’t retract the story that helped bring these allegations to light. The claims though against Bush stem from a co-defendant in the Sharper rape case,...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Lions sign C Darren Keyton

Friday the Detroit Lions signed center Darren Keyton to a contract making it his fourth stint with the team. Keyton last played for the Lions last season but was released later in the year after then starter Dominic Raiola returned from a one-game suspension. Keyton didn’t play in any games for Detroit in 2014. h/t: theScore, USA Today (picture)
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Which new Detroit coach has been more promising to their team?

Brad Ausmus – Detroit Tigers Brad Ausmus has known the sport pretty well, playing 18 years in the MLB with 4 different teams (Houston-10 years, San Diego-4 years, Detroit- 3  years, LA Dodgers- 2 years) as a catcher. He came into Detroit last year with very little managing experience which eventually didn’t turn out too bad for the Tigers going 90-72 winning their division...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings interested in Leafs defenseman Cody Franson

In need of a right-handed shot, the Red Wings are looking at options come the trade deadline which could come via Leafs defenseman Cody Franson. According to Pierre Lebrun of ESPN, the Red Wings, Kings and Predators (who drafted him in 2005) are among the teams showing interested in Franson whose right handed shot will become a hot commodity come the deadline. Here’s and excerpt...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Stafford jersey sighting at the Super Bowl

I’m usually not one to criticize someone representing the Lions but wearing a jersey of a player not even playing at the Super Bowl is kinda lame. Not even mentioning that this is a Stafford Pro Bowl jersey which makes it much worse. You can enter the Lions Super Bowl jokes here… Interesting choice, sir. pic.twitter.com/O16tyMlrs3 — Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) February 1...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons to sign PG John Lucas III to a 10-day contract

Despite putting up 114 on Houston last night, the Pistons look like they’re making a play to aide their struggling backcourt with the loss of Brandon Jennings. According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, Detroit is looking to sign veteran PG John Lucas III to a 10-day contract. Going online now: ESPN sources say Pistons plan to sign John Lucas III to 10-day deal to help fill void created...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Megatron: ‘I’ll do whatever I got to do’ to keep Suh in Detroit

The Lions’ biggest star on offense looks prepared to do whatever it takes to keep their biggest star on defense in Detroit. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Calvin Johnson said “I’ll do whatever I got to do,” in order to keep Ndamukong Suh in a Lions uniform come next season. The 28-year-old Suh led the Lions with 8.5 sacks in 2014 and was named an...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions the favorites to sign Suh this offseason

With Ndamukong Suh set to hit the open market this spring, he’ll undoubtedly be the most sought after free agent this NFL shopping season. However it doesn’t appear, at least right now that he’ll be in unfamiliar territory next season. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Lions are making it a high priority to re-sign the All-Pro defensive tackle and are seen as the...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Josh Smith booed in return to Palace, Pistons beat Rockets 114-101

On a night that Kevin Love made his return to Minnesota as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Josh Smith made his return to Detroit as a Houston Rocket. In Smith’s case (much like Love), the boos reigned down from the Palace crowd as J-Smoove checked in at the 8:31 mark of the first quarter. Although it wasn’t Smith’s decision to leave the team, his departure has obviously...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Why I Say No To Suh by Jason Bray

First off, let me get it out of the way. Suh is a great talent, he is on of the top 3 Defensive Tackles in the NFL and arguably one of the top 10 defensive players in the league. Packer G TJ Lang in a recent sit in on 97.1 The Ticket’s Valenti and Foster show even said “in my mind he is the best Defensive Tackle in the league”. Now that’s out of the way and you see this...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Detroit Lions’ Free Agents

    Below is a complete list of the Detroit Lions free agents to be at the end of the NFL’s league year along with some analysis on the Lions willingness and likeliness to retain their services for the 2015 season and beyond. The list is sorted in decreasing order of 2014 cap hit. DT Ndamukong Suh Age: 28 2014 Cap Hit: $22,412,500 Re-Sign Priority: High Predicted Contract:...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Detriot Sports Edge 57: Dave Dombrowski the new Joe Dumars? (AUDIO)

In this weeks episode Adam, Dorf and Shawn discuss Keith Law’s minor league rankings and what this means for Dave Dombrowski if the Tigers don’t go out and win the World Series this year. Additionally they also discuss the lack of resiliency with the Detroit Pistons while Shawn tries to make a bet with Dorf on this season’s Michigan and Michigan State football game.  
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kickalicious gives us more trick kicks in new video

Former Lions preseason kicker Havard Rugland, better known as ‘Kickalicous” released another video demonstrating more impressive kicking prowess probably in hopes of landing another shot in the NFL. I’m sure most of these attempts took more than one take but you can’t deny the guy has tremendous skill. As far as the NFL goes I wouldn’t be surprised if he got another try...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Law ranks the Tigers’ farm system dead last

So how bad is the Tigers’ farm system? Pretty damn bad if you ask Keith Law…. In his latest set of rankings for Major League farm systems, Law not only had the Tigers outside the top 15, he had them dead last in all of baseball. My ranking of all 30 MLB farm systems is now up for Insiders: http://t.co/8uOppDP6R1 — keithlaw (@keithlaw) January 28, 2015 Here’s what he had...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer takes out full-page ad in the Free Press to thank fans

Max Scherzer and his wife Erica took out a full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press Sunday morning thanking the Ilitches, Detroit Tigers organization “and most of all the Detroit fans” after signing a seven-year, $210M contract with the Nationals last week. (Via the Free Press) “Thank you to Mr. Ilitch and the Tigers organization, teammates and most of all the Detroit fans...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Brandon Jennings goes down with apparent foot injury

Aside from the score, the Pistons suffered what looked to be another huge blow Saturday night in Milwaukee as point guard Brandon Jennings went down in obvious pain with an apparent foot/ankle injury. The play initially looked pretty innocent during a Milwaukee inbound but it was Jennings who eventually had to be helped off the court and later seen in a wheelchair heading back to...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers will try Alex Avila at first base

In the event that Miguel Cabrera isn’t ready for opening day, the Tigers are looking at backup options for first base which apparently include working out Alex Avila at the position during Spring Training according to Jon Morosi. Tigers plan for Alex Avila to work out at first base a little in spring training, in case Miguel Cabrera is not ready for Opening Day. — Jon Morosi...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Sports Edge 56: So long Mad Max (AUDIO)

In this weeks episode, Adam, Shawn and Dorf discuss the Max Scherzer deal with the Nationals, the Tigers moving on from him, the Lions moving on from Dominic Raiola, Andre Drummond being overlooked in the All-Star Voting, the Red Wings being the hottest team in the NHL, plus much more!  
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Announce Their Non-Roster Invitees For Spring Training

The Tigers have announced their 17 non-roster invitees to Big League Spring Training. They are listed below with a little information about their background. At this point, I don’t see any of them heading North with the big club. Pitchers: RHP Roberto Cabrera Last Year: AAA Iowa (Chicago Cubs) Opening Day Age: 26 Major League Career: 5.20 ERA, 27.2 IP, .225 BAA, 1.66 WHIP,...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer Signs Crazy Deal With The Nationals

According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, Max Scherzer will agree to a 7-year, $210 million dollar deal with the Washington Nationals. However, here’s the caveat. Half the money will be deferred, meaning the Nationals will be writing checks to Scherzer for 14 years in total. That means he will be paid $15 million dollars a year by the Washington Nationals until 2029. His final check will...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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