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22 years in the making: Lions fall again in Green Bay

How ironic are the Detroit Football Lions? The first half of the year the Lions struggle in the early stages of the game only to finish strong. Now, the team starts fine but can’t finish games and look lost trying to do so. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had a very good start to the game and was managing a smart first two drives. Detroit even ran the ball like a team that was...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

December 15th, 1991 – Lions 21, Packers 17: What the world looked like then

All this week we’ve heard about the tremendous losing streak the Lions have had at Lambeau Field. December 15th, 1991 was the last time the Lions beat the Packers in Green Bay by a score of 21 to 17. Whats pretty remarkable though about that game is the fact that two of the longest tenured players for each team weren’t even playing and I’m talking about Jason Hanson for the...
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Week 14 preview: Two streaks on the line heading into Lambeau

The Detroit Lions travel into historic Lambeau Field Sunday night to do battle with the Green Bay Packers. The Frozen Tundra has been a house of horrors for The Detroit Lions as they continue to battle ghosts of the past and present. Detroit hasn’t won in Green Bay since George H. Bush was President all the way back on December 15th, 1991 by a score of 21-17. This Packers team...
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Week 14 injury report: Delmas, Fairley and Williams all quesetionable

Looking to end two streaks Sunday night in Green Bay, the Lions head into Week 14 looking relatively healthy with only a few question marks. Corner back Louis Delmas continues to be hampered by an injured knee and was limited all week during preparation which is a step above what could be said about Corey Williams. The Lions veteran defensive tackle also has been bothered by a knee...
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Veteran reliever options for the Tigers

After seemingly shutting the door on signing former Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano and giving rookie prospect Bruce Rondon a shot once spring training rolls around. However it doesn’t seem like the Tigers’ front office is fully committed to giving Rondon the reigns if a tweet by ESPN’s Buster Olney is correct… Detroit has been targeting relievers capable of closing in trade...
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December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Anonymous Lions player criticizes Ndamukong Suh…

If the Lions season couldn’t get anymore disappointing or draw any further comparisons to Barnum and Bailey anonymous comment’s are once again going the way of the Lions… instead though of a rival GM making the statements, it’s someone within the Lions’ organization. According to an article by Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole, an anonymous Lions player has voiced their frustrations...
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December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers send pitcher Andy Oliver to Pirates for minor league catcher Ramon Cabrera

As the Winter Meetings came to close the Tigers made a relatively low-key move Wednesday night sending LHP Andy Oliver (a once coveted pitching prospect) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league catcher Ramon Cabrera. The 23-year-old switching hitting Cabrera batted .276 in 2012, with three home runs, 50 RBIs, and 22 doubles in 112 games and offers some catching depth after losing...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Warriors down Pistons snapping five game Palace winning streak

Golden State’s Klay Thompson scored 19 of his 27 points in the third quarter as the Warriors were able to overcome the Pistons’ 53 bench points to win 104-97 snapping Detroit’s 5 game winning streak at The Palace. Forward Tayshaun Prince was the only Pistons starter to score in double figures as the veteran racked up 24 points while Brandon Knight, Kyle Singler and Rodney Stuckey...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Titus Young appears on the cover of the Lions’ 2013 calender… Jim Schwartz takes one last jab

With 2012 a wash, the Lions have already seemed to start 2013 off on a bad note despite the new year still 26 days away. After placing disgruntled wide receiver Titus Young on the season-ending IR with what the team has called a “knee injury” the Lions released their 2013 calender with… you guessed it Titus Young on the cover. Apparently the Lions’ marketing department was...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

This maybe Jack Morris’ year to get into the Hall of Fame

On July 26, 1977, Jack Morris took the hill for the very first time at Comiskey Park against the Chicago White Sox. The 22-year-old Morris pitched four innings of relief and gave up two hits and two earned runs while striking out three in his major league debut. Little did the people of the Windy City know is that day they were witnessing the birth of a career that would compile...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Ilitch proposes new $650 million downtown “entertainment” district

Tuesday, Olympia Development a holding of Mike Ilitch proposed a new $650 million dollar entertainment district that would include a “new, state of the art, multi-purpose events center.” (or in other words an arena) according to the Detroit Free Press. “We have a tremendous opportunity through a large-scale project to make a positive impact on our community,” said Christopher...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Pistons defeat Cavs for 5th straight win at The Palace

A stingy defense in the paint and a poor shooting Cavs team gave the Pistons a 89-79 win and their fifth straight victory at The Palace. Brandon Knight led the way for Detroit with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists as the Pistons move to 5-3 at home after starting the season 0-8. Detroit combined for 13 blocks, five of which came from Jason Maxiell who also had 12 points as the...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers Winter Meetings news and notes: Andy Oliver and Brennan Boesch trade bait, more

With the Winter Meetings underway, here is the latest surrounding the Dave Dombrowski and the Detroit Tigers… Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com tweets that the Tigers are telling other teams that Brennan Boesch and Andy Oliver could be had in a trade. No surprise, Tigers telling teams Brennan Boesch, Andy Oliver available in trade — DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 3, 2012 Knobler...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts’ McGlynn angry with Suh: “That’s why they lose”

So what would a Monday morning in Detroit be like without a Lions loss and more Ndamukong Suh controversy? Well it would be a nice change of pace however like any other Monday morning we did have another Lions loss and more Ndamukong Suh controversy. During yesterday’s 35-33 loss at the hands of the Colts, Suh angered a number of Indianapolis players after he hit right tackle Winston...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

A NEW way to lose: Lions fall to Colts on last second touchdown

The Lions incredibly found another way to lose a football game Sunday, falling to the Indianapolis Colts 35-33 from Ford Field. Detroit dominated Indy in the box score crushing the Colts in time of possession (37 minutes to 22 minutes) yet settling for field goals in the red zone which will ultimately lose you football games. Too many times the Lions offense prematurely puts the...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Week 13 injury report

The Detroit Lions head into Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts getting healthy and looking to finish the final stretch of the season on a strong note. Aside from getting healthy though the Lions continue to deal with off the field issues as Lions WR Titus Young has returned to practice yet still seems to be a distraction to the locker room. After having his consecutive game streak...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts preview: the battle of former No. 1 picks

Andrew Luck and the surprise Indianapolis Colts head into Motown to take on Matthew Stafford and his Lions today from Ford Field in a battle of former No. 1 picks which should boost some nice offensive numbers through the air. The Colts come into this game playoff bound looking to pretty much lock up a wild card in the AFC. Indy however is the only team over .500 with a negative...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Schwartz, should he stay or should he go?

Heading into today’s game against the Indianapolis Colts the Lions are 4-7 and in the middle of a disappointing season with signs of regression everywhere. Sure you can say it’s been entertaining with the 4th quarters that leave you on the edge of your seat but in the end there have been too many losses with a lot of reckless play. And as fans you need to ask yourself one question...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Turnovers doom Pistons in 90-78 loss to the Grizzlies

Against the NBA’s best team the Pistons held their own early however as the turnover began to pile up so did opposition point totals as Detroit fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 90-78 tonight from the FedEx Forum. Greg Monroe led the way for the Pistons with 17 points and 9 rebounds. However Monroe also committed 7 turnovers in the contest which in turn totaled 22 for the team. Brandon...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

WHAT A WASTE: Titus Young’s interview transcript and video link

After purposely sabotaging his team’s offense a couple weeks ago against Green Bay, Lions WR Titus Young had an opportunity to clear the air with the media and more importantly the fans Friday afternoon during a media session from Allen Park. And in what seems to be typical Titus Young fashion the diva totally wasted yet another chance to make things right. No apologies and no...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Raiola on Titus Young: “We’ve moved on from him. He wants to be an a**hole, let him be an a**hole. It’s not my problem”

The always outspoken Lions center Dominic Raiola has weighed in on the Titus Young situation stemming from Young purposely sabotaging the offense a couple weeks ago against Green Bay. Raiola’s comment’s come via Chris McCosky’s Twitter page… Raiola on Titus Young: “We’ve moved on from him. He wants to be an asshole, let him be an asshole. It’s not my problem.” ...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski: No interest in signing Rafael Soriano or trading Porcello… fielding offers on Peralta

Earlier on in the week it looked as though the Tigers free agent wheels were turning with the news that Tigers owner Mike Ilitch was discussing Rafael Soriano with super agent Scott Boras. And given the working relationship that the longtime Tigers owner and Boras have it seemed almost like a matter of time that a deal would get done and Soriano would be closing games for the Tigers...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Curse breaker? Calvin Johnson joins elite Lions company with NFC Offensive Player of the Month honors

Thursday Lions WR Calvin Johnson was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month after catching 32 passes for 619 yards in the month of November. In addition to this Johnson averages more than 19 yards per catch to go along with his three touchdowns. According to the NFL’s Randy Liu via ProFootballTalk.com: Johnson’s 154.8 receiving yards per game are the most in a single month...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

TIME TO GO? Titus Young benched for sabotaging passing offense

With Titus Young returning to practice Wednesday after nearly a week and a half team ban, details on his benching are starting to emerge. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, after Young was angry for not being targeted more during the Lions’ Week 11 loss to Green Bay, the  receiver reportedly lined up in the wrong place “multiple times” purposely trying to...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Coming together? Pistons embarrass Suns in 117-77 route

It wasn’t the largest margin of victory of the season in the NBA but it was the most lopsided win for the Pistons in almost five years. Brandon Knight and what looks to be a rejuvenated Charlie Villanueva each had 19 points as the Pistons crushed the Phoenix Suns 117-77 tonight from The Palace. The win marks Detroit’s fourth straight home win and their second consecutive win...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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