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  1. Just How Bad Have the Lions Been?

    Bill Barnwell

    It can't exactly be easy to root for the Detroit Lions. I have my own hang-ups surrounding that particular team, but last year was - relatively speaking, of course - pretty successful! For Detroit, 7-9 and a glimpse of li...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. The Lessons of Barry Sanders

    Andrew Sharp

    Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit. From the '80s Pistons to Bob Seger, Eminem to Miguel Cabrera, the Motor City is a rich tapestry of compelling figures, unbelievable moments, and uniquely American ingenuity...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. The Betting Season

    Bill Barnwell

    Those damn Detroit Lions. As I look back at my 2013 preseason bets, all I can think about is how the Lions snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Sure, the second-half collapse that resulted in the firing of head coach Jim Schwartz probably didn&#...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  4. The Most Attractive, Available Head Coaching Gigs in the NFL Righ...

    Bill Barnwell

    There's little joy to be had around the league on the first weekday after Week 17, commonly known as Black Monday. While a few fans will be excited that their teams are moving on from coaches who had subpar seasons, Black Monday's a day when failure ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  5. Week 16 Fantasy Football Preview: OK, You Made It This Far —...

    Matt Borcas

    Fantasy football championships are inherently stupid, which is exactly what makes them so awesome. I mean, if we truly wanted to reward the owner who assembled and maintained the best possible team over the course of the season — ostensibly...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  6. The NFL All-Bargain Team

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not very easy for an NFL team to find a bargain in free agency. The vast majority of players who would be considered bargains on NFL rosters are guys who are still on their rookie deals, players whose salaries are artificially capped by the CBA....

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  7. The Lions Can't Seem to Help Themselves

    Bill Barnwell

    In the end, the Lions were the Lions and the Ravens were the Ravens. A must-win Monday Night Football contest between Detroit and Baltimore saw both teams stay true to form, as the Lions wasted opportunities and played sloppy football before taking a...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Pacers Lose at Home?

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy regretting a decades-old decision to allow your son to play football so long as he was just the punter, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Detroit Pistons, fueled by Josh Smith's 30 points on 29 shots, handed t...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  9. The Year in "Holy S---!!!"

    Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp and Sarah Larimer

    It is the end of the year, which means it's time for everyone to look back at what just happened. Remember, reflect. Or, in today's case, rejoice at all the most surreal moments and humans we saw in sports in 2013. The sort of stuff for which the onl...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  10. Week 15 NFL Viewing Guide: Joe Haden's Predicament and the Develo...

    Robert Mays

    Cornerback–Wide Receiver Matchup of the Week Joe Haden, Browns vs. Brandon Marshall/Alshon Jeffery, Bears In the NBA, 3-point shooting has become a pivotal ingredient for any team. Part of that is the actual value of made 3-point shots (the...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  11. Fantasy Football Week 14 Preview: Playoffs? Are You Kidding Me? P...

    Matt Borcas

    It's the very first playoff edition of the fantasy football preview post! Let us start by acknowledging our patron saint, Jim Mora. We do want to talk about playoffs, Jim, because there is so very much to discuss. For instance: Is Andrew Luck'...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  12. NFL Thanksgiving Viewing Guide

    Bill Barnwell

    There's actually an exciting slate of Thanksgiving Day football games this year! Well, sorta. Lions-Packers would be a monumental tilt, but with Aaron Rodgers almost surely out with his broken collarbone, the Packers will have to turn to Matt Flynn f...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  13. Aaron Rodgers, the Packers, and the Crazy NFC North

    Robert Mays

    On the craziest day of the NFL season — as the Chargers hung 41 on the Chiefs, Tom Brady put together another classic, and the Cardinals stepped right into the playoff race — the NFC North still did its best to remain the most insane situ...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  14. The Occasionally Brilliant, Mostly Infuriating Detroit Lions

    Robert Mays

    After yesterday, I have all the proof I need. I don't know what it is about this year, but I'm now convinced that more teams than ever just have no interest in going to the playoffs. The Bengals held off the Browns, but they needed two defensive scor...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  15. Vegas Weekend Recap: How Times Have Changed

    RJ Bell

    The sports world was buzzing on Sunday after the Lions' last-second comeback win against the Cowboys. The final touchdown didn't affect the point spread, since Dallas was a 3-point underdog and lost by only one. A decade ago, that would have meant th...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  16. About Last Weekend: A Series of Mistakes

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy regretting your attempt to introduce that exchange student living in your home to the joyful simplicity of America's pastime, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: A weird weekend in the World Series left the Cardi...

    Blog | October 28, 2013