Sometime during Saturday’s game, probably during one of those extra long TV timeouts, you might have seen a PSA video on the big screens with a handful of celebrities repeating “It’s On Us.” Then President Obama appeared, a loud booing rang from the student section, and the video was over. You may have thought it was a campaign about environmental change, drunk driving or even the ebola virus. It was not about any of those topics.
On the surface, it appears as though Tom Izzo has a recruiting crisis on his hands.
The Spartans missed out on yet another top-tier recruit in guard Jalen Brunson, who committed to Villanova University earlier in September. Brunson is the latest in a long line of missed five-star recruits in the past several years (recruiting rankings based on espn.com). Read More…
Chris Tillman’s first inning started with three strikeouts in Game 1 to a standing ovation. Tillman was on the field two games later, jumping and celebrating to a standing, shocked Detroit.
A sweep. Baltimore over Detroit. Three games to zilch. Barely enough time to order a Detroit postseason shirt before it was over. A Vegas favorite in April tripped up and fell over the orange and black leaves in October….or were those feathers? Read More…
Detroit Pistons starting forward Greg Monroe now joins Ray Rice, Tony Stewart and P.J. Tucker as high-profile athletes in the limelight for the wrong reasons.
Monroe was arrested and processed for Driving Under Intoxication by Huntington Woods police on Feb. 13. He was charged just before the All-Star break and told police at the time of his arrest that his intoxication was due to two glasses of wine he had at Bosco, a Ferndale bar. Read More…
In 2014, the usual narrative changed for Detroit. The waltz into the playoffs was no more. The players were traded and released and captured off waivers like no season before. The names changed, the heroes and goats shuffled by the week. The division ended in a fierce battle that lasted nearly two months.
And yet, the Tigers prevailed once again. Read More…
Ray Rice’s now infamous TMZ video of him knocking out his wife in an elevator is not the only case the NFL has been hit with. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list after being arrested on Sept. 17 for charges of aggravated assault.
On this week’s episode of Octopi Hockeytown, host Austin Goodman is joined by the Detroit Red Wings radio play-by-play announcer, Ken Kal live from Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich. during the 2014 Detroit Red Wings Training Camp.
Goodman and Kal combine their efforts to bring Octopi listeners updates on the Red Wings Training Camp taking place this weekend.
I would like to begin by saying that I sincerely hope that these are the last words spent discussing the awful mess that has occupied the NFL for the past weeks.
I would also like to say that I think what just about every other lucid person with a microphone or public medium has already said: what Ray Rice did was disgusting and anyone who lays hands on a woman should be put in prison.
The Spartans’ loss to the University of Oregon Ducks was a tough one to say the least. It got plenty of national attention, with many asking “Can a strong defense hold up against such a strong and innovative offense?”
After responding to an early deficit, and ending the half up 24-18, Spartan fans thought it was their time to show the nation what great defense can do. However, after the half, Michigan State could not respond to Oregon’s offense. Read More…
Nick Fairley and Miguel Cabrera are two big names right now in the Detroit sports world. Fairley has recently made headlines for his eating habits, while Cabrera has received a lot of attention over his August hitting struggles.
What do these two athletes have in common? Both have been recipients of DUI’s, and one more Detroit athlete is set to join that list.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe was suspended Sept. 9 without pay by the NBA for a DUI he received in February, just hours after a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Detroit Lions flew into Charlotte, N.C., coming off of a collective win against the New York Giants Monday night, but the Panthers’ defense proved to be a tough matchup.
The dynamic Lions offense was held to an unimpressive seven points to Carolina’s 24 on Sunday.
Turnovers plagued the Lions all throughout the game. Detroit failed to establish a healthy rhythm due to an early Joique Bell fumble, and failed to rally a comeback due to a late Matt Stafford interception and Jeremy Ross fumble. Read More…
Entering September 10, the Detroit Tigers are sitting at 80-65, which is tied for the lead in the American League Central Division. For a team coming off of three-straight division titles, and three consecutive ALCS appearances, with a World Series appearance mixed in, this is not where the Tigers were expected to be.
Heading into the season Detroit was the heavy favorite in the American League, and projected to win their division by the widest margin of any team in baseball. However, in mid-September, the Tigers find themselves in the thick of a pennant race, scratching and clawing for every win.
The American League Central has been baseball’s easiest waltz into October for years now – over three years, to be exact.
Slightly above average has been the barometer for success in the Central, and when it comes to mediocrity, the Tigers have reigned supreme.
This year is different. This year, Detroit needs to rise above the adequacy of the baseball midwest and prove they can compete for months with a team that has the drive to win.
Monday Night Football headliners are screaming just what Detroit Lions fans have been wanting to see all offseason.
The Lions defeated the New York Giants 35-14 on the first Monday Night Football matchup of the 2014 NFL regular season.
The Lions started off the new season in a strong fashion putting up 35 points on the Giants’ defense.
It is finally here. The anticipation is over. On Monday night, the Detroit Lions will kick off their regular season against the New York Giants at Ford Field.
In this editionepisode of Lions Den, Michael, Louis and Chris recap the Lions’ uneventful preseason, look ahead to the matchup against the Giants and preview the season with game-by-game predictions.
As the calendar page flips to September, the leaves start to change colors and there is the familiar smell of fall tailgates for football season, sports fans begin to drift towards America’s favorite sport, football.
However, for the baseball fanatic, the lingering potential of an October playoff berth is now so unavoidably in their face, a blind man would be able to read the writing on the wall.
This is it. For all the marbles. Where push comes to shove. The loser goes home and the winner goes on to the World Series.
Greg Monroe will sign a qualifying offer in Detroit and delay free agency until next season. This means that Monroe’s future with the team officially relies on the team’s performance this upcoming season.
If Monroe performs well, meaning Detroit performs well, he will likely receive a offer to stay in Detroit. Otherwise, he might try walking again.
After a few weeks of inactivity, the Detroit Pistons made headlines again after signing two key players in one night.
On July 15, Stan Van Gundy decided to sign veteran players D.J. Augustin (two-years, $6 million) and Caron Butler (one-year, $4.5 million with a team option).
Augustin, 26-years-old, is a traveled point guard who has spent plenty of time in the NBA dealing with adversity. In his six seasons in the league, Augustin has played for four teams, including division rivals Chicago and Indiana.
On Tuesday morning of August 19, the Detroit Tigers were the hottest topic in baseball for all the wrong reasons.
The team that had just acquired the best pitcher available at the trade deadline, David Price. Before the move,the Tigers were already pegged as one of the favorites to win it all, but were reeling worse than almost any team in baseball.
Losers of nine of their previous 14 games, Detroit looked to stop the bleeding and attempt to start gaining ground on the division-leading Kansas City Royals, who at the time, were winners of 12 of their last 14 games during the same span.