Detroit Sports

Opinion: What’s the Answer for the Lions’ Offensive Woes?

The Detroit Lions had a golden opportunity last Sunday in the NFC showdown against the Arizona Cardinals. The battle for first place in the conference was a possible playoff preview, but the Lions could not hold on in a 14-6 defeat.

The Lions defense, for 11 weeks in a row, has supported the offense and created countless opportunities for the team to win. Not only to win, but to win big. No opponent has taken advantage of this Lions defense, which is why it has continued to stay ranked in the top of the league. Read More…

Lions Den – #22 – 11/19/14

Well, the fun had to end sooner or later. After a four-game winning streak that saw the Detroit Lions’ record climb to 7-2, the boys in Honolulu Blue fell to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, 14-6.

On this episode of Lions Den, hosts Michael Higer, Chris Boggus and Louis Bilotta discuss whether or not it is time for Lions fans to panic. Were the referees truly to blame for their loss? Also, who is to blame for the Lions’ continued offensive woes, after failing to score a touchdown against the Cardinals’ defense. Read More…

Opinion: What Does the Victor Martinez Deal Mean Right Now?

The Detroit Tigers and All-Star switch-hitter Victor Martinez agreed to a four-year, $68 million deal that extends his contract through the 2018 season.

The 35-year-old is coming off of the best season of his career, where he posted a .335 batting average while belting 32 home runs and driving in 103 runs. Martinez’s 6.6% strikeout rate and .974 OPS were best in the majors and his 28 intentional walks led the league as well. His .409 on-base percentage was the best in the majors, his 57 multi-hit games was the third most in the AL, and he had the best strikeout-to-walk ratio out of any hitter. Read More…

Octopi Hockeytown – #22 – 11/18/14

This week on Octopi Hockeytown, hosts Zach Fanko and Brian Bobal breakdown this past weekend’s Original Six match-ups against Chicago and Montreal. They then delve into this week’s three-game road trip highlighted by a Saturday night tilt in Toronto.

Later on, Zach and Brian have a compelling discussion about a possible expansion of the NHL and about which cities would be the best fit for hockey.

To close out this week’s show Zach and Brian unveil their top-five power rankings Read More…

Lions Den – #21 – 11/12/14

The Cardiac Cats were at it again on Sunday as the Lions came back in the final minute to defeat the Miami Dolphins 20-16.

On this episode of Lions Den, hosts Michael Higer, Louis Bilotta and Chris Boggus break down the Lions’ come-from-behind victory.

Later on the show, Michael throws down some rapid-fire questions on all four teams in the NFC North and the guys preview the Lions’ Week 10 matchup with the first place Arizona Cardinals. Stay tuned to hear which host is not buying the Lions’ chances on Sunday. Read More…

Octopi Hockeytown – #21 – 11/12/14

On the latest episode of Octopi Hockeytown, new hosts Zach Fanko and Brian Bobal breakdown last week’s games for the Red Wings and preview this weekend’s upcoming games against Chicago and Montreal.

Later in the show, Zach and Brian take a look at the rest of the NHL and give their top five power rankings for the week. Read More…

Three Reasons Why the Detroit Pistons Will Make the Playoffs This Season

It seems forever ago since the Detroit Pistons won the NBA championship in 2004, let alone the last time they made the playoffs during the ‘08-’09 season.

Since the Pistons were swept in the ‘09 playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers, they have had six head coaches, two general managers and a combined record of 140-254. Read More…

Horsepower – #20 – 11/11/14

This week on Horsepower, host Cameron Billes is joined by Colin Jackson to discuss Detroit’s first victory over the New York Knicks and Josh Smith and Kenneth Faried’s continued feud.

Later on, they look back on Detroit’s Brandon Knight trade. Read More…

Stafford Slings Lions Past Fins

Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions stunned the Miami Dolphins on a last-minute drive to finish with a 20-16 victory at Ford Field.

The Lions started out strong in the first quarter with a 10-0 lead, dominating on all sides of the football. But the lead shortly faded as the Dolphins controlled the next three quarters, holding the Lions scoreless until the fourth. The Lions found a way to win in the last seconds despite all of Miami’s good fortune. Read More…

Detroit Tigers Report Card #2: Starting Lineup

One month removed from what so many people believed would be a promising postseason run, Detroit Tigers fans feel the same pain as 28 other teams.

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Lions Den – #20 – 11/5/14

On this 20th edition of Lions Den, hosts Michael Higer, Louis Bilotta and Chris Boggus are eager to talk Lions football following the bye week.

Louis presents to the crew a set of buy/sell topics, they delve into Reggie Bush’s comments on the coaching staff and preview the Lions’ Week 10 matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Stay tuned to hear why one host believes this will be the Lions’ toughest opponent so far this season. Read More…

Opinion: Lions Ebroff with First Pick

Entering the 2014 NFL Draft, the last thing Lions fans had on their minds was drafting a tight end with the 10th overall pick. With the new four-year contract signed by Brandon Pettigrew and the emergence of undrafted rookie Joe Fauria, tight end looked to be a position of strength.

When the Lions picked Eric Ebron out of North Carolina, fans everywhere were perplexed. With Joe Lombardi coming over from the Saints as offensive coordinator, the assumption was Ebron would be used as a Jimmy Graham-type player. Read More…

Detroit’s 2014 Report Card #1: Starting Pitching

Tiger Talk host Tony Garcia and I have given Detroit its two-week moratorium. We mourned, we cried, we flew through all five stages of depression before Kansas City lost a postseason game.

Now begins the tough part of the job. Grading and judging our beloved team, stacking them against one another to decide who makes the cut and who may hit the cutting room floor. Read More…

Lions Den – #19 – 10/29/14

It was a wacky game in Wembley on Sunday, as the Detroit Lions miraculously came away with a 22-21 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons in London, England.

On this episode of Lions Den, host Michael Higer and co-hosts Louis Bilotta and Chris Boggus recap the Lions’ thrilling victory. The guys discuss how the Lions have been able to recover from their mistakes this year and also whether Nick Fairley has played his last game as a Lion following his knee injury. Read More…

Horsepower – #18 – 10/27/14

This week on Horsepower, host Cameron Billes chats with special guest Vince Ellis from the Detroit Free Press.

They discuss the Pistons ending their trade drought, Stan Van Gundy’s effect in the locker room and how the team will handle the shooting guard position after the injuries to Jodie Meeks and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Read More…

Lions Pull Off Miraculous Win in London

The Atlanta Falcons were unable to hold onto their 21-0 early lead in London, England, allowing the Lions to score 24 unanswered points in the second half.

Detroit defied all odds early Sunday in Wembley Stadium facing a streaky Falcons team. Starting their third-string center, it was clear the Lions’ No. 1 defense would have Matt Ryan’s number all game, but the usual Lions pressure did not come around until the second half. Two sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception shook Matty Ice’s confidence and held the red-hot offense to zero points in the second half of the game. Read More…

Shooting Guard Struggle

A day after the news came out that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered a strained knee, the Pistons were hit with more shooting guard related injury news.

A report came out Oct. 14 saying Jodie Meeks will be out six to eight weeks with a back injury. Read More…

Lions Leap Across the Pond

In Week 8, the Detroit Lions return to London for the first time since 1993, as they take on the lowly Atlanta Falcons. Detroit comes into this game with a lot of momentum, being winners of their last two games, tied for first in the NFC North and still maintaining the NFL’s No. 1 defense.

However, fans were a bit worried this week with the news that all three of the Lions’ tight ends may be unable to play Sunday. Joseph Fauria (ankle) and Eric Ebron (hamstring) were listed as “Out” on the Lions’ injury report Friday, while Brandon Pettigrew (foot) was listed as doubtful. Read More…

Lions Den – #18 – 10/22/14

What a Sunday it was for the Detroit Lions. After being down by 13 points with under six minutes to go to the New Orleans Saints, the Lions somehow escaped with a 24-23 victory.

On this episode of Lions Den, host Michael Higer is joined by co-hosts Louis Bilotta and Chris Boggus to recap the Lions’ miraculous win. Also on the show, the guys discuss whether the Lions’ successes fall solely on the coaching staff, just what is wrong with the running game and do the Lions deserve to be higher ranked than the Green Bay Packers. Read More…

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