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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…

Tiger Talk – #14 – Dan Dickerson Interview

In this edition of Tiger Talk, host Tony Garcia is joined by a new guest. Dan Dickerson, the play-by-play voice of the Detroit Tigers Radio Network comes in to share his expertise.

The two discuss the Detroit Tigers before they became a perennial powerhouse. In the early 2000’s Dickerson was mentored by the great Ernie Harwell. Dickerson shares that life changing experience, what he learned during that time and how it was still enjoyable to announce for a team that  was not good. Read More…

Red Wings Dominate Home-and-Home Against Maple Leafs

Following back to back losses, including a heartbreaker against Boston in a shootout, the Detroit Red Wings were looking to bounce back in a home-and-home matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The series started out in Toronto on Friday night, and the teams had to quickly head back to Detroit and play the following night.

Game one saw an abundance of contribution from numerous Red Wings, particularly on the first line. Halfway through the first period, the captain, Henrik Zetterberg, found Johan Franzen for the first goal of the game. It was also his first of the season. Jimmy Howard held the Maple Leafs scoreless in the first period, standing firm in net. Read More…

Lions Send Saints Marching Home

The Detroit Lions rallied late in their Week 7 matchup to overcome Sean Payton’s prolific New Orleans Saints offense 24-23.

The Lions did not waste a second scoring 14 of their points in the last four minutes of the game. The stout Lions defense pitched another shutout against the run game, holding the crowded Saints backfield to only 60 yards. Averaging 133 yards per game on the ground, Drew Brees realized early that the game would have to be won through the air. Brees’ lights out performance of 342 yards and two touchdowns was not enough to beat the Detroit Lions. Read More…

Lions Den – #17 – 10/15/14

The Detroit Lions are rolling into Week 7 with a 4-2 record following their 17-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday.

On this episode of Lions Den, host Michael Higer and co-host Chris Boggus delve deeper into the Lions’ win over the Vikings. Who is more to thank for the Lions’ defensive dominance, the talent on the field or the coaching staff? Also, Michael explains why one man on special teams is the most unheralded member of the team. Read More…

Caldwell-Pope Suffers Minor Injury

Pistons fans everywhere took a sigh of relief on Monday, when the report came out that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered no structural damage in his left knee after hurting it in the preseason game against the Washington Wizards on Sunday.

It was initially believed to be a left knee sprain, but now it is being classified as a left knee strain. Read More…

Gores Unclear of Pistons’ Playoff Future

The Detroit Pistons have not made the playoffs in the three full seasons that Tom Gores has owned the franchise. Entering his fourth season as owner, Gores is unwilling to make any playoff predictions for his team.

At the Pistons’ Media Day last week, Gores hinted at his hopes saying,“I’d like to have a championship.”

Yet, he avoided any direct statements involving the playoffs. Read More…

Lions Defense Continues to Dominate in Win Over Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings dodged a shutout at home against their NFC North rival, the Detroit Lions in a 17-3 loss.

The Lions rose to 4-2 on the season and continued to prove their dominance on the defensive side of the ball.

Ndamukong Suh and the Lions defense have carried the struggling offense through the first six games of the season, allowing a league-best average of 13.6 points per game. Read More…

Three Up, Three Down: Tigers’ 2014 is Done

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…

Pistons Media Day Recap

The 2014 Detroit Pistons Media Day has come and gone. During the final day before practices begin, the Pistons players and coaches spent hours talking to the media and taking pictures.

The big headline out of Detroit’s media day was the news of newly signed Piston, Aaron Gray. Read More…

Lions Den – #15 – 10/8/2014

The Detroit Lions lost a heartbreaker to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and hosts Michael Higer, Louis Bilotta and Chris Boggus enter the Lions Den to debate who was to blame.

The guys will also discuss who will be the next Lions kicker, whether Calvin Johnson can be labeled as “injury prone” and a preview and predictions for next week’s match-up against the Minnesota Vikings. Read More…

Tiger Talk #13 — That’s All She Wrote

The Detroit Tigers’ season end came to an all too sudden end on Sunday when the Baltimore Orioles completed the 3-0 sweep in Comerica Park.

Host Tony Garcia is joined as usual by co-host Richie Cozzolino as the two do their best to keep each other’s spirits up. Garcia is beside himself about the many coaching blunders, while Cozzolino can’t control himself while talking again about a bullpen implosion that cost the Tigers their season. Read More…

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