Detroit Sports

Lions Den – #25 – 12/11/14

The Detroit Lions came away with a 34-17 win on Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14.

On this episode of Lions Den, hosts Michael Higer and Louis Bilotta break down the Lions’ victory and what they saw from the team as they push for a playoff spot with their record now at 9-4. Read More…

Opinion: Cubs Ink Lester: What Does it Mean for Tigers/Scherzer?

When Detroit’s ace Max Scherzer turned down a six-year, $144 million contract in the last offseason, people thought he was crazy.

Coming off of a Cy Young season, by far his best showing in his career, people believed that agent Scott Boras should get Scherzer a deal, and soon, before he or the market value declined. Read More…

Horsepower – #22 – 12/6/14

On this episode of Horsepower, Cameron Billes is out so Colin Jackson takes the reigns, assisted by the newest member of Horsepower, Isaac Constans.

Colin and Isaac talk about the NBA, the Pistons’ tough season and forecast the winter games. Is there any way that the Pistons can patch up all of the holes that have led to their terrible start? Tune in to Horsepower to find out. Read More…

Tigers Trade for RHP Shane Greene in Three-Team Deal

The Detroit Tigers made the first of what is sure to be many moves in the 2014-15 offseason.

The Tigers acquired starting pitcher Shane Greene from the New York Yankees in a three-team deal that sent starting pitcher Robbie Ray and minor-league infielder Domingo Leyba to the Arizona Diamondbacks, as they sent shortstop Didi Gregorious to the Yankees. Read More…

Lions Den – #24 – 12/4/14

The Lions gave their fans something to be thankful for last Thursday, coming out with a 34-17 win over the division-rival Chicago Bears.

On this episode of Lions Den, hosts Michael Higer, Louis Bilotta and Chris Boggus return from their Thanksgiving break ready to talk some Lions football. The guys recap the Lions’ win over the Bears, take a look at the NFC playoff picture and discuss wheather the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers stand a chance at Ford Field this Sunday. Read More…

Octopi Hockeytown – #23 – 12/2/14

On this edition of Octopi Hockeytown, Zach Fanko and Brian Bobal discuss the recent hot streak by the Red Wings and how they have been winning games.

Later in the show they talk about a possible comeback for the legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur. This and more on this week’s edition of Octopi Hockeytown. Read More…

Lions Den – #23 – 11/27/14

There is perhaps no greater time of the football season than Thanksgiving and on this episode of Lions Den hosts Michael Higer, Louis Bilotta and Chris Boggus are in the Thanksgiving spirit.

The guys break down the Detroit Lions’ 34-9 loss to the New England Patriots and discuss if anything came out of that game that they can be thankful for. They will also discuss why they are not so thankful for Eric Ebron and which team was better — the 2014 Lions or the 2011 Lions that made the playoffs. Read More…

Pistons are Thirteen Games In, Still Struggling to Find Stride

Detroit Pistons first round draft pick Spencer Dinwiddie has only played in two games this season for a measly 22 minutes total and two points. In what arguably should be Andre Drummond’s best season so far, last season’s league runner-up in field goal percentage and in rebounds has been putting up poor numbers. The squad as a whole is ranked 27th in scoring and eighth for turnovers.

If head coach Stan Van Gundy wants to continue his perfect playoff attendance this year, the Pistons need to improve quick before a losing atmosphere once again sets in and the franchise loses hope. Read More…

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…

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