Detroit Sports

Lions Den – #12 – 9/18/14

The Detroit Lions’ hopes for a 16-0 season were dashed in week two after a 24-7 drubbing by the Carolina Panthers.

In this episode of Lions Den, hosts Michael Higer, Louis Bilotta and Chris Boggus discuss their thoughts and impressions of the 1-1 Lions.

The crew also previews next week’s game against the Green Bay Packers. Stick around to hear which analyst picks the Lions to beat their hated rival.

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Breaking News: Danny DeKeyser Re-signs

The long anticipation of a contract extension for the 24-year old defenseman, Danny DeKeyser, is over.

Today, DeKeyser’s agent and Red Wings general manager, Ken Holland, came to an agreement on a two-year contract, with a salary-cap hit of $2.187 million annually.

Preparation for his second season will get under way this weekend at training camp, where the Red Wings will analyze their young team and morphed defense.

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Greg Monroe Is in Trouble

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.

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Lions Offense Kept Quiet in Charlotte

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…

Lions Den – #11- 9/11/14

It was a Monday night party in the Motor City as the Lions demolished the Giants in their home opener, winning 35-14.

Michael and Louis are back for another episode of Lions Den. Each hosts will discuss what their first impressions were following the Monday night victory.

They also make their bold predictions for the Week 2 matchup against the Panthers.

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Comparing Septembers: Why Tigers Fans Should Not Worry and Expect Playoffs

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.

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Three Weeks to Live: A Tigers Tale

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.

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Tiger Talk – #10 – 9/9/14

September is now in full swing, and the Tigers’ chances are still looking up in the division. Host Tony Garcia and co-host Richie Cozzolino are back to take a look at Detroit’s chances.

After a less than stellar series against the San Francisco Giants, the Tigers headed into their biggest series of the season against the Kansas City Royals.

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Giants Beaten Black and Honolulu Blue Monday Night

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.

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Octopi Hockeytown – #19 – 9/7/14

Austin Goodman is behind the microphone, this time he will be previewing the 2014-2015 season. As training camp nears, Austin is answering questions for his listeners.

Who is going to impress in preseason? Who is going to win a spot with an influx of forwards?

Goodman will break down the expectations and answer all questions regarding preseason and give an Alfredsson and DeKeyser update on the 19th edition of Octopi Hockeytown.

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Octopi Hockeytown – #18 – 9/6/14

Austin Goodman is back in East Lansing to host the 18th episode of Octopi Hockeytown. This episode of Octopi, Goodman will discuss the current defensive units that the Red Wings have aligned for the 2014-2015 season. Through the first 15 minutes, Goodman gets fiery and explains to listeners that the defense will be okay come October.

After a heated discussion on the defense, Goodman will once again update the listeners of Octopi on Daniel Alfredsson and whether or not he will remain a NHL player for his 19th consecutive season.

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Lions Den – #10 – 9/4/14

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.

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Tigers, Cabrera, Gear Up for Stretch Run

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.

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The Pact – #46 – 9/1/14

Football is finally here and The Pact kicks off the season with an entire hour dedicated to only MSU and Lions football.

After the Spartans’ 45-7 “statement” against Jacksonville State, the panel debates what they saw on the field, if it surprised them, what positions surprised them, which disappointed them and what should be the concern headed into Eugene, Ore., to face the No. 3 Ducks.

In the second half of the show, The Pact welcomes local Detroit Lions historian and The Game 730AM’s The Drive with Jack Ebling producer, Doug Warren, to discuss Week 1 for the Lions, the recent cuts to trim the roster down to 53 and if the demoralized Lions fans have any hope for the Playoffs.

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After Summer of Deliberation, Monroe Finally Reaches Verdict

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.

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Pistons Profile: D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler

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.

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