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Walk the Line 2014: NCAA Wk 8 & NFL Wk 7 – 10/17/14

This year’s Michigan State Spartan football team is indisputably impressive, but are they destined to fail out of sheer boredom? The trend became reality last week with yet another 4th quarter filled with mental errors, causing MSU to yet again not cover the spread after holding a considerable lead.

Winning alone is not going to be good enough to get into the College Football Playoff. Teams need to win big and establish themselves as the best of the best. A relatively easy road test Saturday vs. the Indiana Hoosiers has MSU -15.5, and the Spartans better play 60 minutes of football at 100%.

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Greg Monroe’s DUI Arrest is Far From Settled

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…

Lions Den – #14 – 10/1/14

With a 3-1 record heading into Week 5, all signs are pointing up for the Detroit Lions.

This week, on Lions Den, hosts Michael Higer, Louis Bilotta and Christopher Boggus recap the Lions’ 24-17 win over the New York Jets, preview Week 5’s matchup against the Buffalo Bills and discuss the latest drama surrounding Ndamukong Suh. Read More…

Week 4 Preview: Lions @ Jets

Now in Week 4, the Lions travel to New York to play their first AFC East opponent of the year, the New York Jets. After a Week 3 victory over the Green Bay Packers, the Lions No. 1 ranked defense looks to stay atop the charts against a Jets sub-par offense.

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Why the NFL Needs to Care

Everyone from CBS’ James Brown to the New York Times to Cosmopolitan magazine have ran articles and voiced their opinion about the recent slew of abuse charges to hit the NFL.

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.

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Remember Jonathan Martin?

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.

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Walk the Line 2014: NCAA Wk 3; NFL Wk 2 – 9/11/14

Brooks Laimbeer joins Dan Krier to discuss this week’s NCAA football point spreads and last week’s tough Michigan State/Oregon game in Eugene. The Spartans played valiantly in a hostile environment and came up short, but the season isn’t buried by any stretch.

At the 23min mark, Ryan Smith stops by to talk NFL Week 2 lines with Dan, where the Detroit Lions have a chance to get to 2-0 on the season in a road test at Carolina. Always tough to be right early in the season, but it’s a fun time every week on Walk the Line! 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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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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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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Walk the Line 2014: NCAA Wk 2; NFL Wk 1 – 9/4/14

Double time for football lines!

Walk the Line kicks into full swing for the 2014 football season with Brooks Laimbeer and Dan Krier talking NCAA football spreads before Ryan Smith steps in to bring the best NFL expertise in the land. Believe it.

Dan and Brooks discuss the epic Michigan State (+12) matchup at Oregon this Saturday where the Spartans have more than a point spread to face heading into the College Football Playoff.

At the 27 minute mark, Ryan Smith stops by to get everyone ready for NFL 2014. Yes, it’s here.

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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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Walk the Line: Defending the line w/ Dan Krier – 8/15/14

This podcast is meant to be an enjoyable and educational argument explaining the merits of discussing sports betting lines and point spreads amongst sports fan, as well as in the mainstream sports media.

Bottom line: it makes things more fun, and the harm (here in the year 2014) is minimal. Read More…

Opinion: Why Suh Contract Will Not Get Done This Offseason

Constant speculation and criticism has been surrounding the Detroit Lions’ top defensive dog, Ndamukong Suh, this offseason. The team, in order to free up cap space and shed some weight off of Suh’s monstrous contract, continues to pursue talks of a contract extension. Most recently the talks between both Suh and the Lions have been “tabled” until the offseason. Read More…

Lions Den – #4 – 4/11/14

With the NFL Draft less than a month away, the rumor mill is hot with what the Lions might do with the No. 10 overall pick.

On this edition of Lions Den, hosts Michael Higer and Louis Bilotta discuss an interesting scenario for the Lions and weigh in on the signing of new cornerback Cassius Vaughn.

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One Lion’s Trash is Another Dolphin’s Treasure

March 10: Dolphins sign Ex-Lions Safety Louis Delmas

April 2: Dolphins sign former Lions OT Jason Fox

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The above headlines might have Dolphins fans scratching their heads. Why are the Dolphins scraping up the Detroit Lions’ throwaways?

Miami lost their starting safety Chris Clemons this offseason to free agency and instantly replaced him with Louis Delmas. Arguably, Delmas may have been one of the better safeties on the board this offseason after being cut by the Lions. However, essentially they just replaced an average safety in Clemons with an average safety in Delmas. Unless Delmas begins to perform at a higher standard in South Beach.

The infamous Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin bullying scandal has created a bit of a hole in the Dolphins’ offensive line. This is why the Lions’ ex-offensive lineman Jason Fox was signed. Fox could be a starter in Miami, but the worst case scenario is that he is a reliable backup veteran.

Now the Dolphins are checking out Detroit’s beloved Nate Burleson who they released earlier this year. We all know Burleson’s potential and what he can contribute to the offense, but unfortunately Burleson could not come through for the Lions last season after his pizza incident.

Well Miami, more power to you. Teams have needs, and I guess the Lions’ offseason losses were tailored to Miami’s needs.


Chris Boggus is a multimedia journalist for Impact Sports.


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