Thursday, September 26, 2013

Penguins flip young Wings the bird

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Pre-season games are a weird thing. While the Joe Louis was far from full on Wednesday evening for the visit of the Pittsburgh Penguins, there were still a few thousand people in for an early hockey game, perhaps desperate to make up for the short season last time around....

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12th Man Report: Three-peat

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Catchers Alex Avila and Brayan Pena Nobody said it’d be easy. It wasn’t. But the Tigers finally clinched the AL Central title last night in Minnesota, making it their third-consecutive crown. Every time the Tigers got hot this year, the Cleveland Indians did the same. They were like that...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

12th Man Report: Ann Arbor Worries

Posted By on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Ten days ago the Michigan football team was just a few seconds and a few yards from losing to Akron, one of the worst football teams in the FBS. The players and coaches alike, accepted responsibility claiming it was due to a failure in their preparation and then their...

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

12th Man Report: Lions don’t live and die with Reggie

Posted By on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 7:55 AM

The Lions offense used to be a two-man show. The Stafford-to-Johnson connection became so customary we started to take the duo — and their success — for granted. This year, they’ve added another act: newly acquired Reggie Bush. Bush has made all kinds of noise in the football and fantasy...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

12th Man Report: What happened to the bats?

Posted By on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 7:46 AM

Fact: The Tigers have scored the second most runs in the entire MLB this season, only behind the Boston Red Sox. Fiction: Today, as we speak, the Tigers have the second-best offense in the MLB. In times of trouble this year, when the starting pitching failed to bring its...

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

12th Man Report: Suh-Mania

Posted By on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 8:32 AM

When it rains it pours. At least that’s what it seems like when Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh makes the news. After his very controversial $100,000 fine from his hit in the Lions’ victory over the Minnesota Vikings — controversial whether you think it was the most offensive fine ever...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

12th Man Report: The AL’s a race

Posted By on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 3:13 PM

A week ago, the Tigers had just finished taking two out of three games from the Cleveland Indians, and had a commanding 8.5-game lead in the division. Today? Well, September hasn’t treated them too well so far. The Tigers have lost six of eight games and have just a 4.5...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

12th Man Report: Michigan-Notre Dame Week

Posted By on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 2:41 PM

This week, one of the best weeks in every college football season, started off with Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly saying that Michigan wasn’t a traditional historic Notre Dame rival. This was obviously ridiculous — it’s literally one the NCAA's longest standing football rivalries dating all the way back...

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

12th Man Report: Castellanos called up

Posted By on Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM

It was a long awaited arrival. After months of hearing about how outfielder Nick Castellanos had been tearing up everything from Single-A Lakeland to Triple-A Toledo, the 21-year-old prospect finally got the call. And as he stepped to the plate, pinch hitting for Don Kelly, in the seventh inning of...

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Lions in 2013: What to Expect?

Posted By on Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Disappointment ... That's What to Expect! Photo Credit: Domenic Centofanti/Getty Images Football newbies and non-Detroiters can be forgiven their naiveté, but those of us well-versed in Detroit football, we know what the start of any new NFL season brings to our city. A fresh start, high hopes, etc, etc, but...

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