Thursday, October 31, 2013

12th Man Report: The Allen Iverson saga

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Yesterday, point guard Allen Iverson officially retired from the NBA. Iverson spent the majority of his career with the 76ers where he played point guard from 1996 up to 2007. But he had a short stint in Detroit — one that the current batch of Pistons are still seeing the...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

12th Man Report: Wide receiver deficit

Posted By on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 8:19 AM

After last week’s late, come-from-behind victory, the Detroit Lions are riding high. Calvin Johnson is a beast, the offense is clicking (minus the large amount of untimely turnovers) and they’re two games over .500. After last season’s abysmal four-win finish, this year’s team has already surpassed many expectations. However, an...

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

12th Man Report: Next in line...

Posted By on Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 8:36 AM

The Tigers’ managerial hunt   On Monday, Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland officially retired from baseball as a manager. While many were sad, some happy, and others indifferent, there’s one thing everybody agrees on: the Tigers need a solid replacement. There are just a lot of potential candidates. The first question...

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Monday, October 21, 2013

12th Man Report: Leyland retiring

Posted By on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Bye-Bye Jim... In a somewhat unexpected event — although apparently planned since at least Sept. 7 — Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is retiring from baseball. According to Leyland’s press conference today, during a breakfast with general manager Dave Dombrowski in Kansas City on Sept. 7, the veteran skipper...

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

12th Man Report: Wipe the slate clean

Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 7:28 AM

It’s like Austin Jackson isn’t the leagues worst hitter anymore. It’s like Big Papi didn’t rip out an entire team’s — and city’s — heart with one swing of the bat. It’s definitely like the Tigers’ ace closer hasn’t been possessed by the ghost of Jose Valverde past. After...

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Monday, October 14, 2013

12th Man Report: Showtime for Tigers

Posted By on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Being that Tuesday night’s contest between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox is just game three of a seven-game series that’s tied 1-1, you wouldn’t think there’s much on the line That’s far, far from the case, though. CHARLIE RIEDEL/AP To say that Boston has the momentum right now...

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

12th Man Report: Verlander’s time to shine

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Justin Verlander just hasn’t been Justin Verlander. I’ve heard that too many times to count this season in regard to the Tigers’ pitcher and ace. And it was true. Previously in his career, but specifically the past two seasons, he has been one of, if not the best, pitchers in...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

12th Man Report: Last call for Tigers

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 7:00 AM

And so there was one... One final chance that is, for the Tigers to salvage their season. That’s the situation that Detroit finds themselves in before tonight’s game four of the ALDS against the Oakland Athletics. You know the clichés: win or go home, last game of the year can’t...

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

12th Man Report: Tigers’ ALDS breakdown

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Anibal Sanchez This whole Tigers vs. Athletics in the ALDS feels a little familiar doesn’t it? You know like maybe these two teams have seen each other before in this playoff round, and maybe it took the Tigers five games to knock off a very quality, young A’s team....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

12th Man Report: Same old Lions?

Posted By on Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Two weeks ago on Sept. 15, following the Lions’ late-game collapse against the Arizona Cardinals, NFL analyst Tony Dungy called Detroit the “same old Lions.” But after the Lions’ victory over the Chicago Bears two days ago — in dominating fashion, I might add — Dungy was taking some heat...

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