Monday, December 30, 2013

12th Man Report: Lions’ loss improves draft prospects

Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 9:33 AM

With the conclusion of the 2013 NFL regular season, the first 20 spots in the 2014 draft have now been decided. The Lions, who are all too familiar with a pick inside the top 10, again, find themselves one of the lucky (though actually unlucky) teams with an early pick....

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

12th Man Report: Home woes haunt Wings

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Do you remember in 2012, when the Red Wings couldn’t be touched in the friendly confines of Joe Louis Arena? Literally, too — Detroit set the NHL record for consecutive home wins at 23 that season, a streak that went more than three and a half months. Which begs...

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

12th Man Report: Lions "lose" hope

Posted By on Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Two weeks ago, the stage was set on Monday night for the Lions to defeat the Baltimore Ravens and move one win closer to a spot in the 2013 playoffs. Of course, they didn’t do that. But their hopes for the playoffs weren’t over yet. With a win this past...

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Top Ten Funniest Detroit Sports GIFs of 2013

Posted By on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

It was an eventful year in Detroit sports, full of big wins, big losses and lots of hilarious moments that were deemed GIF worthy by the masses. Things might not have always gone right on the court, ice, diamond or field, but at least there were lighthearted glimpses into stadium...

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

12th Man Report: Lions players publicly back Schwartz

Posted By on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 5:22 AM

Over the past three or four weeks, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has been under fire. Whether from fans or the media, questions have obviously been directed at the team’s leadership during this recent collapse. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press this past week, Ndamukong Suh rhetorically asked,...

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Top 10 Coach Freakouts/Rants of 2013

Posted By on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Much to the delight of most sports fans, it's been another killer year of rage-filled post-game press conferences across the wide world of the major associations. There is truly nothing more magical than watching a coach's brain explode Scanners-style right in front of your very eyes. With that being said,...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12th Man Report: Lions?

Posted By on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Somebody lost this game... It had been 798 days before the Monday Night Football crew had graced Ford Field with their presence. And the last time — the Lions handled the Chicago Bears 24-13, en route to a 10-6 record and their first playoff appearance in well, in that long....

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

12th Man Report: Showdown in A2

Posted By on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:05 AM

The only certainty with the Michigan men’s basketball team, as history tells us, is that they have an advantage when playing at Crisler Center. The Wolverines have been more than dominant while at home — losing only twice in the past two years. They’ll need that home advantage this Saturday,...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

12th Man Report: Bowls announced; Games set

Posted By on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 8:06 AM

There wasn't any real surprises when this year’s batch of bowl matchups were announced this past Sunday. The Michigan State Spartans will be playing in the Rose Bowl on Jan.1 — as we all knew following their impressive victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. And the...

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Reviewing: Sparky and Me

Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Detroit sportswriter Dan Ewald pays homage to his old friendGeorge “Sparky” Anderson in this book. Ewald recounts his last visit with Sparky only days before the death of the baseball legend. The two old friends spent most of the three day visit at the kitchen table in Anderson’s Thousand...

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