Losing Lions is a decades old problem

This is how bad it gets this time of year for many Detroit Lions fans. The 47-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not sting. Losses like this no longer make you angry. You don’t give a damn because you became numb to another dismal season months ago. Yet there remains pockets of angerContinue reading “Losing Lions is a decades old problem”

The lonely side of the Pistons-Bulls Christmas Day game

The screams of Chicago Bulls fans still rang in my ears hours after the annual Christmas Day game between the Detroit Pistons and Bulls at old Chicago Stadium. I was 30 stories into the air looking out over deserted downtown Chicago at the Marriott Hotel feeling a little sorry for myself wishing to be inContinue reading “The lonely side of the Pistons-Bulls Christmas Day game”

The Eastern Market on Wheels

Most mornings I woke up to the clanking of glass bottles being delivered to our front porch. It was Twin Pines dropping off our two half gallons of milk. Every other week they’d deliver a half gallon of papaya juice, which was my treat when I was good. We heard that Milky the Clown sometimesContinue reading “The Eastern Market on Wheels”

Barry Sanders fans are upset with me. So what else is new?

I will never learn my lesson. You do not attack Barry Sanders in this town without backlash. Last week I wrote that hiring Chris Spielman and Barry Sanders as consultants was a public relations move by the Lions. I am not sure either will have real power. The line that seemed to tick people offContinue reading “Barry Sanders fans are upset with me. So what else is new?”

Captain High Pants, AKA Tony Ortiz, should return as Lions sideline reporter

Drew Sharp, Tony Ortiz and I walked through the empty corridors of Ford Field following a press conference put on by the Detroit Lions. Before braving the cold while walking to our cars we stopped inside The Lions Roar gift shop. We browsed through Lions gear when the conversation turned to iconic NFL jerseys andContinue reading “Captain High Pants, AKA Tony Ortiz, should return as Lions sideline reporter”

We all win in Lions return to 97.1. Valenti keeps his job

Before telling you why the Detroit Lions returning to 97.1 FM is good for everybody involved let me address the elephant in the room. Did the team leave 97.1 The Ticket five years ago for WJR 760 AM because it demanded the firing of my former broadcast partner Mike Valenti? No one told me that,Continue reading “We all win in Lions return to 97.1. Valenti keeps his job”

Spielman and Sanders are the latest Lions PR stunt

It’s not often that the Detroit Lions win football games. That’s why this is one of the worse franchises in professional sports. It is why Matt Patricia was fired as coach and Bob Quinn as general manager. It is why Matt Millen received a contract extension after a terrible five year run that morphed intoContinue reading “Spielman and Sanders are the latest Lions PR stunt”