The Lions have never hired a GM with GM experience. I have a theory why

The Detroit Lions continued a trend of not hiring someone with General Manager experience when they selected former Los Angeles Rams Director of College Scouting Brad Holmes. I have a theory. The Ford family is not interested in hiring someone who can come in Day One pounding the desk and telling them that they areContinue reading “The Lions have never hired a GM with GM experience. I have a theory why”

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”

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”

Trade Stafford to the San Francisco 49ers in 2021

I have breaking news today regarding the Detroit Lions General Manager search. The team has decided not to hire me. Bummer man. However, if the team changes its mind I have a game plan for my first 100 days. Priority one is getting on the horn with the San Francisco 49ers to see if theyContinue reading “Trade Stafford to the San Francisco 49ers in 2021”

Tony Dungy and Les Miles wanted to return home to coach Lions and Wolverines

Andrea Kramer worked for ESPN when Detroit Lions head coach Wayne Fontes’ future teetered on the brink in the mid 1990s. She’d check in to tell me who the NFL believed to be the next set of hot head coaching prospects. One name she kept mentioning was the Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Tony Dungy. ThereContinue reading “Tony Dungy and Les Miles wanted to return home to coach Lions and Wolverines”

I believe in Sheila Ford Hamp

These words will probably come back to haunt me. But that’s OK. I am an aggressive commentator. I believe in Detroit Lions majority owner Sheila Ford Hamp. I believe she is different and competitive and is just as pissed off about the last 60 years of Detroit Lions failures as the rest of us. SheContinue reading “I believe in Sheila Ford Hamp”