1. Eli Manning: Not a Hall of Famer, Yet

    The supposedly vaunted New England Patriots , the closest thing to an NFL dynasty since the 1980s 49ers , haven’t won a Super Bowl in seven years...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,215 reads 52 comments

  2. Brennan Boesch Should Be Detroit Tigers' New Leadoff Hitter

    There have been, by my count, three Brennan Boesches who’ve worn No. 26 for the Tigers since 2010...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 2,026 reads 15 comments

  3. Brandon Inge Again Left out in the Cold by Detroit Tigers

    He has been, in a way, the Rasputin of the Tigers. Or the poetic feline who possesses nine lives. Take your pick. They’ve tried running Brandon Inge out of town for about eight years now...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 57 reads 32 comments

  4. Detroit Tigers: Prince Fielder Signing Likely Has Mike Ilitch's Fingerprints

    Victor Martinez’s name just got wiped off the front pages as if it had been written on a dry erase board...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,161 reads 4 comments

  5. Johan Franzen: The Detroit Red Wings' MVP?

    Ice hockey, the world’s fastest sport, is played at blinding speed by powerful men gliding along the rink on razor-sharp blades fastened to their boots, swinging fiberglass sticks at a vulcanized rubber disc...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,186 reads 9 comments

  6. Victor Martinez's Injury a Big Blow, but Detroit Tigers Mustn't Raise White Flag

    The knee is an unpredictable and petulant joint—one that can take an inordinate amount of pounding, twisting and extending, then can buckle and tear while performing much less strenuous activities...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,972 reads 13 comments

  7. Detroit Red Wings: Johnny Wilson, NHL's Original "Iron Man" (1929-2011)

    He was the NHL ’s original Iron Man—a man of perfect attendance, whose offices were located in six Taj Mahals of indoor sports venues...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 562 reads 0 comments

  8. Joel Zumaya: Zoom-Zooming Out of Motown

    Last we saw Joel Zumaya on a big-league diamond, he was throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Comerica Park. He acknowledged the big cheers, and for the briefest of moments, it was 2006 all over again...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 2,020 reads 4 comments

  9. Detroit Lions Playoff Loss Is GM Martin Mayhew's Mulligan

    They say you should never bring a knife to a gunfight. Well, the Detroit Lions didn’t; they brought a shotgun. Trouble is, the New Orleans Saints have a howitzer...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,557 reads 10 comments

  10. The Detroit Lions: Team of the 2010s?

    So here they come marching into New Orleans, this previously bedraggled pro football franchise, in search of something which has eluded them 53 of the past 54 years...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 422 reads 5 comments

  11. The Year in Detroit Sports, 2011: The Best (and Worst) of Greg Eno

    In a flash, a whirr and a blur, another year in sports came and went. 2011, it seemed, might have been missed had you blinked. And what a year it was for Detroit sports...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 521 reads 2 comments

  12. Detroit Lions Coach Jim Schwartz About to Begin New Era of Success

    (note: this column was written BEFORE Saturday's Lions-Chargers game) Wayne Fontes was a rotund, big bear of a man, a cigar-chomping, round-faced football coach of Portuguese descent...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 3,855 reads 14 comments

  13. Detroit Lions' Win in Oakland Biggest for Franchise in Years

    The man with half a foot and a stump for an arm trotted onto the field at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on Nov. 8, 1970. The least likely pro football record holder was a pudgy, roly-poly man with what looked like a block of wood for a right foot...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,802 reads 3 comments

  14. Detroit Pistons: Coach Lawrence Frank Has to Make the Team Likable

    Auburn Hills is a 35-minute drive north of Detroit. Make that almost an hour if you dare try it in the shadow of 5:00 traffic...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,245 reads 1 comments

  15. Detroit Lions Win, but Not Before Their Playoff Lives Flash Before Their Eyes

    The penalty was for one yard. Three measly feet. Yet it seemed like a mile, and it felt like a reminder to us of Lions ineptitude and bad timing...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,341 reads 10 comments

  16. Gerald Laird Returns to Detroit Tigers, This Time To Be "Mr. Backup"

    The only difference, as far as I can see, between the backup catcher in baseball and the backup quarterback in football is that no one clamors for the former to play...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 654 reads 4 comments

  17. Detroit Lions: The NFL's Not-Ready-for-Prime Time Players

    October seems like eons ago. It was a grand time, October was. The Tigers were thrilling us in the playoffs. The Red Wings were about to begin another Cup quest. The Pistons were forcibly removed from our thoughts, thank God...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,276 reads 7 comments

  18. Detroit Red Wings Jimmy Howard Has Ended Team's Goalie Controversies

    The most celebrated goaltender in Detroit Red Wings history—indeed, maybe in NHL history—was a tormented man...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,281 reads 4 comments

  19. Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh: His Style Would Have Fit NFL Nicely 40+ Years Ago

    Ndamukong Suh was born about 40 years too late. Suh, the Lions' defensive tackle with a fuse shorter than Verne Troyer, would have been right at home playing in the NFL of the 1960s and '70s...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,200 reads 21 comments

  20. Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander Is on Track for a Hall of Fame Career

    If Justin Verlander can ever figure out how to pitch in the month of April, he might flirt with 30 wins every year, not 20. Verlander, the AL Cy Young and MVP winner for 2011, went to Lakeland last February on a mission...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,196 reads 7 comments

  21. Detroit Lions Kevin Smith: A Story Too Good To Be True, Long-Term?

    The Lions have a shiny 7-3 record because of a quarterback who came to Detroit after 0-16 and a defensive tackle who came a year after that...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 4,658 reads 2 comments

  22. Former Detroit Lions Guard Mike Utley Determined to Do His Own "Walk-Off"

    I don’t know if it’s in the front of the NFL player’s mind, the middle, or the back, but it’s in there somewhere. The idea that when you run onto the field, you might not run off is in there somewhere...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 2,752 reads 4 comments

  23. Matthew Stafford Needs to Be Fixed If Detroit Lions Are to Make a Playoff Run

    Maybe Matthew Stafford wore gloves so as not to leave any fingerprints as he committed crimes against football humanity...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,138 reads 3 comments

  24. Penn State Scandal: Paterno's Self-Suppression of Power Protected Wrong People

    The irony is, Joe Paterno could have covered the spread easily. He had home field advantage. He had all the weapons at his disposal. It was a cupcake on the schedule...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 260 reads 1 comments

  25. Do I Miss the NBA? Depends on Which One You Mean

    Right about now, if the Hatfields and the McCoys had been able to settle their differences (that would be the players and the owners, or vice versa), the NBA season would be just underway...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 6,127 reads 69 comments