1. The Lions Will Be a Different Team Once the Regular Season Begins

    A common perception is that the NFL preseason is irrelevant. This could not be more true. Preseason games don't matter. We've all heard that statement echoed time and time again by media members and former NFL players...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 1,020 reads 6 comments

  2. Motor City Clunkers: The 10 Biggest Disappointments in Detroit Sports History

    For all its problems, the City of Detroit is and has always been one of the premiere sports towns in the country. Detroit is home to four major professional sports franchises, all of which have ...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 1,676 reads 20 comments

  3. Detroit Lions First Preseason Game: Good, but Irrelevant

    Yes, a win is a win. But in the NFL, winning in the preseason is of little, if any importance. Every team's top priority in the preseason is to finish with healthy players...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 1,085 reads 1 comments

  4. Detroit Lions Will Rely Heavily On Rookies This Season

    Matthew Stafford is going to be under center for the Detroit Lions at some point this season. It's the classic forgone conclusion which comes with being the No. 1 overall pick...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 437 reads 5 comments

  5. Detroit Lions Make Subtle Trade As Training Camp Nears

    With training camp set to begin shortly, the Detroit Lions have made another trade. The Lions sent newly-acquired wide receiver Ronald Curry to the St. Louis Rams for defensive end Orien Harris...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 565 reads 3 comments

  6. Late additions will make a big impact in Detroit this season

    After finishing a regular season which lacked a single cheer, the Detroit Lions started the offseason making a lot of noise. First, came the hiring of new head coach Jim Swartz...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 497 reads 3 comments

  7. Michael Vick Deserves Another Chance

    Michael Vick has had numerous incidents of poor behavior in his past. His reputation has been damaged by more than just the dog fighting crime which landed him in prison. But he has not lowered himself to the point where he no longer deserves forgiveness.

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 190 reads 2 comments

  8. Top 5 Sports Movies of All Time

    This is a list and comparison of what I consider to be the top five sports movies of all time. I'm sure there will be some dispute, because of the abundance of great sports movies in existence, so please feel free to comment on your top five films...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 885 reads 5 comments

  9. The Detroit Lions Can Be Successful In 2009

    Winning in the NFL is not an impossible feat. Even for the Detroit Lions. The Lions have mastered the art of losing consistently. Detroit has won one playoff game in the last 50 years. Just one...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about over 5 years ago 505 reads 1 comments

  10. New Defensive Philosophy Will Help Detroit's Cause

    Football strategy at the NFL level is so complex that it has the ability to trump all other variables. Great players fail in bad systems. Likewise, mediocre talent can succeed if put in a position to do so...

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  11. Questions for Lions Running Back Kevin Smith

    Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith went through a truly up and down rookie season a year ago. It was up in the sense that he ran for just under 1,000 yards (976), and led the team with eight rushing touchdowns and a 4...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about over 5 years ago 425 reads 1 comments

  12. Tracking the Detroit Lions' Inevitable Quarterback Controversy

    Daunte Culpepper is the incumbent starter. Matthew Stafford is the highly rated, overpaid, and knock-on-wood savior of the Detroit Lions franchise. Yet the roles of these two quarterbacks in 2009 are far from decided...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about over 5 years ago 2,261 reads 5 comments

  13. The NHL Western Conference Finals Will Be More Than a Sport for Both Cities

    Not every one in this country is a sports fan. Even fewer are hockey fans. But now, in Detroit and Chicago, it doesn't matter. Some people might still be in the dark when it comes to knowing what a blue line is, or how the icing penalty works...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about over 5 years ago 142 reads 3 comments

  14. Sanchez Beats LeBron to The Punch Taking Over New York

    There has been a not-so-silent countdown going on in New York City with an expiration date coming in the summer of 2010.That is when many in the Big Apple think, hope, pray, LeBron James will sign with the New York Knicks and take the city by storm...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about over 5 years ago 39 reads 0 comments