1. Michigan State Basketball: Spartans Must Start Run Before March Madness

    Tom Izzo has done so much more with so much less. In what was supposed to be a breakthrough season, with arguably the best team to take the Breslin Center floor since the 2000 national ...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about almost 4 years ago 776 reads 2 comments

  2. Brian Hill Should Replace John Kuester As Detroit Pistons Head Coach

    There was a moment during the Detroit Pistons' recent win over the Sacramento Kings that Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars should have taken notice of...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about almost 4 years ago 1,279 reads 6 comments

  3. Trading Ernie Sims Is Latest of Right Moves Made by Detroit Lions

    The separation process from the Matt Millen Era continued Monday morning in Detroit. Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew dealt another former first-round pick made by his former ...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about over 4 years ago 2,411 reads 30 comments

  4. Clearing the Air: Detroit Lions Will Not Trade Calvin Johnson

    It's nearly impossible to turn on sports talk radio or pick up a newspaper in Detroit these days without hearing chatter about the prospect of the Detroit Lions trading Calvin Johnson...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 1,758 reads 30 comments

  5. Late Season Evaluation of 2009 Detroit Lions Draft Class

    Drafting players, successful ones at least, has not been a a strength for the Detroit Lions' organization in recent years. The Lions have just one player on their roster—Ernie Sims—left from the draft classes between 2002-2006...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 599 reads 1 comments

  6. Daunte Culpepper Will Start for Detroit Lions on Sunday

    In a surprising turn of events, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz gave an honest injury report before "game time decisions" must be made public...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 236 reads 3 comments

  7. Tough To a Fault: Matthew Stafford Should Not Have Played Thursday

    Football is a game centered around toughness. Teammates and coaches respect it. Fans love it. Players themselves are determined to show it. Matthew Stafford is one tough dude...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 457 reads 20 comments

  8. Matthew Stafford's Finest Moment Temporarily Overshadows Lions Woes

    What happened at Ford Field last Sunday was terrific. Other than the end result of the Detroit Lions winning a football game, there was the “coming out party” of hopeful franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 313 reads 1 comments

  9. Detroit-Cleveland: Both May Be Bad, but Only One City Can Be the Worst

    Quick, try to name two Midwest cities with prideful sports fans, faltering economies, freezing cold winters, horrible football teams, and that absolutely hate one another. Detroit and Cleveland fit that description perfectly...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 1,017 reads 5 comments

  10. Lions-Vikings: Matthew Stafford Gets a Second Shot at Minnesota

    For the first time in his NFL career, Matthew Stafford will get to play against an opponent for the second time. The Detroit Lions travel to Minnesota this Sunday for their second game against the Vikings this season...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 227 reads 2 comments

  11. Kevin Smith Is Not the Reason For the Detroit Lions' Failures

    Don't blame Kevin Smith for Detroit's offensive ineptitude. He is not at fault. Yes, his 3.1 yards per carry average is below par, as is his 393 total rushing yards eight games into the season...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 659 reads 4 comments

  12. Adding Chris Chambers Could Help Detroit Lions This Season

    Recycling someone else’s trash is not a formula for long-term success. If it was, the city of Detroit wouldn’t be littered with homeless people wearing ripped jackets and teal Pistons hats...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 616 reads 3 comments

  13. Detroit Lions Fail to Meet Even the Lowest of Expectations

    Expectations are low in Detroit. No question about it. But even the lowly Lions have some expectations they should meet. Sunday’s 17-10 loss, at home, to the St. Louis Rams was a total disaster...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 232 reads 1 comments

  14. Detroit Lions Have an Opportunity to Make Real Progress Against St. Louis

    DETROIT—Progress is a broad term. Is going from zero wins to one progress? Is it progress to go from being ranked the as the worst team in every defensive category a year ago ...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  15. If Matthew Stafford Is Done for the Season, Franchise's Future Is the Reason

    Matthew Stafford’s injury may be worse than expected. According to reports from ESPN and Michael Rosenberg of The Detroit Free Press, Stafford could have season-ending surgery sometime in the near future...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 666 reads 13 comments

  16. Detroit Lions Participating in City's Facelift

    The City of Detroit is undergoing drastic changes to its government, work force, landscape and future. In came Dave Bing, out went Kwame Kilpatrick; as the auto industry temporarily ...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 115 reads 1 comments

  17. Detroit Lions Sign Zack Follett, Release Darnell Bing; More Changes To Come?

    When Jim Schwartz announced the final 53-man roster after the final preseason game, he cautioned that nothing was set it in stone...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 477 reads 5 comments

  18. Detroit Lions Come Back to Reality After Chicago Bears' Unreal NFC North Display

    False hope was dashed in Detroit Sunday. The uncalled for optimism, which arose after the Lions' first win since 2007, quickly disappeared after a more familiar event took place...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 327 reads 9 comments

  19. Injuries Have Detroit Lions Hurting Heading Into Chicago

    Wednesday is the most important day of practice during the NFL week primarily because it reflects who is still hurting from the previous Sunday.   Some key players for the Detroit Lions did not participate in Wednesday’s practice...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 255 reads 2 comments

  20. Detroit Lions Need to Improve, Not Win, in Chicago

    I hate to take the junior football Punt, Pass, and Kick competition approach to the Lions season. This is the NFL after all. But, simply said, winning is not what matters for Detroit this season...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 486 reads 9 comments

  21. Empty Seats Are Becoming a Trend in Detroit, and For Good Reason.

    The Detroit Lions' game this Sunday against the Washington Redskins is blacked out and will not be available to the television audience within 75 miles of Detroit. Six of the Lions' past eight home games have been blacked out...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 246 reads 0 comments

  22. Lions Must Make More Changes to the Depth Chart

    Last week, the Detroit Lions made some changes to their depth chart, and the changes helped. But more changes are needed this week for what is quickly becoming thought of as a “must win” game against Washington...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about 5 years ago 403 reads 7 comments

  23. Calvin Johnson Needs a Wingman, or Two

    Calvin Johnson is without doubt one of the premiere talents in the NFL. His ability at the wide receiver position is as good as any. Yet, even the best receivers in the league have trouble catching passes in midst of double and triple coverage...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about over 5 years ago 479 reads 5 comments

  24. The Detroit Lions' Woes Are Far From Over

    New Orleans 45, Detroit 27. Look familiar? Sunday saw another loss, another press conference, another plea for patience, and another weekend for the Detroit Lions organization. There is no such thing as “hitting rock bottom”...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about over 5 years ago 675 reads 12 comments

  25. Mistakes Made By Detroit With Final Cuts

    In the world of sports, the first cut may be the deepest, but it’s the last cut that leaves a scar. The Detroit Lions released 21 players to cut their roster down to the league-mandated 53 player limit yesterday...

    Ross Maghielse Written by Ross Maghielse about over 5 years ago 1,427 reads 12 comments