1. Glass Half Full: Kevin Smith To Key Detroit Lions Turnaround

    I’m a silver lining guy. Being a Lions fan, I don’t have much choice. I have built an entire fanhood on silver linings. Trust me, finding hope amongst an 0-16 season is not easy...

    Joel Jarvi Written by Joel Jarvi about over 5 years ago 68 reads 5 comments

  2. Maul Rats: Bickety-Bam! Who I Want To Start On the 2009 Lions O-Line

    As a lifelong Lions fan, I have had a dream. It's the same every year. Five hulking specimens of muscle and rage sauntering to the line of scrimmage, the quarterback barking out the cadence, ...

    Joel Jarvi Written by Joel Jarvi about over 5 years ago 30 reads 1 comments

  3. Crosby and Malkin: Class Acts

    Just wanted to take a moment to prop out two of the classiest young players in the NHL. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Both were hand-chosen by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to be the face of the League...

    Joel Jarvi Written by Joel Jarvi about over 5 years ago 424 reads 12 comments

  4. Prognosticating the Pathetic: Detroit Lions will Go 4-12 in 2009

    Win one game and you just doubled your total from the previous year. As a Lion's fan, that is your reality. Ugh. Pathetic. So, how does the worst team in NFL history rebound the following year? I'm going to be overly optimistic here and say 4-12...

    Joel Jarvi Written by Joel Jarvi about over 5 years ago 66 reads 0 comments

  5. Loving the Detroit Lions: Hiding My Black and (Honolulu) Blue Bruises

    (Author stands in front of the room...) "My name is Joel. And I'm a Lions fan." "HI, JOEL!" I've been a Detroit Lions fan my entire life. I'm a glutton for punishment. I've endured the worst 10 years a sports franchise has ever endured...

    Joel Jarvi Written by Joel Jarvi about over 5 years ago 94 reads 0 comments

  6. 4 Reasons The 2009 Lions Won't Suck As Bad As The 2008 Lions

    I had all kinds of flashy hyperbole and metaphors (and a little bit of onomatopoeia, too) to explain why this year's incarnation of the Detroit Lions won't suck as bad as last years version...

    Joel Jarvi Written by Joel Jarvi about over 5 years ago 46 reads 0 comments

  7. Questions For Calvin Johnson: Being The Best on The Worst

    I can't imagine what it's like to be Calvin Johnson. Truly a man amongst boys, "unfair advantage" is his middle name. And yet, here he is. The ONLY bright spot on arguably the worst professional sports team ever...

    Joel Jarvi Written by Joel Jarvi about over 5 years ago 125 reads 0 comments