1. Detroit Tigers Proving They Are Pretenders, Not Contenders

    Hate to say it, but it's the truth. The Detroit Tigers aren't winning the AL Central. It's been a nice smoke and mirrors run so far, but now the warts on the Tigers roster are starting ...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about 4 years ago 516 reads 4 comments

  2. Curb Your Enthusiasm: Heat Still Have Many Questions To Answer

    Make no mistake; the Miami Heat have gotten a lot better very, very quickly. They now have a core in place that will be the foundation for possibly the next great NBA dynasty...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about 4 years ago 152 reads 0 comments

  3. Detroit Pistons: How Joe Dumars Needs To Get His Groove Back

    2004 feels like forever ago, doesn't it? It's rather interesting how that team was built, and how it demonstrated to the league that Joe Dumars wasn't at all afraid of making an unconventional move that defied common knowledge...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about 4 years ago 761 reads 8 comments

  4. Perfect Game Blown Call: Jim Joyce Ruins History, Armando Galarraga's Perfecto

    On this day, one of baseball's truly great players finally succumbed to the inevitable, and called it a career. 630 Home Runs. 2781 Hits. A career .284 batting average. 10 Gold Gloves...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about 4 years ago 688 reads 9 comments

  5. Detroit Red Wings Eliminated in Game Five

    It's hard to say that the Wings didn't look like they wanted to win this game. The Sharks didn't exactly look like they had rockets on their skates either. Both teams played a really sluggish game trying to minimize mistakes...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about 4 years ago 115 reads 1 comments

  6. Down But Not Out: Detroit Fights Back With Game Four Victory

    "I'm not dead!" "Here; he says he's not dead!" - Monty Python and the Holy Grail For one night, a team and a city forgot about a 3-0 deficit. For one night, they forgot about the disaster that pushed them to the brink of elimination...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about 4 years ago 207 reads 8 comments

  7. No More Excuses: Wings Go Down 3-0 After Game Three Loss

    What's the excuse this time? It can't be fatigue. The travel hasn't stopped the Red Wings from championship caliber hockey in the past. It wasn't an excuse then, it's not an excuse now...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about 4 years ago 519 reads 5 comments

  8. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Bad Penalties Doom Wings in Game Two Loss To Sharks

    The Detroit Red Wings got their rest. This time, they have no one but themselves to blame for an atrocious loss in San Jose and a now near insurmountable 2-0 deficit in their Western Conference Semi-Final series...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about 4 years ago 416 reads 16 comments

  9. Red Wings-Sharks: Wings Might Have Dominated but Tired Legs Led to Game One Loss

    This was a game that the Red Wings could have written off before they even took the ice in San Jose. Forty-eight hours removed from the end of a seven-game series with Phoenix, not ...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 302 reads 1 comments

  10. Flip The Script: Phoenix Slow While Detroit Dominates Game 7

    I suppose it is better to be old and cunning than smart and talented. 48 hours after the Detroit Red Wings looked slow and beaten in a pitiful Game 6 performance, it was the Phoenix Coyotes who crumpled under the pressure of "win and go home...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 345 reads 4 comments

  11. Game Over: Phoenix Coyotes Forces Game Seven

    Yeah, I know. It's bad form to write about a game like it's a foregone conclusion before the game is actually finished...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 261 reads 2 comments

  12. Wake up Call: Detroit Red Wings Take Command of Series with Game Five Win

    I'll admit, I was a bit nervous about this game. While the Detroit Red Wings certainly had some momentum on their side after a very a strong Game Four performance, I wasn't sure that they'd maintain that intensity and high level play...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 265 reads 0 comments

  13. That's More Like it: Detroit Red Wings Tie Series with Defensive Effort

    Game 3 of this series was marked by what the Red Wings didn't do. Poor defensive decisions and mistakes abounded from a team that couldn't afford it against a disciplined opponent...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 268 reads 2 comments

  14. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Tale Of Two Defenses, Why the Phoenix Coyotes Won Game Three

    This was supposed to be the game where the Detroit Red Wings exerted their will against an inexperienced, upstart team. Instead, the Wings walked away humiliated, spanked, and with their tails between their legs...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 316 reads 2 comments

  15. David Katzman to Own The Pistons?

    According to Jeff Moss at the Detroit Sports Rag, sources tell him that David Katzman, part owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Vice Chairman for Quicken Loans, has ended his association with the companies and related interests...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 1,333 reads 3 comments

  16. What We Learned: The AFC Playoffs

    With the AFC Championship settled, what did we learn from the AFC side of the NFL Playoffs? There's still a place for defense in the NFL...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 43 reads 0 comments

  17. Not Buying it; Mark McGwire's Admission is too Little, too Late.

    Stop the presses; Mark McGwire did steroids! Seriously, this news is almost as shocking as Siegfried and Roy coming out of the closet...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  18. Postmortem: The 2009 Detroit Lions

    When you look back on a season this bad, it more feels like an autopsy than a remembrance.  Rather than warm feelings, it's like examining a cold dead corpse...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 527 reads 3 comments

  19. Man Up, Manny; Then Take It Out On Floyd

    I've watched this story from afar for a couple months...then started getting really interested once it looked like it was going to actually happen. I didn't think Mayweather was even going to entertain such a fight with such a challenger...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 1,121 reads 86 comments

  20. Much Ado About Nothing: The 2009 BCS

    So, our "championship game" is set; Texas vs. Alabama. They mercilessly navigated the best teams in the land and settled it on the field.  Defeated all comers... ... Yeah, that's about as far as I can get before I start laughing...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 263 reads 3 comments

  21. After Proving He's For Real, Stafford Proves He Needs Help

    For all the talk about Schwartz using the Thanksgiving Day game as a rallying point, the result was the same. For all his talk about how this game meant something, the result was the same...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 205 reads 4 comments

  22. Lions Show Signs of Life in Win Over Browns

    Okay, let's ignore the fact that it's the Cleveland Browns we're talking about here. Because I know a lot of nay-sayers are going to point to that fact with every warm and fuzzy article that will be written about this game...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 238 reads 6 comments

  23. Detroit Lions Prove Little Has Changed with St. Louis Rams Loss

    This was supposed to be different. These were the sort of games that were supposed to prove that things were changing. This was supposed to be a game the Lions were supposed to win...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about over 4 years ago 95 reads 2 comments

  24. So Long, Jim Leyland: It's Time to Ride Off into the Sunset

    Now I understand how Marc Antony felt: "I come not to honor Caesar, but to bury him." I come not to honor Jim Leyland, but to hope that come next season, he is not the manager of the Detroit Tigers...

    Thomas Knapp Written by Thomas Knapp about almost 5 years ago 391 reads 2 comments