1. Former Red Wing Jiri Hudler Is Tearing Up the KHL

    Its been a rough season for the Detroit Red Wings. Anyone following this team knows the extent to which injuries have played a part in the team's place in the standings. At one point this year, there were nine injured Red Wings...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 3,268 reads 7 comments

  2. College Football's BCS vs. Playoffs: Debating Bill Hancock

    The BCS has a new boss. You may have heard the name Bill Hancock tossed around recently. He's the new bigwig heading arguably the most despised position in all of sports. Well, new decade, new BCS commander-in-chief...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 3,200 reads 7 comments

  3. Was Mike Shanahan Ignored by the Detroit Lions?

    What I saw when I rolled out of bed and flipped on SportsCenter: The Washington Redskins introduced their new coach this morning. My next thought was to go back to bed. Obviously, this day was off to a bad start—and it wasn't even 8am yet...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 973 reads 39 comments

  4. As '09 Lions Season Ends, Book On Schwartz, Mayhew Still Not Written

    In the NFL the difference between an 0-16 season and a 2-14 season is not great. It's like comparing horrible to awful, filthy to dirty. If you ask the players, they'll tell you that going 2-14 this season was almost worse than the 0-16 debacle of 2008...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 590 reads 12 comments

  5. Why Drew Stanton should start over Daunte Culpepper for Lions on Turkey Day

    It figures. Many Lions fans watched and listened at the edge of their seats last Sunday as they watched the star rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford, complete a thrilling game that ranks as ...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 676 reads 14 comments

  6. The Anointing of Matthew Stafford: Detroit's Quarterback Is Here to Stay

    In one game—in one instant, really—Matthew Stafford won over the hearts of Detroit. In possibly the most insane game I have ever witnessed as a Lions fan, the Detroit Lions found their quarterback...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 979 reads 17 comments

  7. Michigan Wolverines' Season Will Mercifully Come to an End on Saturday

    They won't have to suffer much longer. We won't have to suffer much longer. The end of the season can't get here soon enough for the Michigan Wolverines and what a season it has been...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 420 reads 0 comments

  8. Rich Rodriguez will Face Ultimatum in Year Three

    Let's think about the word improvement. Teams are always looking to improve from what they were the year before, even title-winning teams want to improve...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 1,975 reads 68 comments

  9. The Detroit Lions Need To Go 3-13 In Order To Avoid Financial Disaster

    It's that time of year again. Yes, that magical time is upon us again when carols are sung and Lions-fans' heads everywhere are filled with dreams of wins or just high draft picks...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 421 reads 18 comments

  10. Michigan Football: No Improvement For Rich Rodriguez, Wolverines

    Something is broken with the Michigan Wolverines. Something is seriously wrong. The team is 5-4 but they haven't improved from last season's 3-9 debacle. Call me crazy if you will, but allow me to explain...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 2,276 reads 19 comments

  11. The NFL's Undisputed Worst Team Is...Your Detroit Lions

    We're going to call this a blessing in disguise. I'm referring of course to Sunday's comical impersonation of an NFL game between the Detroit Lions and St. Louis Rams, being blacked out locally...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 750 reads 9 comments

  12. Detroit Lions: Will These Furry Cats Finally Catch Their Prey On Sunday?

    Jim Schwartz said he didn't have anything to feel good about as his 1-5 Lions headed into the bye week. I can't say I disagree much. Although the Lions have made some semblance of stride in transforming from the playful furry cats to...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 538 reads 2 comments

  13. Michigan Recruiting in Danger After NCAA Announces Ongoing Investigation

    Rich Rodriguez finds himself back on the hot-seat this week, and unfortunately it's not because of matters concerning the results of a game...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 526 reads 6 comments

  14. 2009 Michigan Wolverines Are Who We Thought They Were

    Last Saturday was a chance for Michigan Football to prove the skeptics wrong. It was a chance to prove that the win over Notre Dame wasn't a fluke, that indeed this team might just be Rose Bowl worthy, should the Hawkeyes win out...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about over 4 years ago 545 reads 18 comments

  15. Only Human: Tate Forcier and Michigan Lose Heartbreaker to Michigan State

    Tate Forcier really brought this upon himself.  When you have a first four games like the Wolverines' young freshman quarterback has had, the expectations tend to eventually reach unattainable levels...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about almost 5 years ago 185 reads 0 comments

  16. The Detroit Tigers and The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Of 2009

    "Like I said at the beginning of the season, this division won't be decided until the very end." - Jim Leyland If you set out to underachieve, chances are, you will...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about almost 5 years ago 282 reads 1 comments

  17. Sweet Victory: Detroit Lions Get 19-Game Loser Monkey Off Their Backs

    It began the way many Lions games we're accustomed to seeing often begin: a 15-yard face mask penalty, an injured player, the opposition with good field position. "Here we go again," you may have said...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about almost 5 years ago 78 reads 3 comments

  18. Michigan's Tate Forcier is as Clutch as They Come in Win Over Indiana

    If Michigan didn't appreciate the value of a solid starting center, they sure do now. It was nearly their undoing this week against an upstart Indiana Hoosiers team...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about almost 5 years ago 1,459 reads 49 comments

  19. Detroit Lions Have Record Losing Streak In Their Sights

    Man this is getting repetitive isn't it? After writing about Lions losses for 16 games last year, I thought it couldn't get any worse. Sure, they could keep losing, but there would be no intrigue left...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about almost 5 years ago 1,545 reads 10 comments

  20. Michigan Unleashes a Stampede Of Running Backs On EMU

    The distance between Ypsilanti, Michigan, home of the Eastern Michigan Eagles, and Ann Arbor, the site of the match between the Eagles and host Michigan Wolverines, is roughly six miles...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about almost 5 years ago 509 reads 10 comments

  21. We Must Protect This House: Jimmy Howard Leads Trend of Detroit-Bred Goalies

    He doesn't wear an old school mask like Chris Osgood, instead opting for the flashy artistry that is commonplace on goaltenders' head wear. He's been bounced around the system for years...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about almost 5 years ago 944 reads 11 comments

  22. Detroit Lions Roundtable Week 1: Improvement?

    Welcome to the first edition of the 2009 Detroit Lions Roundtable. Each week we will ask two questions concerning the Detroit Lions to four B/R Lions columnists...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about almost 5 years ago 490 reads 8 comments

  23. Matthew Stafford Will Get Worse before He Gets Better

    That was pretty bad wasn't it? Two rookie quarterbacks debuted on Sunday. The Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford, and the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez. While Sanchez was adequate, Stafford was borderline bad...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about almost 5 years ago 381 reads 3 comments

  24. Saints-Lions: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Destined for Failure at First Snap

    I hate to pick on the kid like this. I'm sure the New Orleans Saints humbled him enough. On a day when the Lions would unveil their brand spanking new QB to the world, it wasn't about him at all...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about almost 5 years ago 155 reads 4 comments

  25. College Football Talent Gap Is Closing

    The underdog is catching up. There's never been a better time to root for the little guy, and at the rate things are going, the word underdog may soon become obsolete...

    Keith Shelton Written by Keith Shelton about almost 5 years ago 165 reads 10 comments