1. Michigan Wolverines: Brady Hoke Goes Back to Ann Arbor As Head Coach

    On Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, it was not Jim Harbaugh who was named University of Michigan football head coach, nor was it the teammate of Michigan athletic director David Brandon ...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about almost 4 years ago 715 reads 4 comments

  2. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: HäMMëR's Detroit Lions Double Trade Down Theory

    In the wild-wild world of NFL mock drafting, it is one thing to attempt to prognosticate what team might select which player at the moment of truth, let alone try to hypothecate on a prospective trade down scenario...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about almost 4 years ago 15,359 reads 64 comments

  3. Detroit Lions: Strong Finish in 2010 Bodes Well For Fast Start in 2011

    It seems like August 4, 2010 was only yesterday and I was standing on the sidelines of the opening practice of training camp in Allen Park, Michigan, as another hope-filled season of Detroit Lions football was about to ensue...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about almost 4 years ago 2,009 reads 7 comments

  4. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: HäMMëR Predicts the Detroit Lions, Ver. 2.0

    With the 2010-11 season now clearly in the rear-view mirror in Allen Park, Michigan, and the final celebration of the 2010-11 season concluded on Brush Street in Detroit, the 2011 ...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about almost 4 years ago 19,874 reads 116 comments

  5. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: HäMMëR Predicts the Detroit Lions v. 1.2

    The Detroit Lions are on a serious winning streak, three games in a row now, and are moving down the draft board...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about almost 4 years ago 7,607 reads 135 comments

  6. Detroit Lions: Beating Miami Dolphins on the Road in Pictures

    The Detroit Lions have done the seemingly unthinkable by winning three straight games, and two consecutively on the road in the "southern peninsula...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about almost 4 years ago 1,865 reads 17 comments

  7. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: HäMMëR Predicts the Detroit Lions v. 1.1

    Now that the Detroit Lions have snapped their in-division losing streak against the Green Bay Packers and have ended their 26-game road skid by beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at ...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about almost 4 years ago 12,693 reads 107 comments

  8. Detroit Lions: Beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Breaking Road Losing Streak

    I recently watched some postgame footage of Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris talking to his troops in the locker room; talking about getting the “ugly win,” counting their blessings and then bringing the fellas together for prayer...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about 4 years ago 1,122 reads 69 comments

  9. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting the Detroit Lions

    For many of the lifelong pride-faithful that call themselves Detroit Lions fans, there is an annual event known among us as “The Detroit Lions Super Bowl”—the NFL Draft...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about 4 years ago 12,709 reads 71 comments

  10. Detroit Lions: Reality Bites for Loyal, Long-Suffering Fans

    Somewhere between “Love Bites” and “Reality Sucks,” you’ll find the constant baptism of disappointment that bathes every Detroit Lions fan in the “purifying ...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about 4 years ago 758 reads 50 comments

  11. Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew: Production Projects a Pro Bowler

    It wasn’t long ago that I found myself headed north in the family vehicle, listening to the 2009 NFL Draft and waiting anxiously for the announcement of the 20th pick...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about 4 years ago 2,131 reads 56 comments

  12. Matthew Stafford Interview: Detroit Lions QB Says Fans Are Highly Passionate

    If the earnest and sincerity in a young quarterback’s voice is enough to carry the Detroit Lions over to “the other side,” consider the move complete in the visage of second-year gunslinger Matthew Stafford ...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about 4 years ago 2,527 reads 55 comments

  13. Detroit Lions Fans, Hold on to Hope: It's All You've Got These Days

    For all of the things the 2010 Detroit Lions are not (namely, a complete football team), there have been occasional moments of serendipity for die-hard Lions fans, those adept at ...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about 4 years ago 659 reads 15 comments

  14. Mission Impossible: Detroit Lions Beating the Green Bay Packers At Lambeau Field

    I'm not sure how much difference it will make anyway, but I think I would rather face a Green Bay team coming off a win in Chicago, rather than a refocused group who will want to ensure ...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about 4 years ago 4,493 reads 17 comments

  15. For Detroit Lions, "Run the Ball and Stop the Run" Equals Zero Wins

    Sometimes statistics can help us to understand the performance of a team, to find out where they might be doing well—or not so well, as the case may be—or to determine if the numbers mask an issue that gives way to a great underlying problem..

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about 4 years ago 727 reads 22 comments

  16. Detroit Lions Poor Tackling, Lack of Offense Ensures 22nd Consecutive Road Loss

    With little fanfare, the Detroit Lions' sleeping offense took the field in Minneapolis, leaving the defensive line to once again shoulder the heavy end of the stick if the visitors were to taste road victory for the first time in a small eternity...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about 4 years ago 761 reads 32 comments

  17. Detroit Lions Home Opener: Enjoying with Friends Takes Out the Sting

    Despite our best hopes for victory during the Detroit Lions 2010 season home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, there were other ways in which some of us found success as we departed with the throng from Ford Field...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about 4 years ago 735 reads 52 comments

  18. Detroit Lions: Offensive Weapons Fail To Launch vs. Chicago Bears

    Back to reality, Lions fans. Man, does this suck. Regardless the approximate 80,000 words I have offered since mid-June detailing how the Detroit Lions offseason acquisitions would ...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about over 4 years ago 1,669 reads 51 comments

  19. Best Bet for Rookie of the Year? RB Jahvid Best for 2010 Detroit Lions

    There are times in life when we allow our personal bias to far override the good senses of something that could be promising and beneficial...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about over 4 years ago 1,687 reads 36 comments

  20. Real Deal or Pipe Dream? HäMMëR Says, 'Look Out for Detroit Lions!'

    I can’t recall a time as a Detroit Lions fan when I have seen so many of my fellow Lions fans tormented with the desire to express their true feelings of optimism for their beloved team...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about over 4 years ago 2,106 reads 62 comments

  21. Detroit Lions: Jim Schwartz Says 'It's Time To Do Our Jobs'

    Now that the dressed rehearsal is over, the Detroit Lions can bring unity of focus toward the present all-important goal and mission: beat the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday, September 12, 2010...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about over 4 years ago 1,228 reads 35 comments

  22. Curb Your Enthusiasm for the 2010 Detroit Lions? HäMMëR Says, “No Way!”

    Over the past week or so there has been a considerable amount of chatter regarding the prospective optimism Detroit Lions fans are showing toward the 2010 team that is about to take the field in Chicago for their road opener in ten days...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about over 4 years ago 1,433 reads 55 comments

  23. 2010 Detroit Lions 53-Man Roster: Willie Young Over Drew Stanton?

    On the afternoon of Thursday, August 19, 2010, Bleacher Report Detroit Lions Featured Columnist and friend, Ali Hammoud, posed an interesting scenario in his recent article, “NFL ...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about over 4 years ago 3,343 reads 40 comments

  24. Strange Bedfellows: Seahawks Trade DE Lawrence Jackson to Detroit Lions

    Out with the old and in with the new. That didn’t take long. Monday, August 16, 2010, the Detroit Lions released defensive end Jason Hunter, once believed to be in the hunt for ...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about over 4 years ago 3,475 reads 59 comments

  25. Readers Say Rich Rodriguez Must Win in 2010 to Stay in Ann Arbor

    In my debut Michigan Wolverines football article, "Maize and Blue Since 1969: HäMMëR’s Take on Michigan Wolverines Football," I included a reader poll that posed the following question: ...

    John Farrier Written by John Farrier about over 4 years ago 899 reads 17 comments