1. Gordie Howe: Detroit Red Wings Legend Lost in an Era

    As a young kid growing up in Traverse City, Michigan, I knew who Gordie Howe was. He owned a restaurant in downtown Traverse that my family would frequent from time to time...

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  2. Matthew Stafford: Why the Detroit Lions QB Has to Have a Breakout Season in 2011

    When it comes to the Detroit Lions there are a lot of things that I can handle. I can handle the team going 0-16. I can handle being publicly ridiculed by my friends and co-workers when my allegiance to the organization is made a joke...

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  3. NHL Draft 2011: Why the Detroit Red Wings Will Select Vladislav Namestnikov

    The 2011 NHL Entry Draft is scheduled to be held on June 24–25, 2011, in St. Paul Minnesota . It’s the first time the draft has been held in the state of Minnesota since 1989...

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  4. NHL Draft 2011: 5 Prospects the Detroit Red Wings Will Target In Round 1

    No team in professional sports does a better job utilizing veteran leadership in grooming young talent than the Detroit Red Wings . For the first time in years the preeminent leadership that has defined countless postseason runs could be in jeopardy...

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  5. Chris Spielman and the Top 5 Hardest Hitters in Detroit Lions History

    The 81-year history of the Detroit Lions is one rich in both talent and tradition. Established as the Spartans in 1929 and given their current name upon moving to Detroit in 1934, the Lions are one of the league's oldest franchises...

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  6. Detroit Lions Review: 5 Season-Defining Moments from 2010

    The 2010 Detroit Lions regular season was one of greatness and despair. At times Detroit looked like a team ready to contend in the talent heavy NFC North Division...

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  7. Ndamukong Suh and 4 Players Others Hate to Love in the NFL's NFC North Division

    The Lions , Packers and Bears have been in the same division or conference since the National Football League instituted a conference format in 1933. The Minnesota Vikings are the most recent addition to the division having joined in 1961...

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  8. Detroit Lions: Statistical Projections for Ndamukong Suh and Co. In 2011

    Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is known for his ability to “develop” defensive talent in preparation for “specific roles.” He’s flourished in the development role everywhere he has been...

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  9. Detroit Lions: Statistical Projections for Calvin Johnson and Co. in 2011

    For the Detroit Lions the 2010 season was never about winning the Super Bowl. It was about rectifying wrongs within the organization and establishing an identity...

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  10. Detroit Lions Draft Analysis: Rookie LB Doug Hogue Is the Next Lawrence Timmons

    With so much emphasis placed on Detroit’s front three selections in April’s draft, former Syracuse stand out Doug Hogue’s abilities have gone widely overlooked...

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  11. Detroit Lions Free Agency: The NFC North Could Be In For a Ruud Awakening

    Martin Fennelly, a columnist for the Tampa Tribune, believes that free agent middle-linebacker Barrett Ruud 's asking price is too much for the Buccaneers to pay...

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  12. The NFL's 10 Most Significant Front Office Decisions Ever

    Every once in a while, an NFL franchise's front office makes a decision that not only influences the direction of their team, but alters the entire landscape of the NFL...

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  13. Detroit Lions: Massive RB Mikel Leshoure Impresses at Player Organized Workouts

    Detroit’s players organized workouts at Birmingham Detroit Country Day on June 6 th , 2011. This marked the team’s first exposure to former Illinois stand out Mikel Leshoure...

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  14. 5 Games That Will Define the Detroit Lions' 2011 Season

    The Detroit Lions recorded their 10th consecutive losing campaign in 2010, but finished the season with momentum, courtesy of a four game win streak. With one of the league’s toughest schedules in 2011, Detroit will be tested early...

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  15. The Barry Sanders Effect: Why Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson Walks in 2012

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is undoubtedly the most athletically gifted wide receiver in the National Football League today...

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  16. The National Football League's Top 5 Running Backs of All Time

    To begin, I based my selections for this list on players who spent a majority of their careers with one organization. As far as I’m concerned dedication and longevity in an organization are factors just as significant as statistical contributions...

    Kyle Gibbons Written by Kyle Gibbons about over 3 years ago 18,546 reads 90 comments

  17. Detroit Lions Analysis: 5 Requirements Essential to MNF Retribution vs. Chicago

    The NFC North showdown between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football represents Detroit’s first appearance on Monday Night Football in over a decade...

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  18. Detroit Lions: Ferocious Power RB Mikel Leshoure, the New NFC North Mufasa

    Mikel Leshoure is primed to make an immediate impact in the division preeminently defined by its “Black and Blue” moniker...

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  19. Fantasy Football 2011: Musts, Trusts, and Busts Version 1.0

    These rankings encompass a compilation of players you must have, a few players that you can trust , and some players you cant, more commonly known as busts...

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  20. Detroit Lions Analysis: The Resurgence of Quarterback Matthew Stafford

    Foregoing a projected No. 1 overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, Sam Bradford elected to return to Oklahoma for his junior year...

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  21. Louis Delmas: 5 Reasons the Detroit Lions Ball Hawk Is Honolulu Bound in '11

    Western Michigan University product Louis Delmas is an absolute animal. He is ruthless aggression personified. The premiere intangibles found in Pro Bowl-caliber defensive backs across the league are plainly illustrated in Delmas’ play...

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  22. Jim Schwartz: Utilizing the Analytical Mind of a Detroit Lions Revolutionary

    The conclusion of the 2011 NFC North Champion season will provide unfamiliar reliability for the Lions heading into 2012...

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  23. Cliff Avril: Dissecting Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril's Impending Explosion

    The Detroit Lions 2008 season can be summarized by three memorable moments. First and most notably, the Detroit Lions became the first team in NFL history to compile an 0-16 record in regular season play...

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  24. Calvin Johnson: Your Fantasy Football Draft Day Savior

    It’s late August, and there’s only one thing on your mind. You’ve dug through your closet for that perfect throwback jersey to wear. You’re at your buddy Chris’s house…and it already stinks...

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  25. Hustle and Flow: Why Running Back by Committee Will Flourish in Detroit

    The running back by committee phenomenon has enjoyed great success throughout the NFL in recent history...

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