1. Detroit Lions: Predicting Winners of the 5 Biggest Position Battles

    In 2011, Ricardo Silva became a training camp phenomenon for the Detroit Lions . He made monster hits in camp and big plays during preseason games. Many fans and experts predicted that he'd win the starting strong safety position...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 4,738 reads 16 comments

  2. Detroit Lions: The 5 Biggest Media Misconceptions About the Lions

    The Detroit Lions have certainly received their share of media attention since the end of the regular season. While it might seem that most of it was negative, they've received high praise as well...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 2,931 reads 123 comments

  3. Detroit Lions: ESPN's Ron Jaworski Latest to Undervalue Matthew Stafford

    On Wednesday, ESPN's Ron Jaworski continued his QB Countdown series and announced that the Detroit Lions ' Matthew Stafford was ranked 14th. Here is Jaworski's explanation taken from Kevin Seifert's NFC North Blog on ESPN...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 3,751 reads 60 comments

  4. Detroit Pistons: Ben Gordon Trade Restores Faith in Joe Dumars, for Now

    Once upon a time, the phrase "in Joe we trust" was uttered on a daily basis by the fans of the Detroit Pistons . Joe Dumars could do no wrong after a string of shrewd moves that ultimately resulted in a championship in 2004...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 2,921 reads 36 comments

  5. Which New Detroit Lions Acquisitions Will Have the Biggest Impacts in 2012?

    The Detroit Lions weren't exactly movers and shakers this offseason. They weren't major players in the free-agent market and there were no trades made. They returned 21 out of 22 starters, so they really had no reason to make any big moves...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 4,561 reads 4 comments

  6. NBA Draft 2012: Whom Will the Detroit Pistons Select in Round 1

    The 2012 NBA Draft is less than one week away and according to most prognosticators the Detroit Piston's first-round pick is locked down. At some point the world decided the Pistons were going to draft John Henson at No...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 5,257 reads 52 comments

  7. Detroit Lions: 5 Predictions for Final Roster Cuts in 2012

    The Detroit Lions are due to start training camp in Allen Park on July 30th, 2012. Rookies and veterans will report, and Martin Mayhew and Jim Schwartz will get down to the business of assembling the final 53-man roster...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 5,437 reads 19 comments

  8. Kyle Singler: What His Return Means for the Detroit Pistons in 2012

    Cue the welcome wagon and roll out the red carpet! According to Vince Ellis of Detroit Free Press , long lost draft pick Kyle Singler will be rejoining the Detroit Pistons very soon...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 7,642 reads 26 comments

  9. 10 Encouraging Signs Heading into the Detroit Lions 2012 Season

    If there is one thing fans of the Detroit Lions have gotten used to over the years it's being discouraged. Decades of inept management, playoff failures, untapped potential and an 0-16 season will do that to a fanbase...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 4,794 reads 18 comments

  10. Jahvid Best: Why He'll Be the X-Factor for the Detroit Lions in 2012

    In a recent interview with MLive.com's Anwar Richardson , Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew made some bold predictions about which players are poised to have breakout years...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 3,378 reads 13 comments

  11. Charlie Villanueva: Dominican Team Debacle Should Be Red Flag for Pistons

    For three years Charlie Villanueva has been the poster boy for free agency failure in Detroit. Given recent events, that reputation is only getting worse...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 2,768 reads 26 comments

  12. Mikel Leshoure: What Does His Suspension Mean for the Detroit Lions?

    I suppose the Detroit Lions and their fans saw this coming, but that doesn't make it hurt any less. Today the NFL announced that Mikel Leshoure —arrested twice this offseason ...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 1,642 reads 4 comments

  13. Detroit Lions: What Are the Realistic Predictions for Matthew Stafford in 2012?

    It might be hard to remember, but at this time last year fans of the Detroit Lions openly questioned whether Matthew Stafford was a franchise quarterback. Who could blame them? He'd only played in 13 games his first two years...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 3,370 reads 37 comments

  14. Detroit Pistons Draft 2012: 5 Targets No One Is Talking About

    Chad Ford is ESPN's resident NBA expert, and reporting on the NBA draft is his bread and butter. So when he makes a draft prediction, I tend to listen...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 7,371 reads 52 comments

  15. 5 Adjustments the Detroit Lions Will Make to Dominate in 2012

    In 1988, Jerry Glanville famously told a referee , "This is the NFL which stands for 'Not For Long' when you make those kinds of calls." He was of course implying that the referee would lose his job if he didn't clean up his act...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 1,806 reads 2 comments

  16. 5 Websites and Forums Every Detroit Lions Fan Should Visit

    In the 1987 film Wall Street , Michael Douglas' character Gordon Gecko said, "The most valuable commodity I know of is information." Anyone who's seen that great film knows the context of his statement, but if you haven't, you might think Mr...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 1,687 reads 1 comments

  17. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford Is Underrated in NFL Network's Top 100

    I haven't always agreed with the views expressed by the NFL Network. In all honesty, I've been puzzled by some of the commentary that Warren Sapp and Marshall Faulk have provided—particularly related to the Detroit Lions ...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 7,127 reads 138 comments

  18. Detroit Pistons 2012 Draft: Why Landing a Stud with No. 9 Might Be Tough

    Despite what you might think about their 25-41 record last season, the Detroit Pistons actually improved from the season before. They went from depressingly horrible to moderately bad...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 3,687 reads 37 comments

  19. Detroit Lions: 10 Cult Heroes in Team History

    The phrase cult hero is often used in sports to describe a professional athlete who has endeared himself to a group of people for perhaps unconventional reasons...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 4,359 reads 16 comments

  20. Detroit Lions: Amari Spievey's Absence Raises Concussion Red Flags

    At his most recent press conference following yesterday's OTAs, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz answered a litany of questions regarding Nick Fairley, Mikel Leshoure and Titus Young...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 1,433 reads 15 comments

  21. Detroit Lions: Nick Fairley and 2011 Draft Class Threaten to Derail Season

    Heading into arguably their most anticipated season in team history, the Detroit Lions were hoping for an offseason chock full of positivity and hard work...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 1,259 reads 27 comments

  22. The NFL's Most Improved Passing Offenses

    An obvious shift has taken place in the NFL over a relatively short period of time. Offenses have moved away from a run-first game plan in favor of a more high flying version. This fact was never more clear than in 2011...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 11,713 reads 76 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant Disses the Detroit Pistons After Playoff Loss

    On Monday, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers were ousted from the NBA playoffs convincingly by the Oklahoma City Thunder , 106-90. For Bryant, who might be the most competitive player in the NBA, any loss is difficult to swallow...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 5,750 reads 53 comments

  24. 10 Reasons to Be Optimistic About the Detroit Lions in 2012

    For the Detroit Lions and their fans, this offseason has been a time of unprecedented optimism about the upcoming season. The truth is, optimism is something Lions fans always have an abundance of at this time of the year...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 3,994 reads 22 comments

  25. Pau Gasol: Why the Maligned Lakers Star Should Never Be a Detroit Piston

    While the Detroit Pistons sit idle, the NBA 's elite teams are busy vying for an NBA championship. The usual suspects are all there: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant , Tim Duncan and Paul Pierce...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about almost 3 years ago 4,332 reads 25 comments