1. Detroit Lions: Martin Mayhew Should Ignore the Baggage and Draft Janoris Jenkins

    As far as the NFL draft goes, every team's draft board is as elusive as Bigfoot—there are never any legitimate sightings. The Detroit Lions are no different. Martin Mayhew's board is kept under lock and key...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 3,704 reads 53 comments

  2. Forget the Denver Broncos, Drew Stanton Is the Real Loser in the Tim Tebow Saga

    It has been reported on all the major media outlets already that Tim Tebow was traded to the New York Jets ...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 1,316 reads 15 comments

  3. Peyton Manning: Arrival in Denver Proves That Loyalty Is Dead in the NFL

    *This article was originally posted on thefanmanifesto.com It was reported today by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter that Peyton Manning is no longer without a place to call home...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 205 reads 4 comments

  4. Detroit Lions Free Agency: David Hawthorne Visit Could Mean End of Tulloch Saga

    Most people will readily admit that Stephen Tulloch was a godsend for the Detroit Lions in 2011. Signed to bolster a weak linebacking unit, he did just that. In fact, he exceeded all expectations...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 3,518 reads 33 comments

  5. NBA's Most Improved Player: Why Two Detroit Pistons Should Be Considered

    The NBA 's Most Improved Player (MIP) Award has been around since 1985, and throughout its history it has signified the arrival of many NBA stars...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 2,389 reads 14 comments

  6. Detroit Lions Free Agency: 5 High-Value Cornerback Targets

    The NFL 's annual game of musical chairs—free agency—didn't take long to affect the Detroit Lions . On Wednesday the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent cornerback Eric Wright away from Detroit...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 4,757 reads 36 comments

  7. Detroit Lions Free Agency: 5 Low-Risk, High-Reward Targets

    In a move that typifies their team-first approach, three of the Detroit Lions ' biggest stars— Matthew Stafford , Ndamukong Suh and Nate Burleson—agreed to restructure their contracts Monday ...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 6,048 reads 12 comments

  8. Detroit Lions: No-Show in Manning Frenzy Shows How Far This Franchise Has Come

    When Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts , made it official last week and released Peyton Manning , more than a handful of NFL teams immediately clamored to see what kind of deal they could throw together to attract the future Hall of Famer...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 791 reads 10 comments

  9. NBA Predictions: Top 5 MVP Candidates from Each Conference

    There's less than two months left in the 2012 NBA regular season and that makes it a good time to start narrowing down the candidates for the MVP award...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 1,068 reads 10 comments

  10. Jahvid Best Cleared for Workouts: What His Return Means for the Detroit Lions

    According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter , Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best has been cleared to work out with the team. He'll be able to take part in Detroit's OTAs, minicamp and training camp...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 1,835 reads 10 comments

  11. Ndamukong Suh: NFL's Bounty Gate Should Clear Detroit Lions' Star of Dirty Tag

    If there's anyone that should take advantage of the NFL 's latest black eye it's Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh . He's endured a full season's worth of negative publicity related to his purported dirty play...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 366 reads 1 comments

  12. NFL Predictions: 1 Team from Each Division That Will Improve the Most in 2012

    In every NFL season, there's a changing of the guard. Good teams from the year before take steps back. Teams that struggled make adjustments and move up in the standings. There's always the old standbys of course...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 21,752 reads 305 comments

  13. Bart Scott: Disgruntled Jet Could Be Detroit Lions' Insurance Policy.

    According to ESPNNewYork .com's Rich Cimini , the New York Jets and linebacker Bart Scott are preparing for divorce. Scott's been unhappy with his decreased playing time, and he's made his frustrations clear...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 3,281 reads 26 comments

  14. 2012 NFL Draft Predictions: Why Andrew Luck Won't Be Indianapolis Colts' Savior

    Over the past two years every compliment that can be bestowed on a quarterback has been bestowed on Andrew Luck ...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 1,655 reads 28 comments

  15. Joique Bell: Former Wayne State Warrior Could Be Detroit Lions' Jeremy Lin

    When the Detroit Lions signed Joique Bell off the New Orleans Saints practice squad last December, they'd just clinched their first playoff appearance in over a decade, and Lions hysteria was at an all-time high...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 2,803 reads 39 comments

  16. Detroit Lions Predictions: 5 Youngsters Poised to Have Breakout Years

    The NFL football gods have finally looked favorably upon the Detroit Lions . After years of futility and draft failures, the Lions put together an impressive 2011 campaign. For that reason expectations are high...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 2,266 reads 32 comments

  17. Detroit Pistons: Amnesty Clause Predictions for the 2012 Offseason

    When the lockout finally ended, the big buzz going around the NBA was regarding the amnesty clause. The league's version of a get-out-of-jail-free card was going to be a godsend ...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 2,520 reads 14 comments

  18. Matthew Stafford: Marshall Faulk Misses the Mark with Criticism of Lions QB

    Marshall Faulk, best known for his "Greatest Show on Turf" days with the St. Louis Rams , is now an analyst for the NFL Network. He used to get paid for scoring ridiculous touchdowns...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 1,764 reads 24 comments

  19. NBA Free Agency 2012: JaVale McGee Should Be Detroit Pistons' Top Target

    Two nights ago the last place Washington Wizards slammed the door shut on the Detroit Pistons ' four game win streak, 98-77. The lopsided victory was a surprise to Detroit fans who expected the surging Pistons to win easily...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 3,027 reads 33 comments

  20. Jeremy Lin and 5 Others on the Verge of NBA Superstardom

    In the course of a week, Jeremy Lin has gone from little used role player to NBA phenomenon. He's done for the New York Knicks what Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire could ...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 2,928 reads 13 comments

  21. Detroit Tigers 2012: Jim Leyland to Use DH by Committee Approach

    When Jim Leyland fills out his nightly lineup card this season he might use this very scientific method to decide who will be the Detroit Tigers designated hitter: Tape a team photo on the wall of his office, close his eyes, and throw a dart at it...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 1,316 reads 4 comments

  22. The Super Bowl's Winningest Quarterbacks: Who's the Greatest?

    By leading his team to victory in Super Bowl XLVI, Eli Manning established himself as a truly great quarterback and vaulted himself into an elite group of NFL signal callers...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 16,083 reads 5 comments

  23. NBA All-Star Game 2012: Why Greg Monroe Deserves to Be There over Chris Bosh

    The Detroit Pistons are in the midst of a dismal season. Despite a recent two-game win streak against Milwaukee and New Orleans , their record stands at 6-20...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 1,915 reads 26 comments

  24. Ndamukong Suh: Warren Sapp Criticizes Detroit Lions Star, and He's Right

    If there is anyone uniquely qualified to criticize embattled Detroit Lions star Ndamukong Suh , it is Warren Sapp...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 908 reads 10 comments

  25. Brandon Knight: Lessons Learned with Each Loss for Detroit Pistons' Rookie

    The Detroit Pistons lost their seventh game in a row to the New Jersey Nets Wednesday night, 99-96. While a loss is a loss in the NBA , the Pistons' post-game chatter was a bit more positive after this one...

    Chris Madden Written by Chris Madden about over 2 years ago 563 reads 14 comments