1. Ranking College Football's Top 10 Defenses

    An analysis of strength of schedule, player injuries, home/away matchups, and performance revealed the nation's top defensive units in college football...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about 3 years ago 10,617 reads 20 comments

  2. Justin Verlander Becomes Third Detroit Tigers Pitcher to Win AL MVP and Cy Young

    Today Justin Verlander became just the ninth pitcher in history—and third Detroit Tiger—to win both the American League Most Valuable Player Award and Cy Young in the same season...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about 3 years ago 347 reads 1 comments

  3. Top 5 Michigan State Recruiting Victories Under Mark Dantonio

    In his fifth year, head coach Mark Dantonio has resurrected Michigan State's winning ways. Aiding the upward movement, football recruits that would have never considered the Spartans five years ago are jumping at the chance to don the Green and White..

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about 3 years ago 378 reads 4 comments

  4. Fear the Claw: Detroit Tigers May Dominate American League Central in 2012

    Word is spreading around the Midwest. American League Central fans may need to prepare for more Detroit Tigers dominance next year. Consider that the Chicago White Sox recently locked into several long, ugly contracts...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about 3 years ago 1,736 reads 3 comments

  5. Bleacher Report Chat: Ironman Athlete and SELF Magazine's Lucy Danzinger

    On Sunday, June 13, NBC will air the world's greatest endurance event—the Ironman World Championship 70.3. For those unfamiliar with the competition, the Ironman 70.3 is a triathlon that starts with a 1...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 4 years ago 397 reads 0 comments

  6. Miguel Cabrera Bidding To Win First Triple Crown Since Carl Yastrzemski

    A serious Triple Crown candidate is emerging in Detroit.Miguel Cabrera's 18 homers and 53 runs batted in lead the American League and he ranks fourth in batting average (.339). I know precisely what you're thinking...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 4 years ago 1,239 reads 7 comments

  7. Interview with Gus Johnson, Madden 2011 Play-By-Play Announcer

    Have you ever wondered how much work goes into the commentating aspect of a video game? Before word broke that EA Sports hired announcer Gus Johnson to be Madden 2011's play-by-play announcer, I had a chance to speak with him about his new gig...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 4 years ago 1,762 reads 7 comments

  8. Bullpen Bullies Give Detroit Tigers MLB's Top Pen

    Overtaxed, Detroit's bullpen has been regularly thrust into high-pressure situations despite a cumulative lack of major league experience. But as improbable as it sounds, the Tigers employ the most effective pen in the majors...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 4 years ago 655 reads 3 comments

  9. Heated, Nearly Deadly Michigan Rivalry Soon To Take National Stage

    Replay the Series: Fueled by Gatorade will pit the Detroit Catholic Central Shamrocks and Trenton Trojans against one another on Fox Sports Net this Sunday at 9 pm...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 4 years ago 324 reads 3 comments

  10. Detroit's Suburban Palace in Auburn Hills

    This article was originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com. The distance between the Pistons’ home and their fanbase is greater than any of Detroit’s other three major league teams...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 4 years ago 732 reads 0 comments

  11. Flying Tiger: Austin Jackson Might Be Detroit's Next Rookie of the Year

    Less than six months into his Tigers career, Jackson is working to dilute Detroit's memory of former fan favorite Curtis Granderson...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 4 years ago 855 reads 6 comments

  12. Gerald Laird: Catcher's Improved Bat Could Unify Detroit Tigers Lineup

    Gerald Laird might have been the best catcher in baseball in 2009—defensively. But Detroit's catcher forgot to pack his bat when he left Spring Training. His seventh campaign was his most disappointing at the plate...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about almost 5 years ago 704 reads 2 comments

  13. A Year in Crime: College Football's All-Dismissed Team

    Most college football players forge through four or five years, avoiding the heavy hand of the law. Well-behaved and well-connected, they take full advantage of the opportunity only a small fraction of society secures...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about almost 5 years ago 5,260 reads 15 comments

  14. A Michigan Thing: Ryan Miller and Brian Rafalski Among Locals Leading US in Olympic Competition

    No state has more ties to US Olympic hockey than Michigan. Always well-represented, high-level area talents like Mike Modano, Doug Weight, and Pat LaFontaine donned the red, white, and blue in previous Games...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about almost 5 years ago 1,786 reads 12 comments

  15. Prospect Chronicles: 10 Detroit Tigers Who Could Make an Impact in 2010

    In 2006, rookies Justin Verlander and Joel Zumaya helped the Tigers to their first World Series in 22 years. The inexperienced tandem matured as the season progressed and led a suprising Detroit ...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about almost 5 years ago 1,176 reads 1 comments

  16. Detroit Tigers: The Starting Nine

    The removal of two mainstays in the lineup, Curtis Granderson and Placido Polanco, denotes a new era of Detroit baseball. The Tigers parted ways with these two major contributors in favor of younger, cheaper players...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about almost 5 years ago 2,386 reads 8 comments

  17. Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander Agree To Extension

    According to an Associated Press report, the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander have agreed to a five-year, $80 million contract. An unnamed source close to the negotiations says the bind can become official as soon as Thursday...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about almost 5 years ago 328 reads 0 comments

  18. Ford Field: Pride of the Detroit Lions

    This article was originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com. Paul Swaney, a fellow Bleacher Report writer, set off on a mission to compile the football stadium experiences of writers in each NFL city...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about almost 5 years ago 1,463 reads 1 comments

  19. Projecting Greatness: Dauss, Lolich...Verlander

    Elite. Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander finally earned the adulation with a remarkable 2009 campaign. Starting on May 10, May's American League Pitcher of the Month led the Tigers on a 147-day first place expedition...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about 5 years ago 253 reads 14 comments

  20. Comerica Park: Detroit's Diamond in the Rough

    This article was originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com. Paul Swaney, a fellow Bleacher Report writer, set off on a mission to compile the baseball stadium experiences of writers in each MLB city...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about 5 years ago 1,202 reads 1 comments

  21. Detroit Tigers Dissector: Late-Season Improvements and Fernando Rodney

    Welcome to Rudy Dominick and Johnny Lawrence's Week 21 installment of Detroit Tigers information and analysis. Each week, we will delve into all things Tigers. Read and digest, or skim and spit out our insightful banter...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 5 years ago 243 reads 4 comments

  22. When Derek Jeter Reaches 3,000 Hits, Will He Become the Greatest Yankee?

    Coca Cola.Mercedes-Benz.The New York Yankees.No other organization in baseball has built a brand quite like the Yankees.Twenty-six World Championships, 57 seasons with at least 90 wins, 39 Hall of Fame players and managers...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 5 years ago 1,085 reads 5 comments

  23. Will September Be Placido Polanco's Last Month in Detroit?

    Prior to the Midsummer Classic, Placido Polanco established himself as the least productive second baseman in the American League.He held the third lowest AL batting average (...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 5 years ago 183 reads 14 comments

  24. Detroit's 2009 Draftees Already Impressing in Minors

    Detroit harvested a talented crop of players in June's amateur draft, finally inking several of their highest picks yesterday...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 5 years ago 349 reads 4 comments

  25. Detroit Tigers Acquire Aubrey Huff from Baltimore Orioles

    According to an Associated Press report, the Detroit Tigers have acquired Aubrey Huff from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitcher Brett Jacobson. Huff, a 10-year MLB veteran, adds a potent bat to the Tigers stumbling offense...

    Johnny Lawrence Written by Johnny Lawrence about over 5 years ago 113 reads 0 comments