Former Tigers Dave Rozema and Ike Blessitt to honor Mark “The Bird” Fidrych

July 26, 2014
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Former Tigers Dave Rozema and Ike Blessitt to honor Mark “The Bird” Fidrych

Coming up on August 16, former Detroit Tigers Dave Rozema and Ike Blessitt will team up with the Navin Field Grounds Crew and Metro Times‘ own Dave Mesrey to honor legend Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. The festivities, known as the annual “Bird Bash,” will be held at the infamous Nemo’s Bar & Grill, and will benefit The...
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First Little League game at Navin Field today

July 26, 2014
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First Little League game at Navin Field today

Today Navin Field (the Old Tiger Stadium) hosts its first Little League game on a new field made just to host the youngsters! Here’s a photo of the game happening right now, courtesy Tom Derry and Metro Times‘ copy editor extraordinaire, Dave Mesrey: Stop by the site (corner of Michigan and Trumbull) today to watch...
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12th Man Report: Stage Set in East Lansing

January 24, 2014
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12th Man Report: Stage Set in East Lansing

In a little more than 24 hours, No. 21 Michigan will square off on the hardcourt against the third-ranked Michigan State Spartans. And the first meeting this season between the instate rivals couldn’t come at a more riveting time. Saying the “stage is set” isn’t even doing this weekend’s matchup justice — it’s bound...
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12th Man Report: Lombardi named new Lions offensive coordinator

January 21, 2014
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12th Man Report: Lombardi named new Lions offensive coordinator

Well, Detroit’s new offensive coordinator isn’t Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi — though it is a close second. ESPN is reporting that New Orleans Saints quarterback coach Joe Lombardi, grandson of the legendary Packers coach, will be Detroit’s next offensive coordinator. While Joe Lombardi has never been an offensive coordinator in the league, he has...
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12th Man Report: Caldwell; right or wrong?

January 17, 2014
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12th Man Report: Caldwell; right or wrong?

The one thing we know about new Lions’ head coach Jim Caldwell is that he’s not former Chargers offensive coordinator and now Tennessee Titans’ head coach Ken Whisenhunt — obviously. While fans seemed disappointed (and a bit angry) that the Lions seemed to settle for Caldwell so quickly after Whisenhunt disappeared, the hiring isn’t...
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12th Man Report: Lions miss out on Whisenhunt

January 14, 2014
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12th Man Report: Lions miss out on Whisenhunt

But why?????? Do you remember in high school, when you’d finally summon the courage to ask a girl to prom, and then only to find out she wasn’t interested or already had a date? You’d go home, recollect on your thoughts, and try to figure out what happened; what did somebody else have that...
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12th Man Report: The demise of Jim Schwartz

January 10, 2014
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And the Death of a Salesman… Lions head coach Jim Schwartz arrived in Detroit in 2009 following the tumultuous, loss-riddled era of general manager Matt Millen. Schwartz was young and fiery and full of promise, but also inexperienced — he’d never been a NFL head coach. A day after the final game of this...
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12th Man Report: SEC finally falls

January 7, 2014
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12th Man Report: SEC finally falls

In last night’s BCS Championship game — the culmination of the NCAA football season between the top-two teams in college football — Florida State took on Auburn. And the final game in the crazy, BCS era didn’t fail to disappoint. It was everything you’d want in a big game: multiple lead changes, trick plays,...
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The Top Ten Best GIFS Of The 2014 Bowl Season

January 3, 2014
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The Top Ten Best GIFS Of The 2014 Bowl Season

The 2014 Bowl Season is pretty much all over with the exception of the 2014 National Championship Game, which Auburn and FSU will play on Monday night. Needless to say, it’s been an eventful week full of amazing plays, funny gaffes and a boatload of tears from model-esque girlfriends of Alabama players. Check out...
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12th Man Report: Lions’ loss improves draft prospects

December 30, 2013
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12th Man Report: Lions’ loss improves draft prospects

With the conclusion of the 2013 NFL regular season, the first 20 spots in the 2014 draft have now been decided. The Lions, who are all too familiar with a pick inside the top 10, again, find themselves one of the lucky (though actually unlucky) teams with an early pick. Coming into this past...
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