Archive | April, 2009

Lions miss out on the draft of the decade

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NEW YORK – During this past weekend’s NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions failed to take advantage of stealing several first-round projected players that were staring them right in the face. Snagging these prospects would have patched up several of their holes in their defense and guaranteed them several sure starters for next season.

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Bitch-Slap-of-the-Week – GM Mayhew and Detroit Lions

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DETROIT – Agent Tom Condon reached across the negotiating table bitch-slapping the hell outta’ Lions GM Martin Mayhew and William Clay Ford to the tune of $78 million with a record $41.7 guaranteed; all for a player that comes out of college wearing a giant question mark on his forehead.

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Why Stafford and Lions are a bad marriage

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DETROIT – When Matthew Stafford smiles at the camera and explains how he will “do whatever it takes to win in Detroit” I see a naïve young man who is oblivious to the fact he has just been thrown into the Lions’ den. Many teams in the NFL have rosters that would support a long-term development case like Stafford but Detroit is not one of them.

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Detroit Lions’ #1 pick debate picking up steam

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DETROIT – Matthew Stafford is way too high a risk for a team like the Lions with more holes than a sieve. His guaranteed $40 million could cover OL Jason Smith, who like Long is a sure bet Pro Bowl material, and also allow the Lions to pick up a solid free agent defensive player. Two guaranteed starters.

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Dustin Byfuglien Chicago Black Hawks Feature

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CHICAGO – In a day of banged-up economies, collapsing housing markets and difficult daily challenges, if you are searching for an inspirational story, look no further than the Chicago Blackhawks forward Dustin Byfuglien.

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What if Detroit Lions pass on the #1 pick

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DETROIT – Would the St. Louis Rams who hold the #2 pick effectively have to sign their athlete as if he were the top pick? Although the league has dealt with the issue of a team failing to make its pick in time (Minnesota, 2003) it didn’t involve the big kahuna #1 slot.

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