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What cut day meant for current and former JMMA winners

Final cut day might be the most important day of the year for winners of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending). The first cut gets rid of the stragglers. This one validates everything. It’s the completion of the long-shot story or the climax of the breakthrough from practice squad — or the day […]

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Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: Brian Lashoff’s days numbered?; A more definitive date set for Daniel Alfredsson decision

Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction and signing rumors from the previous week. I see all this stuff anyway. I figured I might as well share it with you. Nick Lidstrom reiterated to a Swedish newspaper what he has said before: He was offered an assistant coach […]

Why the meritocracy of football is failing Kellen Moore is his quest to be the No. 2 quarterback with the Lions

Kellen Moore is better than Dan Orlovsky. That’s what the game tape tells us, and after years of listening to coaches and analysts bloviate I’ve learned the tape doesn’t lie. Football is the closest thing we have to a meritocracy. It doesn’t matter what round a player is drafted in, where he’s from, what color he is or […]

What to watch for in this final Lions preseason game: The champ, position battles and Kellen Moore

  The champ has already been crowned. The Lions’ team is already set. Legitimate college football is being played. I get it. You don’t have a valid reason to watch the Lions play the Bills other than to scream at your TV like the overemotional chick in one of those terrible girl movies whenever there […]

It can’t wait: The Lions have a new James Mungro Memorial Award winner in their midst

As men played for their jobs and coaches watched, deciding who to keep, I issued a challenge to four men: Go out and win the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending). None paid any attention, of course — they had careers and livelihoods to worry about — but  it certainly seemed like one […]

Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: Mike Babcock set up for return?

Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction and signing rumors from the previous week. I see all this stuff anyway. I figured I might as well share it with you. Ken Holland tells Fox Sport’s Art Regner that he’s “not overly concerned” about Mike Babcock‘s contract situation because the […]

James Mungro Memorial Award Week 3 preview: The Lions’ final four could become a final one

Jed Collins, Greg Hickman, George Johnson and George Winn all showed up to Lions OTAs as nobodies. In the months since then they’ve sacked and celebrated and ran and Jedded their way into our consciousness. Now, in three days, it’s possible one of these players will never be anonymous again (in this small corner of […]

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