Mike

Golden Tate is part golden boy, part mean guy; You should love him because of it

One time, an editor sent me out to a charity basketball game to interview Von Miller. I got there and didn’t spot him. After scouring the benches, there were a couple that kind of looked like him but I wasn’t sure. Then a 6-foot-3 dude walked through the door with his pectorals bulging out of […]

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A long drive and a Detroit Lions team that burps rainbows

As teams from Michigan and Georgia played a game in London, I listened to it in a radio station in Texas. Sunday morning I drove three hours from Houston to Dallas. I didn’t see Golden Tate use his invisibility cloak or Theo Riddick’s one-handed catch or Matt Prater’s kick cut immediately left, only to wobble back […]

Red Wings rumor roundup: Mike Babcock’s contract demands; Some new defensemen on trade block

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. • The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch says he’s hearing talk that Flyers defenseman Nick Grossman and Luke Schenn are […]

Enjoy the Red Wings’ comeback, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves

Everybody saw Danny DeKeyser stop a shot on an empty net with his leg, Justin Abdelkader stop another with the little patch of cloth on his pants that hangs below his junk, Niklas Kronwall glide around with his arms open and a stupid look on his face after scoring off Evgeni Malkin’s skate, Henrik Zetterberg’s get his […]

The Stephen Weiss conundrum and what it means for the Red Wings

He’s scored 20 goals in a season four times. He’s notched more than 60 points twice. Yet he’s resigned to press box purgatory, watching guys eight and 10 years younger fill his spot. Before Saturday, Stephen Weiss hadn’t played in an NHL game since December 10th. The past two years, he’s missed 66 percent of […]

I want to believe: finding the meaning in the Lions’ inexplicable win over the Saints

Jim Caldwell stepped to the podium as he does every week. He knew he had to talk first, that he needed an opening statement, a couple of words to summarize the game. He couldn’t find any. “Alright. Games in this league are…” Caldwell shook his head. “…are, uh, are crazy.” When it was 23-10 I […]

Red Wings rumor roundup: The latest on Tyler Myers and a list of some other defenseman Detroit has interest in

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. • The Red Wings inquired about acquiring Buffalo defenseman Tyler Myers, according to TSN’s Elliotte Friedman. The Sabres wanted Anthony […]

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