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A JMMA update: What the landscape is for our former winners headed into spring training

We’ve reached a turning point. Almost every baseball team ever held their Fan Fest/Winter Caravan/rally event/excuse to sell season tickets this weekend. Spring training is less than a month away. Another hunt for the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) will begin soon. But before that happens we most honor the past. The baseball […]

An appreciation of Dominic Raiola and a depreciation for how his last days were handled

When his season was over, when what would be his best and last chance was taken away from him by a strange picked up flag, Dominic Raiola did what he’d done for the past 13 years as the Lions’ starting center: stood in front of his locker and took it. He spoke in barely above […]

A prequel to the Mock Draft game: Which prospects could the Lions take in the 2015 NFL Draft?

Twelve and a half percent of the teams in the NFL remain. The storylines for the conference title games are set. Coaching vacancies are filling up. The newsiest part of the season is over. Reporters are already getting bored. When that happens, the speculation steps up to new levels. There’s only one event capable of […]

The hidden advantage Martin Mayhew and the Detroit Lions already have going into this offseason

When you’ve played in two playoff games since the millennium every aspect of one appearance is compared to the other, even the offseasons. Recently Lions general manager Martin Mayhew spoke about this offseason compared to the offseason after the 2011 season, a year ended that with a wildcard loss to the Saints. The next season Detroit went 4-12 […]

Recapping George Johnson’s year as the James Mungro Memorial Award champion

Winter is here, February is coming and pitchers and catchers report in just 39 days. The next chapter of the James Mungro Memorial award sponsored by (sponsor pending) is around the corner. I knew you’ve already done a beer bong and taken your pants off at the news, but we’ve still got more than month. […]

Breaking down the Red Wings’ fourth segment: It’s time to declare the power play legitimate

The Red Wings have reached the halfway point of the season. Right now. Everything is good. They just went 5-3-2 in the last segment, earning 12 points. They’re third in the Atlantic, one point behind Montreal and three points behind division leader Tampa Bay with a game in hand. But there could be some trouble down the […]

The Detroit Lions-Dallas Cowboys game wasn’t fixed, but if it was, who would have to be on the take?

Suh: Held. pic.twitter.com/ed4AnQn7eT — Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) January 6, 2015 The NFL could’ve just shut up. VP of officials Dean Blandino had already spoken about the picked up pass interference flag and Dez Bryant running on the field without his helmet on like he was a deranged fan. That was enough. Everybody was ready to move […]

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