Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson scores free pizza for a year

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Matthew Stafford's heads-up dive across the goal line to complete a stunning win over Dallas wasn't the best thing to happen to a Detroit Lion on Sunday. Nor was Calvin Johnson's 329-yard receiving performance. Nope, the Lion who had the best day was Nate Burleson. You remember Nate. He was the ...

Nate Burleson joins all-time embarrassing injury list

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The most memorable injuries in sports history are the ones that occurred off the field. Lions receiver Nate Burleson joined that elite category this week when he broke his arm in a car crash that happened as he reached over to grab a pizza that was falling out of the passenger ...

How Lucky Can One Town Be?

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Since Andy Rooney retired this week, I've decided to pick up where he left off in the complaining game. You know what drives me crazy? Detroit. How lucky can one town be, anyway? On Thursday night, the Tigers clinched a spot in the AL Championship Series by beating the Yankees, a win ...

Tale Of The Tape: 2009 New Jersey Nets vs. 2008 Detroit Lions

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Well, it finally happened. The New Jersey Nets have finally made their mark on the NBA and have done it in spectacular fashion. The 2009 Nets have now broken the league mark for futility to open a season and now sport record-shattering mark of 0-18. So just where do the Nets ...

Things Just Keep Getting Better For The Detroit Lions

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

While the Detroit Lions suffered arguably their most humiliating loss in franchise history on Sunday, there could be more of the same in the works for the beleaguered team from a beleaguered town. In the wake of the team's 17-10 loss to the (at the time) winless St. Louis Rams, ...

Is 2009 The Worst NFL Season Of All-Time?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The NFL is bigger and more popular than ever. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the league is better. There appears to be a large number of just awful teams this season. I’m talking absolutely putrid. Like teams you know are going to lose all week long. My roommate relayed a conversation he had ...

Talk About Kicking ‘Em When They’re Down

Monday, September 21st, 2009

The Detroit Lions blow. I know, shocking. On Sunday, the Lions lost for the 19th consecutive time. The streak is the second-longest in NFL history behind only the Buccaneers' historic futility in the late 1970s.  ESPN's "NFL Live," put up the above nifty little graphic illustrating the Lions' continued failures. Chopin's "Funeral ...

TheBaker’s NFL Preview: Detroit Lions

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

It hasn't been a bright 12 months in the Motor City. General Motors went belly up, the city's mayor resigned amidst an avalanche of controversies and Robocop never showed up. The city is so far in the dumps that Thomas Jane's fictional enormous penis in HBO's "Hung" is Detroit's crowning achievement ...