Pistons and Knicks Close Out Disappointing Seasons With Matchup in MSG

This couldn’t be what Phil Jackson had in mind for his first full season as President of Basketball Operations of the New York Knicks. For sure, this first year together between Jackson and the Knicks will be long remembered, but for all the wrong reasons. When the Knicks host the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night in […]

Bert Blyleven rips Detroit, sets pants on fire

During a rain delay of the Detroit Tigers’ opening series against the Minnesota Twins, which the Tigers swept easily, Minnesota Twins legend and announcer took some cheap, tired shots at the city of Detroit. Here are the since-deleted tweets, courtesy of Hardball Talk:   Bert then tweeted his obligatory apology: Well, Bert, you look like you’ve […]

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Detroit Red Wings playoff streak hits 24, will play Tampa Bay Lightning

There are three certainties in life – or over the last 25 years at least: Death, taxes and the Red Wings make the playoffs. The Red Wings clinched a playoff berth on Thursday night when they picked up a point in an OT loss with a Boston Bruins L (the Bruins’ 7-year streak of making the playoffs ended […]

Cleveland’s Home Opener Most Expensive Tigers Ticket This Weekend

The Detroit Tigers started off their campaign for a fifth-straight AL Central division crown in style, as David Price was one out short of throwing a complete game shutout, striking out five in 8 2/3 scoreless innings. Price gave up his first hit in the fifth inning, a single by Kennys Vargas, as he cruised […]

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Rod Allen Drinking Game 2015

The Rod Allen Drinking Game was originally created by Big Al at the now-defunct Wayne Fontes Experience and has since been updated over the years by D4L (and one year at Walk Off Woodward).  It has officially become cemented as a drunken-staple in the Detroit sports community.  And it’s not just a brainless, alcoholic’s activity, either — there are things […]

2015 Detroit Tigers preview: Color me F’ing skeptical

How does a supposed eternal optimist create such a crass headline for a Detroit Tigers preview? Is this the same Bobby B who bet a friend the Tigers would win 80 games in 2003? (Bobby B lost that bet.) The Tigers are coming off their fourth straight AL Central championship; they still have a slugger named Miguel […]

Michigan State’s Final Four Run Sees Tickets Up Over $1,000

If Tom Izzo’s reputation around college basketball circles wasn’t strong enough, this year’s coaching masterpiece may be one of his finest works to date. If you watched the Spartans play in the early months of the season, you would understand the growth the team has gone through under Izzo’s watch. On December 20th, the Spartans […]

Lions: You can try, you can try, but you can’t have it all

It’s been a good few months since that game and that flag­-not-­a-­flag moment back in January’s play­off game against the Dallas Cowboys. Time enough to draw a breath and reflect on what might have been, you might think, but for long­suffering Lions’ fans that call will take a while to put to bed. Even the President was angry. […]

Ndamukong Suh was never returning to Detroit Lions

Bobby’s been on hiatus lately, grinding and trying to make that loot, but he’s back with this little exclusive about another big name who is working toward big(ger) numbers in his bank account: Ndamukong Suh. As you know, Ndamukong Suh signed the largest contract for a defensive player in NFL history a couple weeks ago, inking […]

Become a Part of the Game with Your Own Spring Training Regimen

Your favorite hardball heroes are gearing up for what may well be the most important part of the season: Spring Training. The holiday season is over. Resolutions for the new year have already been forgotten. They are carrying the same few extra pounds as you are. They are not in competition form. While they are […]

Spartans Looking To Make an East Region Run, Starting in Charlotte

The Michigan State Spartans have been awarded a 7th seed in the NCAA tournament’s East Region after finishing the 2014-2015 regular season with a record of 23-11 and in third place in the Big 10. They were one of the best passing teams in the country, as they averaged 17.1 assists per game. That mark […]

Spartans Head to Chicago Looking To Impress Before NCAA Tournament

When thinking about the storied college basketball programs that are perennially a factor come March Madness time, there’s no doubt that Michigan State is somewhere near the top of that list, especially with what they’ve accomplished in recent years. They’ve appeared in six Final Fours in the past 16 years, which is quite remarkable if […]

The Battle for Michigan is surprisingly not a top ticket this weekend

Sunday Night’s college basketball bout between the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines will be played at Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan. This plays right into the hands of the Spartans, as they are 10-2 at home so far this season. However, this has been an off year for the Spartans, as they […]