Mike Babcock says his teary-eyed goodbye to Detroit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5HDE3YeUTg Mike Babcock accepted an 8-year, $50 million contract to be the new coach of the Toronto Maples Leafs, another Original 6 team. Babcock had a successful 10-year run behind the bench for the Red Wings, winning a Stanley Cup (2008) and helping to continue the franchise’s impressive 24-year playoff streak. But it was time for both […]

Mike Babcock to make ‘good decision’ by May 20

We knew when Ken Holland gave other teams permission to speak with the Red Wings’ expiring head coach Mike Babcock, you knew the Wings GM meant business. Perhaps Holland is willing to move on from Babcock, but either way, he wants to know who will be in charge of the Red Wings before the team gets into […]

Most Expensive Lions Tickets Against Seattle And The 12th Man

Matthew Stafford led the Lions to their second double-digit win season in 2014 since he’s been under center. Before Stafford, the Lions didn’t record a season with double-digit wins since 1995. With All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson on one side, the Lions found a great match with wide receiver Golden Tate, who had a career […]

Mark Richt thinks it’s freezing in June

Michigan is holding nine different satellite camps across seven states starting in June before holding its own camp in Ann Arbor and the S-E-C is mad, bro. Jim Harbaugh going to steal all the recruits and whole milk.

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 […]