Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Lions prove once again they are turkeys.

Once again the Lions proved that turkey was not the only item that was roasted on Thanksgiving day.This time they were carved by the Green Bay Packers.

What happened to this team? Yes the 6-2 was nice, but in the past three games they lost. Did the reality of the dream season kick in and finally become a nightmare? Did the Midas man of the offensive coordinator Mike Martz lose his touch? Do they need to give the ball more often to Calvin Johnson? Do they need to bring back fullback Cory Schessinger to straighten out the offensive line? Does our defensive coordinator Joe Cullens have to get his head out of his butt and do a better job? Or do the Lions show that they stink as a franchise?

I'm not hitting the panic button or writing this team off yet, but if they don't win soon, then they blew their chance for a playoff bid. And the 6-2 start will be a mirage n in the desert that is called Detroit Football.

Then they will be the Lions that everyone expects them and are proven to be.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Prayers go out to the loved ones of Sean Taylor. Reminder that life is sacred

Prayers and thoughts go out to the family, friends, teammates, coaches, owners and fans of Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor. Taylor who was a safety for the team, was slain in an robbery attempt at his home in Miami.

It is a tragic reminder that life is short and that life and our loved ones should be savored. It is also a reminder that crime and tragedy
affects everyone, whether you are celebrity or not.

In other words, take care of each other and stay safe.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pistons rock Palace in home opener, team is off to a good start.

If the start of a season is an indicator of how well a team can do, then the Pistons are going to have a hell of a good year.

After defeating the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic on the road, Detroit clipped the Atlanta Hawks wings in a thrilling home opener
92-91. The game winner, a Chauncey Billups shot in the last second, kept it from going into overtime.

My question is this. Are the same Pistons that lost to the Cavilers last season? Where was this team in the playoffs when we needed them? Maybe they needed a good kick in the pants to get it together this season. Maybe they are finally showing how good of a team that they really are.

Keep up the good work and castrate the Chicago Bulls.


Lions are 6-2. Don't blow it.

It's a rare sight for Lions fans. The Lions are now 6-2. In other words, enjoy it while it lasts.

After having five dismal seasons where they barely won 6 games all season, they are well on their way of having a winning season. Some are even starting to consider the Lions are becoming an elite team.

What happened? Was it Mike Martz offensive schemes? Did the defensive line get its act together? Or is just sheer luck? Yes, I'm well aware that they looks like they are finally starting to turn this team around. But they still have to prove that they deserve to be a good team by being more consistent. If they do that maybe they could be considered a good team.

In other words, don't blow it boys! Keep up the good work.

Be part of the game, Vote

Today across the country is election day. Many local races will be decided by voters.

Don't let others make your choice for you. Be part of the game instead of being on the bench.

VOTE!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Joe Torre is out as Yankees manager, Damn Yankees.

The New York Yankees got their wish. Joe Torre is no longer their manager.

After 12 seasons of managing the Yankees and several playoff appearances, he was let go after they were defeated in the first round of the playoffs. Torre refused a pay cut and felt that the club offer was an insult.

My question is this, are the Yankees such spoiled rotten jerks that they expect to win every time? Yes a managers job is to wins games. Torre has proven that he can manage. They appeared in several playoffs, 6 world series, having won 4. So even though they have not won a world series since 2000 they have nothing to complain about. Sounds like an impressive record to me.

If the management wants to blame anybody, maybe they should blame themselves. God bless you, Joe Torre.



Go Red Sox! Beat the Rockies.

Kudos to the Boston Red Sox for doing what Detroit couldn't do. Beat the Cleveland Indians.

Go Red Sox! Beat the Rockies!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lions turning over a new leaf, yeah right

Has hell frozen over again? The Lions are 3-1.

What a difference a year makes.

After the Lions dismantled the Bears by 37-27 on Sunday, many are considering the Lions to be a good team. Are these people living in fantasy land? Give it time and the Lions will be back to their normal selves. Once again barely surviving the season.

First the offensive and defensive lines still needs to be developed. Yes they are getting better, but after the loss to the Eagles, they still are struggling with keeping their opponents at bay. Even with the win against the reining NFC champs, work still needs to be completed if this team wants to contend. Yes I know that they had some wins, but the ugly wins against Oakland and the Vikings prove that the team is still far from calling itself a passable team at best.

If the Lions want to keep themselves on the winning road, they first must tighten up their offensive and defensive lines. They also must have better coverage of holes in their defense by the secondary team.

Maybe then they will be plausible contenders.


Monday, October 1, 2007

Tigers finish season, Magglio wins AL batting title.

After a roller coaster of a season, the Detroit Tigers have ended their ride for the year.

After winning the Al crown and making into the World Series
last year, they failed to make the Playoffs. Yes it's a disappointment but to many this season was a success.

For the second time in many seasons, the Tigers have a winning season. Also many players have
reached important milestones for this team.

Justin Verlander pitched a no hitter.
 Five Tigers appeared in the All star game. Placido Polanco, Gary Sheffield were among the many Tigers that spanked in homers. Magglio Ordonez captured the AL batting crown. And over 3,000,000 fans came to Comerica Park to see our boys of summer.

Yes we may not have gotten in the playoffs, but we can be extremely prove of our team. Although Michigan is going through tough times, there are some bright spots: sports and our Tigers.

Thanks for making Detroit proud of you
. Next year spank some more homers for me.


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Shock head to the WNBA finals again

Congratulation to the Detroit Shock on making it to the WNBA finals for the second year in a row.

Crush Phoenix!

Well done ladies!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Did Michael Vick get off too easily

According to many reports Michael Vick is going to plead guilty to dog fighting charges. By doing this he could get a reduced sentence. I know that our legal system has to be fair for everybody, but Vick may be getting off too easily by copping a guilty plea.

It's one thing to be unaware of what was going on at one of your properties, but to take part in killing dogs and betting on them is despicable. And to top it off, he lied publicly. To torture animals is not only evil but he let down his fans, fellow players, and his friends.

My question is this, what gave him the right to do this. Is it the NFL atmosphere that makes athletes act like jerks? Do they think that they're above the law if they are famous? Is it their upbringing? Or should they blame themselves and be responsible for their own behavior.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has a responsibility to address players behavior. If he wants to clean up the NFL, he can't go easy on Vick. By doing this maybe, athletes can behave themselves.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tigers defeat Indians, Can they keep winning, and get back into first place

The Tigers have ended their losing streak and are 1/2 game behind Cleveland in the central division. They beat the tribe 2 to 1. The game also marked the return the triumphant returns of Joel Zumaya and Placido Polanco.

Jair Jurrjens and Zumaya masterly pitched. Magglio Ordenz and Carlos Guillen sparkled by powering back to back homers. Polanco also extended his error less streak.

My question is this. Why couldn't the Tigers play this well during the last month? With the losses to Cleveland & the Yankees during the last week , fans were asking. What happened? Can Detroit make a repeat trip to the playoffs?

Maybe these losses were needed to wake the team up. Maybe Jim Leyland put some fear into them. Maybe they needed to get their stride. Maybe their losing steak was a fluke.
Whatever the case is boys, keep it up and you will get back into the playoffs.



Monday, August 20, 2007

Despite Barry Bonds ethics, the record will still be there

Despite Barry Bonds lack of ethics, the home run record will still be out there.

Even if they find out that he did juice up with steroids and he is stripped of his record, the record will still have been broken. Why would athletes jeopardize their ethics, careers and bodies for glory?

What does this do the integrity of baseball? What message does Bonds send to youths? That fame, fortune and glory are more important than honesty? That no matter how immoral that a person is, what counts is name recognition? Can baseball recover from Bonds actions?

If baseball is ever going to stay clean they must do a few things. First they have to admit that there is a steroid problem. Second the commissioner should hand out stiffer penalties instead of small
fines, some excuse of a suspension and a slap on the wrist. Third, the fans should not put up with players behavior and excuses for their actions.

Maybe then will baseball be clean again.

Are these the same Tigers that had five all stars?

Are these the same Detroit Tigers that had five members on the all star team.

What happened to the team that went to the World Series last season?

So far this month, they lost 11 games and are in danger in being out of the playoffs. What happened to this team to cause their skid? Did the dream team of last year wake up to a bad nightmare.

I'm well aware that the team has been plagued by illness and injuries, but even healthy players are falling on the job. They let go of Craig Monroe who was brilliant last year. It's kind of sad that even the Chicago Cubs are doing better than Detroit.

The next few games are important. Detroit can't afford to lose to Cleveland and the Yankees if they want to be in the playoffs.

Get your act together Tigers, or should I call you kittens.






Lions win two in a row. Has hell frozen over?

The Detroit Lions have won another game in a row by barely beating the Cleveland Browns 23-20 in their second preseason game.

What happened? Are the these the same Lions that won only three games last year?

Was it the addition of Calvin Johnson and Tatum bell. Did the defensive coordinator finally sober up and behave himself? Did Rod Marinelli quit being a hard nosed task master? Or did hell freeze finally over?

I'm aware that it's only the preseason, but if they can keep winning, maybe this team can be turned around and not be a disappointment.

Keep up the good work Lions. In other words: DON'T SCREW IT UP!

Detroit Demolition win football championship.

Once again the women's football team Detroit Demolition have won a championship.

The team beat the Atlanta Xplosion by 17 to 7 to take their first IWFL (Independent Women's Football League) championship in two years and their 5th title overall.

See Lions you can win at football and still be a team from Detroit.

NICE WORK LADIES!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Spurs sweep Cleveland, Did the Cavilers deserve to be the Eastern Conference Champs.

For the third time in five years, the San Antonio Spurs are once again the NBA champs by sweeping the Cleveland Cavilers in four games.

If Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavilers are a good team, what happened to them. Could their victory over the Pistons be a mistake on Detroit's part.

Don't get me wrong, Cleveland can put up a battle, but Detroit should have not given up control in the last four games in the conference series. Maybe the were not hungry enough. Maybe they were worn out. Maybe there are some issues that they need to resolve. Or could
this be the kick in the pants of their egos that the Pistons really needed.


My advice to Joe Dumars is this, whatever you changes you have to make please keep the team intact. Especially your core players like Chauncey, Rip, Chris Webber, Rasheed, and Tayshaun.

By keeping these players, you can increase your chances of reaching the post season and bring the NBA championship back to Detroit, where it belongs.



Thanks to Justin Verlander the Tigers are on the prowl again

Thanks to Justin Verlanders' no hitter on June 12th the Tigers are once again on the prowl in the American leauge.

For the the 6th time in Tiger history has a pitcher pitched a no hitter game. Thanks to sparking team play, Detroit is once again proud of its Motor city kittys.


Way to go Verlander and chew your opponents up Tigers!.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Despite the Pistons loss, we should be proud of the team

Even though the Pistons lost the eastern Conference Championship, we as Detroiters should still be proud of them.

How many NBA teams have made it to the Conference Finals five years in a row and been to the finals twice. Also how many teams can boast that they have excellent players, like Chauncey Billups, Rip Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace, Chris Webber, Tayshaun Price and a stellar bench. Even without Ben Wallace, they still proved that they can make it well into the playoffs

What the Pistons need to do right now is to keep their core starting five, but they really need to regroup and figure out why they are playing the way they are, they need to find why they keep blowing leads.

By doing this, they will once again be the champions that they deserve to be..

Friday, May 11, 2007

Go Wings, Pluck those Unmighty Ducks!

Pluck the Unmighty Ducks feathers and show them who's the boss.

Go Wings!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Watch out! Ben Wallace and the Bulls are charging.

Despite the fact that the Detroit Pistons have taken a 3 game lead in the Eastern Conference Semi- finals, the Bulls are proving why they have won 3 out of four times against the Pistons during the regular season.

While the Pistons have rocked the bulls at the Palace in game 1 and 2, during the first half of game 3 the Bulls shined on their home turf. Before halftime they even led by at least 19 points.

During the last half however, they were shut down by the Pistons offense and eventually lost the game by 7 points. For a few brief minutes, it seemed that the Bulls were a threat.

If the Pistons want to win this series, they must continue to play like they have been during during the playoffs. Like the champs that they are.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Hearts go out to the family and teammates of Josh Hancock

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Josh Hancock and the St. Louis Cardinals on this devastating loss.

Despite the Tigers and Cardinals being World Series opponents, we all belong to the same team, the human one.



Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The nations shares in your sorrow, hearts go out to the victims of the shooting

Thoughts, hearts go out to the victims of the shootings at Virginia Tech. Prayers are with the the victims, their families and the nation.

To honor the victims, no sports will be commented on today.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Need a sign of spring. The Tigers are playing ball

If anyone needs a sign that spring is coming, they don't have to look for robins returning. They only have to look no further than Lakeland Florida.

Once again
the Tigers are in Spring training. It's now a matter of weeks before we here the crack of the bats and cheering at Comerica Park. Soon there will be warmer weather and longer days.

I can hardly wait for spring and the baseball season to begin.

Welcome back, boys.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Ron Artest is at it again. What message do sports stars send to our youth?

Once again Ron Artest is back in the news.

This time he was arrested for an alleged domestic altercation. He alleged hit a woman and refused to let her get help.

The question is this. What message does this incident send to our youth? That it's okay to be a jerk because you are an athlete.

Whether, it's a baseball player hitting a fan with a chair, Todd Brutuzzi attacking an opponent on ice, Kobe Bryant raping a woman, Kenny Rogers pounding a photographer, the Pistons-Pacers brawl, or the over the top antics of Terrell Owens, it needs to stop.

Sports stars are supposed to be role models who exemplify good sportsmanship and ethics. They are not to be brutes who use their fame to justify their actions.

If we want our youth to grow up to be responsible citizens, athletes need to do their part. They can start by behaving themselves whether they are playing the game or not.



Oops, Matt Millen did it again!

Once again Matt Millen has shown that he is a brainless blockhead who has proven that an infant can run the Lions better than him.

Not only were the Lions 3-13 last year, he traded one of the best corner backs (Dre Bly) to Denver for a draft pick and running back Tatum Bell. He also let go of tight end Marcus Pollard, defensive tackle Marcus Bell and traded defensive end James Hall to St. Louis.

Come on Millen, we don't need another running back. What are you trying to do, destroy the Lions even further?

If you want to reshape the Lions you don't need more offensive players. What you really need is a better defensive coach who's not a drunkard and defensive players who know what they are doing.

Hey
Millen, maybe the Fords will eventually do what is right. Trade or release you!





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Thursday, January 18, 2007

I'm back!!!!

After much needed time off aka computer trouble, I'm back and ready to spew my pathetic attempts at half assed sports musings.

Happy New Year to all. Kitty is back in town and ready to scratch.
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