Pro football has a storied tradition in Detroit, with the Lions being one of the most fabled NFL teams, though having little to no success over the past 50 years.
Others might think of the Michigan Panthers of the USFL, who captured a title in their brief run in the Motor City.
But there was another, often forgotten franchise that has won just as many titles as the Lions, and all of them within the last 30 years.
I am of course talking about the Detroit Drive of the Arena Football League.
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Winter is finally over and the truest sign that warmer weather is ahead is the start of the Major League Baseball season.
It will hard to top the 2016 season that saw the emergence of more young stars, some of the most thrilling postseason games of this era, and oh yeah, the Cubs end a 108-year World Series drought.
What’s in store for 2017? We’ll try to predict what we think is to come over the course of 162 games.
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FIFA announced earlier Thursday morning revealed how it seeks to allocate a 48-team World Cup in 2026.
The proposal to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 was passed in Jan. 2017, and today’s announcement was meant top be a proposal for how that 48-team World Cup would look.
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One day after announcing the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles would be leaving it up to the fans on if they would offer former NFL Pro Bowl defensive lineman Greg Hardy a contract, the results are in.
Continue reading “Salt Lake Screaming Eagles fan vote “NO” on signing Greg Hardy by the slimmest of margins”
You probably read that headline and thought, “How can you possibly have a kick return for a touchdown without getting any yards?”
Well, today is your lucky day, as we prove is it possible, thanks to the Sioux City Bandits of Champions Indoor Football. Continue reading “Here is a zero-yard kick return for a touchdown, yes, zero yards”
In minor league indoor football, you do whatever you can to make news and get attention, which potentially leads to fans in the arena on gameday.
The Salt Lake Screaming Eagles are the poster child for this sort of things, being run as a “fan”chise where fans make all the decisions, including what uniforms the team will wear, and what plays the team will run during the game.
That fan power has now extended to what players they will sign, as the team apparently has reached a deal with serial domestic abuser Greg Hardy, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys.
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It’s officially over.
The Detroit Red Wings, the one constant in playoff hockey for the last quarter century, were officially eliminated from the playoff race last night. It did not end with a bang or even ceremony, they were handily dumped by the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, in front of less than 10,000 people.
The streak lasted 26 years, 25 seasons, and more than 9,000 days.
It’s over, and it’s the best thing that could happen to the franchise.
Continue reading “The Red Wings missing the playoffs is the best thing that could happen to them”
There’s been a lot of recent buzz about expansion in Major League Soccer, the top tier of American soccer.
Part of that has been fueled by the league. MLS introduced two new franchises, Minnesota United FC and Atlanta United, this season and a lot of eyes have justifiably been set on those two squads.
Continue reading “Is expansion the answer to fixing MLS’ soccer standing?”
The Major League Baseball season starts Sunday, and what better way to get excited about the upcoming season that waxing nostalgic for some great MLB video games of the past.
Today, we start with the game that I probably played more than any other baseball game growing up, and the one MLB game I still own: MLB Featuring Ken Griffey Jr. on the Nintendo 64.
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In case you were living in a hole or just wanted to boycott the NFL, the Oakland Raiders will be leaving Oakland for Las Vegas in 2020, likely ending relocation for the NFL for a while.
But there are still plenty of other teams and leagues that face uncertainty with their future. What cities, with Oakland now off the board, are most likely to lose their team in the future?
Continue reading “The teams now most likely to relocate in each sport”