Jeff Blashill didn’t have to travel far to take his head coaching job. The former assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings, Blashill is now the head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.
This is a great move for the young coach. He has often been targeted as a candidate for an National Hockey League head coaching job and this stint with Grand Rapids is a great way for him to get head coaching experience without the pressures Continua a leggere »
It’s just a matter of time before Brendan Shanahan reaches the NHL’s hallowed Hall of Fame. Sometimes it takes a while to actually be inducted through the selection process, yet the former Wings winger isn’t sweating it out. A decorated career spanning 21 years included three Stanley Cup championships with the Detroit faithful, as well as a variety of other notable achievements. He’s the only player in the NHL to score over 600 goals Continua a leggere »
The University of Michigan Wolverines comprise 27 different varsity sport teams – 13 for men and 14 for women. In the last fourteen years, Michigan has been building a solid reputation and really turning heads in the college sports arena.
If you get college sports coverage through services like cable-tv.com, then you know what I’m talking about. At any rate, today, I thought we’d spend a little bit of time talking about some fun Wolverines facts.
Like, did you know that the Michigan Stadium where the Wolverines have played many a game was completed in 1927? Today, the cost of one ticket would be five times as expensive as it was back then.
It might also surprise you to know that it was Father Gabriel Richard who was considered to be the founding father of the University of Michigan. He was one of the most respected men in Detroit.
And, do you know which Michigan player won the Heisman Trophy in 1940? Why, it was none other than Tom Harmon, the running back from Michigan.
If you do enough digging, you’ll find that there are loads and loads of facts about this amazing sports organization. Any group with a legacy like theirs is bound to have a few.
There is a right way, and a wrong way to handle a mistake. When Amare Stoudemire wrote a gay slur as part of a Twitter response to a crude posting by a fan, the Internet exploded with stories on it. Ironically, it immediately began trending, which is why the NBA had no choice but to fine Stoudemire 50,000 for the slur. To Amare’s credit, though, he was out front of the story and issued an apology for his actions. “I am a huge supporter of civil rights for all people,” he said. “I am disappointed in myself for Continua a leggere »
While Matthew Stafford gets a lot of the credit for the recent Detroit Lions turn around, head coach Jim Schwartz is fine being in the background and quietly leading the team. While he is not the most “in-your-face” coach in the league, he has been one of the true young success stories in the league, leading the Lions to their first playoff berth in a dozen years and their best record since 1995. With that in mind, the fact that Schwartz has not been resigned to a longer contract has raised a few eyebrows from fans who are ecstatic Continua a leggere »
The Detroit Lions have made a big improvement to their secondary for 2012 with the signing of safety Sean Jones to a one year contract. Jones is coming off a season in which he had 92 tackles and one sack. He should step right into Detroit’s starting lineup in his 9th NFL season. Jones was originally drafted in the second round by the Cleveland Browns in 2004, after being an All-SEC player and All-American at Georgia in 2003. He spent the first five years of Continua a leggere »
The Detroit Lions enjoyed their first winning season in more than a decade in 2011, losing to the New Orleans Saints in an NFC wildcard game. The Lions are considered one of the up-and-coming teams in the NFL, overcoming years of mediocrity to break through and become a Super Bowl contender.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson have helped propel the team forward, along with a young defense that is steadily improving. Among those players on defense that helped the Lions make Continua a leggere »
The Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Bobcats both had a horrendous 2011-2012 NBA season. The season itself started late due to the lockout and the owners’ and players’ both agreed to a shortened 56 game regular season. The Pistons season was the first under new ownership since 1974; previous owner Bill Davidson owned the team until his death in 2009. The Pistons stumbled through the year to a dismal 25-41 record.
The Charlotte Bobcats under the famous ownership of NBA legend Michael Jordan had a record year Continua a leggere »