The Detroit Lions held the lead heading into the fourth quarter once again this week, but (as expected) lost it. Despite their two and ten record through twelve games, the Lions were able to attract over fifty eight thousand fans out to Ford Field Sunday for their intra-divisional matchup with the geographically attractive Chicago Bears. The latter’s fans were out in full … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions: A Case of Good News and Bad News
Green Bay Packers NFC North
By Jake McCormick Thanks to the preseason, the Green Bay Packers have suddenly turned into the Gonzaga of the NFL. Thanks to guys like Skip Bayless and Bill Simmons, both of which I am about as big a fan as gun-touting, toothless Wal-Mart patrons are to President Barack Obama, the Packers seem to be gaining steam as an underdog pick for the playoffs and Super Bowl. I don’t … [Read more...] about Did the Packers seriously win a close game?
By the TSB Staff Since the NFC North in 2009 seems to be the ultimate reality series in professional sports right now. I asked my staff to analogize the players and coaches in the division with some of the tv show "characters" currently dotting the reality show landscape. JAKE MCCORMICK This is an easy one. Despite my vocal criticisms of VH1 and their mind-numbing … [Read more...] about Possible NFC North Reality Shows
By the TSB Staff The NFC North will undoubtedly be a reality series this fall with the Brett Favre-Minnesota Vikings story likely to be "the lead" all year in most NFL content-producing mediums. #1 overall draft pick Matt Stafford helping rebuild the Detroit Lions, Jay Cutler bringing the Chicago Bears solid quarterback play for the first time since the Industrial Revolution … [Read more...] about Most Overlooked NFC North Storylines
By Jake McCormick I was originally going to devote a full article to the Packers’ special teams units, but I think I can sum them in one sentence. Kicker Mason Crosby is one of the best in the league, Will Blackmon is a great return man, and the punter battle between Jason Kapinos and Durant Brooks needs to be solved soon because I feel like I could try out for the position. … [Read more...] about Packer preseason predictions and awards: From 6-10 to 11-5