The Calvin Johnson saga and the state of being a fan (of the Lions)

What has this organization given you? Sit back and think of all the thrilling NFL titl….well, you know, at least the playoff wi… I mean, they had a few winning seasons in the past 50 years. Matthew Stafford certainly did some comebacks. Remember that one time where Barry Sanders ran for a whole bunch of … Continue reading The Calvin Johnson saga and the state of being a fan (of the Lions)

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The Lions office

Disclaimer or whatever: This piece is fictional and works a helluva lot better if you’ve watched “The Office (US)” especially S2E7 called “The Client.” This is an original, re-imagined piece of work incorporating two of my favorite things, Detroit Lions football and The Office. Enjoy.     The Lions Office: ‘The Free Agent”   Scene: … Continue reading The Lions office

Detroit Lions unveil new uniforms (Photos)

(Originally posted at Fansided.com in April, 2017) The Detroit Lions revealed four new uniforms for the 2017 season, a new home and away, color rush, and throwback. Here’s what they look like. Rod Wood, the President of the Detroit Lions, has been making big changes to the team’s brand in the past couple of seasons. In … Continue reading Detroit Lions unveil new uniforms (Photos)

Detroit Lions drop problem: Coincidence or Stafford?

(Originally posted at Sidelionreport.com in December, 2016) This season, the Detroit Lions have been leading the league in a few categories.  Most notably, Matthew Stafford and company are tops in game winning drives, even setting an NFL record in the process.  Stafford is completing a record 75(!!) percent of his throws in game-winning or game-tying … Continue reading Detroit Lions drop problem: Coincidence or Stafford?

What Factors are Causing the NFL T.V. Ratings to Drop?

(Originally posted at Sidelionreport.com in November, 2016) As you may or may not know, the television ratings for the NFL have been down this season.  Not down like “aw shucks my cat is sick” but down like “I’m in massive amounts of debt without a job” down.  Before week 10, 26 of the 27 prime … Continue reading What Factors are Causing the NFL T.V. Ratings to Drop?

Lions Trade Kyle Van Noy to the Patriots, Sign Josh Bynes

(Originally posted at Sidelionreport.com in November, 2016) The Detroit Lions traded 3rd year linebacker Kyle Van Noy to the New England Patriots earlier today.  The Lions packaged a 7th round pick with Van Noy and received a 6th round pick in return.   Drafted as a 3-4 outside linebacker, Van Noy never transitioned into the … Continue reading Lions Trade Kyle Van Noy to the Patriots, Sign Josh Bynes

SWOT Analysis: Washington Redskins Edition

(Originally posted at Sidelionreport.com in November, 2016) As a new weekly feature, SideLion Report will be breaking down the opponent using the S.W.O.T analysis.  Briefly, a SWOT analysis is a business term used to identify internal strengths and weaknesses, as well as outside, or external, opportunities and threats.  SWOT is used for potential business expansion, … Continue reading SWOT Analysis: Washington Redskins Edition