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March 5, 2009

Private search on for missing NFL players in Gulf of Mexico

This comes after the Coast Guard called off their search. From AP- Family and friends refused to give up the search for two NFL players and a third man missing four days in the Gulf of Mexico, enlisting private boats and planes to comb the waters off the Florida coast.... [Full Story]

Rating: 5/ (2 votes cast)

March 1, 2009

Two NFL players missing after boating trip

They left harbor Saturday morning. From AP- Sports agent Ron Del Duca said his client, Detroit Lions defensive end Corey Smith, and Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper were two of the four boaters who were reported missing Sunday morning by the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard issued a statement saying... [Full Story]

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January 15, 2009

Detroit Lions hire Superman Jim Schwartz to be head coach

Never heard of the guy before this season. From ESPN- The Detroit Lions agreed on a four-year deal Thursday with Tennessee defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to be their coach. Schwartz will attempt to lead a turnaround for the NFL's first 0-16 team. The Lions fired Rod Marinelli two weeks ago... [Full Story]

Rating: 5/ (1 votes cast)

December 29, 2008

Detroit Lions fire coach Rod Marinelli

Did anyone honestly expect a NFL coach whose team went 0-16 to retain his job? From ESPN- The Detroit Lions' pursuit of at least one victory in 2009 will have to come without Rod Marinelli, who was fired as coach Monday after a historic 0-16 season. The Lions lost to... [Full Story]

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December 28, 2008

Detroit Lions end 'perfect' season, lose to GB 31-21

They become the first ever NFL team to go 0-16. From AP- Facing one last chance to avoid their dubious destiny, the Lions lost Sunday's season finale to the Green Bay Packers 31-21 to complete the league's first 0-16 season. The 1976 expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-14) were the last... [Full Story]

Rating: 4/ (1 votes cast)

December 21, 2008

Detroit lose 42-7 to New Orleans, go to 0-15

How dominating were the Saints today? They were 11 for 11 on 3rd downs before taking a kneel down on the last play of the game. From AP- This one made NFL history and set the stage for a perfectly imperfect season. Detroit became the first 0-15 team when it... [Full Story]

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November 28, 2008

Detroit Lions K Jason Hanson ties all-time NFL field goal record

That was about the only thing Motor City football fans had to cheer about yesterday. From AP- Jason Hanson kicked a 53-yard field goal against the Tennessee Titans and tied Morten Andersen's NFL record for the most kicks from 50-plus yards. Hanson made his 40th field goal from 50-plus yards... [Full Story]

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September 24, 2008

Detriot Lions Fire President/CEO Matt Millen

And it's about damn time. During Millen's inglorious and infamous 7+ years as GM, the Lions compiled a record of 31-84. Millen had zero player development or front experience prior to being handed the job by owner William Clay Ford. And brother, did it show. The Lions never had a... [Full Story]

Rating: 4/ (1 votes cast)

September 19, 2008

New Orleans Saints sign veteran QB Joey Harrington

The one-time 3rd overall pick, now has to take a job as an NFL 3rd stringer if he wants to stay in football. From AP- NEW ORLEANS -- The "piano man," Joey Harrington, has landed a new gig in the birthplace of jazz. He'll be playing third fiddle behind Saints... [Full Story]

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December 26, 2007

Martz Out

Mike Martz will reportedly not be back as offensive coordinator with the Detroit Lions next year. Martz, the pompous genius behind the Rams' great offenses of a few years ago, was supposed to make Detroit's collection of talented receivers plus feisty QB Jon Kitna into a high-flying circus act, but... [Full Story]

Rating: 5/ (1 votes cast)

September 26, 2004

Williams: The One to Beat

Pencil in Detroit's Roy Williams as offensive rookie of the year. Sure, it's only Week 3, but Williams is playing like a seasoned veteran. With Charles Rogers out for the season with a broken collarbone, Williams is Joey Harrington's prime target and deserves double teams. However, it hasn't stopped Wiliams... [Full Story]

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August 7, 2004

2004 Lions bigger, faster, and younger

The Detroit Lions had one of the best off-seasons in the NFL. They drafted a talented young receiver in Roy Williams, stole Kevin Jones at the end of the first round, and in the second round picked up arguably the best linebacker in the draft in the person of... [Full Story]

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August 3, 2004

Preseason Divisional Breakdown: NFC North

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July 22, 2004

Buh Bye Eddie

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December 30, 2003

Lions blow it by winning

Who would think winning would be a bad thing? Well, when you are the Lions it can be. Four teams are 4-12, six are 5-11. In desperate need of a running back, the Lion's 30-20 win over St. Louis on Sunday all but assured that Chris Perry will have been... [Full Story]

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October 8, 2003

Rogers Breaks Collarbone

Lion's rookie wide receiver Charles Rogers will be out for at least a month after breaking his collarbone in practice. Detroit's down to guys like Az-Zahir Hakim and Bill Schroeder to make up for Rogers' absence. "Lions WR Rogers Breaks Collarbone in Practice"... [Full Story]

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October 7, 2003

Lions continue road losing streak

The Lions 24-17 loss to the San Fransisco 49ers tied them for third place in consecutive road losses and spoiled Mariucci's homecoming.... [Full Story]

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September 7, 2003

Hell froze over?

Detriot Lions 42 Arizona Cardinals 24... [Full Story]

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September 4, 2003

Lions sign 13 year CB Smith

Otis Smith wanted to play football, anywhere. He should have been careful what he wished for... [Full Story]

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September 2, 2003

Stewart Out for Season

RB James Stewart's dislocated shoulder was worse than initially thought. Lions' GM Matt Millen said the doctors told him there was an 85% chance that it would dislocate again. Stewart has been put on the injured reserve list and is expected to have surgery. "Lions RB James Stewart to Miss... [Full Story]

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September 1, 2003

No Surgery for Stewart

Detroit RB James Stewart won't need surgery for his dislocated shoulder. No estimate was given for when he would be back, but it could be after Detroit's bye week Oct. 12. "Stewart Won't Need Surgery"... [Full Story]

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Gary Traded to Detroit

The Bills sent Orlandis Gary to the Lions for an undisclosed future draft pick. Gary is desparately needed to replace the injured James Stewart. For fantasy purposes I wouldn't go out of my way to pick up Gary. Stewart was backup RB, and Gary hasn't played much since leaving Denver... [Full Story]

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August 25, 2003

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