Another oddly ineffective outing for the Tigers' ace Tuesday night that left many at Comerica Park shaking their head.
The chase finally was on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, with Sprint Cup series leader Johnson running down Biffle's No. 16 Ford over the final 20 laps of the Quicken Loans 400.
What do they really have in Knight, their 2011 lottery pick, and what do they do with Rodney Stuckey, who is entering the partially-guaranteed final year of his second NBA contract in Detroit?
Martin Mayhew's first draft class as general manager — Jim Schwartz's first group of rookies — remains the foundation for this football franchise.
Once upon a time, he was the rarest breed of Tiger, stalking his prey on one leg and still finding a way to make the kill. That was five years ago, though, that remarkable playoff win over Rocco Mediate at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
Rest assured, whenever Maurice Cheeks is introduced, consensus is what they're going to tell us and sell us. For once, though, it'd be nice to see them — and hear them — deliver on that promise at The Palace. No more hanging the coach out to dry with silence, regardless of ownership’s edict. No more whispers about a coach’s shortcomings behind his back, regardless of whether they’re true. No more of the kind of passive-aggressive behavior that has plagued this organization for years.
Jhonny Peralta isn't talking. But Anthony Bosch reportedly is. And at the moment, that's all that seems to matter, which makes at least one of Peralta's veteran teammates in the Tigers' clubhouse wonder just what it is that everyone else is talking about here.
Adding Maryland and Rutgers to the fold, Ohio State president Gordon Gee noted, 'gives us 40 to 50 million more viewers, makes the (Big Ten Network) worth more money than God.'
Howard was saying it through pursed lips, still seething over another third-period letdown by his team, and you could hardly have blamed him if he’d decided to go off script. He didn’t, though.
The collapse didn’t officially start until Smith lost his man just before the Wings lost their lead — and maybe the series — in the opening minute of the third.
In addition to his primary role as a Detroit Lions beat writer, John has covered the last three Olympics for the News. He also has served as the beat writer covering the Red Wings -- including every playoff game during three Stanley Cup runs -- as well as college football and hockey.
- John can be reached at John.Niyo@detnews.com.
- Favorite sports venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. -- Postcard view, perfect weather, and a football tradition that still means something, BCS be damned.
- Least favorite sports venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla. -- This is why kids play Nintendo these days.
- Favorite sporting event, journalist: Game 4, 1997 Stanley Cup Finals -- After 42 years, it was about time, eh?
- Favorite sporting event, spectator: 1998 World Cup in France -- Vive le pastis!
- Favorite athlete interview: Igor Larionov -- Talked about a lot more than hockey with the "Professor"
- Favorite movies: "Rushmore," "Caddyshack," "Harold and Maude"
- Favorite quote: "How about a Fresca?" -- Judge Smails
- Favorite restaurant: Local -- Streetside Cafe, Birmingham; Anywhere -- Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn (Big Sur, Calif.)
- Favorite drinking establishment: Tom's Tavern (7 Mile and Wyoming, Detroit) -- Tom's gone, but Ron has kept the light on and the roof's holding steady.
In the Blogs
- Angelique Chengelis
- Terry Foster
- Tom Gage
- Jerry Green
- Lynn Henning
- Ted Kulfan
- Tom Markowski
- Chris McCosky
- John Niyo
- Bob Wojnowski
- Donna Terek
- Editorial + Opinion
- Nolan Finley
- Paul W. Smith
- Frank Beckmann
- George Will
- Thomas Sowell
- Froma Harrop
- Charles Krauthammer
- Clarence Page
- Kathleen Parker
- Michael Barone
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