Ex-Piston Bill Laimbeer: ‘I’m going to win the game … I don’t care what people think’

When was the last time you saw an NBA player forcibly knocked to the ground after going up for a lay-up or dunk? It rarely happens nowadays. But back in Bill Laimbeer’s playing days, it was comically commonplace. That was an era when the NBA game was a lot more physical. Such physicality is outlawed… Read more »

The NBA Finals

It appears that the NBA Finals for this year will be Golden State against Cleveland, as both teams are dominating in their respective conference final series. The question comes to mind, is this a good thing for the league to have two teams so much above the rest of the league? I don’t think it’s… Read more »

Former Detroit Lions great LB/K Wayne Walker dies at 80 years old

Former Detroit Lions linebacker Wayne Walker, who once held the franchise record for games played (200) and seasons (15), died Friday in Idaho. He was 80 years old.In 2007, Walker was diagnosed with throat cancer and in 2015 he announced he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Another Lion great player that I remember watching play… Read more »

Will The Tigers Contend All Season?

As the 2017 season unfolds, one has to wonder how long the Detroit Tigers will be in contention. As far as the batting is concerned, on paper, the Tigers have a formidable group with Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Nick Castellanos, Justin Upton, Ian Kinsler and J.D.Martinez. The starting pitcher led by Justin Verlander, Jordan Zimmerman… Read more »

Yale Lary, Detroit Lions Hall of Fame safety, dead at 86

Yale Lary was one of the best all-around football players of his generation, even though he missed two seasons in the prime of his career to serve in the Army. Lary was not only a Hall of Fame defensive back, but also doubled as the punter and punt/kick returner for the Lions during his career…. Read more »

John Rosengren: Marichal, Roseboro and the inside story of baseball’s nastiest brawl | SI.com

As the baseball season has begun, I came across a blast from the past. In 1965, in a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Fransisco Giants, there was an incident that spark a brawl between the two teams. The main participants in the spark that fueled the brawl was John Roseboro of… Read more »

Elston Howard broke the Yankees’ color-barrier in 1955 | SI.com

In reading an article last week, I came across the name Elston Howard, a catcher who played for the Yankees in the fifties and sixties. April 13, 1955 was a good day for the Yankees. They kicked off their season by trouncing the Washington Senators 19-1 in the Bronx. Mickey Mantle had three hits, including… Read more »

Adam Jones and baseball’s complex racial future | SI.com

The fans in Boston’s Fenway Park behaved despicable when they hurled racist taunts and a bag of peanuts at Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones. No player should be subjected to that kind of behavior from the fans. Baseball’s problems with race are not confined to the stands behind the visitors’ dugout at Fenway Park. No… Read more »

nba triple double – Google Search

Averaging a triple-double in a single season: Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) are the only players in NBA history to achieve this feat. During the 1961–62 season, Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists per game. Kudos should go out to Russell Westbrook for not only averaging a… Read more »

Farewell, Joe Louis Arena: The top moments, memories, photos and more

It’s time to say goodbye to Joe Louis Arena. The Detroit Red Wings play their final game there Sunday against the New Jersey Devils, a day that’s sure to be emotional for everyone involved, from the organization to the players, from the arena workers to the fans. Here at the Free Press, we’re trying to… Read more »

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  • NBA makes slight change to deter Hack-a-Dre fouls

    Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Michigan high school and college sports breaking news, photos and videos. Source: NBA makes slight change to deter Hack-a-Dre fouls   It’s a move in the right direction. I always thought of fouling a player in this manner, slows the game down and provides no… Read more »

  • Mr. Hockey

    Gordie Howe, more commonly referred to as “Mr. Hockey” passed away at the age of 88. He played for the Detroit Red Wings for twenty-five seasons during a time when the National Hockey League had six teams, however, his fame extended well beyond Detroit. He is the Red Wings career leader in goals, points, games… Read more »

  • Passing Of A Legend

    Today the world mourns the passing of a boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, referred to as the “Greatest”. He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1942 in Louisville, KY.  He won numerous Golden Gloves titles as a youth and would eventually represent the United States in the 1960 Olympic Summer Games in Rome . He won… Read more »

  • Tigers’ Ausmus in ‘cross hairs’ following 8-3 loss

    Detroit lost its sixth straight after a bullpen meltdown in the eighth ruined Justin Verlander’s best start of the year. After 30 games into the season, the Tigers find themselves 2 games under .500 and seven and a half games out of first place. I would say to Tiger fans who were optimistic going into… Read more »

  • Oscar Robertson’s season-long Triple Double

    In looking at photos of great NBA stars of the past, I was amazed at some of the numbers put up by one Oscar Robertson, “the Big O”. The Triple Double is kind of an elusive stat, given that it can be made up of any three of the five primary offensive statistics in basketball…. Read more »

  • Jim Brown

    There would be a very good discussion about who was the greatest running back of all time in the NFL. There would be some names mentioned in that discussion; Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Gale Sayers, O.J. Simpson, Eric Dickerson, just to name a few and each could be considered as the greatest. However,… Read more »

  • Book excerpt: ‘Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend’

    In this excerpt from “Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend,” the Hall of Fame center fielder makes “The Catch,” one of the greatest plays in baseball history. Source: Book excerpt: ‘Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend   The term “five-tool player” is used in baseball terminology to describe a player with phenomenal skills. One who… Read more »

  • MLB: Does Justin Upton Make the Tigers the AL Central Favorites?

    With Justin Upton in the lineup and better pitching, the Tigers will compete for a wild card. Do they have any shot at the division? Source: MLB: Does Justin Upton Make the Tigers the AL Central Favorites? Upton strengthens an already potent lineup for the Tigers and solidifies the left field position in the outfield…. Read more »

  • Wilt

    As I was reading an article about the NBA, my thoughts went to a player that we may never see the likes of again. That player in Wilt Chamberlain, sometimes commonly referred to as “The Dipper”.  Chamberlain stood 7 feet 1 inch and weighed anywhere between 275 and 285 pounds for most of his career… Read more »