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100 Days, 100 Detroit Lions: #29 Chris Spielman

In this edition of 100 Days, 100 Detroit Lions, we honor an Ohio native that remains one of the most popular Lions’ in recent memory, not only because of his play on the field, but because of… 362 more words

Ohio State

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon runs away with Doak Walker Award

Very few running backs in the the history of college football produced the type of season Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon has. It’s not quite finished, but Gordon’s 2,336 rushing yards were enough to be honored with the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back. 203 more words

Rumor Mill

100 Days, 100 Detroit Lions: #41 Robert Porcher

In this edition of 100 Days, 100 Detroit Lions, we remember the career of a former Pro Bowl defensive end who is the franchises’ all-time sack leader. 230 more words



Jean Beliveau, an NHL Hall of Famer, passed away this week at the age of 83. I knew nothing of Beliveau’s storied career until relatively recently and I am not a Montreal Canadiens fan. 1,063 more words

Daily Blog

Sanders runs to the Heisman

On December 3, 1988, Oklahoma State University running back, Barry Sanders won the Heisman Trophy after accumulating 2,628 rushing yards and scored 37 touchdowns in his third collegiate season. 301 more words


100 Days, 100 Detroit Lions: #47 Jerry Ball

In this edition of 100 Days, 100 Detroit Lions, we honor the big fella who anchored the Lions 3-4 defense in the late 1980s and early 1990s. 314 more words


Billy Sims, Barry Sanders And The 2 F's Of Thanksgiving: Family And Football

*This column was originally published on The Sports Fan Journal.

For one night — well only one night for most of us — we spend time and money looking like pirates, zombies or, of course, cats and wake up the next morning with either a hangover or one angry stomach from a candy overload. 1,103 more words