Monday, 29 April 2013

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Detroit Lions make curious picks to conclude NFL Draft

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/27/sports/doc517c76a8e5b28987031693.txt

Corey Fuller: Difficult to tell what Lions got in 6th round

Friday, 26 April 2013

First three rounds of NFL Draft solid for Detroit Lions

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/26/sports/doc517b38394fdfd984420600.txt

Darius Slay: Big, fast cornerback

On Detroit Lions and a look at second day of NFL Draft

- The best top-end talent is at wide receiver. There are several who figure to be available when the Lions draft tonight, who would likely start this coming season. That is either n the second or third round.
The one I feel fits best is Terrance Williams from Baylor. He was a versatile and productive college player, who showed well at the Senior Bowl. Great athlete. Ranked higher by most draft

Ziggy Ansah was a terrific first-round NFL Draft pick for Detroit Lions

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/26/sports/doc5179ecda91bc7348670962.txt


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Detroit Lions, NFL Draft and getting what has been wrong right

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/24/sports/doc51787279cc5ba492765169.txt

Jose Valverde, the Detroit Tigers and seeing what sticks

When I envision Jose Valverde coming out of the bullpen for the Tigers, I don't necessarily see impending disaster.
I view it instead as a process of what somebody (honestly, I forget who) once referred to me as "weeding out the weeds."
The Tigers re-signed Valverde, whose meltdown in the playoffs last year is well-documented. They need a closer. They must determine whether he can fill the role. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Red Wings have no excuse if they don't make the playoffs



Howard: Bad moments in Calgary

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/20/sports/doc51726f3dcf979603731325.txt

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Pistons hold Lawrence Frank accountable, but what about Joe Dumars?



Dumars, Frank: Brief stint together

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/19/sports/doc5170579385595645067571.txt

"42" is terrific, but nothing can top real Jackie Robinson story



More to Jackie Robinson than "42"

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/19/sports/columns/doc5170882248391186511016.txt

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

On Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions and his contract extension

The sooner the Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford agree on a long-term contract extension, the better.
Stafford has two years remaining on his original contract, but it does limit what the Lions can do in free agency in coming years. A long-term contract would spread out the salary cap hit. Stafford's original contract was typically back-loaded and the Lions are looking at huge cap hits this

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Jason Hanson all-time Lions great, but no Hall of Famer

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/13/sports/doc51699216841cc207847203.txt




Jason Hanson: Unlikely to make Pro Football Hall of Fame

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Meet the new Red Wings, not like the old Red Wings

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/10/sports/doc516600be45879066101045.txt


Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Tiger Woods won't really be the No.1 golfer in the world until he wins The Masters or another major





Tiger Woods: Comeback depends on majors

Perhaps
the most overhyped sports occurrence of the year so far is Tiger Woods
're-gaining his spot as the world's No.1-ranked golfer.
Tiger hasn't won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open. If he doesn't win a major this year, his No.1 ranking will ring hollow.
Don't believe it? Lee
Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Luke Donald have ranked No. 1 in the

Respect Michigan won this season trumps NCAA title game loss to Louisville

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/09/sports/doc5163d9b66e404067360364.txt


Monday, 8 April 2013

On too much Fab 5, not enough '89 and current Michigan teams, Lions draft and Tigers

Replay of the live chat. We do this every Monday at 1. Would love to have you join us with questions and comments when we do it live.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Fate on Michigan's side vs. Louisville in NCAA Championship Game

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/07/sports/doc516105415ba5d006761956.txt

Mitch McGary: One constant for Michigan in NCAA tournament

Eric Fisher Detroit Lions best NFL Draft story, but not necessarily pick

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/06/sports/doc516008b477bac021738110.txt

Eric Fisher: Great talent, local product, wrong position

Friday, 5 April 2013

Tigers best on display in Opening Day rout of Yankees

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/05/sports/doc515f4fab2f250938534597.txt

Prince Fielder: His year to be MVP?

Comerica Park, Tigers, opening day, Detroit's great baseball tradition

My column: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/05/sports/doc515ebb2c71f4e213416958.txt
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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Trey Burke, the NBA Draft and whether he will be a great pro player

It is working out remarkably well for Michigan point guard Trey Burke. Instead of sitting on an NBA bench as a rookie, he returned to school and has, in heroic fashion, led the Wolverines to the Final Four.
In the process, his NBA stock has risen dramatically - from late first-round if he had entered following his freshman year to a possible Top 5 selection this year.


Trey Burke (left):