My Trip to Green Bay: Experiencing America’s Most Primal Football Fan-Base and How it Made Me a Bigger Lions Fan

Stadium Strangers It was 2008. We decided to take a family vacation to New York at the end of July. By we, I mean: my mother and my father wanted to take a trip to New York and my brother—Chicago’s newest citizen and most eligible bachelor—and I—readying my venture of four years in East Lansing—agreed to go on one more family trip before I officially became a co-ed. Part of the lure, though, was the opportunity to see one of America’s most treasured landmarks: Yankee Stadium; which was especially important, since Yankee Stadium was about to see its final turnstiles turned that fall. The Davidoffs have, are, and will always be a baseball family at heart (much like Detroit is a baseball city at heart). There’s been something special ingrained in our pop culture souls that guides us to the baseball diamonds every summer. And in baseball, perhaps more than other sports,… Read More…

Welcome to the Lions Den, Coach Caldwell: Challenges Facing the Future Ex-Coach

Sadly, 20 months later, Coach Caldwell is ready to become the latest Ford recall… (11/3/15) Today, the Lions announced their latest casualty–Jim Caldwell. And one happy man, Ken Whisenhunt, is now in the employment of a far less-talented team but a far more talented owner. “Congratulations, Ken, you’re not a Lion” Whisenhunt was the chosen one.  He was the reason we all were rooting for the Chargers to lose on Sunday to Peyton Manning.  But as luck (and Lions lore) would have it, Peyton did win a rare playoff game but Kenny chose the Titans over working for his former teammate and current Lions GM, Martin Mayhew. **You may also enjoy Kevin’s “35 Years of Lions Draft Butchery”** Very wise choice, KW.  No Lions coach has ever been a head coach after his tenure with this franchise.  It’s really an incredible run.  Even the Bengals have been to the Super… Read More…