Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Lions’

Lions executives: Retractable roof at Ford Field could lure MLS to Detroit

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The biggest obstacle in Detroit's hopes to convince MLS to grant the city an expansion team in 2020: The league and its players want outdoor games on grass. Ford Field, with a capacity of 65,000, has neither. "I think there's a purest wing in the MLS and they like to play on grass, they like to play outside," Wood said.

The most popular Yahoo Fantasy Football team names are strokes of genius

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, left, and Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate are the inspiration for two of this year’s most popular fantasy team names. Fantasy Football season is fast approaching, and that means it’s time for you to think about what to name your team. Last year featured plenty of terrific names — from pop-culture references to athlete name puns to much more — and the early returns from this year are promising, too.

Firmly on the bubble, will Ameer Abdullah make the team in Detroit?

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Three years ago, the Cardinals hoped that running back Ameer Abdullah would slide to them. The Cardinals had to “settle” for David Johnson instead. Abdullah will need to win the fourth roster spot (or leapfrog one of the other three) in order to remain.

Report: Lions’ Ansah, Cowboys’ Lawrence likely to play on franchise tag

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah of the Detroit Lions and DeMarcus Lawrence of the Dallas Cowboys -- are expected to play under the franchise tag this season rather than sign long-term deals, according to a report from NFL Network. Monday is the deadline for players who have received the franchise tag to sign a multi-year extension or fulfill their one-year commitment at a salary defined by the league's franchise tag parameters. Several players including Ansah, Lawrence, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell and Los Angeles Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner are set to become free agents next offseason if they do not sign before the deadline.

Aaron Rodgers hits fan jumping off a boat in Tahoe in stride with perfect throw

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Rodgers has three successful Hail Marys to his name. The first, on Dec. 3, 2015 against the Detroit Lions, kept his team's playoff hopes alive. At the American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe on Friday, Rodgers added another notch to his belt.

Former Lions head coach Darryl Rogers dies at 83

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Darryl Rogers, whose long coaching career included four seasons as head coach of the Lions, has died at the age of 83. Rogers had spent many seasons as a college head coach but had never been in the NFL in any capacity when the Lions decided to take a chance on him in 1985. Although he was a likable character, he was not popular in Detroit, as he led the Lions to losing records in all four of his seasons before getting fired after a 2-9 start in 1988.

An NFL Game, Harvard Lectures and Youth Basketball: Inside Brett Kavanaugh’s Financial Disclosures

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/NLJ.[/caption] In 2015, Brett Kavanaugh watched the Arizona Cardinals defeat the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, joined by his former classmates from Georgetown Prep. The following October, Kavanaugh traveled to Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, to deliver an annual lecture named after the Supreme Court justice for whom he once clerked—Anthony Kennedy—and has now been nominated to replace. In six years of financial disclosures, covering 2012 to 2017, Kavanaugh has revealed a life filled with speaking engagements and time spent on the court—whether it be judging moot court competitions or coaching his daughters’ youth basketball teams.

Megatron nixes return talk: ‘I don’t want to play’

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson continues to dispel any notion that he will attempt to return to the NFL. "I don't want to play," Johnson said when asked by TMZ Sports at Los Angeles International airport on Monday.

‘We Gotta Keep Moving’: Detroit Entrepreneurs Awarded $1.2M In Funding At Quicken Loans Demo Day

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

In Dan Gilbert’s view, there are four pillars to Detroit’s growth: blight, jobs, safety and education. That’s why the company Gilbert founded, Quicken Loans, awarded $1.2 million in funding to Detroit entrepreneurs at the company's second annual Demo

49ers sign OL Laken Tomlinson to three-year extension

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Guard Laken Tomlinson appears to have wrapped up a starting position on the 49ers' offensive line, as the club signed him to a three-year extension on Thursday. Tomlinson, who started the final 15 games of last season at left guard, is now signed through the 2021 season, the 49ers announced. "Laken is a very talented player who has improved consistently since joining the team one week before last year's season opener," 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement.