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thelionsinwinter

I'm a happily dedicated husband, who's hopelessly devoted to my three young kids. I love food, beer, music, and toys that go 'beep'. I'm a professional IT nerd, semi-pro musician, and wholly amateur Lions writer/blogger/fan/enthusiast. I write passionately about the Detroit Lions--and their fans--at my blog, The Lions in Winter, and for Mlive.com and PrideofDetroit.com.

Website: http://www.thelionsinwinter.com

Twitter: @lionsinwinter

History Lessons: Aaron Curry & Third Preseason Games

www.thelionsinwinter.com - I’ve rarely called out the leaders of the Detroit Lions. Neither the coaches nor executives receive much criticism on this blog. For starters, The Lions in Winter exists partly as a haven from brain-dead “fire the lousy bums” talk. For ...

Lions Kool-Aid? Make Mine a Double

www.thelionsinwinter.com - Lately, I’ve been catching some flak in the comments (and on Twitter) for drinking the Lions Kool-Aid. Baking the Lions cornbread. Being trapped in a bizarre delusion that the Lions are going to make the playoffs. Insisting all the injuries ...

Lies, Damned Lies, & Mikel Leshoure’s “Career Ending Injury.” A Study in Devilish Details

www.thelionsinwinter.com - A third of NFL players who rupture their Achilles tendon never play again. The rest are significantly less effectiveness and durable. These are facts, gleaned from an actual medical journal, The Lower Extremity Review. This study is being shared far and ...


Mikel Leshoure Out For The Year; Lions Doomed Forever

www.thelionsinwinter.com - This morning Mikel Leshoure ruptured his Achilles tendon, ending his 2011 Lions campaign, maybe his career, definitely the Lions’ playoff chances for the next five years, and also every reason you had to ever be happy again. Or, you know, ...

The Lions Have Arrived; The Blue Bonfire Roars

www.thelionsinwinter.com - Welcome. Whether you've been here since the beginning, or just wandered up to the blue bonfire, welcome. Today is the first day of the first year of the New Lions. Not the possibility, not the promise, not the potential. Reality. This is ...

Lions Sign Eric Wright; Are They Onto Something?

www.thelionsinwinter.com - I almost overlooked him. I almost left him off my cornerback shopping list. “It would be a lot of extra typing,” I thought. “I’ve got to get this post up soon,” I fretted. But there was something about Eric Wright, ...


Thickening the Herd: The Lions’ UDFA Cattle Call

www.thelionsinwinter.com - Last night, Twitter was burning up with rumors of undrafted free agent contract agreements. Speculation, rumor, confirmation; media and players and agents and fans all Tweeting at, about, and over each other about who’s going where. I was fielding questions ...

Our Backus Against The Wall? The Lions’ Tackle Woes

www.thelionsinwinter.com - One of the biggest questions about player-led team and individual offseason workouts was, “What happens when somebody gets hurt?” Whether it’s due to the noncontact drills actually being noncontact, or low participation, or less strenuous workouts, there hadn’t yet been ...

Contrition & Forgiveness: The Cusp of a NFL CBA

www.thelionsinwinter.com - If all the reports are to be believed, the players and owners are within days, perhaps hours, of agreeing on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. All outstanding lawsuits will be settled, all remaining hatchets will be buried, the NFLPA* will ...

Old Mother Hubbard: Shopping for Linebackers, Pt. II

www.thelionsinwinter.com - When we first shopped for linebackers, we assumed the Lions would be bringing in a new middle linebacker and shifting Andre Levy outside. The result? Stephen Tulloch was the only 4-3 MLB who looked like a clear upgrade over Levy, ...