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Dennis Fithian

Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions watches the action while on the bench during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on September 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Vikings defeated the Lions 20-13.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

What Can The Lions Learn This Weekend? Picks

What can the Detroit Lions learn this weekend by watching the four divisional games? Don’t turn the ball over, get strong quarterback play and have the ability to run the football.

97.1 The Ticket–01/11/2014

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 08: San Diego Chargers Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt looks on against the New York Giants at Qualcomm Stadium on December 8, 2013 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Giants 37-14. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Whisenhunt Or Caldwell & Wild Card Winners [BLOG]

I would guess that former NFL Super Bowl winning coaches Tony Dungy and Bill Cowher have been asked if they want to come out of retirement and coach the Lions.

97.1 The Ticket–01/02/2014

EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 23: Kurtis Drummond #27 of the Michigan State Spartans intercepts a pass against the Northwestern Wildcats during the fourth quarter on November 23, 2013 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Michigan State Spartans defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 30-6. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Fithian’s Fab Five: Both Lions And Spartans Keep It Close

Michigan State +6 vs. Ohio State: Spartans defense contains Braxton Miller enough; MSU offense just has to get to 21.

97.1 The Ticket–12/06/2013

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions stiff arms Mark Barron #23 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a second quarter catch at Ford Field on November 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

What’s #Trending On 97.1 The Ticket In November? [BLOG]

Trending is a poll that ranks who is getting talked about the most on the Detroit sports scene. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

CBS Detroit–11/27/2013

EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 16: Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines outruns Deonte Gibson #98 of the Northwestern Wildcats during play in overtime at Ryan Field on November 16, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Fithian’s Fab Five: Looking Good For Lions/Spartans; Looking Bad For Wolverines

Michigan State -7 @ Northwestern: Cats had a hard time scoring against Michigan’s defense last week.

97.1 The Ticket–11/22/2013

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines cheers on his team against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the second quarter at Michigan Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Fithian: Hard To Pick Wolverines To Win Anymore; MSU Over Nebraska

What’s on tap this weekend in the wild world of football? So much — And the way I see it Michigan State is going to trounce while Michigan falters.

CBS Detroit–11/15/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 29: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions shakes hands with Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears after the Lions defeated the Bears 40-32 at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

When Will Megatron Be Considered Better Than Barry?

For some the quick reflex answer is ‘never’ and for others it’s as easy just not quitting on the team.

97.1 The Ticket–11/12/2013

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 27: Head coach Bo Pelini of the Nebraska Cornhuskers shakes hands with head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines after their game at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska beat Michigan 23-9. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Fithian’s Fab Five: Must Win For Hoke Vs Huskers

Wolverines season could go from bad to terribly wrong with a loss against the Cornhuskers.

97.1 The Ticket–11/08/2013

Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines drops back to pass against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the game on October 12, 2013 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Fithian’s Fab Five Football Picks

Check out Fithian’s Fab Five football picks …

97.1 The Ticket–10/18/2013

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#Trending Detroit Sports

Trending is a poll which ranks who is getting talked about the most on the Detroit sports scene. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

97.1 The Ticket–10/16/2013

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