Dennis Fithian

Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a glove save on a shot by Gabriel Bourque #57 of the Nashville Predators during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 17, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Nashville won the game 3-1 and lead the series 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Players Who Hold The Biggest Key For The Red Wings This Season

Jimmy Howard, Goalie – He has had solid regular seasons, but Howard’s performance in the playoffs last season was disappointing in a first-round loss to Nashville. Howard has to be at the top of his game, especially now that all-time great defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has retired.

97.1 The Ticket–01/08/2013

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 17: Manti T'eo #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish encourages the crowd to cheer during a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 17, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 38-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

97.1 On-Air Staff Makes Lions First Round Pick

The Lions are slotted to make their fourth top five pick in seven years in the NFL draft this April.

97.1 The Ticket–01/04/2013

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Fithian Fab Five: Wild Card Winners

Bengals +4.5 @ Texans: Houston slid late in the season but with the talent they have on both sides of the ball look like a team that can get to the AFC Championship game.

97.1 The Ticket–01/04/2013

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 02: St. Louis Rams cheerleaders perform during the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 2, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)

Fithian Fab Five: Calvin > Fitz

What a difference a quarterback can make. Calvin Johnson trying to break the great Jerry Rice’s single season receiving mark.

97.1 The Ticket–12/14/2012

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 01: Running back Eddie Lacy #42 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates following Alabama's 32-28 win over the Georgia Bulldogs to win the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on December 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dan And Dennis Go Head-To-Head In Bowl Pool Madness

My good friend Dennis Fithian released his bowl season selections feeling confident in his wisdom so we thought there would be no better way than for us to battle it out “Gangnum Style” as we get ready for one of the best times of the year.

97.1 The Ticket–12/14/2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Quarterback Everett Golson #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks for an open receiver against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Bowl Pool: All Winners, BCS Total

By now you are looking at the bowl sheet that has been passed around the office and wondering if you will donate another ten bucks to the cause.

97.1 The Ticket–12/13/2012

COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs upfield during their game against the Missouri Tigers at Kyle Field on November 24, 2012 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Fithian Fab Five: Picks & My Heisman Vote

Heisman Trophy goes to the most outstanding player in college football.

97.1 The Ticket–12/07/2012

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 02: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scrambles out of the reach of Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 2, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Top 25 Detroit Sports #Trending

This is the December’s #Trending.

97.1 The Ticket–12/06/2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 04: A fan of the Detroit Lions cheers play against the Jacksonville Jaguars November 4, 2012 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Fithian Fab Five: Best Bets 20-10 This Year

Lions -5 vs Colts: Detroit is good enough to hang with Green Bay and Houston despite the late losses the last two weeks.

CBS Detroit–11/30/2012

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 25: Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders perform before the NFL game against the St. Louis Rams at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 31-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Fithian Fab Five: Best Bets 20-10 This Year!

Northern Illinois -71/2 Kent State @ Ford Field: Golden Flashes story getting into the top 25 has been a great one.

97.1 The Ticket–11/30/2012