Eric Thomas

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 7: Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, left and his wife Shelly pose for a photograph before his team played the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sterling Should NOT Be Sanctioned By The NBA [OPINION]

Allow racists to speak, and their exposed ignorance will speak for itself. Racism thrives when it’s allowed to hide behind hoods and barbed wire fences.

97.1 The Ticket–04/29/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field on December 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Schedule Looks Like Another Tough Season For The Lions [BLOG]

When the Detroit Lions release their schedule every year, nonsensical predictions can’t be far behind.

97.1 The Ticket–04/24/2014

Caption:GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Fans adorn the Pat Tillman statue with American flags in honor of the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks following the NFL season opening game between the Carolina Panthers and the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pat Tillman Deserves The Hall Of Fame [BLOG]

If a player’s off-the-field malfeasance can deny him a spot, why can’t the reverse work? Why can’t a person’s off the field accomplishments elevate them?

97.1 The Ticket–04/23/2014

DETROIT - DECEMBER 05: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is sacked by Cliff Avril #92 and Julian Peterson #98 of the Detroit Lions as Ndamukong Suh #90 looks on during the game at Ford Field on December 5, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bears defeated the Lions 24-20.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Lion’s CAN’T Re-Sign Suh Now [OPINION]

There’s the math problem, there’s the optics problem, and the attitude problem. He’s a great player, but worth nowhere near the money he’s commanding considering the position he plays.

97.1 The Ticket–04/22/2014

(Photo by Allen Einsten/NBAE via Getty Images)

In Honor Of The Bad Boys Retrospective: The Five Best Sports Documentaries [BLOG]

How did you watch the Bad Boys retrospective?

97.1 The Ticket–04/18/2014

Caption:COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 23: Jadeveon Clowney #7 of the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jadeveon Clowney And Four Other Bad Ideas From The Lions’ Offseason [BLOG]

The Lions’ off-season has been bad, not quite 2012 bad, but bad nonetheless.

97.1 The Ticket–04/17/2014

Caption:LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after getting thefinal out and picking up the save against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Tigers won 7-6 in ten innings. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Five Thoughts About The Tigers Bullpen [BLOG]

The Tigers are 5-2, but it sure doesn’t feel like it.

97.1 The Ticket–04/10/2014

A man who struck a boy with his pickup truck was beaten by a crowd near this corner gas station, police said. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit Didn’t Beat That White Driver Nearly To Death, Individuals Did [OPINION]

Why is Detroit only represented by the people who commit acts of violence? Why do we define the city as the people who were beating the victim, and not by the nurse who stopped them?

CBS Detroit–04/04/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02: Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings scores a third period game winning goal and is congratulated by his teammates during the game against the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Bruins 3-2 (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Casual Red Wing Fans! It’s Okay To Start Watching Again! [BLOG]

Whoo! You can uncover your eyes. The hockey playoff plans that became part of your thawing out process over the years can continue without interruption.

97.1 The Ticket–04/04/2014

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Dan Orlovsky #6 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts to a penalty call against the San Francisco 49ers December 15, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Lions Have Had An Underwhelming Off-Season So Far [BLOG]

How’s the Lions off-season going for you? Did you like when they signed Golden Tate?

97.1 The Ticket–04/03/2014

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