Kirkland Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 8:49 AM EDT May 24, 2019 We can finally put the debate to rest. All the evidence we ever need is right before us. Matthew Stafford is better than Aaron Rodgers. In beer chugging. Not sure if you caught it Thursday night, but during Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals in Milwaukee, Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari was shown on the Jumbotron early in the game. And as he's done a few times before in the postseason, he chugged back-to-back adult beverages. More: How football helped Stafford cope with wife's health scare The camera then cut to Rodgers, sitting next to the daughter of the Bucks owner and Drake troll Mallory Edens. The crowd then encouraged Rodgers to try to match his teammate, but from the start, you could tell the former MVP wasn't up to the task. Rodgers poked fun at himself later on Twitter, saying if he had another beverage, it would have been a different story. But … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford bests Aaron Rodgers in chugs
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 7:34 PM EDT Apr 24, 2019 Dave Birkett peers into his crystal ball for a final time to predict who the Detroit Lions — and every other team — will select in Thursday's first round of the 2019 NFL draft in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously, Mock Draft 4.0 had a few big trades. 1. Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma – I’m not sold Murray is a franchise quarterback, but if Kliff Kingsbury is, the Cardinals should get their new coach his guy. 2. San Francisco 49ers DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State – The 49ers talked up Quinnen Williams this week for two reasons: One, because he’s a really good player, and two, in case the Cardinals take Bosa No. 1. 3. New York Jets OLB Josh Allen, Kentucky – The buzz for Ed Oliver here is growing, but I’m sticking with Allen, the second-best pass rusher in the draft, if the Jets can't trade down. 4. Oakland Raiders DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions NFL mock draft 5.0: It’s a familiar face
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 9:27 AM EDT Apr 19, 2019 Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn’s desire to trade down in Round 1 is real, so I thought I’d try and incorporate some trades into this, my penultimate mock draft. Here goes: 1. Arizona Cardinals DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama – Kyler Murray is still the favorite to go No. 1 and I might put him back here when my final mock drops next week. But there is chatter now that the Cardinals will go in a different direction. 2. San Francisco 49ers DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State – It’s nearly a consensus that Bosa and Williams are the two best players in the draft, and in this mock they’re the first two off the board. 3. New York Jets OLB Josh Allen, Kentucky – The Jets are a team that desperately want to trade down, but even with Murray on the board it’s a huge price to pay for a team in the teens to come up to No. 3. 4. Oakland Raiders QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma – Murray … [Read more...] about NFL mock draft 4.0: Detroit Lions trade down, but pick whom?
Jenna Fryer Associated Press Published 7:19 PM EDT Mar 20, 2019 Charlotte, N.C. — Danica Patrick choked back tears after crashing out of her final Indianapolis 500, that one last trip around the historic speedway that launched her career coming to such a disappointing close. She has not been back to a race track in the 10 months since. And she hasn’t looked back even once. NBC Sports announced Wednesday that Patrick will be part of its inaugural broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 in May, a project that will return her to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time since she ended her career there a year ago with the second leg of the “Danica Double.” In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, she was asked if she has missed racing since she walked away. “No. No I don’t. I’m being really honest,” Patrick said without hesitation. “I’m not someone who looks back on things and has a lot of regret. I’m … [Read more...] about ‘Being really honest’: Danica Patrick doesn’t miss racing since retiring last year
Chronicle News Services Updated 9:38 pm PST, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 The Baltimore Sun reported that Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who led the Orioles to their first World Series title in 1966, is in the late stages of a long illness, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Robinson, 83, was the first African American manager in both the American and National Leagues. He also managed the Orioles for parts of four seasons (1988-91) and worked in the club’s front office during a long post-playing career. He has been dealing with health problems for months and last appeared at a major baseball event in July, when he traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in All-Star Game festivities. When Robinson, a McClymonds High-Oakland alum, retired as a player after breaking the managerial color barrier by agreeing to be the player/manager of the Cleveland Indians in 1974, his offensive statistics placed him among a handful of truly elite players. His … [Read more...] about Former Giants manager Frank Robinson is in failing health