Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Published 7:39 PM EDT Mar 19, 2019 Follow the money. This saying was made famous in “All the President’s Men,” the 1976 movie about two Washington Post reporters trying to make sense of an apparently senseless break-in at the Watergate Hotel. In other words, if you aren’t sure of something, let the gravity of a financial decision guide you. Because while money might not always tell us the truth, it rarely lies. Follow the money. [ Lions free agency tracker: Who's coming, who's going ] I thought about the saying this week when I received an interesting note from the online sportsbook Betonline.ag, which was unswayed by what the Lions did during the first wave of free agency. On Feb. 4, the sportsbook listed the Lions’ odds of winning the Super Bowl at 80/1. After the Lions spent $160 million on free agents, their odds as of Monday were … still 80/1. Only the Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins had worse … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions’ free-agent haul doesn’t impress Vegas
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Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 3:10 PM EST Jan 10, 2019 Allen Park — It's all quiet on the offensive coordinator front, so it felt like a good time to do a Detroit Lions mailbag. What is a going on with the OC search? With no news or rumors about it, I am afraid they are just going to hire from within. — @kered316 Understandably, there are a lot of questions about the offensive coordinator opening, and I'm here to tell you I know almost nothing. That's a more difficult thing for me to write than you to read, trust me. The organization is in lockdown in regards to the process, and based on the reporting of others, including those at top national outlets, they're running into the same brick walls with their sources. And coaching is almost always a trickier topic to unearth information. The circles are tighter, the agent information isn't easily accessible, so unless there's a leak from the organization or those being interviewed, we … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions mailbag: What should be done at offensive coordinator?
Detroit Free Press staff Published 1:06 p.m. UTC Sep 1, 2018 A weeklong celebration of the life of the Queen of Soul ends today as Detroit and the world say a final goodbye to Aretha Franklin. 8:50 p.m.: Aretha Franklin's hearse has arrived at Woodlawn Cemetery. 8:48 p.m.: Terrell Brazier, a 32-year-old job coach from Detroit, watched the procession with his wife and their son. Brazier said he was amazed to watch the crowd swell before the Pink Cadillacs rolled by. He but most vividly remembers her from her performance in “Blues Brothers.” He grew up listening to her music, but that was the first time he’d seen her act. “That’s never left my mind,” he said. “It’s never left me.” 8:40 p.m.: The crowd lining the 7 Mile surged minutes after officers from the Detroit Police Department made their way down the road. Wendy Kyles, 63, a legal secretary from Detroit had her arms wrapped around her … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin funeral: Watch how Detroit said goodbye to our Queen
Detroit Free Press staff Published 7:39 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 A weeklong celebration of the life of the Queen of Soul ends today as Detroit and the world say a final goodbye to Aretha Franklin. Freep.com will carry a live stream here from before the service through the procession. 3:25 p.m.: The Rev. Jesse Jackson takes the pulpit to a standing ovation. After thanking by name many who were around Franklin, Jackson urged the crowd to make their voices heard: "I was here for the Rosa parks funeral and watched long lines for the museum for Rosa Parks. Long lines for Aretha. Long lines today ... Long lines for the death of the icons and short lines for voting. something is missing." During Franklin’s final Detroit show last year, Jackson was there, never more than a few feet away. As the Free Press’ Brian McCollum reported earlier this month, between the heat and Franklin’s health it was unclear if the show would take … [Read more...] about Live stream: Rev. Jesse Jackson and others remembers Aretha Franklin
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 3:25 p.m. UTC Aug 24, 2018 Allen Park -- Detroit’s blue-collar work ethic is the city’s defining and noble trait. For years, local professional athletes have understood this and embraced it, but few have actually lived it. Detroit Lions nose tackle Sylvester Williams truly knows the meaning of blue-collar work. For six months after finishing high school, he worked the assembly line at a Modine Manufacturing plant, piecing together radiators in his home state of Missouri. It was a good job that paid well, and his co-workers were good people, but Williams would look around and see guys who had been at the job for 30 or more years and he realized he wanted more from life. “I just decided I wanted to go a different direction with my life,” Williams said. “Obviously, I have a lot of respect for those guys. I made good money, and they did, too, but I just had different plans for myself. I wanted to … [Read more...] about Lions’ Sylvester Williams personifies Motor City ideals