Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Published 9:28 PM EDT Aug 8, 2019 Free Press sports writer Carlos Monarrez tackles the tough questions for the Detroit Lions from Thursday's exhibition opener against the New England Patriots. How did the revamped offense look in its debut? Going off just the first half, it didn’t look great and it also had some bad luck. Matthew Stafford didn’t play and the Lions managed just 48 yards in the first quarter when Jermaine Kearse was carted off with a leg injury on the fifth play of the game from scrimmage. Then quarterback Tom Savage left the game after he was sacked by Ja’Whaun Bentley, going down hard on his head. Brandon Powell did make a nice 24-yard catch on third-and-8 and Savage connected with tight end Jesse James on a 16-yard play-action pass. T.J. Hockenson did a good in pass protection but didn’t have any targets midway through the second quarter. Toward the end of the first half, the Lions had given up six … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions booed off field in preseason opener vs. Patriots
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Nine players left, one Iron Throne Text by Matthew GilbertDesign and development by Patrick GarvinIllustrations by Brendan Lynch April 10, 2019 The game is going to be up soon, as “Game of Thrones” begins its final season on HBO Sunday night. The cast has shrunk across the seven seasons so far, and the remaining contenders are circling around that throne-shaped mass of iron like buzzards over a carcass. Which of our beloved and not-so-beloved characters are going to wind up sitting pretty? Here are some arguments for and against each of them, as well as reminders about where we left them at the end of season 7. May the best player win – unless, of course, it’s the diabolical Cersei or the soulless Night King. Daenerys Targaryen Jon Snow Sansa Stark Arya Stark Bran Stark Cersei Lannister Jaime Lannister Tyrion Lannister The Night King House Targaryen Daenerys Targaryen AKAThe Mother of Dragons, Khaleesi, Daenerys … [Read more...] about Who will win the ‘Game of Thrones’?
Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 1:27 PM EDT Mar 19, 2019 It’s that time again. The NCAA tournament bracket is back. Which means I’m about to stubbornly pick Michigan to beat Michigan State one more time … … in the Final Four. The fourth time is the charm, right? Actually, no. I’m not going to do that. But I will pick U-M and MSU to … OK, let’s get started – and no, I’m not throwing darts at my bracket to justify my choices. NCAA tournament first round East Region No. 1 Duke over No. 16 North Dakota State (the Bison will beat North Carolina Central in the play-in game): Easiest pick in the bracket. Zion Williamson could jump over Mt. Rushmore – yes, the monument is in South Dakota. For our purposes, the Dakotas count as a single state. No. 9 Central Florida over No. 8 Virginia Commonwealth: Florida is the more interesting state. No. 5 … [Read more...] about March Madness predictions 2019: Who will win every game
If you’ve been paying attention, you know the Oscars are shaping up to be one of the biggest question marks in the ceremony’s 91-year history. How will the show fare without a host? How will an audience of filmmakers respond when several important categories — including cinematography — are relegated to the commercial breaks? After years of sagging ratings, how many viewers will even watch?And then, of course, there’s the question of who’ll win.Here are my picks in six top Oscar categories: Best pictureNominees: “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born,” “Vice”Who should win: “Roma.” Alfonso Cuarón’s deeply personal film doesn’t seem to have been made, exactly. It seems to just exist. Watching it feels like floating through someone’s memories.Who will … [Read more...] about Who should win, who will win at the Oscars
Bill Plaschke: The Rams defensive line puts Tom Brady on his back and the Patriots can't win with Brady on his back. Coach Bill Belichick focuses on Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson, forcing Jared Goff to beat them, but Goff will rise to the challenge and bring L.A. its first Rams Super Bowl championship. Rams 44, Patriots 28 … [Read more...] about Super Bowl 2019 Rams vs. Patriots: Live updates, score, highlights and analysis