Nolan Bianchi The Detroit News Published 9:53 PM EDT Aug 24, 2019 With Week 3 of the preseason wrapped up, it’s time to get those fantasy football drafts rolling. There’s a familiarity aspect that comes with drafting a player from the team you root for, which usually makes the pick feel safer than a rookie or depth piece from another team. If you watched Kerryon Johnson at all during last year’s preseason, there’s a chance that the excitement of the Lions potentially having a reliable back caused you to reach for the former Auburn rusher in 2018 fantasy drafts. Or maybe following closely the development of receiver Kenny Golladay gave you the foresight to predict his breakout sophomore season. And why not? One of the cons of fantasy football is that it can force a conflict of rooting interest. If you don’t want to be rooting for a Lions win while rooting against a player from the roster, here’s an outlook for the top five Detroit players to … [Read more...] about Five Detroit Lions to target in fantasy drafts
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By Stephanie Stradley, Special Contributor Published 3:08 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 PHOTOS: How Texans players spent their 2019 offseason Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) lines up under center Nick Martin (66) during training camp at the Methodist Training Center on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Houston. >>>See how the Texans spent the offseason, according to their Instagram accounts ... less PHOTOS: How Texans players spent their 2019 offseason Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) lines up under center Nick Martin (66) during training camp at the Methodist Training Center on Tuesday, ... more Photo: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle Photo: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 70 Caption Close Image 1 of 70 PHOTOS: How … [Read more...] about Stephanie Stradley’s Texans 2019 training camp preview
By BRIAN REA MARCH 21, 2019 My mother-in-law wouldn’t tell us what our wedding gift would be — only that we’d have to travel to a forest, on an island, in Sweden, to receive it. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time The Mystery Gift at the End of the World It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue By BRIAN REA When my wife and I were married, my mother-in-law told us she had a special gift for us. I wasn’t sure what to expect. She didn’t tell us what the gift was, but she did tell us where it was. In Sweden, on an island, in the forest. As with all magical places, getting to the island in Sweden requires some effort (particularly as my wife, son and I live in Los Angeles). After the plane, the train and a car ride to the countryside, a boat ferries us across the lake from … [Read more...] about The Mystery Gift at the End of the World
By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Lynn Henning The Detroit News Published 11:28 PM EST Jan 31, 2019 The first day on the job as a full-time journalist and sports writer was Aug. 5, 1974, a hot, bright Monday morning, three days before President Richard Nixon resigned, and with a 7 a.m. start at the Battle Creek Enquirer. A guy two months after grabbing his journalism degree from Michigan State had secured that most aspired of all prizes: a job at a daily newspaper. I walked into the office and joined my two sports-staff partners, Dick Lovell and sports editor Bill Frank. My first task: write a cutline (photo caption) for an Associated Press photo of Jack Nicklaus from the Pleasant Valley Classic's final round. Four decades and many million words later, it ends, formally anyway, today at The Detroit News, a wondrous employer for nearly all of the past 40 years. There have been moments and minutes so magical, and so frequent, as to defy any orderly account. But here goes on … [Read more...] about Henning: 45 years covering sports provide endless memories