Thursday, September 03, 2009

Tigers Sweep Indians to Take Division Lead to 5 Games

Thje Detroit Tigers have been clinging to a lead of anywhere from 2-4 games the last month or so, with both the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins hovering around and waiting to strike. This week the Chicago White Sox have thrown in the towel and appear to be looking towards next season after getting rid of players such as Jim Thome, John Danks, and earlier, Clayton Richard.

The Minnesota Twins on the other hand have been sticking with the Tigers stride for stride as both have gone 7-3 over their last 10 games. Detroit winning today while Minnesota is off gives them a comfortable, but not far enough a head to dismiss the pesky Twins who year after year get no respect and torment the division leader until the end causing managers to pull out the colonetix.

With most games left the rest of the way in the division as well as 7 more with Minnesota head to head, the Tigers are in for a fight. This will likely come down to the last week of the season where the end against Minnesota and Chicago.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Brandon Pettigrew is Gonna Be A Monster

The Detroit Lions "other" 1st round draft pick this year, TE Brandon Pettigrew got his first start in the Lions pre-season game on Friday. Along with the core offensive stud, Calvin Johnson he saw his first NFL of the pre-season.

The guy looks like he can do it all. He could block, and he could catch. Did anyone notice that first time Stafford had them in the Red Zone when they tried to run on 1st and goal? He had his man 6 yards off the ball.

HE also made a couple nice catches, which many probably haven't seen much of since he didn't exactly make a lot of catches in college for a guy that goes #20 overall in the draft. IF you had seen him before you know that he doesn't exactly go down easily. This guy is gonna be great. I think it is safe to say he won't have to worry about getting rv finance since he is going to be making bank :D.