The Lions lose in the pre-season, a Fat Guy hunch and more

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The Lions first pre-season game against the Buffalo Bills is in the books! A sweet, last-second loss. I say sweet because no matter who the Lions coach is, or what players are under the Lions helmets, they will find a way to lose.

I realize it’s pre-season and the game means absolutely nothing when all is said and done, however, one would think a new coach would want to start a winning culture here in Detroit.

This is what bothers me most about the 16-15 loss to Buffalo. The “Lie-Downs” made a drive to take the lead and then proceed to let Buffalo go down the field and kick a game-winning field goal. How many times have we seen that happen in our “heartbreaking” Lions fan lives? The answer is: numerous! One play made on the field and they win, and here is the play that cost them. The Bills were fourth and 10 on their own 20 and Detroit gives up a 42-yard pass play to the Lions’ 38-yard line. We all knew what would happen next, didn’t we? Yeah, we did. A Buffalo victory.

The Lions did rush for 107 yards, which was a positive. I like the penalties— only five for 59 yards—and zero turnovers. Actually, the zero turnovers is impressive for the Lions. The quarterback play was average, which is what you will see most of the year, I hope. I will not be shocked if it’s below average, and that’s what I truly fear. The Lions will travel to Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

The Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera’s chase for 500 home runs brought Tiger fans out to Comerica Park this weekend. That number for Miggy still sits at 499 at the time of this article. We all know Miggy is going to hit it sooner or later here in 2021. I think he gets it in this next series against the L.A. Angels at Comerica. Let’s just call it a Fat Guy hunch.

I cannot wait to watch Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani pitch against the Tigers on Wednesday night. I will tell you, if you have not seen him, he is worth the price of admission, so don’t miss it. If you have not been to Comerica in 2021, go Wednesday night to watch Ohtan!

The Wyndham Championship on Sunday featured a six-way tie on the golf course. The last six-way tie happened in 2001.

The fact that Russell Henley didn’t win this golf tournament is stunning. He was the leader for 54 holes and winning by numerous shots, too.

The winner was Kevin Kisner, who birdied the playoff hole, while all the others made par. I feel real good for Kisner, who was a horrendous 0-5 in golf playoffs. Kisner finally put a win in the playoff column, which was nice to see. What a great watch for golf fans.

The Little League World Series is on television, and I love watching the youngsters play ball. However, the umpiring is a tad bit erratic. How can these guys’ strike zone be so inconsistent? I mean, just be consistent. The poor kids don’t ever know if they should swing or not. Okay, that rant is over. I still keep watching.

The college AP rankings are out, and for the fourth time in six, years it’s Alabama at No. 1. The No. 2 team is Oklahoma, followed by Clemson at three, Ohio State at four and Georgia at five. The Big Ten (other than Ohio State) have Wisconsin at 12. The Indiana Hoosiers at 17 and Iowa at 18. The Spartans and Wolverines are not to be found — even with a search warrant — in the top 25.

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