Pride Of Detroit - NFL Lions podcast
Summary: Pride Of Detroit is your source for all the best Detroit Lions news, analysis and opinions on the internet. Enjoy our work in audio format in the PODcast and First Byte, and the world famous LISTCAST.
Week 16 is here, and the Lions face their penultimate seasonal game against the Cincinnati Bengals. This cat team matchup gets started in full soon enough, and First Byte is here to fill you in. Jeremy and Chris talk to Anthony Cosenza of SB Nation blog Cincy Jungle about the myriad of Cincinnati's injuries, apathy among the team and the end of the Marvin Lewis era. Discover how the Lions and Bengals match up, the best matchups and what to expect on Sunday.
With the home stretch coming, the Lions owned the Bears properly, the PODcast guys flew the hashtag, and now the reactions from the game. Ameer Abdullah was listed as a "co-starter" but only saw one snap. The Lions established a run game though? Jarrad Davis seemingly had a great game, and the Lions contained the Bears run. The crew breaks all this down. Jeremy and Chris yell at each other. Playoff talk is back en vogue, hopes are feverish. The crew also talks about buying the Panthers from Dick Tracy villain Jerry Richardson.
Robert Zeglinski is the eternal enemy of the show, or would be if he wanted to actually argue any points about the Chicago Bears with the Pride Of Detroit crew. He doesn't. He's very adamant he is not about fighting. No fighting at all! Chris returns for adequate hosting, and the rest of the crew gets together with Rob to preview the mid-December Saturday matchup between the Bears and Lions, the second round of a thrilling rivalry. Get prepared for Saturday with First Byte!
The Lions handled business in Tampa Bay, but the PODcast crew isn't really feeling it. Seats are still hot for the coaching staff and two of the three hosts aren't feeling playoffs. The other is Jeremy, who is crazed and eventually has to switch to a phone. The guys break down just where the Lions are faltering even as they win, the futures for Jim Caldwell and Ameer Abdullah, plus a bleak outlook on the playoff picture. Mailbag gets really funky and talks about eating letters and players having kids. Also, super good advice for Jacksonville fans, from a sports city that's seen brawls.
The N64 was part of many PODcast childhoods, and the team decides it's time to do it justice. Chris, Ryan and Jeremy welcome back Evan (@BigSlickMcDick) to talk about their favorite games for Nintendo's classic system. It's time yet again to LISTCAST this puppy. It's a well-earned break from Detroit Lions football and a way to kick back and see who will be entirely adequate (FOR ONCE IT'S NOT CHRIS) and how many Pokemon games Evan might have on his list.
The PODcast guys tear apart Lions and Ravens. That's about all you need to know. Rage Corner comes early to stomp out hope. And there is little hope here. Plenty of talk about the failures of the team, whether a coach or two deserves to be fired and whether this was it for the Lions playoff hopes. Mailbag makes Chris angry, but we hit 100 reviews so the threat of wrestling talk is finally ended.
Kyle from Baltimore Beatdown joins Jeremy and Ryan to break down the Baltimore Ravens as the Lions prepare to engage in their first December matchup. Get for your football with ready with First Byte!
Thanksgiving has come and gone, the leftovers are eaten and the Black Friday deals crushed by Ryan. Jeremy sees promise in the Lions defeat, but the rest aren't so certain. With December closing in, room for error is small, and the playoff hope is alive but slim. Rage Corner makes a return as the guys rage against bad takes, both football and food related. A guest is welcomed to join the mailbag, one of the great friends of the show, and Chris continues to become a California person.
The Prater of Detroit boys are back again. The Bears got beat and the Praters can celebrate. Prater prater prater. Prater, Prater and Prater talk about the game that was, how Prater won the game and more about the rest of the team that was along for the ride. There's prater to like about this team, and prater to feel wary about as the final stretch comes down and there's still plenty of faults to be found. The Lions enter the final stretch and we also break down our feelings on the Prater. I mean, playoffs. In the mailbag, Prater, and plenty of talk about double dipped mozarella sticks and car commercials.
The long-fated return of the Bears and Lions series has finally come. Detroit heads to Soldier Field, and to get you ready Jeremy and Ryan welcome back the long-time foe of the PODcast, Robert Zeglinski of Windy City Gridiron. There's a lot to go over, injuries and updates and Rob's own crazy views about the Chicago Bears. There's plenty of banter and plenty of chances to razz one another, but will they capitalize on it?
A win's a win in the NFL, but the Pride Of Detroit obys feel a little glum after that mess. While the Lions beat Cleveland pretty well, it's not boding well when your run defense gives up hundreds of yards to the Browns. Ryan, Chris and Jeremy dissect the game that was, talk about both positive and negative takeaways for the Lions and scout the rest of the NFC North as the stretch of the season looms. The mailbag touches on some ominously-close-to-being-wrestling questions, draft options and the worst TV commercials.
After slashing the Packers, the Lions head back across the Great Lakes to tackle the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have yet to score a victory in 2017, so stop me if you've heard this story before. Ryan and Jeremy welcome back repeat guest Brett Whitefield, from Pro Football Focus, to discuss the Detroit Lions and the Browns for this upcoming Sunday. The trio break down the matchup and any potential issues and storylines, so get crackin' on your First Byte
The Lions broke the Lambeau streak in 2015 but another victory always smells nice. But the PODcast crew also smells something fishy about certain playcalling and whatnot. Chris, Ryan and Jeremy talk about all that happened on Monday Night Football, from turkey holes to prevent defense to the still-abysmal running game. Will the Lions fix it? Gonna have to wait and see about this one, Dan. Impress/Depress returns to discuss the best players and most disappointing ones from Monday and the mailbag gets rowdy.
The Lions are headed to Lambeau Field, or at it's better known, Lamborghini Stadium. Tex Western from Acme Packing Company joins the crew to talk about why you have to keep an eye on Green Bay, even with Aaron Rodgers out. Will Jeremy call this one a "must win" or something equally cliche? Tune in, find out and get ready for Monday Night Football with First Byte podcast.
Jeremy braves the mean streets of Pittsburgh, which means Chris tries out new tech (and fails) in hopes of making the recording better. Chris and Ryan seethe at another improbable Lions loss, this time on five field goals and a seemingly physical impossibility to score from the red zone. Trade rumors are heating up about Eric Ebron and the two discuss the matter. They celebrate the Pistons on top of the NBA Eastern Conference, and mailbag asks about gruesome sports injuries.