As evidence by the severe lack of postage (not postage of the mail variety but of the lack of posting variety) in the last few days, you can probably see that there’s very little happening in the world of the Detroit Lions. So I have just a few short, minor updates.
How excited have I made you to read this? I’m sure you’re stoked. So, here goes.
- Ndamukong Suh enjoyed the opening weekend of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. He tweeted this Saturday “Yo #SuhSquad , what r yall doin on this beautiful Saturday?! I think I might check out the #CWS today!! #HUSKERS #Omaha” And of course, while he was there, Suh did what Suh does best. He took a picture of himself … with a picture of himself. He’s everywhere I tell you. EVERYWHERE!
- ESPN released its annual Ultimate Standings, which “measure how much MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL franchises give back to the fans in exchange for all the time, money and emotion the fans invest in them.” Unfortunately, I don’t get ESPN The Magazine. But fortunately, other people do, so they’re going to help me out with this one.
This year, the Detroit Lions are ranked 94th out of 122 in the team standings. This is the highest they have ever been when the rankings include all four of the major professional sports leagues.
Here is a breakdown of where the Lions are ranked for each category:
* Bang for the buck: 105
* Fan relations: 95
* Ownership: 78
* Affordability: 83
* Stadium experience: 77
* Players: 88
* Coaching: 51
* Title track: 98
- Lions left tackle Jeff Backus did not make ESPN’s top 10 left tackles list. Backus received all of one vote — from NFL North blogger Kevin Seifert no less — and finished tied for 14th place with Seattle Seahawks Russel Okung. *Sad face* The top 10 tackles were as follows:
1. Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
2. Jake Long, Miami Dolphins
3. Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos
4. Jordan Gross, Carolina Panthers
5. D’Brickashaw Ferguson, NY Jets
6. Michael Roos, Tennessee Titans
7. Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles
8t. Marcus McNeill, San Diego Chargers
8t. Donald Penn, Tampa Bay Bucs
10. Matt Light, New England Patriots