Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Andrea Yee, of Macomb Township, filed a lawsuit Dec. 13 against Dominic Raiola for child support, insurance payments, uninsured health care expenses, child care and attorney fees, according to court records.
A Macomb Township woman has sued Detroit Lions player Dominic Raiola for allegedly stopping some $16,500 in monthly child care and support payments for a child she claims he fathered in 2007, according to The Macomb Daily. Andrea Yee, 40, of Macomb Township, filed a lawsuit Dec. 13 against the 33-year-old Raiola for child support, insurance payments, uninsured health care expenses, child care and attorney fees, according to Macomb County Circuit Court records. Yee alleges that Raiola had been paying some $195,000 annually in child support payments since 2007, but stopped in November, The Macomb Daily reports. Raiola currently lives with his wife and three children in West Bloomfield. Yee, who has another child from a previous marriage, …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Six Detroit Lions will visit Jack Harvey Elementary School Tuesday to present a $10,000 fitness grant.
Christmas is coming early for Jack Harvey Elementary School students Tuesday when six Detroit Lions players visit the Utica Community School to present a $10,000 NFL grant. The NFL Play 60 grant will be used for the school’s health and wellness programming and equipment. Jack Harvey was the only school in Michigan to receive the grant. The NFL PLAY 60 Super School contest selected one school in each of the 32 NFL markets and two non-NFL markets to receive the cash. In addition to the cash, the winning schools get one-on-one time with NFL players. The Detroit Lions visiting Jack Harvey Tuesday are tackler Gosder Cherilus, cornerbacks Drayton Florence and Jonte Green, tight end Will Heller and linebackers, Ashlee Palmer and Stephen Tulloch. …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Patch blogger Michael Webber believes the Lions will start off with a solid win in their home opener against the Rams and go on to snag a Wild Card Playoff berth by the season's end. Share your predictions in the comments below.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Michigan's 28 Patch websites are looking for bloggers to write about the Detroit Lions as the countdown to the 2012 season opener begins.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Can’t wait for the Detroit Lions’ season to kick off Sept. 9 at Ford Field against the St. Louis Rams—much less the preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns on Aug. 10? Do you know the words to the Lions’ fight song, “Gridiron Heroes?” Do you bleed Honolulu Blue and Silver? Then we would love you to share your passion for football and the Lions by blogging on Patch! Patch would love to hear your opinions and views as the Lions try to return to the playoffs after last year’s 10-win season. Blogging on Patch is easy to do—just click here to get started. Bloggers will reach thousands of daily Patch users and will have access to our sophisticated platform to share make observations about the Lions, vent frustrations and celebrate …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Patch invites Detroit Lions fans to share photos expressing their love for the team.
There’s no reason to hide anymore. The Detroit Lions, a few short years after going 0-16, are roaring after Sunday’s 49-35 victory over the Carolina Panthers, and fans throughout the area should be proud of the team. The Lions are 7-3 entering a Thanksgiving Day showdown against the undefeated Green Bay Packers, and Patch knows people are pumped up for the game. We would love for fans to show their Lions’ pride by submitting a photo to Patch. Show us a photo of you and your friends wearing your Lions gear by clicking on the “Submit Photo & Video” icon, and tell us why the team will defeat the Packers in the comments below.
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Detroit Lions face a big task when the 10-0 Green Bay Packers visit Ford Field on Thanksgiving.
Can the Lions defeat the unbeaten Packers? That’s the question heading into Thanksgiving, when the defending Super Bowl champion and 10-0 Green Bay Packers visit Ford Field to take on the hometown Detroit Lions. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, and the game will be televised on Fox. While locals sports fans long have viewed the Thanksgiving game with pride, even when the Lions have struggled, this year’s Turkey Day matchup figures to draw national attention because both teams are surging. The Lions and the Packers enter the game with a combined record of 17-3, and Sports Illustrated’s Peter King says this is the best Detroit Thanksgiving game since 1962. In addition, the Lions are one of the few remaining challenges as the Packers look …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Do you have what it takes to win Macomb Township trivia? Take a guess and see.
Guten Morgen, Macomb! Here's today's question: Name the Detroit Lion wide receiver who is the face of Brann's Sizzling Steaks & Sports Grille. (Hint: As always, search Patch!). The answer to yesterday's question is Titan. Here's leaderboard as it stands today:
Monday, November 7, 2011
Rock band's scheduled appearance has drawn the ire of Detroit Lions' fans.
Nickelback? Step back! In the past, Detroit Lions fans have had plenty to complain about on the field, from Scott Mitchell and Joey Harrington to Bobby Ross and Marty Mornhinweg. But now that quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson have helped the Lions to a 6-2 start this season, Lions fans have a new complaint: the band on the field at halftime for this year’s Thanksgiving Day showdown against the Green Bay Packers. Dennis Guttman, a student at the University of Michigan, has started a petition to ask the Lions to drop Nickelback from the rock band’s scheduled appearance at the Nov. 24 game. The petition rails against the group, asking "Does anyone even like Nickelback?" One commenter, Eva Blankinship, said she …
Monday, October 10, 2011
There are a lot of great things happening in Detroit right now. Is an undefeated football season possible?
There is lot to be proud of in Detroit right now. The Tigers are in the second round of the MLB playoffs, after beating the New York Yankees in round one, and the Detroit Lions are currently undefeated in the NFL. There is no shortage of people who think the Tigers are capable of anything, but what about the Lions? The Lions are 4-0 for the first time in three decades, receiving national recognition from publications such as the Washington Post and hosting the Chicago Bears tonight in their first Monday Night Football game in 10 years. Vote in our online poll and let us know what you think of this year's Lions in the comments below.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
The All-Pro wide receiver has signed an exclusive two-year contract with Brann's to become the chain's official spokesperson.
Detroit Lions fans will soon see a familiar face when they walk into the Macomb Township location of Brann's Sizzling Steaks & Sports Grille–wide receiver Calvin Johnson. While in most cases it won't be the flesh-and-blood Johnson, his face will soon become a permanent fixture in all nine locations of the Grand Rapids-based chain as part of the two-year contract Brann's signed adopting the NFL superstar as its official spokesperson. From in-store cutouts of Johnson promoting his charitable foundation (Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation), to TV and radio spots, outdoor billboards and social media, the exclusive two-year agreement will see the All-Pro wide receiver become the face of Brann's. "As a smaller chain, to get someone of Johnson's …