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Michael Rothstein


Michigan, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

EA Sports to release college football game in summer 2024

The return of EA Sports' college football video game series now has a time of arrival: the summer of 2024. → Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady ditches trademark sleeve on left knee

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has officially shed the trademark sleeve he has worn on his left knee since suffering a torn ACL in 2008. → Read More

EA Sports to do college football video game

EA Sports is making plans to bring back a college football game. → Read More

Deshaun Watson, Kyler Murray, Jamal Adams, Derrick Henry playing virtual Pro Bowl using Madden NFL 21

Deshaun Watson, Kyler Murray, Jamal Adams and Derrick Henry will be among the real-life participants controlling the AFC and NFC in the virtual Pro Bowl using Madden NFL 21 on Sunday. → Read More

Barry Sanders' legal threat nixes beer trolling Detroit Lions

Eastern Market Brewing Company stopped making and selling Same Old Lager after Barry Sanders had his legal team threaten to shut down production of the beer, which used his image on the can. → Read More

Why Roger Goodell and NFL power brokers built their own PAC

The Gridiron PAC provides a glimpse into what Roger Goodell's NFL values and how the league exerts influence. → Read More

Against NFLPA advice, Lions' Matthew Stafford holds group workouts

The quarterback worked out at a school with receiver Jamal Agnew, tight end Jesse James and fullback Nick Bawden. → Read More

The inside story of how 'The Ultimate Fighter' saved the UFC 15 years ago

The UFC was burning through cash and needed to find an audience. How would they turn things around? With a reality show. This is the story of its wild first season. → Read More

NFL players, coaches, owners kneel, lock arms during national anthem

It started early Sunday in London and continued throughout the NFL as players, coaches and even owners locked arms or knelt during the national anthem. → Read More

Nate Burleson recalls Brock Lesnar's suplex during a Vikings-Chiefs practice

Brock Lesnar was in Vikings camp in 2004, and he provided former WR Nate Burleson with an indelible memory during joint practices with the Chiefs. → Read More

LeBron: 'Cleveland, this is for you'

It took 52 years and enough heartbreak to fill an encyclopedia, and Finals MVP LeBron James has given his hometown a championship with the most improbable comeback in NBA Finals history. → Read More

Irving's 3 gives Cavs the lead

Kyrie Irving hits a 3-pointer to put the Cavs up in the final minute. → Read More

On this Date: MJ sinks stepback jumper for sixth championship

Michael Jordan wins his sixth and final championship after hitting his stepback jump shot over Bryon Russell, which would be his final shot with the Chicago Bulls, 18 years ago. → Read More

Calvin Johnson shows off gory finger injury (it's not for weak stomachs)

Retired Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson posted an image of his mutilated finger and the surgery he had late in his career. → Read More

Meet tree-tackling, Thriller-dancing Lions DL Anthony Zettel

Detroit Lions sixth-round pick Anthony Zettel is already a star of sorts on social media. → Read More

2016 NFL draft: Detroit Lions told Miles Killebrew they'd pass on him

At the Senior Bowl, the Lions coaches wanted to test Miles Killebrew. So they told the safety prospect they weren't interested in his services. → Read More

Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon are still putting on a show

The dunk contest may be over, but Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon have still been entertaining us with awesome dunks. → Read More

From the record to the 'Calvin Johnson Rule,' a career with impactful moments

In a career littered with spectacular individual moments, here are five that stand out for retiring Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson: → Read More

Like Barry Sanders and Jim Brown, Calvin Johnson walks away on his own terms

As the face of the franchise, Calvin Johnson was the connection who kept the often-listless Lions relevant for the rest of the nation. → Read More

Lillard shows off Curry range

With time running out in the first quarter, Damian Lillard dribbles the ball just inside the half court line and sinks a long-range 3-pointer at the buzzer. → Read More