The written content you see on our site comes mainly from the guys below. We have the odd article from a guest contributor, however these guys are on our regular staff writing team. Like all of us at The Detroit Lions Podcast, they don’t make a penny from anything we do – any clicks on sponsor links, T-shirt sales or Patreon donations get plowed straight into covering our costs – everything you see from them is as a result of their hard work done purely out of their love for the game and the Detroit Lions. If you’re interested in contributing an occasional article or want to become a staff writer yourself, get in touch here! Without further ado, let us present our writing corps…
Ash Thompson is a Lions fan without good reason. He does not hail from the Michigan area, but from distant Edmonton, Canada, home of the Oilers and also a football team called the Eskimos. Yes apparently Canadians also play football, though their teams are primarily composed of Americans. He has two cat’s, named Pico de Gallo and Guacamole. He also has two dogs named Bean and Queso. Apparently he really likes burritos. He also really likes football. He’s a bit obsessed with it in fact, spending more time studying game tape than anyone not being paid by an NFL team should. He often wishes he had spent that time on more productive things, but here we are.
Brandon is a senior at Central Michigan University, getting a bachelor’s in Journalism. He grew up in the small city of Marysville, MI. He grew up in a New England Patriots household, but his grandfather and stepfather introduced him to the Detroit Lions, where he would fall in love with them more than the Patriots. Brandon’s favorite Lions are Matt Stafford and Golden Tate and he also likes the Michigan Wolverines. So tread water lightly when talking trash about them around him. Brandon used to be “The Intern” during the 2016 season, but after spending hours in Nate, Mike, and Chris’s office, he was promoted to “The Temp”. Check out his content!
Lucas Walker is college student who does film breakdowns for the Detroit Lions Podcast. He became a Detroit Lions fan in 2009 when he saw Matthew Stafford throw a game winning touchdown against the Cleveland Browns with a separated shoulder. When he isn’t writing for DLP, he is obsessed with rock music and playing the guitar.
Sean was born in Detroit but has spent most of his life living among the enemy in Viking and Packers country. Like so many other Lions fans, he suffered through 0-16. It didn’t diminish his love for the team. He goes to battle daily with SOL fans and Stafford-doubters. At the 2016 game against the Minnesota Vikings, he was asked “is 23 seconds enough for your boy Stafford?” Exhibiting a confidence that could only come from someone who had witnessed the 2016 Stafford magic, or someone that had too many of Mall of America Field’s overpriced beers, Sean responded “plenty”. He loves fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy books, video games and movies. He is Saquon Barkley’s biggest fan and will watch any movie, as long as it has Tom Hardy in it.
Zac was indoctrinated into this franchise much like many Lions fans were: he was born into it. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t bleed Honolulu Blue and Silver. He suffered through the days of Harrington and 0-16 right alongside everyone else. But he will always believe in the Lions. His current favorite players are John Matthew Stafford and Darius “Big Play” Slay, but his all-time favorite Lion is Barry Sanders. Zac is currently working on finishing up his bachelors degree at Grand Valley State University, majoring in Sports Management. He loves all things football but has a special place in his heart for the NFL Draft, as it represents his two favorite sports worlds colliding: NCAA Football and the NFL. Zac’s dream job is to be an NFL Media Scout. Someday he hopes to be in a position similar to Matt Miller or DLP’s own “The Riz”. Naturally, he jumped at the opportunity to be a staff scout writer for the Detroit Lions Podcast and has loved every second of it.
Kurt has been a Lions fan since the days of Brett Perriman and Hermann Moore ruling the air; Scott Mitchell be damned. It hasn’t always been easy. The ‘95 playoff loss to the Eagles brought 10 year-old Kurt to tears but served to harden him for future disappointments. With a pessimistic mind and an optimistic heart he can be found most days muttering to himself, “QB wins is not a stat.”
Charlie Kelbel is a Lions lifer who grew up in Packers territory about 30 mins from the Mackinaw bridge in Michigan’s lower peninsula. His parents bought him a Charlie Batch jersey as a child and he has been endeared to the team since the days of Joey Harrington, Roy Williams, and Kevin Jones. Charlie is one of the few fans who can say they’ve been to 3 games without seeing a Lions loss and his childhood heroes include the entire 04 Pistons starting lineup, Steve Yzerman, and Pudge Rodriguez. He is currently studying Accounting and Business Information Systems at Central Michigan University while fulfilling a passion of his by providing Lions-related content to the public. One day, Charlie hopes to be a part of making player personnel decisions for one of his favorite sports franchises.
Alex is a Detroit Lions fan from the UK, his love for the Lions came about from the fact he loves an underdog story and he believes the Lions embody that pretty well! He has a particular love for the defensive side of the ball and his favourite player is Darius “Big Play” Slay, although he has a soft spot for Glover Quin. When he isn’t writing for the DetroitLionsPodcast he enjoys gym and sports, playing American Football himself.