Ep: 78 – Bye Week With Brandstatter – The Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of the Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris and Case break down the latest and most important Detroit Lions news, find joy in the Vikings game, talk with Chris’s broadcasting hero Jim Brandstatter, and chat with the Riz (Jeff Risdon) about the team’s performance, recent player moves, Jim Caldwell, Corey Fuller, and more.

During ‘This Week In Reddit’, we tune in to Dan Miller and Jim Brandstatter for some of their great calls from the Lions’ thrilling victory over the Vikings on Sunday.  We talk about our cool new contest, “What would You Do For A Lions Hat?”, dig in on Eric Ebron, bitch about the Seahawks luck, and talk about Matthew Stafford being a top 5 quarterback in the NFL right now. Of course Nathan Cheatham provides our Fantasy Football Update, and Case takes us for a trip ‘Around the Division’ to bring us up to date on the latest breaking NFC North news.

We are extremely happy to be joined by Detroit Lions Broadcast legend (and Chris’s broadcasting hero), Jim Brandstatter.  We perform a mid-season review of all aspects of the team’s performance and discuss what’s gone well, what needs improvement, and where the Lions go from here. As you can expect, Jim does an amazing job and brings some great insight to the discussion.  He also promises to join us after the season ends to revisit the team’s performance and map out their future.

This week, ‘The Riz’ (Jeff Risdon), joins us for an in-depth analysis of the Vikings game, and we go deeper than normal on the Lions’ defense and some of its strengths and weaknesses.  We talk about players who should be returning soon, and one that has been activated. Finally, the Riz learns about Case’s strong distaste for Cleveland fans. A strongly worded discussion ensues.

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Chris is the founder of everything you see here. A former radio presenter and Detroit native, he now resides in sunny California – and like so many of us, he found himself marooned on an island devoid of other Lions fans. After spending a few years in the Detroit Lions Reddit community he decided to start the Detroit Lions Podcast. Its become the #1 Detroit Lions podcast, and regularly ranks with the top podcasts in Detroit. With a mixture of pre-recorded shows, live & recorded phone-ins, and live post-game broadcasts - this is his slice of Honolulu Blue heaven.