Ep: 123 – Lions Look To The Saints ft. Dean Blandino – The Detroit Lions Podcast

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In this episode of the Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris and Case have their interview with Detroit Lions fans arch-nemesis, Dean Blandino.

Yes, you heard it right, former VP of Officiating for the NFL and current Rules Analyst for Fox Sports, Dean Blandino joins the show that weaponized the hashtag, “#FireBlandino” as a result of the officiating debacles that plagued our beloved Lions for the last few years.

We double-check his sincerity about wanting to make nice with the city of Detroit by quizzing him about the city, and then parade a series of officiating episodes that tortured our team for the last few years past him. After that, we open up the interview and get some great insight about the pass interference flag that was picked up in the playoff game in Dallas, the Calvin Johnson rule, and so much more. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity at getting insight straight from the man in charge, Dean Blandino.

Of course, there’s a lot more than bad officiating to discuss, the guys are joined by Jeff “The Riz” Risdon for the entirety of the “This Week In Reddit” segment where we talk about Eric Ebron, his treatment by fans, and his future with the team. We also break down how Jim Bob Cooter’s offense has (in many ways) become predictable. Who knew that we were most effective at running the ball when doing so out of the shotgun? Who knew how bad we were on 1st down? Based on the great article by Sean Lanigan, we do, and we help you understand just what’s going on.  We also cover Matthew Stafford and his injury, as well as the rest of the injury report (check it!) and look ahead to the game against the New Orleans Saints right before Case takes us ‘Around The Division’.

Lastly, we visit the crazy world of Fansanity, where the most unpredictable comes to life.

You are going to love this episode.

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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.