Ep: 201 – Lions Begin To Bloom – The Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris and Case announce the biggest thing they’ve ever undertaken on the show (and they need your help to make it succeed). They break down the latest free agency and draft news, take a look at key dates coming up in the NFL, and Jeff Risdon joins to get down and dirty on the new guys.

Detroit Lions Podcast Charity Fundraiser

Things kick off with a huge announcement – this starts at the 4:59 mark of the show. Chris and Case, feeling inspired by Coach Patricia and Coach Mariucci, decide it’s time to put the challenge out to the fans to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Chris, Case, and Sandman have committed to match the first $1,000 of additional donations made to the Detroit Lions Podcast Patreon account, as well as all donations made to the account during the months of March and April.  Additionally, they are committing $1 from every shirt sold at the new Detroit Lions Podcast – Pants-Free Products Store to be added to the total donation to St. Jude.

Additionally, on March 19th we begin an auction filled with tons of Lions, NFL, and music industry merchandise.  100% of the sale price of each auction item is added to the St. Jude donation. The auction ends on April 25th and winners are announced on the Detroit Lions Podcast Draft Party live stream.  Please take a moment and do what you can to help. Families around the world rely on your donations to get them through some of the most difficult times of their lives.  Let’s show them how big Lions fans’ hearts really are.  If you can’t donate directly, tell everyone you know about this effort.  Let’s amplify this message and provide hope to those who desperately need it.

Lions Free Agency Moves

After that announcement, the huge free agency signings the Lions just made might not seem so big. Trust me, to this organization and its fan base, and the Detroit Lions Podcast, they certainly are. Trey Flowers, Justin Coleman, Jesse James, Danny Amendola, and Zach Zenner so far. The Lions still have money to spend, so there’s sure to be more action.  We discuss what we think Bob Quinn is doing, and how we think he’s doing it.

We also discuss what these picks might mean for the draft. Then we discuss upcoming key dates in the draft. Then, Case takes us around the division.

Lastly, Jeff Risdon rolls in to the Detroit Lions Podcast and goes Marianas Trench deep on these picks. He discusses just how well the Lions did. A great segment from Jeff, again.

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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.