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James is a ridiculously devoted fan of Bay Area sports and uses that to provide quality coverage of the Bay Area teams on a daily basis when he should probably be doing other things like acknowledging his family or sleeping - productive things of that nature. He's also a regular contributor at SB Nation's 49ers blog, Niners Nation. His favorite teams are the 49ers and the Sharks.

Pistons fall Wednesday

The Detroit Pistons fell in their return on Wednesday, losing to the Atlanta Hawks, 126-119.

Lions could go BPA in 2013 NFL Draft

The Detroit Lions could go with the best player available when the 2013 NFL Draft rolls around - but would that fill a need?

Lions take CB in mock draft

The Detroit Lions could likely draft a cornerback with their first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, according to one mock.

Falcons, Lions don't have bad blood from 2011

The Atlanta Falcons aren't thinking about the alleged taunting of Matt Ryan's injury by Detroit Lions players from last year's game.

Lions take on Falcons, rivals vie for playoffs

The Detroit Lions will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16, while division rivals Minnesota and Chicago will sort out the wild card.

Stafford comfortable with mechanics

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford says he's "very comfortable" with his mechanics and doesn't feel he's throwing "sidearm" more than usual.

Victor Martinez is 'pain free'

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is "pain free" and his recovery is coming along on schedule.

Burleson to appear on ESPN

Nate Burleson will appear on ESPN this week to discuss many topics, but primarily the fact that Calvin Johnson is nearing Jerry Rice's single season receiving yardage record.

Lions at No. 27 in Week 16 rankings

The Detroit Lions rank near the bottom of the NFL in the Week 16 power rankings.

Lions would pick at No. 5 if draft started today

The Detroit Lions would pick at No. 5 if the 2013 NFL Draft were to begin after Week 15.