In this set of links, we find optimistic quotes about the Lions (!), a look at the Utah Utes, good Pistons news, and more:
- Pride of Detroit has quotes from Rod Marinelli's pre-preseason press conference. Notice he praises Dan Orlovsky, but says nothing of Drew Stanton. Thanks Millen!
- Epic Carnival has their Detroit Lions version of Manufactured Joy posted. Megatron!
- Maize N Brew has a Q&A with Block U (a Utah Utes blog) posted up. There's a lot of good stuff there if you want to know more about Michigan's first foe.
- Speaking of the Utah game, Awful Announcing has the opening weekend schedule for ESPN. Michigan-Utah will be shown on ABC at 3:30 pm on Saturday, August 30th.
- The Pistons have exercised their options on Rodney Stuckey and Arron Afflalo for the 2009-2010 season. This was a mere formality, but it's always good to know that Joe Dumars has not completely lost his mind.
- Detroit Bad Boys has the money quotes from Kwame Brown's introductory conference call.