Nov 23, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Louisiana State Tigers punter Brad Wing (38) prepares to punt as tight end Dillon Gordon (85) blocks during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

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Should Detroit Lions target LSU punter Brad Wing?
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Punter is easily one of the Lions biggest needs entering the 2013 offseason, and LSU’s Brad Wing is by far the best available in the upcoming draft class.

ESPN’s Scouts Inc. gave Wing a grade of 65, 15 points higher than the second-best punter (Louisiana Tech’s Ryan Allen) and projects him as a middle-round pick.

Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew will not change his NFL Draft strategy
Anwar S. Richardson –

If you are a Detroit Lions fans who does not agree with general manager Martin Mayhew’s NFL Draft philosophy, now would be a good time to put down your hot coffee, stop operating heavy machinery, or remember your New Year’s resolution about using bad language.

You have been warned.

A Detroit Lions Fan’s Guide to Watching the 2013 NFL Playoffs
Dean Holden – Bleacher Report

So, Lions fans, here is my handy guide to the postseason from the perspective you’re comfortable with. To ensure I keep my biases (mostly) out of it, I will give you reasons to root for and against each team, and then you can make the call.

Alternatively, if you really can’t wait for the Lions’ rebuilding phase, I’ve got that covered, too, with some insight on impending free agents on each playoff team that could be a fit in Detroit.

So whatever your outlook is, this guide’s got you covered, team-by-team. So hopefully you can enjoy the playoffs with a rooting interest, and not feel too bad about the way the season turned out.

Silverdome roof deflated, will be rebuilt with solar panels
Bill Laitner – Detroit Free Press

The giant inflatable roof of the Silverdome was on the ground today at the arena’s site east of Pontiac — but don’t blame heavy snow, which caused the arena’s fabric dome to collapse decades ago.

Today’s droop was intentional, caused when engineers on Wednesday night switched off giant fans that kept the dome inflated, a stadium official said.

“It’s part of our New Year renovation plan,” said Alex Loewy, event coordinator for the Silverdome and its 94,000-square-foot main floor.

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