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​​Rumors flying about alleged police reports this guy didn't file; Lawyer letters only way to clear record 

  A PONTIAC —  A scheduled implosion to demolish the Pontiac Silverdome didn't work Sunday morning, signalling open season on letting the jokes begin for fans of the Detroit Lions. Mike Killbreath immediately penned in his My AM Advantage Editor's Notebook column, "Hey, anybody who knows about the history of the Detroit Lions at the Pontiac Silverdome, knows full well that a late collapse is always imminent."


   The Lions never won a Super Bowl championship during their days at the Silverdome. They moved there from their old Tiger Stadium home in 1975 and lost 336 NFL games until moving to Ford Field in Downtown Detroit after the 2001 season. They won only 80 games during their 27-year span under the air-inflated rooftop in Pontiac —  only once in the playoffs when their 1991 season ended a week later in a 41-10 drubbing at Washington against the eventual Super Bowl champion Redskins.





and  Kramer threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns and Sanders closed the scoring with a 47-yard touchdown run for a 38–6 drubbing of Dallas. It is the Lions' only postseason victory since they won their last league championship in 1957. 


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When the stadium opened, it featured a fiberglass fabric roof held up by air pressure, the first use of the technique in a major athletic facility. With a seating capacity of 82,000, it was the largest stadium in the National Football League (NFL) until FedExField (91,000 capacity) in suburban Washington, D.C., opened in 1997. 78 untl 88  Super Bowl XVI, 


 Monte Clark 9-7 in 1983 won NFC Central Division








Wayne Fontes 12-4 in 1991 and won 10-6 in 1993


​made playoffs eight times and won a game only once. That was in 1991 after a 12-4 regular season showing under Wayne Fontes, who later ran into trouble when caught high on cocaine while driving a car without his pants. That was before making the playoffs three more time in the next five years after posting a single playoff victory in 1991 — 26 years ago and the last victory in the playoffs for the franchise.


 was scheduled to be demolished on Sunday morning, but the first detonation failed to bring down the structure.

Officials with Detroit-based Adamo Group, the demolition company, said the explosion did weaken the Silverdome, and the structure could still fall, but the timetable is uncertain.

Rick Cuppetilli, executive vice president with Adamo, said 10% of the explosive charges failed to go off due to wiring issue. These were in eight key locations.

"Unless we find something in the next few hours researching the wiring, we will take it down mechanically," Cuppetilli said. "We haven't found the wire yet. It's going to take us a while to research it all."

Excavators will be used this week to take out the structure unless gravity causes it to fall on its own before then, Cuppetilli said.

Cuppetilli also said they were unsure whether a Friday night trespassing incident on the property had any connection to the wiring issue, whether accidentally or intentionally.

“We actually saw flashlights in there, security tried to converge, and they jumped the fence,” Cuppetilli told the Free Press. “They could have tripped over a wire when they were running away.”  Click Here to Read More


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​​Rumors flying about alleged police reports this guy didn't file; Lawyer letters only way to clear record 

  A couple political heavyweights were on the other end of the line to yell and scream at me after conversations they had just encountered with other local media members. Somebody had apparently been telling them stories about Mike Killbreath that simply didn't happen.

   Lawyer letters is how yours truly intends to respond.

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​​Implosion putters out; Pontiac Silverdome still standing despite attempt to bring it down with explosives on Sunday morning

  PONTIAC (CCN) —  A scheduled implosion to demolish the Pontiac Silverdome didn't work Sunday morning, signalling open season on letting the jokes begin for fans of the Detroit Lions. Mike Killbreath immediately penned in his My AM Advantage Editor's Notebook column, "Hey, anybody who knows about the history of the Detroit Lions at the Pontiac Silverdome, knows full well that a late collapse is always imminent."  Click Here to Read More

   

Four masked men tie up pair inside Holly area home; $7,200 cash taken, 63-year-old man kicked repeatedly in ribs

  INDEPENDENCE TWP. (CCN) — The Oakland Press reported Sunday that the Oakland County Sheriff's Department says four masked men broke into an Independence Township home early Thursday morning, tied up a couple at gunpoint, doused them with gasoline, repeatedly kicked a 63-year-old man in the ribs, demanded money and threatened to set the house on fire before eventually getting away with $7,200 in cash that was stashed in a closet. Click Here to Read More

​​UM football fans celebrate getting nod over MSU for matchup with South Carolina in Outback Bowl; MSU fans outraged at decision

  ANN ARBOR (CCN) — There were a couple of surprises on Sunday when the college football bowl lineup was revealed. 

First off, Western Michigan (6-6) was not selectedjust one year after completing the regular season 12-0.

But the bigger noise around social media was made as the Outback Bowl bypassed Michigan State and went with Michigan in a matchup against South Carolina. 

That's right. The same U-M that finished a game behind MSU - 8-4 compared to 9-3 - and the same Wolverines who lost, at home, to the Spartans, back in October. 

The Spartans were skipped over in a chance to play on prestigious New Year's Day in favor of a team they proved to be better than on the field.  Monday, Jan. 1 (Noon, ESPN2) in Tampa, Fla., with the Holiday Bowl to be played Thursday, Dec. 28 (9 p.m., FS1) in San Diego.

The decision didn't sit too well with Spartans fans and players, with defensive lineman Kenny Willekes noting: 

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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio placed things in perspective, saying that MSU's trip to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego was more than just a consolation prize. 

But we had to find out what in the Bloomin' Onion was the Outback Bowl committee thinking?

Here's the response from Outback Bowl president/CEO Jim McVay: 

"We're tied in with the Big Ten and we're tied in with the Southeastern Conference and both teams are loaded with excellent inventory. On the Big Ten side we looked at a couple of teams. The way the process with the Outback Bowl (works) is: We get our selection committee, our board. And once it's clear who is available, we make presentations about each team and then (the board) votes. Whatever the decision is from the board and the selection committee (is) that's who we take. We feel very fortunate to have South Carolina and coach (Will) Muschamp and the University of Michigan and Jim Harbaugh in our game. We're excited about it." 

So, basically, they voted and went with Harbaugh's Wolverines over Dantonio's Spartans.