Lions: They lose to the Saints this weekend and head into the draft looking to upgrade the offensive line and find a running back. Another strong season, helped by a rather favorable schedule, gets them another playoff berth but they still can't get past the Packers for the division title.
NFL: Packers beat the Patriots to repeat as Super Bowl champions. ... Peyton Manning signs with the Jets, Matt Flynn goes to the Seahawks. ... Jeff Fisher ends up with the Dolphins.
Pistons: Brandon Knight is good, the rest of the team is very inconsistent as the team stays in the hunt for the seventh or eighth playoff spot in a very putrid Eastern Conference. Joe Dumars' seat starts getting very warm.
NBA: Heat tops the Thunder for the NBA title. ... Several teams are accused of tanking, given the bounty of talent coming out of college programs this spring.
NCAA basketball: State and Michigan each make it to the second weekend of the tournament. North Carolina wins it all.
Tigers: An awful division means the Tigers are celebrating another division before Labor Day, but they fall in the ALCS to Texas. Verlander wins 18 games but loses the Cy Young Award to David Price. Cabrera contends for another batting title. A healthy Brennan Boesch has a stellar season. Austin Jackson continues to struggle at the plate.
MLB: Barry Larkin is the only player elected to the Hall of Fame this year. ... Rangers beat the Braves for their first world championship. ... Boston fails to make the playoffs.
Red Wings: Good health means a long run into the postseason. Datsyuk does something amazing at least three times in any given series. Jimmy Howard has another solid postseason.
NCAA football: Michigan gets to the Big Ten title game but loses to Wisconsin. Sparty goes 8-4 while breaking in a new quarterback and receivers and ends up playing before New Year's Day. Michigan heads to the Capital One Bowl. ... LSU wins rematch to claim 2012 BCS title. ... (insert SEC team here) ends 2012 regular season with the No. 1 spot in the BCS rankings.
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