The Time I Backed It Up On Matthew Stafford

The place was Dallas, Texas. The time was May 2006. Highland Park High School's senior class had just graduated and was ready to get down at the All-Night Party. And get down, we did, as you can see. The girl in the front looking halfway horrified is me. The man in the green shirt behind me is Matthew Stafford. Let's… » 1/23/15 3:43pm 1/23/15 3:43pm

Matt Stafford Fumbleface Is The Best Face, Non-Manning Division

Yesterday's Snow Bowl created a real problem for the Detroit Lions in the possession department. (They fumbled seven times.) One late mishap led quarterback Matthew Stafford to a moment of pure panic and desperation—a circumstance we feel deserved a more intimate experience. » 12/09/13 9:30am 12/09/13 9:30am

Even Matthew Stafford Didn't Know He Was Going To Fake That Spike

In 1994, as Dan Marino hustled to the ball and motioned for a spike to stop the clock, he at least nodded to Mark Ingram to be ready for a pass. Matthew Stafford didn't tell anyone he had a game-winning sneak planned, because even he didn't know he was going to do it until he reached the line of scrimmage. » 10/28/13 10:38am 10/28/13 10:38am

Matthew Stafford As The 14th-Best QB: Is Ron Jaworski Crazy, Or Are The…

Ron Jaworski's been counting down his list of the best NFL quarterbacks, and Matthew Stafford, despite clocking in the top five in most statistical categories, landed at No. 14. Is Jaws right, and Stafford's sample size too small? Or could you stick a lump of Shaun Hill-shaped beef behind center, and expect it to put… » 6/28/12 3:10pm 6/28/12 3:10pm

Most Of ESPN SportsNation Thinks NFC QB Matthew Stafford Is The AFC's…

For more information, the ESPN SportsNation poll results are available via this link until someone — anyone — in Bristol, Conn. realizes that the Detroit Lions are, in fact, an NFC team. » 12/27/11 10:15pm 12/27/11 10:15pm

The Lions Had An Awful Lot Of Excuses About The Wind Yesterday

You could chalk the Lions' embarrassing loss to Chicago up to many things. Turnovers, an inability to get the run game going, Matthew Stafford...but no matter how many things don't go your way, it remains all-but-impossible for an NFL team to win when the wind itself is a Bears fan. Here, some selected postgame quotes… » 11/14/11 4:15pm 11/14/11 4:15pm

A Brawl Broke Out In Chicago

If you were watching the game, you saw this coming somewhere around the end of the first quarter, but the bitterness between the Bears and Lions finally came to a boil when a frustrated Matthew Stafford threw Bears defensive back D.J. Moore to the ground after tossing yet another interception, then faced Moore's… » 11/13/11 7:30pm 11/13/11 7:30pm

Tim Tebow's Next Miracle? Giving Matthew Stafford A Neck

From tipsters Gordon and Katrina, comes this snapshot of the Lions quarterback sans a few vertebrae. Stafford is gearing up for his showdown with the Broncos, but he may want to consider making a pre-game visit to the Chosen One. I'm pretty sure he knows a guy who's got a few spare parts he could use. » 10/30/11 3:00pm 10/30/11 3:00pm

Feed Me To The Detroit Lions!

We're doing a season-long NFL roundtable with our friends at Slate. Check back here each week as a rotating cast of football watchers discusses the weekend's key plays, coaching decisions, and traumatic brain injuries. » 9/20/11 6:12pm 9/20/11 6:12pm

Young Matthew Stafford Had Immaculate Handwriting

Someone dug up a textbook at the middle school in Texas that a young Stafford attended, and there's his 7th grade autograph. Yes, it makes us very mad and very old that he was in middle school in 2000. » 1/13/11 6:55pm 1/13/11 6:55pm

Matthew Stafford Wins The Weekend

In sports, everybody is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Matthew Stafford, who won the weekend by suddenly turning into Bobby Layne, minus the crippling hangovers. » 11/23/09 10:00am 11/23/09 10:00am

The Detroit Lions Win The Weekend

In sports, everybody is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like the Detroit Lions, who won the weekend by not being friends with Tom Cruise. Detroit City is fixed! » 9/28/09 10:30am 9/28/09 10:30am

Lions Coach Mocks Matthew Stafford

Jim Schwartz had a bit of fun at the expense of the future of the Lions. He showed the whole team some vacation pictures, and then he said: "I thought I had a fun vacation - until I saw this.'' » 8/01/09 4:35pm 8/01/09 4:35pm

Where In The World Was Matthew Stafford?

We asked where these photos of Matthew Stafford's summer vacation were taken, and boy, did we get some answers. It's just too bad they all contradicted each other. » 7/31/09 3:15pm 7/31/09 3:15pm

The One With Assorted Handsy Photos And Absurd Complaints

We get a massive amount of tips in our inbox each week. Some are pretty interesting, but don't get published for one reason or another. » 7/31/09 2:45pm 7/31/09 2:45pm

How Matthew Stafford Is Spending His Summer Vacation

Clearly, these photos were taken far from Detroit. If you have any more information — where Stafford is, or why he's not surrounded by the Detroit Lions — let us know. That's all for now. Petchesky Fantastico is here tonight. » 7/30/09 6:30pm 7/30/09 6:30pm