I don't really have anything specific to talk about this week.  But I do have some opinions on several different topics in the sports world.  These are true Random Thoughts.

What are the Lions thinking drafting TE Eric Ebron with their 1st Round pick?  They've already got Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria at that position.  So what do the Lions do???  They draft another TE instead of getting what they really need...defense.  Same Old Lions.

The Detroit Tigers are in really good shape right now.  I really like their lineup.  Victor Martinez is having a great year and Miguel Cabrera is warming up.  If the bullpen straightens out, LOOK OUT!!!!!

I'm not sure that Michigan has passed Michigan State in men's basketball.  But there's no doubt that they are as even as they have been since the Fab Five era.  Two straight Elite Eight appearances and 6 wins over MSU in their last 9 meetings prove that.

If I'm Tom Gores, the first guy I'm calling to be the next coach of the Pistons is Mark Jackson.  The Golden State Warriors were pathetic until he arrived in the Bay Area three years ago.  Two straight playoff appearances, you would think, would warrant a contract extension.  Instead, he got fired.  I'd call him right now, even though they don't have a General Manager right now.

High school baseball in this area isn't as bad as it has been in the last few years.  It's not top-heavy like it usually is.  But there is a good balance of decent teams.  St. Johns, Portland, Eaton Rapids, Charlotte, Lansing Catholic join perennial powers Grand Ledge and DeWitt.  The Diamond Classic should be interesting.  The pairings are announced next week.

And finally, these NBA and NHL playoffs have been absolutely riveting.  It's no surprise that that's the case with the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Great stuff happens all the time there.  How about the Los Angeles Kings rallying from 3 games to none down to defeat the San Jose Sharks??  But the first round of this year's NBA Playoffs were awesome.  5 Game 7's and a cold-blooded series-winner from Portland's Damian Lillard have made this particular postseason must-see TV.