Welcome to The 313 Connection!


“His helmet flew to the turf, his body fell limp. His grip on the ball and the game at the moment had ceased. With his eyes open, he lay paralyzed on the field unable to move, unable to speak. In that moment, his vision went blurry. His mind full of panic and fear, shut down. Silence fell over the stadium. It was as if the thundering hit had sent the game into slow motion. Suddenly, the realization that this was only a game was clearly apparent to all.”

What does that paragraph have to do with anything? Nothing, but welcome to our blog!

DeAngelo Williams enters Bank of America Stadium before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 25, 2011.

Our blog is based on the simple idea of our love & knowledge of sports, but connected through the love of our Detroit teams; the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Red Wings. Although the idea of our blog is based on the 313 (the area code of Detroit) & the 2 specific teams, our other favourite teams and sports won’t be forgotten.

So, here we are.. finally! What a ride it’s been. Like riding the golden locks of Clay Matthews.

After building up the suspense for a few weeks now, we finally have our first post. And what a first post it will be. An introduction of sorts to our world & to our blog. If you want to learn more about us here at 313, click here to go to our About Us page.

I know what you’re probably thinking to yourself, as you sit there with no pants on, scratching yourself as your eyes pass over each word.. “Really guys? Another sports blog? Come on.”

There are literally hundreds of sports blogs on the world-wide web. What makes us different? Firstly, our commentary and views on sports. We may not be experts and get paid for it, but we like to think we as fans have knowledge worth sharing. We are as cliché’ as it sounds, armchair QB’s. Secondly,  the insight into our lives. How we live and breathe sports from another time zone; how 2 uncommon guys from Australia see the world – not just in sports, but in everyday life.

Sound interesting? We promise not to disappoint. And it is free after all so really, all we’re doing is wasting your time and hopefully in time, we’ll be that page that you read at work everyday, checking for new content and wanting more, like a bad crack habit except much healthier for your organs in the long run. Unless you work at a nuclear reactor. Ouch.

We will try to keep this site updated frequently, but as we both have pretty busy lives there may be times when there’s just not enough hours in the day to write-up great, fresh-smelling content. Or if we’re pressed for time, we’ll just put up a lovely lady of the day or something. Boobs. Nuff said.

But hang with us, we’re new to this blogging thing so the site will be constantly updated and tweaked, as will our posts. Feel free to offer some feedback, any tips or words of improvement – we’re more than open to hearing ideas. Also, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter (see the bar on the right hand side of the home page for details.)

Now that we have the formalities out-of-the-way, let’s get into some football with a little Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday..

Enjoy the reading. :)

Cheers, Mackk