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A Lions season preview double feature, live on PODcast

Bernie Fratto gives the Vegas take on the Lions, while Ed Smith dishes dirt on the Arizona Cardinals.

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The season fast approaches, a crashing ship careening through the harbor right for your face. Lions football is here and it’s about to get load and very destructive—probably, if we’re lucky, some property damage to boot.

Lucky for you, that means the First Byte program is back and fully in action. Each week during the season, the good folks behind the Pride Of Detroit PODcast will bring you a shorter podcast mid-week to help sate your bloodlust and get you up to speed on all the happenings in Lions Land, the magical land of Lions football.

This week, we’ve got something special for you: a double dose with double special guests.

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The Vegas perspective on the Lions, with Bernie Fratto

Bernie Fratto, long-time veteran of Detroit Lions coverage and host of Lions post-game for five years on 97.1 FM, is the host of the Saturday edition of Straight Outta Vegas. We discussed a bit of his history in covering the team, and he gives his own candid analysis on where he thinks the Lions will go. He has his own inside sources and trends to discuss the Lions season before us, as well as helps to navigate his thoughts on Vegas win totals and odds for the NFC North, as well as insight into the Week 1 line of Lions -2.5 at Arizona.

The view from the other sideline, with Ed Smith

Former NFL tight end Ed Smith is the host of the Bleav In the Arizona Cardinals podcast and EZ Sports Talk on 1060 AM KDUS. We sat down with Smith to discuss the new look Arizona Cardinals, their banger no. 1 draft pick Kyler Murray and a mysterious offense by pretty boy Kliff Kingsbury. We break down positional battles to expect in the Cardinals game, expectations and everything else you need to know heading into the weekend. It’s a pregame show for your ears, and it’s coming right at you.

What are you waiting for? We just gave you two podcasts for the price of one—and the price of one is ZERO. The download links are above and you’ll get all this and the usual Pride of Detroit PODcast delivered direct to your face on your favorite podcasting platform.