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Oct 25, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Mini-Helmet Giveaway

On Sunday, October 27, NFL pro Herman Moore will give away 25 autographed pink and black Detroit Lions mini-helmets to fans who have fought -- or are fighting -- cancer.

How to enter to win one of the signed helmets:

1. Follow Herman Moore on Instagram @hermanmoore84
2. Like Herman’s video post that outlines his experience with cancer and why this initiative is so important to him
3. Leave a comment on that post describing your experience with cancer

The giveaway begins Friday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. ET and concludes Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. ET. The 25 winners will be contacted via Instagram direct message.

Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. INTERNET ACCESS AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESSES ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER.

Promotion Description: By participating in a Sweepstakes on Instagram.com/hermanmoore84 (“Instagram”), each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Moore Brands, LLC. (“Sponsor”), located at 720 North Lapeer Road, Suite 201, Lake Orion, Michigan 48362, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the U.S. who are physically located in the U.S. or the District of Columbia, age 13 or older. Proof of residency and age may be required. Sponsor and its parents, affiliates, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies, clients and each of their respective members, officers, directors, employees and contractors (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Void in all jurisdictions other than the U.S., and where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and/or local laws, rules and regulations apply.

Entry: No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chance of winning. The Sweepstakes period begins at 9AM ET on Fri., Oct. 25 and ends at 11 AM ET on Sun., Oct. 27 ("Entry Period"). Sponsor's clock shall be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes. To enter, follow the instructions for the required entry. Additional entries may be defined within the specific description of the sweepstakes. There is no cost affiliated with any method of entry. Each submission will count as one (1) entry.

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the winner, such winner will be deemed to be the person whose name the email account associated with the above-described email address is opened at the time of entry.

Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, unreadable, damaged, destroyed, delayed, tampered with, incomprehensible, forged, mutilated, stolen, misdirected, inaccurate, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules will be disqualified. All entries generated by a script, macro or other automated/repetitive electronic means will be disqualified and ineligible for the Sweepstakes.

Winner Selection: On or about Sun. Oct. 27, the winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing by Moore Brands, LLC. from among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period using the selection tool indicated on Instagram. The random drawing will be conducted by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final.

Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the entry Information after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. In Sponsor's sole discretion, a selected winner may be disqualified and required to forfeit his/her prize(s) and an alternate winner may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules from among the remaining eligible entries if the selected winner: (i) is unreachable as described above or winner notification is returned as undeliverable; (ii) declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason; or (iii) fails to comply with these Official Rules. Forfeited prize may not be awarded. No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

Prizes: The prize for this Sweepstakes is a pink and black mini helmet signed by NFL Pro Herman Moore with an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $150.

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within the U.S. Only. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, names and mailing addresses on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies.

General Conditions and Limitation of Liability: 

By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects and cannot be appealed. By entering, each entrant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries and advertising/promotion agencies involved in this Sweepstakes, and each of their respective employees, officers, shareholders, directors, representatives and agents (collectively "Releases") from and against any claim, damages, and/or liabilities involving or arising out of: (i) late, lost, stolen, delayed, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible submissions or notices; (ii) email, telephone system, facsimile, technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections or transmissions, disconnections or other errors of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, technical problems with the blog or any other associated website, including, but not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses, costs, expenses or damages to person or property of any kind caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by the prize or resulting from redemption, acceptance, possession, loss or misuse of any prize from participating in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related activity (including, without limitation, any travel or activities related hereto); (v) inability to participate in the Sweepstakes; or (vi) any printing, typographical, human, administrative or technological errors in any material associated with the Sweepstakes.

In the event more winner notifications are issued, or more winning prize claims are received, than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules due to computer, printing, human or other error or problem, a random drawing will take place from among all eligible prize claims for the prize(s) at issue to award the proper number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant's sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. No more than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules will be awarded.

By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all claim, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event will attorneys' fees be awarded or recoverable; and (ii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for (and each entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek) punitive, incidental or consequently damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out of pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

Sponsor is not responsible for:

            (i) lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, unreadable, damaged, destroyed, delayed, forged, tampered with, mutilated or stolen entries, or any other unsuccessful attempts at participating;

            (ii) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries;
            (iii) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes;

            (iv) any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes;
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If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if Sponsor determines entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or any Sponsor representatives. In the event of cancelation, termination, modification or suspension of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.

The interpretation of these Official Rules shall be governed by the Laws of Michigan without regard to choice of law principles.

Oct 15, 2019

The Moore Report - Week 6

Games like last night ruin your next day. I don’t care if you’re a player, coach, or a fan.

The Lions made big plays when they had to in the fourth quarter, only to have those plays reversed by poor officiating calls. That is unbearable as a player when you know you did what you had to do to win the game.

Now, I could go deeper into the feelings associated with a loss like this, but I won’t. What I will talk about is what the Lions need to do going forward.

Though they are technically last in the division standings as of today, the Lions are not out of the NFC North race by a long shot. This win would have been significant, but it isn’t the end of their season.

I talked earlier in the season about the caliber of championship teams. The first week of the season, the Lions didn’t look like a championship team, but they have an opportunity to respond like one in the face of back-to-back losses against Kansas City and Green Bay.

The Lions did a lot right in these last two games, but didn’t win. What they have to do is let themselves be upset about this game today, and then let it go.

Looking back, we see that Matthew Stafford hasn’t thrown an interception in three consecutive games, and the Lions were plus-three in the turnover ratio against the Packers.

The defense stepped up the last two games despite being without key players, and looks to be hitting a stride. Special teams has been efficient after a difficult start to the season.

The Lions have to keep trending in this direction while becoming more consistent in the run game and improving their red zone offense. If they can do that, they have a real chance of getting back into the mix in a tight NFC North race.

Sep 30, 2019

The Moore Report - Week 4

In this week’s edition of The Moore Report, we’re looking at Detroit’s 34-30 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Ford Field.

These close games are typically much harder to deal with than blowout losses. As a coach, player, or fan, being handed a lopsided loss is embarrassing, but it doesn’t hurt like yesterday’s game.

Now, looking back, I’m going to be honest. I don’t know that I’ve seen anything quite like yesterday’s 3rd quarter. Four consecutive fumbles and two game-changing reviews by the officials in less than 11 minutes? It was crazy.

First they took away the Kenny Golladay touchdown, which hurts to watch as a receiver. Slowing down game film can make a lot of catches look incomplete. 

Did the man catch the football? I’m going to say yes.

Then the Chiefs get the ball back on the Matthew Stafford fumble the very next play, and momentum shifts. But Trey Flowers strips the ball five plays later and Detroit gets it back.

You can’t make this up.

Finally, Kerryon Johnson comes up short on a 1st-and-goal attempt at the 1-yard line. The play looks dead, but no whistle is blown, and the Chiefs pick up the ball and run it back. After a review, it’s called a touchdown.

So now the Lions are down 20-13 after they had the chance to take a 10-point lead on two separate occasions.

What I saw after that - and what Coach Patricia mentioned in his postgame press conference - was a team that didn’t let the calls get to them. 

They kept playing, and took a 23-20 lead three drives later after a 53-yard field goal by Matt Prater, another Kansas City turnover, and a 9-yard touchdown from Stafford to Golladay (this one upheld).

They didn’t win the game, but they did perform well. 

From a defensive perspective, Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes didn’t complete a touchdown pass (he came into the game with 10 in three games) and the Lions secondary made plays without Darius Slay and Quandre Diggs, who left in the 1st half with a hamstring injury.

On the offensive side, the running game had a good day, averaging 5.3 yards per carry. Johnson finished with 125 yards on 26 carries and J.D. McKissic popped a 26-yard run. 

Now let’s look at the game from the viewpoint of the players, the coaches, and the fans.

The Players

I’ve said in previous issues of The Moore Report that mistakes are easier to take when the end result is a win. 

The opposite is also true. 

Even though the team looked pretty good, it doesn’t matter to these players today. What matters is that they lost. Personal stats, great individual play, and improvement means nothing. There are no moral victories in the NFL.

They are glad to be entering the Bye to rest off some of these injuries, but it’s tough having a Bye after a loss. Now you have two weeks to think about the game.

With the Packers at Lambeau Field coming up, these players will no doubt be even hungrier to come out, prove themselves, and get a win in Week 6.

The Coaches

No coach is going to be happy with a loss, but Coach Patricia likes what he’s seeing out of his team. Players aren’t quitting when calls don’t go their way, and reserves are showing up when starters have been out due to injury.

Heading into the Bye, the coaches are glad their players will have an extra week of rest since they were already without Slay, Amendola, and Daniels, and then lost Diggs and T.J. Hockenson during the game.

Now the coaches will focus their attention on the Packers and - believe me - they want this game. It will be a big one in the NFC North standings, especially if the Packers lose at Dallas. 

The Fans

Everything I have seen from the fans on social media has been positive. They like the mental toughness of this team and feel they really showed up against Kansas City.

I’m sure fans will be watching next week’s NFC North match-ups - Green Bay at Dallas, Chicago at Oakland, and Minnesota at the Giants, because those games can make things interesting in the division.

How do you think the NFC North will look heading into Week 6? Let me know on Twitter @HMan84.

Sep 23, 2019

The Moore Report - Week 3

In this week’s edition of The Moore Report, I’m looking at the Lions’ 27-24 win at Philadelphia from the perspectives of the players, coaches, and fans.

First, my take. 

Winning in the NFL is tough, especially on the road. The Lions didn’t turn the ball over, had a better day on special teams, and turned in good individual performances. They should be happy coming away with a victory and sitting second in the NFC North.

That being said, the game should have been out of hand before halftime. The Eagles fumbled twice in the final six minutes. Twice the Lions reached the red zone, twice they came away with field goals.

Against a Philadelphia team decimated with injuries, Detroit still managed a win. Against a championship team, however, that eight-point swing probably costs them the game. 

It almost cost them this game. 

With 49 seconds left and the Lions leading by three, Carson Wentz threw a perfect deep ball to JJ Arcega-Whiteside, who dropped it inside the five. If Arcega-Whiteside catches that pass, it’s goal-to-go for the win.

Instead, the Lions got the ball back and Matthew Stafford took a knee for the win.

The Players

If I’m a player right now, I’m happy to be 2-0-1 and looking forward to this next game against the Chiefs. It’s an opportunity to put together a complete game at home and head into the Bye undefeated.

Players are hanging their hats on finishing plus-three in the turnover ratio, protecting Matthew Stafford, and winning in a tough environment. They aren’t ignoring the mistakes - blocked field goal, points off turnovers, and struggling in the run game - but they’re optimistic.

The Coaches

Coach Patricia has to like the way his team protected the football, protected Stafford, and improved on special teams, but he also has to be emphasizing the importance of finishing drives.

With Kansas City coming to town, the offense can’t afford to come away with field goals instead of touchdowns, or the Lions will quickly find themselves down by multiple scores.

From a defensive standpoint, the Lions may be without their Pro Bowl corner against the NFL’s top passing game, but the coaches won’t let that impact preparation. They have a “next man up” mentality, and believe they can win with whoever they have available.

The Fans

Fans have to like that the Lions are sitting a half game behind the Packers in the NFC North, but know this week is an important test.

Can the Lions rise to the occasion against the NFL’s No. 1 passing offense? It will be a tough match-up, especially if they are without Slay. 

Tell me what you think - what do you predict for this week’s game at Ford Field? Hit me up on Twitter @HMan84.

Sep 17, 2019

The Moore Report - Week 2

In this week’s edition of The Moore Report, I’ll look at the Lions’ 13-10 win over the Chargers and add my thoughts from the perspective of the coaches, the players, and the fans.

The first regular season home game of the year is always exciting, and the fans in Detroit were ready. I wanted to see how the Lions would follow up the previous week’s tie, which felt like a let-down after dominating the game for the first three quarters.

We can’t look at this game without acknowledging the Chargers’ mistakes that gave the Lions the opportunity to win in the fourth quarter. 

After a Lions interception, the Chargers drove 95 yards and fumbled at the goal line. On the next drive, they missed a 42-yard field goal. 

If the Chargers convert on both of those drives, we’re talking about a 20-6 LA lead heading into the fourth quarter.

While it can’t be overlooked that Matthew Stafford put together a game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter and Darius Slay iced it with an interception, they were only in the position to win because the Chargers made critical errors.

The Lions will have to clean up their own mistakes if they expect to contend in a talented NFC North.

The Players’ Perspective

Players are always glad to get a win - it takes the sting out of mistakes. 

This bottom-line league is all about wins and losses, regardless of how they look. Great-looking losses are still losses and bad-looking wins are still wins. The players will be energized by their ability to put together a fourth-quarter victory, but ready to correct and prepare for Week 3.

But the fact won’t be lost that each unit struggled against LA. Special teams struggled in all areas - penalties, kicking, and returning - the defense had a tough time getting to the quarterback for the second week in a row, and the offense committed two turnovers in the third quarter.

Many players will come in on their day off for an extra workout and then be ready to start fresh on Wednesday.

The Coaches Perspective

After Sunday’s win over LA, Coach Patricia made a reference to “Sloppy September,” noting that all teams struggle in some way in the first month of the season. 

While that may be true of all teams, the margin for error is much larger with championship teams. As I said last week, good teams make plays in spite of missed assignments and fundamental errors. 

If the Lions can transition out of sloppy play, it will be a result of learning to better communicate with one another and respond to one another when errors are committed.

One thing I took note of during the last game was Coach Patricia’s move to pull Jamal Agnew after he appeared to fumbled a return. He said after the game that he did what he felt was right in the moment, but it also sends a message to players that there is always a next man up.

The Fan Perspective

The fans have to be excited to walk away with a win, even if it wasn’t the prettiest win. Just as I said in regards to the players, a win can erase the bad feeling of mistakes real quick.

Now the question is whether the team can get better in Week 3. If the Lions can follow up a home win with a strong win at Philadelphia and show improvement, it will renew the resolve in the fan base that this team can compete.

Beyond that, I want to hear what you actually think as a fan. Hit me up with your comments and questions on Twitter @HMan84, and I will answer them there and in a future post.