DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 21: Amon-Ra St. Brown #14 of the Detroit Lions leaves the field following a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Ford Field on January 21, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

This is a massive week in the city of Detroit. No matter who you are, you are rooting for the hometown Lions to take out San Francisco in the NFC Championship game this Sunday at 6:30pm. It’s truly hard to see anyone from Detroit picking against the Lions this week. It’s our time! As a city, as a community and as Detroiters!

We have been doing the 10k Call the Ball contest on Big Jim’s House every week this season. Getting your picks for each Lions game. We figured, since the stakes are so high for these Lions going forward, we needed to get the pulse of some of local Detroit friends. Below you will find the picks from a couple of our favorite Detroit celebrities. Pickers so far include, Steve Yzerman, Kris Draper, Fox 2’s Deena Centonfanti, Robin Murdoch and Derek Kevra. We also got picks from lawyer Mike Morse and actor and Michigan native Dave Coulier. As more file in, we will add them to the list so you can compare your score.

Personally, I think this is really cool. Hearing from some of our favorite Detroiters before this massive game is fun. And Like I said, I don’t think anyone will be goofy enough to pick against the hometown boys this weekend. This list also shows you how passionate and invested everyone in the city is about this team. Think about it folks, the Detroit Lions are one win away from making it to their first ever Super Bowl. Truly, something I never thought I would say.


If you want to get in on Call The Ball there are two ways. First, listen to Big Jim’s House every morning for you chance to make a prediction. Or, go online to

There is where you can get in the running to play for 10 thousand dollars if you correctly pick the score of the game.

Call the Ball


Now without further to do, here are some of your favorite Detroit personalities and their pick for this massive NFC Championship game.



    The great former Red Wings Captain and now GM who is working his own magic with the Red Wings was cool enough to give us a score. Here it is,

    Steve Yzerman has picked Detroit: 35 San Francisco: 31

    steve yzerman sit on the phone making sure he gets the draft pick he wants

    MONTREAL, QUEBEC – JULY 08: General manager Steve Yzerman
    of the Detroit Red Wings talks on his phone during the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft at Bell Centre on July 08, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)


    One man in Detroit who knows how to win a Championship is Kris Draper. He was apart of some of the greatest hockey teams in the history of the game.

    Kris Draper’s pick is in. Detroit: 28 San Francisco 21

    kris draper looks on as the red wings make their draft picks

    MONTREAL, QUEBEC – JULY 07: Kris Draper of the Detroit Red Wings looks on prior to the first round of the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft at Bell Centre on July 07, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)


    Dave Couiler loves his hometown of Detroit so much that he left L.A. to move back. Now he is here to pick the score of the Lions vs. 49ers NFC Championship game! Here is Dave’s Pick.

    Detroit wins by 13…My lucky Datsyuk number.

    Dave Coulier is as funny as it gets.

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT – MARCH 18: Dave Coulier attends 90s Con held at Connecticut Convention Center on March 18, 2023 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photos by Emily Assiran/Getty Images for 90’s Con)


    Deena is someone you see on your T.V. every morning, afternoon and night. She is always there to help you while doing the news, so why not help influence your pick. Here is Deena’s pick for the NFC Championship.

    Detroit: 24 San Francisco: 17 

    Deena's fox 2 media photo

    Deena Centofanti from fox 2 detroit picks the Lions to win over the 49ers. Deena has been a staple in Detroit so it is awesome to see her support the Lions like this! Let’s go Deena!


    You have seen Robin on your T.V. screen for years. From standing in the rain reporting on the weather. She like every other Detroiter is a massive Lions fan. Here is her score!

    Detroit: 35 San Francisco: 31

    Robin Murdoch's Fox 2 photo

    Robin is one of the best reporters we know and she loves the Lions. We think she has a good score here!


    You all know Derek Kevra as a great meteorologist from Fox 2 news here in Detroit. You see him every Sunday watching the Lions game with his dad. Here is Derek’s score for the game on Sunday.

    Detroit: 27 San Francisco: 24

    Derek Kevra's fox 2 detroit photo

    Our buddy from Fox 2 Detroit, Derek Kevra makes his pick for the Lions game.



    Mike Morse is one of the most popular and best lawyers in the city of Detroit. He has been a friend of the show for years now and is always gracious when it comes to things like this. Here is Mike’s pick for the game.

    Detroit: 20 San Francisco: 19

    Mike Morse promo photo for the law firm

    Mike has been a friend of the show for a long time so we knew we had to ask him for his lions score. Of course mike is supporting the lions!

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