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The writer thinks Swann's argument is ridiculous. I agree with the writer.
In a press conference today, Calvin Johnson announced that he is considering retirement, and should have a decision coming by next week.
He's been injured on and off the past couple seasons, but as the Lions best player, it would leave a huge hole.
Also, typical Lions...
The team has hired Rod Wood, the former CEO of Ford Estates, to be the new head of the franchise. This comes two weeks after the Lions fired team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew as a signal of change within the organization after a 1-7 start to the season. The Lions also announced they have established an advisory board to search for a new GM. It consists of owner Martha Ford, her four children and Wood. Martha Ford said the advisory board potentially will use specific members of the NFL's Career Development Advisory Panel to assist in the search.
According to Schefter, Lions have not hired a search firm to help find a new GM.
I was afraid this might happen. Let's hope they tank the rest of the way or there's a chance Caldwell keeps his job and Sheldon White is named permanent GM.
Last time this happened, I was in grade school.
A number of you were not even born yet!!
POSBANG worthy indeed.
The new Detroit Lions sponsored bowl game at Ford field (which ended the "Pizza Bowl's" reign there), finally has a name. The game, which which match the B1G against the ACC on Dec. 26th, will be known as the Quick Lane Bowl. Quick friggin' Lane Bowl.
Why not bring back the Cherry Bowl, or heck, even just the Ford Bowl would be acceptable. I guess I shouldn't complain too match about having a bowl game in Detroit against 2 major conferences, but I somehow tricked myself into thinking it wasn't going to be called something absurd. Silly me...
Bleacher Report has a really interesting article about how 2 kids who grew up playing various little league through high school sports together now have contracts worth a combined $291.5M. Apparently, Clayton Kershaw and Matthew Stafford were childhood buddies. Pretty crazy.
Before they were Matthew Stafford, starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions and first overall NFL draft pick, and Clayton Kershaw, two-time Cy Young Award winner and ace of the Los Angeles Dodgers, they were two little boys playing soccer as their moms and dads cheered and their friends played alongside.
They played on the same youth soccer, baseball, football and basketball teams together. They played freshmen football and two years of varsity baseball together and both graduated from Highland Park High School in 2006 after dominant final seasons.
Kershaw compiled a 13-0 record with an ERA of 0.77. In a five-inning mercy-rule game, he struck out all 15 batters.
Stafford led the Highland Park football team to a 15-0 record and a state championship (59-0) by throwing for 4,013 yards and 38 touchdowns.