Found February 07, 2012 on Lions Blog:
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AUTOS Fisker Automotive, an electric carmaker that received a half-billion-dollar loan from the federal government and millions more from Delaware economic development officials, said it has laid off workers in Delaware and California.

Dave Birkett: Lions' architects following a super blueprint for success

Tom Lewand did his usual drive-by at the Super Bowl this year. He showed his face at a few league functions, made small talk over a couple of meals, and by the time the Giants and Patriots kicked off Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday night, the Lions' president was back home, far from the spectacle of the game.

Matthew Stafford wins comeback POY

After a 2010 campaign that saw Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throw for 535 yards and six touchdowns, the 5,038 yards and 41 TD’s this year was somewhat of an improvement. Stafford missed 13 games last season due to injury, but this year showed critics what he can do when healthy for a full season.  Stafford amassed the fifth most passing yards in league history this season...

MVP Aaron Rodgers on Lions QB Matthew Stafford: He has 'big arm, big talent'

After winning his award as the NFL's best player Saturday, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spoke highly of his division rival, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Detroit Lions given 18-1 odds to win Super Bowl XLVII

The Detroit Lions were given pretty good odds of winning next year's Super Bowl by Las Vegas.

Suh named 4th most-hated athlete in America

In a single year, Ndamukong Suh went from superhero to diabolical villain. According to an annual poll conducted by Nielsen and partner E-Poll Market Research, Suh is now the fourth most-hated professional athlete in American sports -- behind Michael Vick, Tiger Woods and Plaxico Burress -- placing the Lions defensive tackle in rarefied bad air. Two of the athletes ahead of Suh...

Watching the Super Bowl with former Lions Lomas Brown and Corey Schlesinger

Erin Andrews, she's not. But Detroit Free Press reporter Zlati Meyer spent Super Bowl Sunday with two former Detroit Lions -- Super Bowl winner Lomas Brown and Corey Schlesinger. Get ready to learn more about the sport where players wear more accessories than Kim Kardashian. Well, at least more than you'd pick up from an episode of "Friday Night Lights."

Chris McCosky: Giving Calvin Johnson an extension will be tricky for Lions

Tom Lewand was rightfully optimistic about the Lions' signing back most of their vital free agents and getting something worked out with Calvin Johnson, but it won't be easy. Running through scenarios is enough to make your head explode.

Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford named Quarterback of the Year by the NFL Alumni

Stafford beat out Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers for the award. Calvin Johnson was beat out by the Giants' Hakeem Nicks for the wide receiver award.

Guest commentary: Catholic Church should stay out of fight over insuring birth control

This week, most of the 1.5 million Catholics in the Detroit Archdiocese will receive letters in their bulletins from the U.S. Catholic Bishops condemning the federal government for ruling that Catholic and other religious institutions have to cover FDA approved contraceptives in their health insurance policies. As a Catholic woman, I'd much rather see the Church exercise more...

Crackdown threatens Egyptian-U.S. relationship

Egypt's ruling generals are playing a risky game of brinksmanship by cracking down on U.S. nonprofit groups promoting democracy, threatening a relationship with Washington that has brought the military billions of dollars in aid over the past three decades.
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