Found May 04, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
PLAYERS: Ezekiel Ansah
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah took the stage with a pair of eye-catching lensless 3D glasses when he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round (No. 5 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 25. While it may have started out just as a dare from the folks at BYU, it has now turned into a pretty sweet perk for Ansah, who picked up the glasses when he went to see the 2011 film “Thor” in theatres. Photo Credit:   Brian Manzullo of the Detroit Free Press reports Ansah has been offered free admission to IMAX movies for a year. “We, at IMAX, couldn’t help but notice your keen sense of style at the NFL draft this year,” the company said in a letter. “You made quite a fashion statement with your pair of 3D glasses. As a member of the Detroit Lions, you share our love for the color blue and we would like to add an IMAX silver lining for you – we would love to celebrate your first year in the NFL with the opportunity to see all IMAX 3D movies on us for the next

Ezekiel Ansah Rocks 3D Glasses Without Lenses at NFL Draft, Offered Free IMAX Movies for 1 Year (Photo)

Ezekial “Ziggy” Ansah made waves in the social media world at the 2013 NFL draft when he was seen wearing and interesting choice of eye wear as his name was called. The Detroit Lions drafted the defensive end out of BYU with the fifth overall pick, and Ansah used the opportunity to make a fashion statement. When the cameras zoomed in on Ansah’s face, viewers noticed he...

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Barry Sanders high school highlight video

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Contract Extension For Lions QB Matthew Stafford Unlikely To Happen This Offseason?

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Ansah gets IMAX gift for 3D glasses

Ziggy Ansah received attention at the NFL Draft for wearing 3D glasses. Now he's receiving a gift from IMAX. See what they're offering.

Ziggy Ansah’s draft day 3-D glasses land him free IMAX movies for a year

While watching last week’s NFL draft, I noticed that Lions defensive lineman Ziggy Ansah was wearing 3-D glasses.  I thought it was pretty weird, but it looks like it paid off. According to Next Impulse Sports, IMAX has given Ansah a free pass to see all of the IMAX movies he wants for an entire year. Hey IMAX I can start wearing 3-D glasses too.     Need NFL Tickets?

Ziggy Ansah Wearing 3D Glasses At The NFL Draft Paid Off

The Detroit Lions selected Ziggy (Ezekiel) Ansah with the fifth pick in the NFL Draft, and as he came to the stage folks started to notice his interesting glasses.  After a closer look it was confirmed that Ziggy was wearing 3D glasses with no lenses in them.  At the time it may have seem ed like an odd choice to many, including us.  However, thanks to his interesting fashion...

Detroit Lions Claim Two Off Waivers Including LB Cory Greenwood

Over the weekend, the Detroit Lions claimed two from the Kansas City Chiefs. Both LB Cory Greenwood and G Derek Hardman will join the Lions for training camp. Both are not expected to make the final roster. The post Detroit Lions Claim Two Off Waivers Including LB Cory Greenwood appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.

Lions add length and size to defense

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Ziggy Ansah’s draft day 3D glass earn him free movies

via Lions first round pick Ziggy Ansah wore his now infamous 3D glasses to the NFL Draft as a dare.  And now the goofy-framed, no-lenses goggles are paying off.  People at BYU, including head football coach Bronco Mendenhall, dared Ansah to wear the glasses that he was given when he saw “Thor” at the theatre in 2011. On Friday, Ansah received a letter from IMAX...

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                    Finally the 2013 NFL Draft is over. After an incredible amount of time invested in mock drafts, film studies and following up with every single pick from Thursday through Saturday, the only thing that’s left is to grade every team and well that’s what I’ll do. So first up with the full seven round grade is the Detroit Lions. Round One: DE from...
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