Found October 02, 2013 on Down and Distance:
Detroit Lions vice chairman Bill Ford refers to the Bears as a “bunch of thugs” (Credit: Last Sunday, with the help of Reggie Bush’s 173 total yards, the Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 40-32. While the Bears only lost by 8 points, the Lions actually led 40-16 during the early part of the 4th quarter and most of the Bears points came in garbage time. With the Lions victory, Detroit moved into first place in the NFC North and ensured that their next game with the Bears will be even more physical. With the Lions and Bears not set to play again until week 10, the Detroit Lions are trying their hardest to make sure the hatred between the two teams does not die down. Last night, during the team’s Courage House dinner, Lions vice Chairman Bill Ford referred to the Bears as a “bunch of thugs”. “It was really alive, and it was alive when we played those same bunch of thugs on Monday Night a couple [years ago],” Ford said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “When this place gets going it’s electric and we do have wonderful fans. Our fans are amazing and we would love to pay them back and bring home a winner, and I love the way this team is playing right now.” The audience laughed at the comment and a team spokesman called Dave Birkett to reiterate that Ford’s comments were meant as a joke. Regardless of whether or not Ford was joking, I would bet the Bears will use this as fuel for their week 10 match-up against the Bears. The post Lions Vice Chairman calls Bears “a bunch of thugs” appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.

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