Found August 14, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Calvin Johnson
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
The toughest battle the Detroit Lions will have to face this season won’t be an opposing team, but will be in their efforts to restoring the pride of a city they call home.   After attending the Detroit Lions’ first preseason game, who were playing host to the New York Jets, I realized more than just a 26-17 victory from the home team. I realized that, even after a disappointing 4-12 finish, a football team can bounce back the next season, in their first preseason game, and come out with the same momentum as a Super Bowl champion. I realized that, the players and the coaches on this years Lions roster are playing for more than just a paycheck, the hype, the publicity, or the individual records; but they’re playing for their city. A city that officially filed for bankruptcy just a month ago, so if you talk to a local resident, they’ll tell you that there is not much to look forward to in Detroit. Other than with their sports teams. Because during that preseason game, I witnessed hope...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Lions at Browns: Five things to watch

Jim Schwartz takes a 13-4 preseason record since becoming the Detroit Lions' coach into Thursday night's game at Cleveland. Coach of the Month for August? Here are five storylines to follow in the second of four exhibitions: 1. The first-team offense was on the field for two series totaling 11 plays in last week's 26-17 victory over the New York Jets. All three of...

Louis Delmas likely won’t play this preseason

Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas doesn’t expect to play this preseason as he continues to rehab his knees. “Is it important for me to get out there? Yes. But is it wise? Right now I don’t think so,” said Delmas, per Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. Delmas is a heck of a player, but his health has to be a major concern for the Lions.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading.....

DL Ndamukong Suh says he’s learning his trade and ‘it’s not all about brute strength’

Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh is in the best shape of his young career and along with DT Nick Fairley who showed up to training camp around 20 pounds lighter, the Lions boast arguably the top defensive tackle tandem in the NFL.

Watch Kelly Hall, Matthew Stafford’s Girlfriend, Dance In A Low-Cut Dress

Just another reason to love Kelly Hall: The girlfriend of Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford danced in an amazing low-cut dress during a…

Detroit Lions 2013 Fantasy Football Projections

QB Matt Stafford (Detroit) One of the weird statistical things about the Lions in 2012 was that Matt Stafford set an NFL record with 727 passing attempts, but managed just 20 touchdowns. Well, somehow a running game that ran just 391 times on the season managed to steal 17 touchdowns away from Stafford, while backup Shaun Hill stole another 2 on 13 attempts. The Lions should remain...

Matt Stafford’s Girlfriend Can Cut a Rug

Kelly Hall, who happens to be the girlfriend of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, can apparently dance up a storm and there is video to prove it.  Kenny showed off her skills during a “Dancing With The Stars” event which benefited Jack’s Place for Autism Foundation Not too shabby if you ask me. [TBL] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Lackluster Lions fall to Browns

On Thursday night, the Detroit Lions looked like many season-ticket holders throughout the league during the preseason. They were no-shows. The Lions starters got off to a terrible start. They were totally lethargic and ineffective in the first half of 24-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Heres how coach Jim Schwartz summed up their effort during...

Bruised knee sidelines Megatron

Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson will miss Thursday night’s preseason game at Cleveland because of a bruised knee. The injury is not believed to be serious. The decision to sit Johnson was for precautionary reasons. Patrick Edwards an undrafted player last year out of the University of Houston is expected to start in Johnson’s place.

Got a crazy Madden story? Players View and EA Sports will give you Madden 25 if it’s the craziest.

Each August, the NFL is brought to life by the annual release of EA Sports’ Madden NFL Football video game. The Detroit Lions have another star on the cover this year in the legendary Barry Sanders. Players View and EA Sports are giving away one copy of the upcoming Madden 25 title for the Playstation 3. Find out how you can be the winner. Please click here to find out how...

Lions operated at a loss in 2012

The Ford family has to be very proud of where their company is at. After all, the Ford Motor Company is now considered to be the top American company. A lot of that is due to how they refused to … Continue reading →

Matthew Stafford’s Girlfriend Kelly Hall Struts Her Stuff in Dance Competition (Video)

Matthew Stafford‘s girlfriend, Kelly Hall, can teach the Lions’ quarterback a thing or two about footwork. Hall recently competed in a recent “Dancing With The Stars” event that benefited Jack’s Place for Autism Foundation in Detroit. The fund-raiser pitted her against Torii Hunter, Andy Dirks, Anibal Sanchez’s wife Ana, Max Scherzer’s fiance and Igor Larionov’s...

Titans Coach Wants Rookie WR Justin Hunter “Battle Ready” For Steelers Game

Tennessee Titans new wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson knows all about Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson being that he coached him ever since he came into the league. During his talk with the media on Monday, Jefferson said he thinks Titans rookie wide receiver Justin Hunter might be further along in his development than [...] Titans Coach Wants Rookie WR Justin Hunter...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.