Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Sometimes we forget that football is more than just a game. It is an entire entertainment industry. While many fans look back with pride at the contributions that certain athletes have made to emotionally gripping moments on the field, few remember that the work on the side line contributes just as much.  Perhaps even more. The Detroit Lions have for years been a franchise associated with futility, mocked, and held in derision. Yet, year after year, fans poured their hearts into the product that was displayed before them. They displayed the passion and determination of knowing that things would improve. And they cursed vehemently when they didn't. Yet through it all, there was one voice that helped us to continue... And he wasn't on the team. He was a beat writer. Tom Kowalski, affectionately called "Killer" by his followers, endeavored to bring a balanced view to the Detroit Lions and the directions they were heading. He was always willing to look at the frustrations that fans had ...
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