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Detroit Lions hire Barry Sanders as brand ambassador

Barry Sanders is once again officially a member of the Detroit Lions organization almost 18 years after his sudden retirement.While Sanders has become a bigger presence with the Lions in recent years, the team announced it has hired the Hall of Famer to serve in the capacity of team ambassador.“We’ve thankfully, the last couple years, had an unofficial relationship with him,” Lions...
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July 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Barry Sanders shares thoughts on Megatron retirement talk

In an ironic twist of fate, Barry Sanders laments the potential early exit of Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who is mulling retirement. If you believe the rumors, Johnson’s decision has already been made. He has reportedly told his family and the Lions he is not coming back next year. Detroit obviously is hoping he will reconsider and is reportedly up for doing a Larry Fitzgerald...
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February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Silverdome urinal signed by Barry Sanders’ for sale on eBay

By Jason Rowan Barry Sanders, one of the best running backs in NFL history, spent the entirety of his professional football career playing Detroit Lions home games at the Pontiac Silverdome. The team of course moved on to the much more cushy Ford Field, but the old Silverdome holds a special place in the hearts of Lions fans and perhaps even Sanders himself. Somehow, someway —...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Sanders talks early retirement, concussions, more

By Vincent Frank Sportsnaut recently had the pleasure of speaking with Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders, who walked away from the game early at the age of 30 following the 1998 season. Sanders, who is considered one of the greatest running backs to ever play, didn’t retire from football due to concerns over head injuries. However, he’s been working with Gridiron Greats on...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Barry Sanders getting divorce

Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders has filed for divorce from TV presenter Lauren Sanders after 11 years of marriage, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday. The 43-year-old Detroit Lions great is seeking joint custody of the couple's three boys, aged 10, 8 and 4. The filing, which was made Friday in Michigan's Oakland County Circuit Court, cites a breakdown in marital relations...
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February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Sanders' son may pick Stanford

Barry J. Sanders, the son of NFL Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders, is expected to commit to Stanford this weekend, The Oklahoman reported. The younger Sanders -- who has dominated at running back for Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma City -- will choose the Cardinal over his father's alma mater of Oklahoma State, a source told the newspaper. The source added that the...
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January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Barry Sanders Stepping Into Hank Williams, Jr.’s Boots For ‘MNF’ Intro

  With the country musician and all his rowdy friends having been kicked to the curb by ESPN Thursday (or the other way around, depending on who you believe), it has been announced that Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders will be replacing Hank Williams, Jr. and his so-played “Are You Ready For Some Football” song [...]
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October 07, 2011  |  Discuss

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