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darvon
03-11-2013, 09:34 AM
William Clay Ford bought the Lions on November 22, 1963.

Since that time the Lions have drafted 3 players who had Hall of Fame careers with the Lions.

Lem Barney 67
Charlie Sanders 68
Barry Sanders 89

3 HOFs in almost 50 years.

In that same span...

Bears 7
Vikings 11
and curiously Green Bay 1 (although they had several just a couple of years before this span and at least 1 is in the waiting period....unless he unretires)


The Lions have been lame for half a century. In all that time, 1 playoff win. No other team in the NFL has 1 playoff win (or 0) in 50 years. No other team has 1 playoff win in the SuperBowl era, even the 12 year old Texans.

So remember to wear a black armband on November 22 this year. Detroit's Golden Anniversary of Darkness.

packa7x
03-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Poor D :(

Andy Freeland
03-11-2013, 12:26 PM
William Clay Ford bought the Lions on November 22, 1963.

I assumed you were joking. Nope, he really did buy the team on 11/22/63. I never knew that.



and curiously Green Bay 1 (although they had several just a couple of years before this span and at least 1 is in the waiting period....unless he unretires)

Favre was drafted by the Falcons.

edave
03-11-2013, 02:06 PM
I assumed you were joking. Nope, he really did buy the team on 11/22/63. I never knew that.

Same here. I wonder how they got the paperwork done.