Detroit Lions http://michiganradio.org en Martha Ford to take over Detroit Lions ownership http://michiganradio.org/post/martha-ford-take-over-detroit-lions-ownership <p>William Clay Ford's widow, Martha Ford, will take control of the Detroit Lions, a team her husband purchased 50 years ago. She will have controlling interest in the football team, <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20140310/SPORTS01/303100068/detroit-lions-martha-ford-william-clay">Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press </a>reports.&nbsp;</p><p>Ford, the last surviving grandchild of Henry Ford, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 88.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:47:54 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16790 at http://michiganradio.org Martha Ford to take over Detroit Lions ownership 'The time is now,' says Detroit Lions' new head coach http://michiganradio.org/post/time-now-says-detroit-lions-new-head-coach <p>The Detroit Lions introduced the team's new head coach today.</p><p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Caldwell_(American_football)">Jim Caldwell</a> comes to the Lions after being part of two Super Bowl-winning teams. He also led the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl in 2010, only to lose to the New Orleans Saints.</p><p>Caldwell says he’s already talked with Lions players about winning a National Football League championship.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:24:40 +0000 Steve Carmody 16045 at http://michiganradio.org 'The time is now,' says Detroit Lions' new head coach Listen to the frantic last-minute comeback from the Detroit Lions game http://michiganradio.org/post/listen-frantic-last-minute-comeback-detroit-lions-game <p>Some people were throwing their hands up while watching the end of the last Lions game.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They were playing the Dallas Cowboys and were down by six with just about a minute to go.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Same old Lions," might have been uttered by a few disappointed fans.</span></p><p>Then Matthew Stafford looped a few perfect passes down the field and snuck the ball past the goal line.</p><p>NFL Films captured the frantic "clock it!" calls from Stafford. <strike>Watch it here:</strike></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">http://youtu.be/owiSXVZM3kE</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Update: </strong>Well</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, that stinks. The NFL had the video taken down.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a consolation, you can watch Stafford leading a comeback against the Browns </span><a href="http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-sound-efx/09000d5d8147c551/Sound-FX-Matthew-Stafford-mic-d-up" style="line-height: 1.5;">here</a>&nbsp;in his rookie season. He also yells "clock it" in this clip.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(H/T&nbsp;</span>Jim Russ)&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:18:08 +0000 Mark Brush 15032 at http://michiganradio.org Listen to the frantic last-minute comeback from the Detroit Lions game Jim Leyland and Jim Schwartz display two ways to celebrate a win for Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/jim-leyland-and-jim-schwartz-display-two-ways-celebrate-win-detroit <p>It&#39;s not exactly an apples to apples comparison.</p><p>The Detroit Tigers had just clinched a division title after a long season, and the Detroit Lions had simply won a game, b<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut&nbsp;the two different ways the head coaches of Detroit&#39;s major sports teams celebrate a win does show something about their personalities.</span></p><p>Here&#39;s the &quot;Jim Leyland moonwalk&quot; making the rounds online (You can scroll to 1:25 to see the moonwalk, but his heartfelt &#39;thank you&#39; to his players, staff, and fans is worth watching. - you can follow this <a href="http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/video?videoid=30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732&amp;src=v5:share:sharepermalink:&amp;from=sharepermalink">link </a>if the video doesn&#39;t load below):</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="270" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://hub.video.msn.com/embed/30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732/?vars=Y29uZmlnTmFtZT1zeW5kaWNhdGlvbnBsYXllciZsaW5rYmFjaz1odHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3LmZveHNwb3J0c2RldHJvaXQuY29tJTJGJmxpbmtvdmVycmlkZTI9aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5mb3hzcG9ydHNkZXRyb2l0LmNvbSUyRnBhZ2VzJTJGdmlkZW8lM0Z2aWRlb2lkJTNEJTdCMCU3RCZjb25maWdDc2lkPU1TTlZpZGVvJm1rdD1lbi11cyZzeW5kaWNhdGlvbj10YWcmYnJhbmQ9RlNfRGV0cm9pdCZmcj1zaGFyZWVtYmVkLXN5bmRpY2F0aW9u" width="480">&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;A data-cke-saved-href=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/video?videoid=30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;src=v5:embed:syndication:&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;from=shareembed-syndication&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; href=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/video?videoid=30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;src=v5:embed:syndication:&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;from=shareembed-syndication&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; target=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;_new&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; title=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Tigers clinch AL Central - Part 1&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Video: Tigers clinch AL Central - Part 1&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/A&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;</iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And here&#39;s the &quot;Jim Schwartz headset throw&quot; going around the net (the Lions had just beaten the Washington Redskins - follow this <a href="http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/190z5gcgks0wcgif/original.gif">link </a>if the video doesn&#39;t load below):</span></p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MSZstYvv5c">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MSZstYvv5c</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maybe it&#39;s just <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXacL0Uny0">the difference between baseball and football</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">H/T to Tony Brown.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:27:26 +0000 Mark Brush 14618 at http://michiganradio.org Jim Leyland and Jim Schwartz display two ways to celebrate a win for Detroit New Orleans Saints overpower Detroit Lions to win NFL wildcard playoff http://michiganradio.org/post/new-orleans-saints-overpower-detroit-lions-win-nfl-wildcard-playoff <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">For three quarters, the Detroit Lions performed like playoff veterans.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">They led Drew Brees and the mighty New Orleans Saints at halftime. They were still right in the game heading to the fourth quarter.</span></p> Sun, 08 Jan 2012 04:37:43 +0000 The Associated Press 5689 at http://michiganradio.org New Orleans Saints overpower Detroit Lions to win NFL wildcard playoff Michigan Governor Snyder cooks turkeys, roots for Lions http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-governor-snyder-cooks-turkeys-roots-lions <p>Governor Rick Snyder says he&rsquo;s responsible for his family&rsquo;s Thanksgiving feast this year. But he says working in the kitchen is a lower priority than another holiday tradition &ndash; the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day football game.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m cooking. I&rsquo;m doing two turkeys. Actually, we&rsquo;re cooking them on Friday, though, because I&rsquo;m hoping &ndash; the family&rsquo;s all going to the Lions game. So, go Lions &ndash; We&rsquo;ve got a great chance to beat those Packers,&rdquo; said Snyder.</p><p>That could cost the governor some support in Michigan&rsquo;s Upper Peninsula, where many sports fans have regional loyalty to Green Bay.</p><p>The governor has predicted the Lions will be in a Super Bowl before he leaves office. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:40:27 +0000 Rick Pluta 5130 at http://michiganradio.org Good times for Detroit's sports teams http://michiganradio.org/post/good-times-detroits-sports-teams <p>Once in a while something happens that is so unusual, even those who don&rsquo;t normally pay attention have to stop and take notice.</p><p>Haley&rsquo;s Comet, for example, only comes along once every 75 years.</p><p>A leap year only comes around every four years.&nbsp; And Lindsey Lohan goes to jail &ndash; no, wait, that happens every week.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:30:06 +0000 John U. Bacon 4367 at http://michiganradio.org Good times for Detroit's sports teams Detroit's economy could take a hit from an NFL lockout http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-economy-could-take-hit-nfl-lockout <p>The city of Detroit could face an economic hit this fall if the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81e95bf8/article/labor-negotiations-continue-as-clock-ticks-on-cba-deadline?module=HP_headlines">National Football League</a> and <a href="http://www.nflplayers.com/">its players</a> don&rsquo;t agree on a new contract.&nbsp; How big an impact is not clear.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The current contract between NFL owners and the players association expires at midnight.&nbsp;&nbsp; Without a deal, <a href="http://www.detroitlions.com/ford-field/index.html">Ford Field</a> in Detroit will sit empty during the Lions scheduled pre-season and regular season home games this fall.</p><p>A study commissioned by the players association says $20 million&nbsp;is spent on average in NFL cities during regular season home games.&nbsp; In some cities, much more is spent.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2011/0301/NFL-lockout-big-blow-to-small-firms">Christian Science Monitor</a> reports small businesses may pay a big price.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.edgewortheconomics.com/About/Team.aspx">Jesse David is a senior vice president with Edgeworth Economics</a>, the company that did the study.&nbsp; David admits people will probably spend money on some form of entertainment, whether or not they go to a game, but they may not spend it in Detroit.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;It may be that someone else, somewhere else sees their income go up&hellip;but there&rsquo;s still going to be an effect on a group of people.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Even if they miss tonight&rsquo;s deadline, NFL owners and players still have several months before games will have to be canceled or rescheduled. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 17:25:48 +0000 Steve Carmody 1496 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's economy could take a hit from an NFL lockout News Roundup: Monday Dec. 20th, 2010 http://michiganradio.org/post/news-roundup-monday-dec-20th-2010 <P>In this morning's news:&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>South Korea begins military exercises, despite objections by North Korea:</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN lang=EN>YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) - </SPAN></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><SPAN lang=EN>North Korea calls <A href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6BJ1WR20101220">South Korean artillery drills</A> on a front-line island a <A href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2010/1220/North-Korea-refrains-from-retaliation-after-South-Korea-artillery-drill">"reckless </A></SPAN><SPAN lang=EN><A href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/ Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:58:41 +0000 648 at http://michiganradio.org Football fans swarm Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/football-fans-swarm-detroit <p>Downtown Detroit is abuzz with Monday night football fever this evening. But they’re not talking about the Lions.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ford Field is hosting a game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Their game was cancelled when snow collapsed the roof of the Minneapolis Metrodome Sunday.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Fans lined up for free tickets beginning early Monday morning, but the crowd was so big the box office stopped giving them away around mid-morning.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 23:07:18 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 573 at http://michiganradio.org Football fans swarm Detroit