Scanning the Savanna

The Detroit Lions can’t even escape cartoons. In tonight’s episode of “The Simpsons” Moe, the bartender, was trying to drum up interest in betting on pigeon racing.

The Lions of 2010 have been an intriguing team to say the least. But to say “it just wasn’t in the cards for the Detroit Lions” would be a massive understatement. From the start of the season it has seemed like there was always something, often external, willing the Lions to lose.

If I could interview one person whom I’ve never spoken with in my career it would be Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford, Sr. He is rarely seen and I don’t remember ever seeing him give a one-on-one interview.

Whereas some other NFL owners are in the news virtually every week during the season, Ford is occasionally seen watching Lions home games from his box at Ford Field – but that’s it.

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