Detroit Lions tackle Jeff Backus will be earning a combined $6.45 million in base salary and bonus. That seems like an awful lot of money to be paying somebody who has never been to the Pro Bowl in his previous 10 seasons.
A group that preservationists tout as a potential developer of the shuttered Civic Arena hasn’t visited Pittsburgh, hasn’t seen the inside of the building and hasn’t talked with any city officials about it.
Even so, members of the Apostolopoulos family, who bought Michigan’s Pontiac Silverdome in 2009, say they are serious about saving the Igloo, the former home of the Penguins hockey team.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.