The highest-paid Bill in those AFL championship days was quarterback Jack Kemp, at $25,000 per season. Kemp supplemented that by working in the office of Gov. Ronald Reagan when he returned to California between seasons. In the NFL, Detroit was winning championships in the 1950s, but the Lions’ coach, Buddy Parker, made more money selling industrial pipe than he did coaching.
Various sports professionals and economic forecasters have predicted that if the NFL Lockout does not end by July 15th, then owners, players and any businesses dependent on professional football will take a major hit in the wallet.
Here’s a look at the potential impact on the Detroit Lions if the lockout drags on past the 15th.
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.