Barry Sanders Retired 12 Years Ago Today

It is hard to believe that 12 years have passed since Barry Sanders suddenly announced his retirement. Unfortunately, the Lions haven’t given fans any memories to supplant the images of Barry’s time in Detroit, not that we’d want to forget them anyway.

I distinctly remember a home with a Lions flagged raised to half-mast following the news that Barry had retired. I have always thought that to be a fitting display. I can’t blame Barry for making the decision he did, it is his body and career afterall, but it was a sad day for Lions fans. Looking back, however, all I can say is thanks for ten great years Barry gave the Lions.

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