How Lions Owner William Clay Ford Sr. Could Learn from Mike Ilitch

Posted: 25th September 2009 by Seattle Lion Fan in NFL
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If any of you get Sports Illustrated, I urge you to read the article by Lee Jenkinsáabout what owner Mike Ilitch and the Detroit Tigers are giving the City of Detroit. Since the end of spring training, unemployment as hit 23 percent, the average price of a home is $12,000, and the Tigers calculated that ticket sales were down 13,000.á Despite these depressing numbers is that Comerica Park is filled with fans because Ilitch decided to take an aggressive approach to improve the team instead of having a fire sale like other small-market teams, such as the Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates. So how does all this translate into a Detroit Lions article, you ask? As I read through the article, one statement that Jenkins quoted in the article from another major league executive about the D ...

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