As the Detroit Lions season slowly chugs along like a pontoon boat stuck in jello, I'm reminded time and time again by co-workers and friends of players of years past. So, I'll talk about some of my favorite Detroit Lions heroes. Now remember folks, I didn't start watching pro football till around the 1979-1980 season. So I didn't see the great Bobby Lane, Alex Karras and other talented Lions from the 1950s and 1960s. My memories are from 1979 to present day. I know what your saying, "you poor soul." 1. Billy Sims, Running Back (1980 to 1984) Ah yes, all those hours spent in my parents back yard in knee deep snow thinking I was Billy Sims. Billy had it all. Vision, speed, and power. If the Lions wouldn't have run Billy's career into the ground, he would have held more records. Sims was the ...
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