Life As a Detroit Lions Fan


Published: March 12, 2009


... have been happily married for 27 years, I have a good paying job (a blessing in these times), own a nice home in a suburb of Seattle, and have made some great friends.

But one thing that has remained constant in my life is my connection with Detroit sports teams, most notably, the Detroit Lions.

I went through phases where I jumped on the bandwagon of the Detroit Tigers in their 1968 and 1984 World Series runs. Granted, in 1968 I was only 10-years-old ,but I still remember my favorite player of the time, Micky Stanley, coming in from centerfield to play shortstop. I also remember how that particular team brought a city back together after a summer of tumultuous times.

The 1984 season was just downright magical with the Tigers starting their season going 35-5, and ending with Kirk Gibson hitting that memorable home run against one of the all time great closers, Goose Gossage.

Another phase I went through was getting totally immersed with the Detroit Pis...

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