Tag Archives: Detroit Lions

  • Former Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best Qualifies for The Olympics

    Former Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best Qualifies for The Olympics

    Four years since a concussion ended his career, former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best has qualified to run track for Saint Lucia’s Olympic track team, competing in the 100m dash for the country in which his father was born. Best becomes the first person with prior NFL experience to qualify for the Summer Games. Posting a […]

  • Calvin Johnson: ‘Retirement Would’ve Been Hard If Lions Were Contenders’

    Calvin Johnson: ‘Retirement Would’ve Been Hard If Lions Were Contenders’

    Retired Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is beginning to open up about why he suddenly decided to retire this offseason at age 30. His reasons on retiring sound a lot like what former Lions running back Barry Sanders said when he suddenly retired. In an interview with ESPN’s Michael Smith, Calvin Johnson had this to say: “If we would’ve […]

  • Former Lions WR Calvin Johnson: “I’m Not Coming Back” (Video)

    Former Lions WR Calvin Johnson: “I’m Not Coming Back” (Video)

    Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson abruptly retired after just nine seasons in the NFL, much like former running back Barry Sanders did way back in 1999, both at the top of their game. Several years after Sanders retired, he finally admitted the Lions organization’s culture of losing was too much to deal with. During […]

  • Former Lions CB Stanley Wilson Shot While Naked & Intruding in Portland

    Former Lions CB Stanley Wilson Shot While Naked & Intruding in Portland

    Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson, who was drafted in 2005 out of Stanford and played for the Lions from 2005-2007, was involved in a bizarre situation that got him shot recently. On Wednesday, Wilson attempted to break into a house in Portland, Oregon while naked and was ultimately shot by the home owner for his […]

  • Detroit Lions Draft DT Who Can Tackle a Tree (Video)

    Detroit Lions Draft DT Who Can Tackle a Tree (Video)

    I’m not sure if his ability to tackle a tree is why the Detroit Lions chose to draft Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettle, but I’m sure this video didn’t hurt the 6’4″, 258-pounder’s cause: Meet the Lions 6th round pick, @anthonyzettel (via @dudas_5, H/T @houseofhighlights) A video posted by Bleacher Report (@bleacherreport) on Apr […]

  • DeAndre Levy Responds to Jim Irsay’s CTE Comments With Swift Instagram Jab

    DeAndre Levy Responds to Jim Irsay’s CTE Comments With Swift Instagram Jab

    Yesterday, we were treated to Jim Irsay‘s ridiculous comments regarding the issue (or, as he believes, non-issue) of brain injuries in football—you know, the one where he compares CTE to taking aspirin. Today, we’re treated to DeAndre Levy‘s rebuttal, which came via Instagram and was pretty great: Frequent trips to the pharmacy makes you a […]

  • Pizza Hut Sent Calvin Johnson a Retirement Pizza (Pic)

    Pizza Hut Sent Calvin Johnson a Retirement Pizza (Pic)

    Despite being one of the best wide receivers of our time, Calvin Johnson has never been a very flashy guy. While his many touchdowns were featured on many highlight reels, his touchdown celebrations rarely received the same attention due to their tame nature. And when he decided to retire from the NFL last week, after nine […]

  • Calvin Johnson Releases Statement on His Retirement Decision

    Calvin Johnson Releases Statement on His Retirement Decision

    Did Calvin Johnson‘s retirement announcement leave you wondering why a 30-year-old Pro Bowl wide receiver, coming off a season in which he recorded 1,214 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns, would suddenly decide to call it quits?  Were you left questioning why one of the greatest receivers of his generation would opt to not even call a press […]

  • Internet Reacts to News of Calvin Johnson’s Retirement (Tweets)

    Internet Reacts to News of Calvin Johnson’s Retirement (Tweets)

    Even after word got out that Calvin Johnson was contemplating retirement back in January, few believed the Detroit Lions wide receiver would actually go through with it.  After all, he is only 30-years-old, he played in all 16 games last season, and he’s just four years removed from his record-breaking 2012 campaign, during which he […]

  • Calvin Johnson Announces His Retirement

    Calvin Johnson Announces His Retirement

    Peyton Manning‘s retirement was kind of expected.  Calvin Johnson‘s, on the other hand, was not. Just moments ago, it was announced that the Detroit Lions wide receiver has decided to call it a career after just nine NFL seasons. What it was exactly that caused Megatron to hang up the cleats so early in his […]