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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (1930 –PRESENT)

* Western Division (1933–1949) * National Conference (1950–1952)

* Western Conference (1953–1969)

* Central Division (1967–1969)

* NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE (1970–PRESENT)

* NFC Central (1970–2001) * NFC NORTH (2002–PRESENT)

CURRENT UNIFORM

TEAM COLORS Honolulu Blue, Silver, White

FIGHT SONG Gridiron Heroes

MASCOT Roary the Lion Theo "Gridiron" Spight

PERSONNEL

OWNER(S) Martha Firestone Ford

CHAIRMAN Martha Firestone Ford

PRESIDENT Rod Wood

GENERAL MANAGER Bob Quinn

HEAD COACH Jim Caldwell

TEAM HISTORY

* Portsmouth Spartans (1930–1933) * DETROIT LIONS (1934–PRESENT)

CHAMPIONSHIPS

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS (4)

* NFL CHAMPIONSHIPS (PRE–1970 AFL–NFL MERGER ) (4) 1935 , 1952 , 1953 , 1957

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (4)

* NFL NATIONAL: 1952 * NFL WESTERN: 1953 , 1954 , 1957

DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (4)

* NFL WEST: 1935 * NFC CENTRAL: 1983 , 1991 , 1993

PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (18)

* NFL: 1932 , 1935 , 1952 , 1953 , 1954 , 1957 , 1970 , 1982 , 1983 , 1991 , 1993 , 1994 , 1995 , 1997 , 1999 , 2011 , 2014 , 2016

HOME FIELDS

* Universal Stadium (1930–1933) * University of Detroit
Detroit
Stadium (1934–1940) * Tiger Stadium (1938–1939, 1941–1974) * Pontiac Silverdome (1975–2001) * FORD FIELD (2002–PRESENT)

The DETROIT LIONS are a professional American football
American football
team based in Detroit, Michigan
Michigan
. The Lions compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) North division. The team plays its home games at Ford Field
Ford Field
in Downtown Detroit
Detroit
.

Originally based in Portsmouth, Ohio and called the Portsmouth Spartans , the team formally joined the NFL on July 12, 1930 and began play in the 1930 season. Despite success within the NFL, they could not survive in Portsmouth, then the NFL's smallest city. The team was purchased and relocated to Detroit
Detroit
for the 1934 season.

The Lions have won four NFL championships , tied for 9th overall in total championships amongst all 32 NFL franchises; however, their last was in 1957, which gives the club the second-longest NFL championship drought behind the Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
. They are one of four current teams and the only NFC team to have not yet played in the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Franchise history

* 2 Logos and uniforms

* 2.1 Home attendance

* 3 Players of note

* 3.1 Current roster * 3.2 Retired numbers * 3.3 Pro Football Hall of Famers * 3.4 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

* 4 Coaches

* 4.1 Current staff

* 5 Divisions and division rivals

* 5.1 NFL Western Division: 1933–1949 * 5.2 NFL National Conference: 1950–1952 * 5.3 NFL Western Conference: 1953–1966 * 5.4 NFL Central Division: 1967–1969 * 5.5 NFC Central: 1970–2001 * 5.6 NFC North: 2002–present

* 6 Radio and television

* 6.1 Radio

* 6.2 TV

* 6.2.1 Preseason * 6.2.2 Regular season * 6.2.3 Blackouts

* 7 See also

* 8 Notes and references

* 8.1 Bibliography

* 9 External links

FRANCHISE HISTORY

Main article: History of the Detroit
Detroit
Lions See also: List of Detroit Lions seasons See also: Portsmouth Spartans

LOGOS AND UNIFORMS

Detroit
Detroit
Lions uniform: 1999–2002

Aside from a brief change to maroon in 1948 instituted by then head coach Bo McMillin (influenced by his years as coach at Indiana ), the Lions uniforms have basically remained the same since the team debuted in 1930. The design consists of silver helmets, silver pants, and either blue or white jerseys.

The shade of blue used for Lions uniforms and logos is officially known as "Honolulu blue", which is supposedly inspired by the color of the waves off the coast of Hawaii. The shade was chosen by Cy Huston in 1935. Houston, the Lions' first vice president and general manager, said of the choice: "They had me looking at so many blues I am blue in the face", Houston said about the selection. "But anyway, it's the kind of blue, I am told, that will match with silver." Lions logo (1970–2002). A variation of this logo with a black border was used until the 2009 NFL season.

There have been minor changes to the uniform design throughout the years, such as changing the silver stripe patterns on the jersey sleeves, and changing the colors of the jersey numbers. White trim was added to the logo in 1970. In 1998, the team wore blue pants with their white jerseys along with grey socks but dropped that combination after the season. In 1999, the "TV numbers" on the sleeves were moved to the shoulders.

In 1994, every NFL team wore throwback jerseys, and the Lions' were similar to the jerseys used during their 1935 championship season. The helmets and pants were solid silver, the jerseys Honolulu blue with silver numbers and the jersey did not have "TV numbers" on the sleeves. The team wore solid blue socks along with black shoes. The helmets also did not have a logo, as helmets were simple leather back then. The Lions also wore '50s-style jerseys during their traditional Thanksgiving Day games from 2001 to 2004 as the NFL encouraged teams to wear throwback jerseys on Thanksgiving Day.

In 2003, the team added black trim to their logo and the jerseys. The face masks on the helmet changed from blue to black with the introduction of the new color. Additionally, an alternate home field jersey which makes black the dominant color (in place of Honolulu Blue) was introduced in 2005.

For 2008, the team dropped the black alternate jerseys in favor of a throwback uniform to commemorate the franchise's 75th anniversary. The throwback uniform became the team's permanent alternate jersey in 2009, replacing the former black alternate. The Lions officially unveiled new logo designs and uniforms on April 20, 2009. The lion on the helmet now has a flowing mane and fangs, and the typeface of "Lions" is more modern.

On February 1, 2017, the Lions announced a new typeface, logo, and the complete removal of the color black from the team identity. Uniforms were to follow on April 13. The team "made it a priority to emphasize our classic color combination of Honolulu blue and silver, which has been synonymous with the Detroit
Detroit
Lions since 1934." The new logo is identical to the old, except with a silver border instead of a black one. The Lions unveiled the club's new uniforms on April 13, 2017.

HOME ATTENDANCE

HOME ATTENDANCE AT FORD FIELD

YEAR TOTAL ATTENDANCE

2006 487,116

2007 490,436

2008 435,979

2009 395,162

2010 450,286

2011 509,940

2012 510,158

2013 510,369

2014 504,198

Source:

PLAYERS OF NOTE

Main article: List of Detroit
Detroit
Lions players

CURRENT ROSTER

Detroit
Detroit
Lions roster

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QUARTERBACKS

* 8 Brad Kaaya * 14 Jake Rudock * 9 Matthew Stafford

RUNNING BACKS

* 21 Ameer Abdullah * 41 Matt Asiata * 38 Tion Green * 39 Mike James * 25 Theo Riddick * 36 Dwayne Washington * 34 Zach Zenner

WIDE RECEIVERS

* 10 Jared Abbrederis * 16 Jace Billingsley * 83 Dontez Ford * 19 Kenny Golladay * 11 Marvin Jones * 13 T. J. Jones * 17 Keshawn Martin * 84 Michael Rector * 18 Dez Stewart * 15 Golden Tate
Golden Tate
* 12 Noel Thomas

TIGHT ENDS

* 85 Eric Ebron * 87 Darren Fells * 86 Khari Lee * 80 Michael Roberts * 49 Robert Tonyan * 89 Cole Wick * 82 Tim Wright

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

* 67 Nick Becton T * 66 Joe Dahl G * 68 Taylor Decker T * 60 Graham Glasgow G * 75 Leo Koloamatangi C * 62 Cyrus Kouandjio
Cyrus Kouandjio
T * 76 T. J. Lang G * 77 Cornelius Lucas T * 65 Storm Norton T * 70 Corey Robinson T * 73 Greg Robinson T * 74 Matt Rotheram G * 64 Travis Swanson C * 63 Brandon Thomas G * 72 Laken Tomlinson G * 71 Rick Wagner T

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

* 94 Ezekiel Ansah DE * 79 Alex Barrett DE * 95 Armonty Bryant DE * 51 Brandon Copeland DE * 67 Ego Ferguson DT * 62 Bruce Gaston DT * 93 Jordan Hill DT * 61 Kerry Hyder DE * 98 Jeremiah Ledbetter DT * 92 Haloti Ngata DT * 96 Pat O\'Connor DE * 91 A\'Shawn Robinson DT * 97 Akeem Spence DT * 99 Khyri Thornton DT * 78 Jeremiah Valoaga DE * 90 Cornelius Washington DE * 69 Anthony Zettel DE

LINEBACKERS

* 50 Thurston Armbrister OLB * 43 Nick Bellore MLB * 40 Jarrad Davis MLB * 54 Steve Longa OLB * 44 Jalen Reeves-Maybin OLB * 59 Tahir Whitehead OLB * 52 Antwione Williams OLB * 58 Paul Worrilow MLB

DEFENSIVE BACKS

* 39 Jamal Agnew CB * 29 Johnson Bademosi CB * 38 Adairius Barnes CB * 26 Don Carey FS * 33 Alex Carter FS * 28 Quandre Diggs CB * 31 D. J. Hayden CB * 46 Tramain Jacobs CB * 35 Miles Killebrew SS * 24 Nevin Lawson CB * 41 Rolan Milligan SS * 27 Glover Quin FS * 23 Darius Slay
Darius Slay
CB * 30 Teez Tabor CB * 47 Josh Thornton CB * 45 Charles Washington FS * 32 Tavon Wilson SS

SPECIAL TEAMS

* 6 Sam Martin P * 48 Don Muhlbach LS * 5 Matt Prater K * 2 Kasey Redfern P

RESERVE LISTS

* 53 Brandon Chubb OLB (IR) * 46 Des Lawrence CB (IR) * 18 Ryan Spadola WR (IR)

Rookies in italics

Roster updated August 9, 2017 Depth chart • Transactions 90 Active, 3 Inactive → AFC rosters → NFC rosters

AFC East
AFC East
BUF MIA NE NYJ North BAL CIN CLE PIT South HOU IND JAX TEN West DEN KC LAC OAK NFC East DAL NYG PHI WAS North CHI DET GB MIN South ATL CAR NO TB West ARI LAR SF SEA

RETIRED NUMBERS

DETROIT LIONS RETIRED NUMBERS

NO. PLAYER POSITION TENURE

7 Dutch Clark QB 1934–1938

20 Barry Sanders RB 1989–1998

22 Bobby Layne QB , K 1950–1958

37 Doak Walker HB , K , P 1950–1955

56 Joe Schmidt LB 1953–1965

85 Chuck Hughes 1 WR 1970–1971

NOTES:

* 1 Posthumous. Hughes died of a heart attack during a game on October 24, 1971, and his No. 85 was withdrawn from circulation. However, WR Kevin Johnson wore No. 85 during his stint in Detroit after asking permission from the Hughes family as he had worn that number throughout his professional career. * The #20 was retired specifically for Sanders, even though the retired number was also worn by RB Billy Sims and DB Lem Barney , both of whom are also among the top all-time Lions at their positions. * The No. 56 was unretired with Schmidt's blessing when the Lions acquired linebacker Pat Swilling from the Saints. No player has worn it since Swilling left.

SPECIAL CASES:

* The Lions retired #93 for the 2009 season after Corey Smith disappeared, presumed dead, when a boat he was fishing in with friends capsized off the Florida coast. The Lions also wore 93 stickers on their helmets that season. Number 93 was assigned to Kyle Vanden Bosch in 2010.

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMERS

DETROIT LIONS HALL OF FAMERS

PLAYERS

NO. NAME POSITIONS SEASONS INDUCTED NO. NAME POSITIONS SEASONS INDUCTED

20 Lem Barney DB 1967–1977 1992 22 Bobby Layne QB 1950–1958 1967

24 Jack Christiansen DB 1951–1958 1970 44 Dick LeBeau DB 1959–1972 2010

7 Dutch Clark QB Coach 1934–1938 1937–1938 1963 30 Ollie Matson RB 1963 1972

76 Lou Creekmur G /T 1950–1959 1996 39 Hugh McElhenny HB 1964 1970

77 Curley Culp DT 1980–1981 2013 20 Barry Sanders RB 1989–1998 2004

35 Bill Dudley HB 1947–1949 1966 88 Charlie Sanders TE 1968–1977 2007

72 Frank Gatski C 1957 1985 56 Joe Schmidt LB Coach 1953–1965 1967–1972 1973

35 John Henry Johnson FB 1957–1959 1987 63 Dick Stanfel OG 1952–1955 2016

81 Dick "Night Train" Lane CB 1960–1965 1974 37 Doak Walker HB 1950–1955 1986

28 Yale Lary DB , P 1952–1953 1956–1964 1979 50 Alex Wojciechowicz C , LB 1938–1946 1968

MICHIGAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Main article: Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

COACHES

Main article: List of Detroit
Detroit
Lions head coaches

CURRENT STAFF

Detroit
Detroit
Lions staff

* v * t * e

Front Office

* Owner/Chairman – Martha Firestone Ford * Vice Chairman – William Clay Ford Jr. * President – Rod Wood * Special
Special
Advisor to the President - Ernie Accorsi * COO - Allison Maki * Executive Vice President/General Manager – Bob Quinn * Vice President of Football Administration - Matt Harriss * Chief of Staff/Assistant to the General Manager – Kevin Anderson

* Director of Player Personnel – Kyle O\'Brien * Senior Personnel Executive – * Director of College Scouting – Lance Newmark * Director of Pro Scouting - Brendan Prophett * Assistant Director of Pro Personnel - Rob Lohman

Head Coaches

* Head Coach – Jim Caldwell * Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line – Ron Prince

Offensive Coaches

* Offensive Coordinator – Jim Bob Cooter * Quarterbacks – Brian Callahan * Running Backs – David Walker * Wide Receivers – Robert Prince * Tight Ends – Al Golden * Quality Control/Offensive Line - Michael McCarthy * Offensive Assistant/Research vertical-align:top;"> Defensive Coaches

* Defensive Coordinator – Teryl Austin * Defensive Line – Kris Kocurek * Defensive Assistant/Defensive Ends – Matt Raich * Linebackers – Bill Sheridan * Defensive Backs/Safeties – Alan Williams * Defensive Backs/Corners – Tony Oden * Defensive Quality Control - Steven Williams * Defensive Assistant/ Special
Special
Projects - George Godsey * Senior Coaching Assistant – Gunther Cunningham

Special
Special
Teams Coaches

* Special
Special
Teams Coordinator – Joe Marciano * Special
Special
Teams Assistant - Devin Fitzsimmons

Strength and Conditioning

* Head Strength and Conditioning – Harold Nash * Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Josh Schuler

Coaching Support Staff

* Director of Football Research/ Special
Special
Projects - Vacant * Director of Coaching Operations - Gina Newell

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AFC East
AFC East
BUF MIA NE NYJ North BAL CIN CLE PIT South HOU IND JAX TEN West DEN KC LAC OAK NFC East DAL NYG PHI WAS North CHI DET GB MIN South ATL CAR NO TB West ARI LAR SF SEA

DIVISIONS AND DIVISION RIVALS

Main article: NFL Western Conference

The Lions have been a part of multiple divisions and have had several division rivals in their existence. Their oldest rivals are the Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
and the Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
, whom they have been paired with in a division since 1933. The Minnesota Vikings have been in a division with Detroit
Detroit
ever since their inaugural season in 1961. Other notable longtime division opponents were the Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams (29 seasons from 1937–1966, except for 1943), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (25 seasons from 1977–2001), the San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
(17 seasons from 1950–1966), the Chicago Cardinals
Chicago Cardinals
(16 seasons from 1933–1949, except for 1944), and the Baltimore Colts (14 seasons from 1953–1966).

The Lions also have a preseason rivalry with the Cleveland Browns , dubbed the Great Lakes Classic. The two teams have been playing for The Barge Trophy since 2002. The Lions and Browns had a solid rivalry in the 1950s, when they met four times for the NFL championship ( Detroit
Detroit
won three of the matchups).

NFL WESTERN DIVISION: 1933–1949

* Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
(1933–1949) * Chicago Cardinals
Chicago Cardinals
(1933–1949, combined with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1944 as CARD-PITT) * Cincinnati Reds (1933–1934, suspended the final 3 games of 1934 for failing to pay league dues) * Cleveland / Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
(1937–1949, suspended play in 1943, moved to Los Angeles in 1946) * PORTSMOUTH SPARTANS / DETROIT LIONS (1933–1949) * Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
(1933–1949) * St. Louis Gunners (1934, the final 3 games only as a replacement for the suspended Cincinnati Reds) * Card-Pitt (1944, the combined Chicago Cardinals
Chicago Cardinals
and Pittsburgh Steelers team)

NFL NATIONAL CONFERENCE: 1950–1952

* Baltimore Colts (1950) * Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
(1950–1952) * DETROIT LIONS (1950–1952) * Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
(1950–1952) * Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
(1950–1952) * New York Yanks (1950–1951) / Dallas Texans (1952) (moved from New York to Dallas before folding, not to be confused with the American Football League
American Football League
team with the same name ) * San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
(1950–1952)

NFL WESTERN CONFERENCE: 1953–1966

* Baltimore Colts (1953–1966) * Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
(1953–1966) * DETROIT LIONS (1953–1966) * Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
(1953–1966) * Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
(1953–1966) * San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
(1953–1966) * Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
(1960) * Minnesota Vikings (1961–1966)

NFL CENTRAL DIVISION: 1967–1969

* Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
(1967–1969) * DETROIT LIONS (1967–1969) * Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
(1967–1969) * Minnesota Vikings (1967–1969)

NFC CENTRAL: 1970–2001

* Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
(1970–2001) * DETROIT LIONS (1970–2001) * Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
(1970–2001) * Minnesota Vikings (1970–2001) * Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1977–2001)

NFC NORTH: 2002–PRESENT

* Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
(2002–present) * DETROIT LIONS (2002–PRESENT) * Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
(2002–present) * Minnesota Vikings (2002–present)

RADIO AND TELEVISION

Main article: List of Detroit
Detroit
Lions broadcasters

RADIO

Main article: Detroit
Detroit
Lions Radio Network

The Lions' flagship radio station is WJR 760 AM. Dan Miller does play-by-play , Jim Brandstatter does color commentary , and Tony Ortiz provides sideline reports .

The team moved to WJR for the 2016 NFL season , ending a 20-year relationship with CBS Radio
CBS Radio
-owned WXYT-FM . The decision to part with WXYT was reportedly instigated by a demand by the team for the station to fire on-air personality Mike Valenti —who has had a history of making comments critical of the Lions during his drive-time show—as a condition of any future renewal. A CBS Radio
CBS Radio
spokesperson stated that their refusal was meant to maintain the station's integrity.

TV

Preseason

Main article: Detroit
Detroit
Lions Television Network

In 2015, WJBK
WJBK
took over from WXYZ-TV as the flagship station for Lions preseason games. The announcers are Matt Shepard with play-by-play, Rob Rubick and Nate Burleson with color commentary, and FOX2's Jennifer Hammond with sideline reports. Wraparound shows and preseason games are produced by Fox Sports Detroit
Detroit
which also airs replays of the broadcasts.

Regular Season

Regular season games are broadcast regionally on Fox , except when the Lions play an AFC team in Detroit, in which case the game airs regionally on CBS . The Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit
Detroit
is always televised nationally on either Fox(odd-numbered years) or CBS(even-numbered years). The Detroit
Detroit
Lions were the last NFC team to play on NBC, since they got football back in 2006 (the Lions at Saints game on December 4, 2011 marked their 1st appearance). The Lions' official regular season pregame show is The Ford Lions Report .

Blackouts

Main article: National Football League
National Football League
television blackout policies

The Lions' winless performance in 2008 and 2–14 season in 2009, coupled with the effects of the Great Recession in Michigan, led to several local broadcast blackouts, as local fans did not purchase enough tickets by the 72-hour blackout deadline. In 2008, five of the Lions' final six home games of the season did not sell out, with the Thanksgiving game being the exception. The first blackout in the seven-year history of Ford Field
Ford Field
was on October 26, 2008, against the Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
. The previous 50 regular season home games had been sellouts. The second home game of the 2009 season in which the Lions broke the losing streak (also against the Washington Redskins) was blacked out locally, as well as the comeback victory over the Cleveland Browns. The Lions had only one blackout in 2010, yet another Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
game, which the Lions won 37–25.

Games were also often blacked out at the Lions' previous home, the (perhaps oversized) 80,000-seat Pontiac Silverdome , despite winning seasons and the success and popularity of star players such as Barry Sanders .

SEE ALSO

* History of the Detroit
Detroit
Lions * NFL on Thanksgiving Day

* Metro Detroit
Detroit
portal

NOTES AND REFERENCES

* ^ " Detroit
Detroit
Lions Team Capsule" (PDF). 2016 Official National Football League Record and Fact Book. National Football League. July 15, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2016. * ^ A B " Detroit
Detroit
Lions statement regarding rebranding". Detroit Lions. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017. The updated logo and new typeface revealed online this morning are elements of a full rebranding which includes the removal of black from our brand identity. The rebrand will culminate with the unveiling of all new uniforms on April 13. Throughout the rebranding process, we made it a priority to emphasize our classic color combination of Honolulu blue and silver, which has been synonymous with the Detroit
Detroit
Lions since 1934. * ^ " Detroit
Detroit
Lions Team Facts". Pro Football Hall of Fame. December 29, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014. * ^ "21 Football Facts to Fake Your Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Street Cred". * ^ Griffith 2012 , p. 144. * ^ Griffith 2012 , p. 139. * ^ Kowalski, Tom (February 9, 2009). "Tom Lewand: Lions\' black uniforms discarded". The Grand Rapids Press . Retrieved April 25, 2016. * ^ "Lions Unveil New Comprehensive Brand; Team modifies team logo and uniforms and introduces new brand". Detroit
Detroit
Lions. April 20, 2009. Retrieved April 25, 2016. * ^ "Lions unveil new uniforms" (Press release). Detroit
Detroit
Lions. April 13, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017. * ^ ESPN NFL Attendance Report * ^ "Lions to retire Smith\'s No. 93 in \'09". ESPN. Associated Press. March 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-21. * ^ Baskin, Andy (August 18, 2011). "Baskin: Browns-Lions battle for \'Barge\' trophy". WEWS-TV . Retrieved 2013-08-10. * ^ Schudel, Jeff (November 22, 2009). "Great Lakes Classic has lacked luster since its beginning". The Morning Journal . Retrieved 2009-03-21. * ^ Detroit
Detroit
Lions Official Site: Detroit
Detroit
Lions Radio Network Affiliates * ^ "CBS Detroit: Lions censorship demands caused split". The Detroit
Detroit
News. Retrieved 20 November 2015. * ^ "Want to listen to the Lions in 2016? Tune in to WJR-AM". Detroit
Detroit
Free Press. Retrieved 20 November 2015. * ^ Kowalski, Tom (October 28, 2010). " Detroit
Detroit
Lions\' game on Sunday will be blacked out locally". MLive.com. The Grand Rapids Press. Retrieved October 29, 2010.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* Griffith, R. D. (2012). To the NFL: You Sure Started Somethin\': A Historical Guide of All 32 NFL Teams and the Cities They\'ve Played In. Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 978-1-4349-1762-1 . Retrieved November 25, 2016.

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* Founded in 1930 * Formerly the PORTSMOUTH SPARTANS (1930–33) * Based in DETROIT, MICHIGAN * Headquartered in

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