This Day in Football: Barry Sanders retires
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This Day in Football: Barry Sanders retires

On this date in football – July 28, 1999 – newspapers announced the retirement of Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, who left the game at age 31 – just 1,457 yards shy of Walter … MORE ►

This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Barry Sanders
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This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Barry Sanders

We’re improvising this birthday salute to Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders, who celebrates his 44th on this date in football, July 16, 2012.  To appropriately honor a back who perhaps better than … MORE ►

Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 4, Game 2
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Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 4, Game 2

We’re just one game away from the Championship in our Tournament of Touchdown Shots!

Who will go up against Marshawn Lynch’s Beast Mode touchdown run in the finals?  Will it be Barry Sanders run vs … MORE ►

Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 3, Game 1
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Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 3, Game 1

It’s time to decide which Films’ touchdown shot will be the first to advance to our version of the Final Four, in the Holiday Tournament of Touchdown Shots.

Today, one of the favorites – Barry … MORE ►

Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 2, Game 3
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Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 2, Game 3

Today in the Holiday Tournament of Touchdown Shots, the third matchup of the second round is up for grabs.

Barry Sanders’ iconic run against the Patriots faces off with the wild “Sea of Hands” play.… MORE ►

This Day in Football: January 5
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This Day in Football: January 5

The Detroit Lions are 1-9 in their last 10 playoff games, but it was on this day in 1992 that the Lions notched their last playoff victory. What a victory it was, as Detroit quarterback … MORE ►

Our Favorite Tweets from Week 16: The Men, The Myth, The Legends
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Our Favorite Tweets from Week 16: The Men, The Myth, The Legends

Editor’s Note:  John Marsh is back!  Below are a list of our favorite Tweets from Week 16.  But to get the full experience, listen to John’s podcast by clicking play on the player below!

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This Day in Football: December 21
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This Day in Football: December 21

On this day in 1997, Barry Sanders became just the third player in NFL history to break the 2,000 yard rushing mark in a single season, finishing with 2,053 yards.

Sanders ran for 184 yards … MORE ►

Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 1, Game 2
Holiday Tournament Bracket, Round 1, TCIPF Staff

Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 1, Game 2

The first game of round one looked like it was going to be an early upset.  Tomlinson’s Stiff-Arm (8) was beating The Catch (1) until a last minute turn-of-events happened and The Catch prevailed 57.39% … MORE ►

Looking Ahead: Lions – 49ers
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Looking Ahead: Lions – 49ers

This week we’ll look ahead to a game everyone’s talking about, the Lions and 49ers, by taking you back to a 1998 matchup of the teams, back when San Francisco was a perennial playoff contender.… MORE ►