Carey went to Norfolk State. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Browns but was cut before he could even play in a preseason game. The Jaguars signed him, used him for a season -- he started 10 games -- then dumped him. The Lions signed him, dumped him, then re-signed him.
Jim Caldwell took the Colts back to the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning credits Caldwell with getting him his ring. These are all major obstacles that Caldwell will have to overcome if he's going to become a successful former Lions coach.
Last Thursday, the Detroit Lions did something they hadn't done in the previous nine years of their annual Thanksgiving Day showdown -- they won.
As it was in the 1890s, so it is in the 21st century, The NFL Century, that Thanksgiving remains "a holiday granted by the State and the Nation to see a game of football."
With three AFC North teams boasting a rather hilarious 4-6 record, the division is kind of wide open, and the Steelers actually have a shot at redeeming what began as a truly horrific season.
Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant's petulant, child-like antics during Sunday's 31-30 loss to Detroit showed that this is not a guy who gets it.
Sunday night, I smugly watched the amazing Max Scherzer throttle the life from the fearsome Boston Red Sox.
Athletes are acutely aware of the power that food has over the human body. When they're not training or competing, many of them are doing their part to make sure that no one is limited by hunger, malnutrition, or obesity-related health problems.
I feel bad for the folks in Detroit right now because it already sucks to live there, plus the Lions are usually bad, and with this new bankruptcy filing, it's just another blow to the hometown spirit.
The Detroit Lions hope that they won't need fourth quarter heroics to win two in a row and narrow the gap between themselves and the division-leading Chicago Bears. They could be hoping in vain.
A lot has been said about Chrysler's Super Bowl ad, featuring Clint Eastwood and Detroit. While the pundits talk about whether or not it was a campaign commercial, let me tell you what Detroiters really think about it.
The Lions needed everything to go right for them to win in the Superdome. By the time they hit the locker room at the half, their chances to put some doubt in the foregone conclusion was already missed.
Santa, can you please ask the powers that be to take a day off from the Tebowfication of America and please let us enjoy our holiday in peace?
In Detroit, there are three situations that occurred here recently that I believe speak loudly about our values. One of these events makes Detroit look good. The other two? Well, not so much.
More than the continued excellence of the Packers, more than the nail-biter between the Dolphins and Cowboys, and more than the Harbaugh family reunion, it is Ndamukong Suh's stomp -- unfortunately for the NFL -- that is the signature moment of the day.
I don't think that I will ever be able to root for any other teams than my own hometown favorites. My heart will always remain in Detroit.