Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, a.k.a. "Megatron," is perhaps the most dominant receiver in the NFL. Johnson will need to continue his dominance if the Lions hope to make that next step from just another good team to bonafide Super Bowl contender.
Founded as the Portsmouth Spartans in 1929, the Detroit Lions are one of the oldest franchises in the National Football League. Over the course of their long history, the Lions have won four NFL Championships (1935, 1952, 1953, 1957) but have yet to find their way to the Super Bowl. As of 2012, the franchise also boasted 16 players who were enshrined in Canton, OH, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The most famous of those players is unquestionably running back Barry Sanders.
Sanders joined the Lions in 1989 when they selected him with the #3 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Over his 10-year career, Sanders rushed for 15,269 yards with 99 rushing touchdowns. He was a ten-time Pro Bowler, a ten-time All-Pro, and four-time rushing champion and captured the Most Valuable Player Award in 1997. Although his 1998 retirement took many by surprise, Sanders remains an icon in the Motor City and had his #20 retired by the Lions.
One tradition that Sanders got to participate in every year of his career was the Lions' annual Thanksgiving Day game. Detroit, along with the Dallas Cowboys, get the honor of hosting a Thanksgiving Day game. It has become part of Lions fans' traditions as well, with families getting together to eat turkey and watch their Lions in action.
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