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Silverdome urinals for sale, but don’t ask Barry Sanders to sign one

What do you get for the Lions fan who has everything? If he’s already got the Lions’ terrible 2013 calendar or a shirt commemorating their undefeated 2008 preseason, you could buy him a Silverdome urinal. Yes, the owners of the Pontiac Silverdome, the once state-of-the-art stadium that has been largely vacant since the Lions moved…

Retiring at 26: Rashard Mendenhall Explains Why

Leave the audience wanting more remains a basic rule of show business. Like running backs Robert Smith, Barry Sanders, and Jim Brown before him, Rashard Mendenhall retires from football still hearing cheers. But he doesn’t want you to call him an entertainer. Show More Summary

PFT One-on-one: Sanders thankful for his career

Barry Sanders joins Erik Kuselias and Mike Florio to discuss the Super Bowl, the hiring of Jim Caldwell and the running backs he enjoys to watch.

PFT on NBCSN: Barry Sanders, Alfred Morris, Connor Barwin, Ike Taylor

Running backs past and present will be front and center on Thursday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. Hall of Famer Barry Sanders will discuss how he thinks Super Bowl XLVIII will play out on Sunday when he joins the crew for a conversation. We’ll also catch up on what one of the greatest…

No, Barry Sanders Was Not Asleep At The Heisman Ceremony

last yearSports : Deadspin

While the interviews are boring, that was not Barry Sanders asleep at the Heisman Award ceremony. He's clearly texting. Now, on to the real news: Jordan Lynch just shit all over New York pizza on live television. Read more...

Barry Sanders Will Send Beaten Lions Fan a Signed Jersey

Paul, a Detroit Lions fan, wore a Barry Sanders jersey to Philadelphia last Sunday when the Eagles hosted the Lions and was involved in an unfortunate incident because of his gear. He was beaten unconscious by some Eagles fans whileShow More Summary

LeSean McCoy's Career Season Has Been a Team Effort

Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro LeSean McCoy often reminds people of Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders. Not unlike Sanders, McCoy is practically untouchable in the open field, and he has an uncanny ability to turn broken plays into huge gains. Show More Summary

Heisman Heroes: Watch Barry Sanders Break Ankles

On this day 25 years ago, Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders won the Heisman Trophy. In his junior season, Sanders ran for 2,628 yards and scored 39 TDs. The future Hall of Fame inductee was drafted No. 3 overall by the Detroit...Show More Summary

This Day In Sports History (December 3rd) — Barry Sanders

It was on this day in 1988 that Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders was named the Hesiman trophy winner.  Sanders beat out Rodney Peete and future Hall-of-Famer Troy Aikman, who finished second and third in the voting, respectively. Barry Sanders’ 1988 college football season is considered by many to be one of the greatest […]

Lions had best rushing day since Barry Sanders’ 2,000-yard season

The Lions didn’t just run the ball well on Thursday against the Packers. They ran better than they had since Barry Sanders was in Detroit. According to the team’s website, the Lions’ 241 yards on the ground against the Packers represented the highest rushing output since the Lions gained 249 yards against the Colts on…

The Black Album Turns 10

How big of a deal was Jay-Z in 2003? Big enough that when he announced The Black Album would be his last, he rightfully drew comparisons to Michael Jordan, Jim Brown, and Barry Sanders, legendary athletes who stepped away from the game at the peak of their powers. Big enough that everyone from the hip-hop [...]

Barry Sanders: Players Used To Decide When To Return From Concussions, Not Doctors

Barry Sanders remembers a time when concussions were so lightly regarded that the decision of when to return to the field was up to the players themselves, not team doctors. Sanders responded to the news this week that legendary running back Tony Dorsett has expressed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition brought on... Show More Summary

Gio Bernard Went Barry Sanders on the Dolphins For the Best NFL TD Run This Year

last yearSports : The Big Lead

Gio. Bernard. I counted four missed tackles, including two in the backfield for a loss. Once the rookie from North Carolina got loose on (...)

Ray Lewis Thinks Adrian Peterson Might Pull a Barry Sanders and Retire Early

The Minnesota Vikings are wasting Adrian Peterson and those precious legs of his. Ray Lewis noticed this and went so far as to surmise the great running back might be better served pulling a Barry Sanders—who stopped running and instead...Show More Summary

Barry Sanders thrilled about what he sees out of his former team, the 3-1 Detroit Lions

Despite a controversial and sudden retirement, Barry Sanders is still heavily invested in the Detroit Lions. The Hall of Fame running back speaks about his former team like any fan would. And he's a big fan of what he sees this season,...Show More Summary

Barry Sanders Jr. Resembles His Dad On The Football Field

Barry Sanders' son, Barry Sanders Jr., plays running back at Stanford University. Sanders Jr. is coming into his own in his second year at Stanford. But it's hard not to think of his dad when he does things like this (video via Yahoo! Sports): Join the conversation about this story »

Stanford's Barry Sanders Jr. Shows He Has Moves Like His Dad

Stanford Cardinal running back Barry Sanders Jr., son of the great Barry Sanders, throws a sick juke on a Washington State defender. Just like dad used to do. Read more College Football news on

Youth Football Player Beats Five Defenders With Spin Moves And Scores A Crazy Touchdown

The young football player in this video pulls Barry Sanders like moves to put on a clinic against a defense that can only grab air when trying to tackle him. As the featured player, Malik, and his friends/family do a little commentary on the video, the young phenom wearing #20 makes five or six defenders miss en route to a touchdown. Show More Summary

Get Ready Detroit! Superman is Coming!

2 years agoHumor : Nerd Bastards

The city of Detroit has endured ceaseless hardships — the loss of Axel Foley, the early retirement of Barry Sanders, a 16% unemployment rate, a monster feral hellcat, and bankruptcy — but now, now they will face their greatest challenge in the form of Superman. Yes, the untitled Man of Steel sequel, aka the Batman/Superman [...]

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