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Calvin Johnson: ‘Retirement Would’ve Been Hard If Lions Were Contenders’

Retired Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is beginning to open up about why he suddenly decided to retire this offseason at age 30. His reasons on retiring sound a lot like what former Lions running back Barry Sanders said when he suddenly retired. In an interview with ESPN’s Michael Smith, Calvin Johnson had this to say: “If we would’ve […]

This Fan Looks Like Barry Sanders While Evading Dozens of Security Guards (Video)

It’s become pretty clear in the past few years that several NFL teams are suffering from a lack of talent at their skill positions. And with the draft failing to fill all those gaps, teams should be looking at undrafted free agents…like this guy. It’s hard to tell where he is, but he definitely throws security for […]

Former Lions WR Calvin Johnson: “I’m Not Coming Back” (Video)

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson abruptly retired after just nine seasons in the NFL much like former running back Barry Sanders did way back in 1999, both at the top of their game. Several years after Sanders retired, he finally admitted the Lions’ organization culture of losing was too much to deal with. During […]

Barack Obama About Ready To Jizzsplode All Over Campaign Trail

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

With the Democratic primary campaign getting closer to its exciting close (either Hillary Clinton clinching the nomination or Bernie Sanders creating a metamodern miracle of political transformation) President Barack Barry Bamz Obama is fixin’ to go out and do some campaigning for the sheer thrill of it all, according to CNN. President Obama is headed

FirstFreedoms.org Asks Trump, Clinton, Sanders To Listen to the CDC Whistleblower

Thompson, CDC Corruption and the 2016 Presidential Race -- First Freedom's Great New Resource Editor's Note -- Kevin Barry and FirstFreedoms.org have created a site to guide voters through the CDC whistleblower saga and its implications for the presidential election....

Why is there no Labor Party in the United States?

The improbable rise of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign presents an interesting question: why is Sanders, a self-proclaimed "democratic socialist," running as a Democrat? McGill University sociologist Barry Eidlin examines this question through an historical comparison with Canada, a country similar to the U.S. Show More Summary

Barry Sanders’ long-forgotten final game a precursor to retirement

This offseason, Shutdown Corner will travel down memory lane with a series of stories presenting some interesting and sometimes forgotten stories from the NFL's past. Join us as we relive some of the greatest and craziest moments inShow More Summary

Can Trump Raise Money Like Sanders?

“A senior adviser to Trump, Barry Bennett, said in a recent interview that the campaign could use online fundraising to make up for a lack of a traditional fundraising network,” BuzzFeed reports. Said Bennett: “He’s got 16 million followers on [...]

Gary Johnson: A Free Trade Bernie Sanders?

Another insightful essay by guest blogger, Myron Pauli: I’ve never limited myself to Republican and Democratic nominees since I cast my first Presidential vote writing in Barry Goldwater in 1972. No regrets on rejecting the decent but...Show More Summary

Barry Sanders Comments on Calvin Johnson, Retirement Trend in NFL

Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders joked Thursday night that he's going to spend the rest of the offseason trying to convince Calvin Johnson to come out of retirement. Jordan Heck of Sporting News passed along comments the 10-time Pro Bowler made during an interview with Steiner Sports about players walking away early. Show More Summary

Madden 16: Gold Medal Master Set Highlights Newest Ultimate Team Additions

4 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

image from EA Sports Want a 99-overall rated Barry Sanders in Madden 16 Ultimate Team (MUT)? If you're a MUT head, you probably do. On Wednesday, EA Sports announced two new additions/initiatives to the Ultimate Team collection. The Gold Medal Master set is now available in MUT and the entire release has [...]

Lions mum on whether Calvin Johnson is paying back bonus money

Like running back Barry Sanders, receiver Calvin Johnson has retired from the Lions with gas in the tank. Unlike Sanders, Johnson may not be paying back millions in bonus money. The team’s announcement of Johnson’s decision to retire explains that, as to his contract, “matters were settled to the satisfaction of the parties.” Technically, Johnson owed…

Jesse Ventura Says He Might Run For President If Bernie Sanders Isn't Nominated

Submitted by Barry Donegan via TheAntiMedia.org, Former independent Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, who says he is leaning towards supporting U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders for president in 2016, indicated that he is considering getting into the presidential race if Sanders fails to win the Democratic primary. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Gives Democratic Strategists The Vapors

As the old saying goes, if you’re taking flak, you’re over the target. The one big knock on Marco Rubio, despite his obvious strengths as a campaigner, has been about his toughness: that he was more Barry Sanders than Emmitt Smith, a dazzling open-field runner who couldn’t win at the goal line. Show More Summary

Barry Sanders Jr. to Oklahoma State: Latest Transfer Details, Comments, Reaction

Running back Barry J. Sanders, the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, announced Thursday he'll transfer to Oklahoma State, per Kyle Fredrickson of the Oklahoman. “They’ve got my full commitment and I’m looking forward to...Show More Summary

SciFi Weekend: The Flash; Captain America; Doctor Who; Manhattan; Gilmore Girls; Bernie Sanders & Larry David on SNL; Gloria Steinem

Barry travels to Earth-2 on next week’s episode of The Flash and, from the pictures released, some things are quite different over there. After many stories going both ways, it now looks official that he will also visit Supergirl. With the manner in which The Flash deals with alternative universes, this is leading to a [...]Show More Summary

Would Bernie Sanders get blown out in November? This political scientist doesn’t think so.

With the battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders turning to the question of electability in November, it’s often suggested that nominating Sanders could risk a blowout on the order of Barry Goldwater’s epic 1964 loss to Lyndon Johnson or George McGovern’s epic 1972 defeat at the hands of Richard Nixon. That’s because the political […]

Barry Sanders Comments on Calvin Johnson's Potential Retirement

As the Detroit Lions seem likely face a future without wide receiver Calvin Johnson, former running back Barry Sanders is speaking out about the potential ramifications for the franchise. According to Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News, Sanders said losing Johnson would be a grueling situation for the Lions: “It would certainly be difficult. Show More Summary

Could Calvin Johnson’s retirement not be permanent?

After Lions Hall of Fame tailback Barry Sanders abruptly retired, rumors of a return lingered for years. With Lions receiver Calvin Johnson reportedly retiring, the question becomes whether he’d consider returning after a year or so away from the game. It’s a possibility that emerged during a four-man PFT weave during Monday’s PFT Live on…

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