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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…

Calvin Johnson was both incredible and disappointing

Like Barry Sanders before him, Calvin Johnson is walking away from the NFL and Detroit Lions well before anyone expected him to.

Calvin Johnson Informs Lions He Plans to Retire

Detroit Lions fans have seen this movie before and its none too pleasing to them. About two decades ago, Barry Sanders retired at the top of his game at the tender age of 31 and Calvin Johnson has reportedly informed the team that he plans to retire at 30. As the years past, we’re seeing […] The post Calvin Johnson Informs Lions He Plans to Retire appeared first on Balltribe.

Report: Calvin Johnson told his family, Lions he plans to retire

What is it about the Detroit Lions and generational players retiring in the middle of their prime? It appears that Calvin Johnson could join Barry Sanders as Lions greats who walked away from football in their very early 30s, according to this report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Show More Summary

Calvin Johnson reportedly told Lions coaches and teammates he plans to retire

Johnson's potential retirement at age 30 is reminiscent of the surprising departure of Barry Sanders in 1999. Lions WR Calvin Johnson told coach Jim Caldwell that 2015 was his last season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Sunday. ItShow More Summary

When Barry Met Sandy, Obamacare for Millionaires, Jets Settle Cheerleader Lawsuit: P.M. Links

last weekNews : Reason

Bernie Sanders met with President Obama at the White House today, saying he had a “constructive” conversation with the president. Millionaires who retire early can take advantage of Obamacare subsidies. The United Nations has invited...Show More Summary


OBAMA AND SANDERS TO HOLD PRIVATE MEETING JUST DAYS BEFORE IOWA CAUCUSES. I’m sure Bernie will give Barry a serious piece of his mind over how badly he’s wrecked the economy and caused unemployment to skyrocket…

“What Sanders Doesn’t Say About Campaign-Finance Reform”

Francis Barry for Bloomberg View: For all of Bernie Sanders’ populist crusading against the political influence of “millionaires and billionaires,” when faced with a rare chance to pass major campaign-finance reform, he voted against it, putting the party’s biggest donors … Continue reading ?

Bernie Is Not the New Barry -- And That's a Good Thing

Bernie Sanders' surge in recent national polls, and hints he might win both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries, have brought inevitable comparisons to an insurgent candidate whose enthusiastic young supporters took Hillary Clinton by surprise eight years ago. Show More Summary

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh Once Again Prepared to Dominate the Offseason

In a season that's included an unprecedented quarterback controversy at Ohio State, the breaking of Barry Sanders' 27-year-old all-purpose-yardage record and seemingly more stunning finishes than any year in recent memory, only one team...Show More Summary

Will Calvin Johnson follow in Barry Sanders’ footsteps into early retirement?

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson sent shock waves through the NFL universe when he announced he was considering retiring from the NFL at age 30, but Mike Florio says there may be other factors at play here.

Calvin Johnson, 30, Contemplating Retirement From The NFL

Shocking news out of Detroit that WR Calvin Johnson has at least thought about the idea of retiring this year. The Detroit Lions already forced a guy named Barry Sanders to do so when he clearly had more years in him way back when. “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am […]

Would Lions' Calvin Johnson really consider retiring at age 30?

Could another Detroit Lions legend walk away before his best days are behind him? A generation after Barry Sanders walked away from the NFL after sending a fax to his hometown newspaper after the 1999 season, the franchise's best player...Show More Summary

Barry Sanders' son interested in playing running back for his father's alma mater

Good morning! This is the Read Option, your wakeup college football newsletter and your favorite sick spin move from a 1991-ish Eagles-Lions game. Barry J. Sanders, rising redshirt senior Stanford running back and Oklahoma native, is transferring. Show More Summary

B/R's NFL 20 for '20: Projecting Top 20 Running Backs in 2020

We don't like to think about what the NFL will look like without Peyton Manning, or Tom Brady, or even Drew Brees. But it will happen—and it'll happen soon. My generation didn't want to think about an NFL without Barry Sanders or Emmitt Smith, but along came Adrian Peterson. Show More Summary

Barry J. Sanders to Transfer from Stanford: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Former Stanford running back Barry J. Sanders will reportedly transfer this offseason. Jacob Unruh of the Oklahoman reported on Tuesday that Sanders “has received his release to pursue transfer opportunities, and Oklahoma State is aShow More Summary

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey broke Barry Sanders' yardage record. Now he's ready for a Rose Bowl encore

The Heisman runner-up wants to show he had a case for the award. When your regular season ended with a record that was thought to be unbreakable, what do you do for an encore in the Rose Bowl? We'll find out Friday afternoon when No....Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders: We Need A "Full And Independent Audit" Of The Federal Reserve

Submitted by Barry Donegan via, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders wrote an op-ed for The New York Times on Wednesday calling for the Federal Reserve to be audited independently by the Government Accountability Office on an annual basis. Show More Summary

Adrian Peterson jump cuts his way to 100th career touchdown

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Adrian Peterson is already well on his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he reached another milestone Thursday night. The Minnesota Vikings running back moved within four scores of Barry Sanders on the all-time list for rushing touchdowns when he juked multiple Arizona Cardinals en route to the end zone in the first quarter […]

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