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Jan
04

Barry Sanders Dunking at Slam Fest 1991

Barry Sanders and Ken Griffey Jr. dunking with two hands. Foot Locker dunk contest. Slam Fest 1991


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Dec
25

David Johnson ties Barry Sanders with 15th straight 100-yard game

SEATTLE -- Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson passed 100 yards from scrimmage in the final minute of Saturday's 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks, giving him his 15th consecutive 100-yard game, tied with Barry Sanders for the longest ...


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Dec
21

Barry Sanders' 2,000 yard game

On this day in 1997, Barry Sanders became the 3rd player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a single-season. The 2000 yard club now consists of 7 players including: Eric Dickerson - 2,105 yards rushing.Adrian Peterson - 2,097 yards rushin...


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Dec
05

OSU’s Sanders & OU’s Perine Win Big 12 Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine and Oklahoma State kick returner Barry J. Sanders have been named the Big 12 Offensive and Special Teams players of the week. Perine and Sanders were named winners of the awards Monday foll...


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Dec
05

Monday Musings: Lions look like legit Super Bowl contenders

At 8-4, Detroit certainly looks legit, but the final four games will be very telling for this team Are the Detroit Lions legitimate Super Bowl contenders? After Sunday, you have to say yes. Do you believe it? I know the New Orleans Saints aren't...


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Nov
22

Detroit Lions — Ten of the most memorable games played on Thanksgiving

ALLEN PARK >> Thanksgiving has always been special for the Lions. The game always has a certain feel to it. It’s nationally televised, it comes at a critical point in the season and afterward the turkey dinner awaits. For the standings, thi...


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Nov
22

Barry Sanders is the all-time Thanksgiving MVP

There have been plenty of incredible single-game performances during Thanksgiving Day. In 1976, O.J. Simpson rushed for 273 yards and two touchdowns in the Buffalo Bills’ 27-14 loss to the Detroit Lions. Randy Moss caught three passes for 16...


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Nov
14

Idle Lions Move Into First Place in NFC North

The Lions managed to have a productive bye week without having to do a thing. With losses by the Vikings and Packers on Sunday, the Lions moved into first place in the NFC North. After starting the season with five straight victories, Minnesota d...


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Oct
16

1991 Lions Honored at Halftime

Photos of the halftime ceremony honoring the 1991 Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 16th, 2016.   Source: Detroit Lions | www.detroitlions.com | October 16th, 2016


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Oct
15

Detroit PAL Clinic with 1991 Lions Team

Photos from Detroit PAL clinic with members of the 1991 Detroit Lions Team on Saturday, October 15th, 2016.    Source: Detroit Lions | www.detroitlions.com | October 15th, 2016


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Oct
15

1991 Lions Legends Dinner

Photos from 1991 Lions Legends Dinner that took place at MGM Grand Detroit on Saturday, October 15th, 2016.   Source: Detroit Lions | www.detroitlions.com | October 15th, 2016


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May
12

Back in the 90s, Barry Sanders dunked on fools

Professional basketball in America in the early-to-mid-1990s was special. No, I know what you're thinking, but that's not right. I'm not talking about Jordan or a cast of all-time greats permeating the league.The singular raison d'être for 90s bas...


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Apr
22

Barry Sanders easily best draft pick in Lions history

The Detroit Lions have never been to the Super Bowl, but the man who got the franchise closest to the title game, Barry Sanders, the No. 3 overall selection in the 1989 NFL draft out of Oklahoma State, is the best pick in team history.Why Sanders ...


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Mar
13

Barry Sanders appears at Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan fest

Barry Sanders made sure to wear a sport coat Sunday afternoon, even though the event he was attending didn’t require such attire. As a crowd of football fans gathered inside the Cox Business Center, some wearing jerseys with Sanders’ name on the b...


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Sep
20

OK State Climbs National Polls

STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State football team earned spots in both the USA Today Coaches and Associated Press polls released Sunday, moving up to No. 22 and No. 24, respectively.The jump in the polls comes following the Cowboys' 69-14 victory over...


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Sep
14

Ameer Abdullah Likened to Barry

  SAN DIEGO -- The Detroit Lions rushed for 26 yards on nine carries the last time they played at Qualcomm Stadium.They needed only one drive to beat that mark in Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, and finished with 69 yards on 16 carr...


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Charlie Sanders, Mel Farr

Barry Sanders has lasting memories of fellow Lions legends Charlie Sanders and Mel Farr for what they meant to the franchise as players and also for the impact they had on him as a young player and throughout his career. Barry Sanders has lasting...


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Remembering Nancy Davis

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 25 (Reuters) - Nancy Randolph Davis, a prominent Oklahoma civil rights activist who in 1949 became the first African-American to enroll at then segregated Oklahoma State University, has died at the age of 88, officials said on...


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Sanders' Favorite Running Backs

Welcome to the Built Ford Tough 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend Sweepstakes, brought to you by Bleacher Report.There are a number of legends to choose from, but who is the best of the best when it comes to running backs in toda...


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Sanders Highlights

  How many times Barry did leave us all wondering – How did he do that?     Source:  By Jeff Bilbrey | detroitsportsnation.com | November 24, 2014 http://detroitsportsnation.com/videos/video-barry-sanders-highlights/18246/


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50 years of NFL history

Their names resonate across generations: Dutch Clark, Barry Sanders, Calvin Johnson. Pretty much everyone has a favorite NFL player.Seeing the scope of how the NFL has grown and innovated over the decades, the plays that made history and the peopl...


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Barry: Getting into HOF tougher

The road to Canton likely will be more difficult for running backs, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders said in an interview with Shutdown Corner. Sanders, who was selected to the Pro Bowl for each of his 10 NFL seasons with th...


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Barry 'giddy' If Son Plays...

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Barry Sanders has a son of the same name in college and if he got the chance, he'd love to see Barry J. Sanders line up for the Detroit Lions one day. Not that Sanders the father pushed football on his son. Sanders said Tuesday ...


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TBT Heisman Trophy Pictures

What an amazing moment to be a part of. I'm so blessed and grateful to have been awarded this national honor. Work hard enough and your dreams will come true. Check out these pictures courtesy of the Heisman Trust* ...


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Sanders' 1997 Season

Dallas’ DeMarco Murray has opened the NFL season with four straight 100-yard rushing games, including a monster game against the Saints on Sunday night: 149 yards rushing on 24 carries. But Murray has a ways to go to set the NFL record....


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Remember Barry's 1st 100yard Rush

Barry Sanders had plenty of success vs. Chicago in 1989. (Getty Images)   You probably know Barry Sanders as one of the best running backs in NFL history, a man who made 10 Pro Bowls, who was named an All-Pro six times, a first-ballot Hall o...


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Barry Sanders To Sign Autographs

Detroit Lions Barry Sanders will appear at DC SPORTS at Lakeside Mall on Saturday, September 20 to sign autographs for fans. The appearance will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. Autograph costs range from $109 to $169 depending on what is being autogr...


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Sanders tributes to late Ford

The Detroit Lions kicked off the season tonight with a pregame tribute to late team owner William Clay Ford that included a video presentation, several great players from the past and his family at midfield. Barry Sanders, Joe Schmidt, Charlie ...


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1988 Season Stands Alone

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Perhaps the only one who saw Barry Sanders' unrivaled 1988 season coming was the coach at Oklahoma State's rival school. The year before, Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer was watching film to prepare for the Sooners' upcoming gam...


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Barry joining Heads Up Football

INDIANAPOLIS — Barry Sanders and Randy Gradishar have joined the growing list of former NFL players who want to promote USA Football's safety program, Heads Up Football. The program is designed to teach football coaches in youth leagues and at ...


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Lions Training Camp 2014

Barry Sanders has some advice for the Lions as they start training camp in a quest to win the NFC North. Get ready for a tough fight, and enjoy the battle. Sanders likes the attitude new head coach Jim Caldwell has brought, along with some posit...


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Top 10 NFL RBs Of All Time

Here are the best running backs in NFL history. Barry Sanders – The knock on Barry Sanders is the fact he never won a Super Bowl ring, but the guy played on some horrible Detroit Lions squads and still racked up the third most rushing yards of al...


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Lions Top 50: #1 Barry Sanders

1. Barry Sanders, RB, 1989-1998 Now, I understand that we all knew who was number one on the list of the Detroit Lions top 50 players of all-time, and frankly, it wasn’t even close. Sanders is now, and will forever be idolized in Detroit. He’s a...


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The Detroit Lions Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore has become the symbolic shrine where the best of the best reside and look down on all others in their respective sport.There is room for debate on who belongs on Mount Rushmore, but it is an exclusive club, restricted to four member...


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Barry Sanders among top NFL...

Like many of the other 10-year spans we've covered in Decades Month thus far, the 1990s were absolutely packed with great players, which made narrowing down the 20 best quite challenging -- as those who read my takes on the top talent from the '70...


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RB Position Has Changed

Barry Sanders never had a 50-catch season during his Hall of Fame career, but if the former Detroit Lions running back were playing in the NFL today, he said he thinks he’d be a bigger weapon in the passing game. “I would guess (they’d use me) pr...


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Lions Sign Ebron

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions signed first-round pick Eric Ebron to a four-year contract Friday. The North Carolina tight end was selected No. 10 overall. "It's amazing," said Ebron. "All your hard work, everything that you worked fo...


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Barry Sanders Is Everywhere

Back when Barry Sanders was with the Detroit Lions, he was a ghost away from the field. You never saw the guy. Now that he has been retired for 15 years, he’s everywhere. Commercials. ESPN shows. Soccer songs. Yes, soccer songs. Sanders deliver...


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How Would Barry Fare Today

It has been almost 15 seasons now since his abrupt retirement from the NFL, when Barry Sanders indicated he had enough of what had been going on with the Detroit Lions and chose not to play anymore.  Though there is a complete generation of fans ...


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25th Anniversary Gear

I have been making moves for the Detroit Lions and the NFL since 1989. 25 years have ran by since I was drafted. To commemorate this year, I am launching my new official gear - exclusively on BarrySanders.com.   Get my limited edition "Making Move...


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The Lessons of BS

The Lessons of Barry Sanders  by Andrew Sharp, Staff Editor at Grantland | April 14, 2014 Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit. From the ’80s Pistons to Bob Seger, Eminem to Miguel Cabrera, the Motor City is a rich ...


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ACT LIKE YOU'VE BEEN THERE

I love Thanksgiving.  It’s always been my favorite holiday.  I mean really, who doesn’t?  First of all, dinner is at like 1pm.  I’ll say it again, DINNER is at 1pm.  So, I can eat like a pig in the middle of the day, watch football, eat again, go ...


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BARRY NOT BITTER

Barry Sanders shows up at the Super Bowl week regularly the last several years as a paid spokesman. The former Detroit Lions running back makes his way through radio row, hits all the NFL shows and still uses the word “we” when discussing the Lio...


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BARRY ON JOIQUE

 Joique Bell grew up a Detroit Lions fan watching Barry Sanders run the football. What a treat it must be, then, for Bell to now hear the Hall of Fame running back talk about how much he enjoys watching him run the football nowadays. "Joique came ...


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BARRY CONFLICTED

Former Lions tailback Barry Sanders, shown running away from Minnesota defenders in his final season, says he's not sure whether the Lions' coaching change is enough to turn the franchise into a playoff contender. (MLive.com File Photo) NEW...


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FAN JERSEY

Barry Sanders says he likes the make-up of this year's Lions' team. (Photo: AP Images) The last time the Lions won a division title and hosted a playoff game was exactly 20 years ago in 1993. There's still a month of football remaining in the 201...


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ACTION FOR DETROIT

This WXYZ Community Action Team special, hosted by anchors Stephen Clark and Carolyn Clifford, takes a look at important community efforts in Metro Detroit and the businesses and organizations committed to making a difference in the region. The sp...


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THANKSGIVING MVP

There have been plenty of incredible single-game performances during Thanksgiving Day. In 1976, O.J. Simpson rushed for 273 yards and two touchdowns in the Buffalo Bills’ 27-14 loss to the Detroit Lions. Randy Moss caught three passes for 163 yard...


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