BARRY SANDERS BLOG

Jun-28

The Right Way To Talk To Your Kids About Divorce

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Divorce is difficult for everyone involved, but it can be especially hard on your children. Although you will be dealing with some confusing emotions and challenges, your kids are going to be hit just as hard by the abrupt changes in their life.It...


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Jun-20

Boys & Girls Club Visit

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

I had a great time talking with the kids at the Boys & Girls Club. I grew up going to the clubs as a kid and they taught me so much. It means so much to me to be able to go back and talk with the kids and show them support. 


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Jun-15

Barry J. Sanders Graduation

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

I couldn't be more proud of my son, Barry, for graduating from Stanford University! You have made all of your family and friends very proud. Keep going and continue working hard for your dreams. We love you!    Check out photos from this special ...


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Apr-04

Carrying The Right Attitude To Your Divorce

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

As I have repeated in past blog posts, divorce is a difficult process both in and out of the courtroom. The process is an emotional roller coaster from start to finish, and it continues even after the decree is signed. However, working to keep the...


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Mar-08

Farewell Calvin

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

I saw that Calvin Johnson announced his retirement from football today.  He was an amazing and rare talent both on and off the field, and I feel lucky to have been able to see him play. I hope that Lions and NFL fans will join me in celebrating Ca...


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Feb-24

Come Meet Me!

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Come see me Saturday, March 5, 2016! Click the link above for details! 


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Feb-02

Shielding Your Children From The Divorce

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

As anyone who has gone through divorce can tell you, the process of ending a marriage is difficult on everyone. Both sides are constantly in a place of uncertainty since neither has any idea how the whole ordeal will play out, which is a very stre...


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Jan-23

Let Kids Play Football, But Know Risks

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Ever since I retired from professional football in 1999, I’ve traveled the country as an ambassador for the game, and I’ve gotten a lot of different questions from parents of young players. It used to be that I’d get quizzed on diet or workout rou...


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Nov-16

Dealing with the Emotions of Divorce

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

No matter the reasons behind a divorce, it is inevitable that you’ll feel a sense of loss at some point. Divorce is a difficult process for anyone, and it will take its toll emotionally no matter who you are. Guys are raised and seem expected to b...


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Nov-12

Big Congratulations to Kevin Glover

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

I'm honored to have played with Kevin for 9 years in Detroit and just wanted to say congratulations for being inducted into the Maryland Sports Hall of Fame. 


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Oct-20

Hall of Fame Ring Ceremony at Ford Field

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Thank you all for your support throughout my career. It was incredible to be back at Ford Field this past Sunday and receive my Hall of Fame ring. I love this sport and my team. It was extra special because the Lions got the win for all of us alum...


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Sep-23

Co-Parenting Is Critical When Divorced

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

For any parent, your children should be your No. 1 priority in all aspects of your life, and that doesn’t change when you are going through divorce. However, with the complexities involved and the tensions that inevitably run high during this tryi...


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Sep-14

October 11th Signing - Chantilly, VA

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

I'll be attending the Collectors Showcase of America this year signing autographs for all the fans. If you're in Virginia on October 11th, stop by the Dulles Expo Center and say hi! Event details below: Sunday, October 11th Collectors Showcase o...


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Jul-28

Thank You Sponsors!

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

I wanted personally thank all who took part in my charity golf tournament this past weekend, especially the people who continue to make this tournament such a great success! This tournament holds a special place in my heart as proceeds go to benef...


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Jul-15

Presenting The Right Image 

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

It’s a pretty common belief that men and fathers receive the short end of the stick when it comes to family courts and that judges frequently display a bias in the courtroom. I was fortunate in that my judge was fair throughout the process and I b...


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Jun-17

Xbox E3 Event

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Big thanks to Microsoft and Xbox for having me at this year's Xbox E3 event. Had a great time teaming up with pro gamer Emmanuel Brito to take on the other competitors. Unfortunately, and a big thanks to me, we came in fourth out of four teams. H...


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Jun-08

The Importance of Trustworthy Divorce Representation

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Going through a divorce is tough for anyone because it’s usually a brand new experience and the process has a very steep learning curve. Additionally, everything depends on the circumstances specific to each couple, which means that every divorce ...


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Jun-02

Nat'l Sports Collectors Conv.

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

I'm going to be at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago on August 1st. Mail order pricing can be found on the Schwartz Sports Memorabilia website. Public autographic tickets can be bought through TriStarProductions.com. I would lov...


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May-06

Well Wishes for Cam

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Cam Cooper you are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep fighting.    


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May-04

Let's Tackle PBA

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

All - I recently shot a Public Service Announcement (PSA), an educational TV and radio spot, to further raise awareness of PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA), a condition that causes uncontrollable, sudden outbursts of laughing and/or crying in people wit...


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May-04

Steph Curry MVP

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Congratulations to Stephen Curry on winning his first MVP. Always fun to watch this young man play.


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Apr-30

Verizon Event

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Had a great time speaking to the Verizon team and valued Verizon customers yesterday. Met some great people, thanks Verizon!  Eric Cevis, President of Verizon Wireless


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Apr-21

Mediation: An Surprisingly Effective Alternative to Divorce Court

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Like most people out there going through divorce for the first time, I was very unprepared for the reality of how the process works. Having no real-world experience, I just assumed it automatically ends up with both sides slugging it out in front ...


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Mar-31

My Children Mean Everything to Me

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Like most fathers out there, my children are the most important aspect of my life. That is why when I went through a divorce several years ago, I was very worried about how the transition and change of ending my marriage would affect the daily liv...


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Jan-21

Tackle PBA

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

As you know, there’s been a lot of attention recently on the effects of sports-related brain injuries, yet PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA), a neurologic condition that causes uncontrollable, sudden outbursts of laughing and/or crying, is absent from the...


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Jan-05

Cordell & Cordell

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Many out there might think that being a Hall of Fame football player grants certain privileges off the field. While notoriety may have its benefits to some extent, I can tell you first hand that going through a divorce is not one of them. When I ...


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Dec-31

Caption This Pic

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

The winner of last week's Caption This Pic is Darreon Hollis. Please email contact@barrysanders.com to get your gear. Go to my Facebook page to see this week's new pic and don't forget to comment with your caption for a chance to win. https://w...


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Dec-24

Caption This Pic

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

The winner of last week's Caption This Pic is Mark Cole. Please email contact@barrysanders.com to get your gear. Go to my Facebook page to see this week's new pic and don't forget to comment with your caption for a chance to win. https://www.face...


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Dec-20

'Tis the Season

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

One of my favorite times of the year. Playoff football is fast approaching and the holiday season is a great time to spend around family and friends. I hope you all find time to relax and enjoy those around you. I am grateful for you fans and for...


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Dec-20

Throwback Thursday

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Mean muggin' back in the Oklahoma State days. #tbt  


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Dec-18

Fan Friday

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Send me your pics in my gear and I'll be reposting on Fridays for #FanFriday. I have you covered, check them out HERE. Thank you Jason Jolley for your service to this great Nation!


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Dec-17

Caption This Pic

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

The winner of last week's Caption This Pic is David Riddle. Please email contact@barrysanders.com to get your gear. Go to my Facebook page to see this week's new pic and don't forget to comment with your caption for a chance to win. https://www...


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Dec-10

Caption This Pic

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

The winner of last week's Caption This Pic is Chis Moore. Please email contact@barrysanders.com to get your gear. Go to my Facebook page to see this week's new pic and don't forget to comment with your caption for a chance to win. https://www.f...


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Nov-19

Caption This Pic

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

The winner of last week's Caption This Pic is R.c. Sickler. Please email contact@barrysanders.com to get your gear. Go to my Facebook page to see this week's new pic and don't forget to comment with your caption for a chance to win. https://www...


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Nov-12

Throwback Thursday

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

 #TBT Look at how beautiful my mom is in this picture. 


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Nov-11

Caption This Pic

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

The winner of last week's Caption This Pic is Doug Harris. Please email contact@barrysanders.com to get your gear. Go to my Facebook page to see this week's new pic and don't forget to comment with your caption for a chance to win. https://www....


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Nov-06

Throwback Thursday

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

#tbt Detroit City Sports signing. Appreciate all the support.


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Nov-05

Caption This Pic

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

The winner of last week's Caption This Pic is Nathan Wills. Please email contact@barrysanders.com to get your gear. Go to my Facebook page to see this week's new pic and don't forget to comment with your caption for a chance to win. https://www...


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Oct-31

Fan Friday

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Send me your pics in my gear and I'll be reposting on Fridays for #FanFriday. I have you covered, check them out HERE. Alberto Vasquez sporting my jersey in the office for Fan Fridays. Thank you Alberto! 


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Oct-24

Fan Friday

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Send me your pics in my gear and I'll be reposting on Fridays for #FanFriday. I have you covered, check them out HERE. Glad I got to spend some time a while back with the Discala family at their home. You can even see my jersey framed on the wall...


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Oct-22

Throwback Thursday

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

#TBT to my annual Golf Classic charity event. Had a great time with these guys and we were able to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club.


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Oct-16

Throwback Thursday

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Focused and Hungry. Work Hard and Stay Humble. #tbt


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Oct-15

Caption This Pic

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

The winner of last week's Caption This Pic is Justin Saunders. Please email contact@barrysanders.com to get your gear. Go to my Facebook page to see this week's new pic and don't forget to comment with your caption for a chance to win. ...


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Sep-29

Thoughts on Lions Week 5

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Last week the lions held together and were able to close out the Jets. I think the Jets are a better team than their record shows so far. They are 1-3 but have an extremely tough defense that likes to put teams under a lot of pressure. They blitz ...


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Sep-25

Throwback Thursday

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Throwback to getting the last 4, 2, and the winner correct for the Madden15 cover vote. I got 7/8 correct the round before too. Had AJ Green over Jamal Charles. Going to go for 100% correct board next year. 


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Sep-24

Caption This Pic

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

The winner of last week's Caption This Pic is Chris Samartino. Please email contact@barrysanders.com to get your gear. Go to my Facebook page to see this week's new pic and don't forget to comment with your caption for a chance to win. https://ww...


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Sep-17

Caption This Pic 09/10/14 Winner

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

The winner of last week's Caption This Pic is Camdin Crouse. Please email contact@barrysanders.com to get your gear. Go to my Facebook page to see this week's new pic and don't forget to comment with your caption for a chance to win. https://www....


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Sep-12

Tribute to William Clay Ford

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Before the Lions season opener vs. the NY Giants on Sept. 8th, I participated in a tribute to the late William Clay Ford. Some greats of the game including Charlie Sanders, Joe Schmidt, Jason Hanson, and Doug English were also present. I'm honore...


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Sep-10

Caption This Pic 09/03/14 Winner

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

The winner of last week's Caption This Pic is Jake Anthony. Please email contact@barrysanders.com to get your gear. Go to my Facebook page to see this week's new pic and don't forget to comment with your caption for a chance to win. https://www.f...


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Sep-09

Tuesday Trivia

POSTED BY: BARRY SANDERS

Week 1 of the season is now over. Felt good to be watching competitive football again. You bet I watched my Lions take on the Giants last night. This week's question is, "What was the score of the Lions vs Giants game last night?"   This week...


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