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  1. Lions give game balls to Ford family

    Michael Rothstein

    DETROIT -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Detroit Lions' 35-14 victory. Prior to the game, the Lions honored their late owner, William Clay Ford Sr., with a speech from actor Jeff Daniels, a video and the signing of "Anchors Awei...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  2. Lions Camp Report: Day 10

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Detroit Lions training camp: With receiver Calvin Johnson and tight end Eric Ebron -- two of Detroit's biggest offensive pieces both physically and in terms of usage -- not prac...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
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  5. Lions Camp Report: Day 2

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Detroit Lions training camp: One of the players making a big early impression in a position of competition is wide receiver Kevin Ogletree. Tucked in a tight battle with Kris Dur...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  6. Detroit Lions to wear patch honoring late owner William Clay Ford...

    Michael Rothstein

    Detroit Lions planning on wearing patches on their uniforms during the 2014 season with the letters "WCF" in white in the middle of the patch against a black football with one blue and one gray bar in the background.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  7. Lions history by the numbers: 50-41

    Michael Rothstein

    The series continues with Nos. 50-41. Most of the numbers came from research on the Detroit Lions' website, record books, and ESPN Stats & Information. The series continues with Nos. 50-41. Most of the numbers came from ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  8. Lions history by the numbers: 90-81

    Michael Rothstein

    We'll be looking at the history of the Detroit Lions from a little bit different perspective -- history through the numbers. Each weekday will feature a set of numbers counting down from 100. The series continues with Nos. 90-81. Most of the nu...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  9. Wilson had ties to Michigan, Detroit

    Michael Rothstein

    As the Detroit Lions continue to mourn the death of their majority owner, William Clay Ford Sr., one of his friends and fellow owners died Tuesday: Ralph Wilson. Wilson was a minority owner of the Lions in the 1950's -- before Ford owned the team ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  10. Ford Jr. commits to same ownership style

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions may have a new head of their organization, but vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. told reporters Monday morning at the NFL owners meetings that nothing is going to change when it comes to how the team operates. "I always felt that owner...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  11. Lions Mailbag: Free agency remnants, draft

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It has been a long, long week for the Detroit Lions since the last Mailbag. The Lions' owner, William Clay Ford Sr., died Sunday at age 88. Then there was free agency, where the Lions kept Joique Bell, Brandon Pettigrew and Ke...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  12. NFL Nation Buzz: Detroit Lions staff Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses the team's ownership moves after the death of William Clay Ford Sr. and what Detroit is looking to do in free agency....

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  13. Continuity key in ownership succession

    Michael Rothstein

    The continuity is key and considering how the Detroit Lions have been run over the past half-century, none of that should be a surprise. The Lions announced Monday morning that Martha Ford, the widow of William Clay Ford Sr., will now have control...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  14. Family of William Clay Ford Sr. to retain controlling interest in...

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions announced that controlling interest in the team will remain with the Ford family on Monday, one day after the death of longtime owner William Clay Ford Sr.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  15. Morning Roar: Death of William Clay Ford

    Michael Rothstein

    Good morning and ROOOAAARRR!!!! Free agency and the start of a new league year may begin Tuesday -- and we'll get to that over the next 48 hours here -- but Sunday's death of Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford Sr. rightfully dominated all other...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  16. Charlie Sanders reflects on his boss' death

    Michael Rothstein

    He was the man who paid Charlie Sanders' salary for years, the man Sanders looked upon as a father figure, a boss and a friend. He was the man Sanders wanted to have introduce him into football's greatest honor, enshrinement into the Pro Football Hal...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  17. A complicated legacy for Ford Sr.

    Michael Rothstein

    The legacy is complicated, one of both stability and ineptitude, of really wanting to win and being unable to come through on that desire. William Clay Ford Sr., the only owner the Detroit Lions have had during the Super Bowl era, died Sunday at a...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  18. William Clay Ford Sr., Detroit Lions owner, dies at 88

    Michael Rothstein

    William Clay Ford Sr., who helped steer Ford Motor Co. for more than five decades and owned the NFL's Detroit Lions, has died at the age of 88.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2014