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Lions Pick 4 for the Lions Mt. Rushmore...

Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by Nemo, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Nemo

    Nemo Over 60 Club Forum Donor

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    Yea, that's right. Pick your 4 all-time Detroit Lions football players.
    Pick them for any reason. Be ready to defend your choices against fellow fans.
    Even former fans of the Lions may participate.
     
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    round All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Barry Sanders
    Megatron
    Billy Sims
    Utley

    I have to have seen them play, so sorry to many great Lions of the past... Utley may not deserve by his on the field play, but his inspiration off the field earns him a nod from me. If and when Detroit gets a Superbowl win I'm sure I'll knock Billy and Utley off the list for somebody vital to bringing the prize home.
     
  3. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion

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    Kevin Glover
    Chris Spielman
    Barry Sanders
    Megatron
     
  4. Nemo

    Nemo Over 60 Club Forum Donor

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    Let's see.....Barry's team had a few good players for your consideration.

    Al "Bubba" Baker..................... Don Doll ......................Harley Sewell
    Roger Brown ............................David Sloan................. Brett Perriman
    Charlie Sanders ........................Terry Barr ...................Ed Flanagan
    Billy Sims .................................Mel Farr .......................Gail Cogdill
    Lou Creekmur ..........................John Gordy................. Kevin Glover
    Dick LeBeau .............................Nick Pietrosante .........Jim David
    Doug English ............................Greg Landry ...............Herman Moore
    Yale Lary ...................................Jerry Ball ....................Lomas Brown
    Dick "Night Train" Lane ..........Eddie Murray ..............Chris Spielman
    Jason Hanson ..........................Mel Gray ......................Doak Walker
    Alex Karras ..............................Jack Christiansen ........Lem Barney
    Calvin Johnson ........................Bobby Layne ................Joe Schmidt
     
  5. Nemo

    Nemo Over 60 Club Forum Donor

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    Let's see...........

    Bobby Layne
    Lem Barney
    Mel Gray
    Alex Karras
     
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Sanders, Hanson, Karras and Barney
     
  7. Nemo

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    nice...............
     
  8. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion

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    I only learned about football in the 90's, so my selection is from the past 15 or so years.
     
  9. BillLaimbeer

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    1. Barry Sanders (this one is automatic)
    2. Joe Schmidt (greatest Lion defender of all time)
    3. Bobby Layne (QB that led Detroit to 3 NFL championships)
    4. Lem Barney (corner/punt returner, 7 Pro Bowls, 7 All-Pro teams)

    Calvin Johnson will move into this list if he continues what he has been doing....
     
  10. Nemo

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    Gutsy call.........3 from the deep past.
     
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    1) Barry Sanders
    2 Eric Hipple
    3) Wayne Fontes
    4) Dexter Bussey
     
  12. Nemo

    Nemo Over 60 Club Forum Donor

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    I did consider "Night Train"...voted the best all-time defensive back with Deion Sanders...
    but his best years were with other teams.

    Actually, the list contains many quality names.
     
  13. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Oh yeah, that's Barry Sanders, not Charlie
     
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    I saw Lem Barney play, so it's not "deep" past. lol

    You did say all-time team.
     
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    I'll go with:

    Barry Sanders
    Joe Schmidt
    Calvin Johnson
    Bobby Layne

    My alternate in place of Calvin (need more time with him) would be Jack Christiansen

    That's three guys from the last Lions NFL champions. And I saw them play!
    "Hardly a person is yet alive ...."

    You could even make another very good team with:

    Doak Walker
    Yale Lary
    Lou Creekmur
    Leon Hart

    All also from the 1950's NFL champs!

    You could even add Dutch Clark!
     
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    Any list has to have Sanders and Layne.
     
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    never saw LAYNE play
    Barney
    C. Sanders
    B. Sanders
     
  18. Darth Tater

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    Is C. Sanders the colonel? J/k

    Layne

    B. Sanders

    Karras

    Hanson

    (Almost same as Dre's list). I wouldn't have thought of Hanson).

    Alternates are Sims and then Spielman

    Sentimentals: in order are Barney, Farr, Charlie Sanders, Landry, and Monte Clark. :)

    (Nice thread nemo... Just noticed it).
     
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    Mogilny All-Star Forum Donor

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    It is a sad franchise when one of the Mt Rushmore candidates is a kicker.
     
  20. Nemo

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    Many Lion fans won't understand your point. Jason Hanson has been the only enduring bright spot the last 20 years.
    He's the only Lion in 20 years besides Barry who approaches NFL all time status when it comes to career stats........
    Our stars tend to fizzle after a short burn....but yea....kinda sad when you think about it.
     
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