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Holders of Detroit Lions tickets are the most optimistic fans in football. Despite its long history, the team has yet to make a Super Bowl appearance. Yet fans rush to buy Lions tickets every year, hoping that, maybe, this is our season. In spite of missing the ultimate goal, the team has an impressive history and many standout players.
The Detroit Lions go back to Portsmouth, Ohio where they played their first football game in 1929, later joining with other independent teams in 1930 to form the National Football League. They moved to Detroit and became the Lions in 1934, and have been thrilling fans ever since, making fifteen playoff appearances and winning four NFL Championships along the way. Members of the North Division of the National Football Conference, they now play their home games at Ford Field in Detroit where there are numerous hotels near Detroit Lions football games
to choose from. Holders of Detroit Lions football tickets were thrilled to be in attendance at the 75th anniversary celebration where they honored many of the team’s living legends.
Fans who found Detroit Lions tickets for sale in 1970 were glad they did when the Lions engaged in fourth quarter heroics to beat the Green Bay Packers and become the first wildcard team. Quarterback Greg Landry managed to find Charlie Sanders for a touchdown and Lem Barney capped the deal with an interception and 49 yard return. Roary the Lion does his best to incite the fans, but who needed encouragement when the legendary Barry Sims was on the field, becoming the third player in NFL history to surpass the 2000 yard rushing mark? Even in one of its worst years, the team made it worth buying Lions tickets in an exciting game against the Cleveland Browns. Quarterback Matthew Stafford seemed to be out of the game with an injury, yet escaped from team doctors after a Browns penalty and came back to lead the team to a one point victory. And what Thanksgiving Day celebration would be complete without the Lions on the field?
Great Lions through the years have included Billy Sims, Byron “Whizzer” White who eventually became a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Roger Brown, Alex Karras, Chris Spielman, Matt Millen, Herman Moore with three 100+ catch seasons, Erik Kramer, and kicker Jason Hanson. The Lions have many representatives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame including Lou Creekmur, Jack Christiansen, Dutch Clark, Dick "Night Train" Lane, Yale Lary, Bobby Layne, Dick LeBeau, Barry Sanders, Charlie Sanders, Doak Walker and Alex Wojciechowicz.
On-field tragedy occurred in the early 90s when Mike Utley suffered a career-ending injury, but the team responded by ending the season with a six game winning streak. In 1997 the scene was eerily familiar when linebacker Reggie Brown was injured during a tackle and lay motionless on the field for almost twenty minutes.
What will this season bring - more tragedy or final triumph? Buy your cheap Detroit Lions tickets here now and be ready for whatever the season has in store!