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ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been popular for a couple of generations now, from video games to animated series to even a recent live action movie.
So a lot of players would know exactly who the Turtles are -- and might have an opinion on them. Reader Ashley (@Ashley9V on Twitter) made the suggestion last week to ask Detroit Lions players who their favorite Ninja Turtle was.
Here are their answers. Have a question you want asked? Email email@example.com or shoot a suggestion over on Twitter @mikerothstein.
Wide receiver Corey Fuller: I like them all. I don’t know. When I was a kid, I used to watch all of them and I loved how they loved cheese pizza. I like them all.
Quarterback Dan Orlovsky: Probably Raphael, just because of the sound of the name. I liked them all. I was a big Turtle fan growing up. Maybe Leonardo, because of the name again. He wears blue. Maybe Leonardo. I’m probably a similar artist to Leonardo as well.
Reporter: Similar artist?
Orlvosky: No, I’m actually terrible. Doing stick figures. But that would be as far as I would go.
Punter Sam Martin: Who was the blue one? Yeah, Leonardo, actually. Because he’s blue. Blue is my favorite color. I was never a big Ninja Turtle guy, but when I did, you know how it was really cool when you were younger to have a favorite color and have everything be that favorite color?
Defensive tackle C.J. Mosley: Raphael. He was the coolest one and came off like a bully at the same time and was the first one to dive into a fight. He had to be the toughest one. He had the most swag.
Cornerback Nevin Lawson: I don’t know exactly his name but the one with the swords. The red [Raphaell. That’s him. I always liked how he did all the tricks and stuff with the swords.
Cornerback Rashean Mathis: I was a Michelangelo guy. I think because I was a younger brother. He was the youngest guy, so he was all sporadic and I had two older brothers. One of my brothers thought he was Raph, so being the youngest brother and the youngest spirit, I think that’s why I ended up liking Micaelangelo. When I watched the movie, it was fun to see.
Tight end Joseph Fauria: Which one’s the big one? Raphael. I saw the movie. Think Raphael’s the big one. I think. I don’t know. The big one.