Feeling the roar of the crowd

The Lions have been a perpetual disappointment in Detroit, but could this be the year they restore the roar?

Updated: August 31, 2005, 11:31 AM ET
By David Fleming | Page 2

They hand out security badges now for visiting media at the Detroit Lions practice facility. But my first day in town I didn't bother to wear mine because, honestly, it's been my experience that no one in their right mind would actually want to sneak into a Detroit Lions function. In fact, the last time I was back home to cover the Motor City Kitties was 1999 when some of the finest gentlemen in the game -- Bobby Ross and Barry Sanders -- were desperately trying to escape from the team.

I'll ...

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