William Clay Ford Sr
“We just felt it was kind of to honor Mr. Ford in his passing,” Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said.
Lions sideline reporter Tony Ortiz was baffled by the omission of Ford, and so were others, who expressed their surprise on Twitter.
Hanson said the Fords have done what it takes to win but that the people underneath them have been disappointing to them.
The Detroit Lions will stay in the Ford family.
Sanders said Ford desired a championship just as much as fans. “It’s what he wanted more than anything in the world.”
William Clay Ford, who helped steer Ford Motor Company into the modern era as an employee, director and influential member of the Ford family, died this morning at his home from pneumonia.
Say what you want about Lions owner William Clay Ford, Sr., but the man appreciates a special talent.