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First Rose Bowl in 26 years has Spartans fans in frenzy from Michigan to California

High above the corner of Hollywood and Vine a six-story billboard marked the territory: Our Team. Our Town. Our Time. Los Angeles Spartans Welcome You.

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Whether because of living in the shadow of the block “M” all these years or the psychological conundrum of Michigan State football fandom, supporters of the team are creating a kind of buzz out on the Left Coast like few in recent memory.

“Spartan fans in the past have always fought the ‘Same Old Spartans’ moniker,” Mark Hollis said, “and that’s something that we have fought for the last five years.”

Same Old Spartans as in, how will the team lose this week? How will the Spartans break our hearts? The certainty of doom is similar to what Lions fans endure. Now all that team needs to do is find its version of Mark Dantonio.

Dantonio, the leader of MSU’s football revival, carries himself with a subtle swagger and embraced the challenge of turning the Spartans into a winner from the minute he arrived in East Lansing in November 2006. He didn’t hide his desire to take on Michigan and told everyone he was going to change the culture.

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Detroit Lions running back goes from team security guard to active roster

Joique Bell worked hard to develop his football skills as he grew older and eventually got a scholarship to play for Wayne State in Detroit, about a three-hour drive east of his hometown. The summer before his freshman year he needed to make some money, so he became a security guard for the Lions during training camp.

Bell continued to be a training camp security guard every summer even when he went to college and had his own football practices to attend. He’d work nights for the Lions with a 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. shift, then wake up early for Wayne State practice, go to another security job on campus, and then back to training camp. He only worked during the summers, before classes started.

Bell’s hectic schedule lasted through his junior year of college until he decided he needed to focus more on school and his own football team as a senior.

After graduating in 2010, Bell jumped around several practice squads from the Bills to the Eagles to the Colts, then back to the Eagles, and then to the Saints — all in his rookie season. Once he got to the Saints, he found a little stability. He spent 90% of 2011 in New Orleans before getting hurt and being traded — back home to Detroit.

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The Detroit Lions have chosen BYU Defensive End Ezekiel Ansah as the 5th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Apparently finding a complimentary WR for Calvin Johnson or a RB that can last a whole season and be effective wasn’t important enough for them. You have to wonder how Ndamukong Suh will help to develop his new defensive teammate.

This kid has a ton of potential. However, I don’t think it is 1st round worthy. The Lions need more help in the secondary and O-line than anywhere else.

nfloffseason:

The Detroit Lions have chosen BYU Defensive End Ezekiel Ansah as the 5th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Apparently finding a complimentary WR for Calvin Johnson or a RB that can last a whole season and be effective wasn’t important enough for them. You have to wonder how Ndamukong Suh will help to develop his new defensive teammate.

This kid has a ton of potential. However, I don’t think it is 1st round worthy. The Lions need more help in the secondary and O-line than anywhere else.

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Michigan State's Will Gholston among those visiting Lions today

Here’s a list of the Lions’ known pre-draft visits so far. They have visits scheduled with West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin and Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan this week, and previously had a private workout with North Carolina offensive tackle Brennan Williams.

Offensive linemen: Eric Fisher, Chance Warmack, Brian Winters, Vinston Painter, Travis Frederick, Waddle

Running backs: Onterio McCalebb, Mike Cox

Wide receivers: Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson, Robert Woods

Tight ends: Michael Williams, Dion Sims, Travis Kelce, Juszczyk

Defensive end: Gholston

Linebackers: Manti Te’o, Jeremiah Green

Cornerbacks: Dee Milliner, David Amerson, Rashaan Melvin

Safety: Cody Davis

Punter: Sam Martin

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