Barry Sanders

Who are the 10 Greatest Players Never to Play in a Super Bowl?

LaDainian Tomlinson is the latest Hall of Famer who never got the chance to play on Super Sunday
Who are the 10 Greatest Players Never to Play in a Super Bowl?

While Tom Brady is on the cusp of playing in his record ninth Super Bowl, some of the NFL's greatest players never even made it to the big game, let alone win the Lombardi Trophy.

Barry Sanders Talks Thanksgiving Football and Eight-Legged Turkeys

Plus, a sweet treat recipe for Turkey Day
Thanksgiving's favorite player, Barry Sanders, and a sweet treat recipe for Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is about food — and football. This year’s NFL lineup includes the Bears at Lions (CBS, 12:30 p.m. ET), Redskins at Cowboys (FOX, 4:30 p.m. ET) and Falcons at Saints (NBC, 8:20 p.m. ET). But for fans of a certain age, Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders, 50, was the highlight of Thanksgiving Day during his Hall of Fame career. We caught up with the 1988 Heisman Trophy winner and 1997 NFL MVP to talk Turkey Day.

 

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10 Most Memorable Thanksgiving Day Moments in NFL History

Nearly 100 years of Turkey Day football has produced many great moments
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10 Most Memorable Thanksgiving Day Moments in NFL History

A general view in America is that the NFL owns a day of the week in Sunday. By that rationale, the league also owns one holiday of the year in Thanksgiving. It’s hard to think of Turkey Day without the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, and now that third night game popping into your head.

 

Barry Sanders Talks Heisman Trophy, Thanksgiving Football and Tostitos

Heisman Trophy winner and NFL MVP Barry Sanders is ready for some football.
Heisman Trophy winner and NFL MVP Barry Sanders is ready for some football.

Barry Sanders, 50, is arguably the greatest running back in football history. Sanders was the 1988 Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma State and 1997 NFL MVP during his 10-time Pro Bowl career with the Detroit Lions. These days, he’s enjoying his retirement from the comfort of his couch, snacking and watching the next generation of football stars.

 

Emmitt Smith Talks Super Bowl, Teen Driver Safety and the Dallas Cowboys

One-on-one with Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl winner Emmitt Smith
One-on-one with Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl winner Emmitt Smith

Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith had plenty of tread on his tires, so to speak, during a 15-year NFL career that included three Super Bowl wins with the Dallas Cowboys and a record 18,355 career rushing yards. Smith, 48, has recently teamed with Michelin to share best practices for coaching teen drivers during National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 15-21).

 

Who are the 10 Greatest Players Never to Play in a Super Bowl?

Barry Sanders is one of several Hall of Famers that never got a chance to play on Super Sunday
Who are the 10 Greatest Players Never to Play in a Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl may be the NFL’s biggest game, but only two teams get the opportunity to share this stage each season. Because of this, many of the game’s greatest players, including members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, were never given an opportunity to play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

8 Classic Thanksgiving Moments for the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions

The Dallas Cowboys' Leon Lett was a Thanksgiving Day turkey in the snow back in 1993.
<p> Best and Worst Thanksgiving Day Moments: Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, including Leon Lett's mistake in the snow in 1993, Jerome Bettis and Phil Luckett's coin toss confusion in 1998, Randy Moss' three-touchdown game in 1998, Jason Garrett's duel against Brett Favre in 1994, O.J. Simpson's record-breaking effort in 1976 and Ndamukong Suh's stomp heard round the world in 2011.</p>

Just like the crazy uncle with the nonstop inappropriate jokes or the aunt with the barely edible green bean casserole, the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys are welcome additions to the holiday family gathering even though they will probably provide an awkward moment or two.

Here are a few of the noteworthy Thanksgiving Day memories from the Lions, whose first Turkey Day game was in 1934, and Cowboys, who first sat at the table in 1966.

10 Best Players Never to Play in the Super Bowl

These Hall of Famers never played on Super Sunday
These Hall of Famers never played on Super Sunday

The Super Bowl is The Big Game in the NFL. But many of the game’s greatest players never took the field with the Vince Lombardi Trophy on the line. This year, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey and Seahawks "Beast Mode" running back Marshawn Lynch headline the list of first-time Super Sunday participants in Super Bowl XLVIII. These all-time greats, however, were not so lucky.

Ranking the NFL’s 2,000-yard Seasons

10 Craziest Parents in Sports

These moms and dads crossed the line at some point during their kid’s sports career.
<p> The craziest parents in sports, including Marv Marinovich, Richard Williams, Earl Woods, William Sanders, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., Lynn and Rick Raisman, Cecil Fielder, Minna Wilson, Andrea McDonald and A.P. Indy.</p>

The craziest parents in sports have all had strange twists and turns along the way to fame or infamy. Many plotted every step of their child’s life. Others got in the way. Some were successful. Some failed. Every one of them made their kid’s journey a wild ride — for better or worse.

1. Marv Marinovich, father of Todd Marinovich

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