Good morning and ROOOOAAARRR!!!!!
It is a story almost 40 years old now, but one that still is as tough to read as it would be when it actually happened. It's one not often talked about, but it is one that is part of the legacy of the Detroit Lions.
This is the story of former Detroit Lions wide receiver Chuck Hughes, the only NFL player to die during a game.
Les Carpenter, in his last story for Yahoo!, traced back the story of Hughes from how he entered the league to the chilling moment when he collapsed.
"At the 15-yard line he locked eyes for a moment with legendary linebacker Dick Butkus, then his eyes rolled in the back of his head and he collapsed on the turf," Carpenter wrote. "For a moment many of the players thought he was faking an injury, a common practice in those days. But then Butkus waved wildly toward the benches."
This is just some brilliant work from Carpenter, who did meticulous research and reporting in this story.
And now a trip around the Interwebs in search of Lions news:
The Lions still lead the league in drops, which is an issue. David Akers understands why the Lions had tryouts at kicker. Calvin Johnson is closing in on Herman Moore's team receiving yards mark. Our double coverage preview of the Lions-Eagles game and Ten(ish) Questions with...RB Theo Riddick.
Reggie Bush says the Lions can dominate any defense, writes Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez in the Detroit Free Press.
Matthew Stafford spreads it out as a passer, writes Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.
Bush is fine with bad weather in Philadelphia, writes Justin Rogers of MLive.
Philly's fast-paced offense the next test for Detroit, writes Noah Trister of the AP.