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William Clay Ford, Sr.

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  1. York on Lynch hire: Confident in something different

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    Mon, 30 Jan 2017

    31-84 with Millen as President and GM, from 2001 until he was fired in September 2008. Millen himself told William Clay Ford Sr . at the time " I'm not qualified ," for the position. In his NFL Films "A Football Life" biography, the

  2. Week 9 Notebook: Todd Gurley rewarding Rams' calculated risk

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    Fri, 6 Nov 2015

    were shown the door . Ford's son, Bill Jr., was expected by many to move into a commanding role when his father, William Clay Ford , passed in 2014. Instead, he shifted his focus to the family's auto business and his mother took control of the Lions

  3. Breer: Lions firings are 'unorthodox move' for midseason

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    Thu, 5 Nov 2015

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    things you go back to a gym cobble is fired into thorough when we retired 2013. And the people who did the iron back then. William Clay Ford was still alive and bill Ford junior was a major part of that process. Most people in the league and in the Lions organization

  4. Week 8 Notebook: Peyton Manning, NFL's biggest question mark

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    Fri, 30 Oct 2015

    unpredictability of the situation is the presence of Martha Ford, the 90-year-old owner of the team. When her husband, William Clay Ford , passed away in March 2014 , many inside the building and elsewhere in the NFL assumed his son, Bill Jr., would take

  5. Tom Brady at a 'Yoda-type level' these days; plus Week 6 notes

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    Fri, 16 Oct 2015

    But the ownership structure in Detroit makes it fair to raise some doubt. Caldwell was hired by the since-deceased William Clay Ford , and his son, Bill Jr., was a major part of the process. Bill Jr. said last week on Detroit radio that he's now

  6. Malcolm Glazer left winning stamp on Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Wed, 28 May 2014

    is the fourth NFL owner to die in the past eight months, following the deaths of Tennessee's Bud Adams, Detroit's William Clay Ford and Buffalo's Ralph Wilson. Glazer's death is expected to have almost no impact on the operations of the Bucs, though

  7. Ralph Wilson's passing has Buffalo Bills facing uncertain future

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    Fri, 28 Mar 2014

    weeks, owners mourned one of their own. The Buffalo Bills ' Ralph Wilson Jr. had made it to Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford Sr .'s funeral earlier this month, 10 days before his own death Tuesday at age 95 . Wilson's legacy was shining

  8. Automaker William Clay Ford Sr . couldn't make Lions hum

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    Mon, 10 Mar 2014

    Automaker William Clay Ford Sr . couldn't make Lions hum By ..... Columns > The football epitaphs for William Clay Ford Sr . will focus on the Detroit Lions ..... In recent years, Bill Jr., William Clay Ford Sr .'s son, has been steering

  9. Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford Sr . passes away

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    Mon, 10 Mar 2014

    Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford Sr . passes away By Kevin Patra ..... Detroit Lions owner and chairman William Clay Ford Sr . has died of pneumonia at ..... Considering Ford's legacy William Clay Ford Sr . brought great stability

  10. Martha Ford takes controlling interest in Detroit Lions

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    Mon, 10 Mar 2014

    family following the death of William Clay Ford Sr ., the team announced Monday ..... Considering Ford's legacy William Clay Ford Sr . brought great stability ..... a great job breaking down William Clay Ford Sr .'s legacy in Detroit

  11. Silver: 'Ford leaves the franchise in good hands'

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    Sun, 9 Mar 2014

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    definitely appreciates you have taken at the time and appreciate the inside look for mark but it's not. again the Lions owner William Clay Ford has passed away at the age of 88. A generous philanthropists and community leader will be missed not only in the city

  12. William Clay Ford Sr . passes away

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    Sun, 9 Mar 2014

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    pneumonia at his home son William Clay Ford junior issued this statement ..... company and the community. Said William Clay Ford junior executive chairman ..... to inspire us all. Again William Clay Ford senior died at the age of 88 we

  13. Remembering William Clay Ford Sr .

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    Sun, 9 Mar 2014

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    Lions and a tribute to their owner William Clay Ford . The family. And pulled with the ..... Michigan area. far you want to Okay. William Clay Ford was the grandson of The founder of ..... Football Hall of Fame in 1973. He William Clay Ford to his present here. He was captain

  14. Mariucci: 'I feel very proud to have known him'

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    Sun, 9 Mar 2014

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    gave me almost. When when I sit alone producers William Clay Ford senior almost fell out of my chair and the yeah. If ..... There intention. Was to win a championship. For William Clay Ford senior that was their first and foremost intention because

  15. Tony Dungy: Lions contacted me before Jim Caldwell

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    Wed, 15 Jan 2014

    assistant coach brings to the table. Before the hiring, it is clear that Dungy had a heavy influence over Lions owner William Clay Ford and the team's brass selecting Caldwell. "One time we had a phone conversation and we just talked about what they were

  16. Jim Caldwell hired by Detroit Lions as next coach

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    Tue, 14 Jan 2014

    to express how thrilled we are with the appointment of Jim Caldwell as our new head coach," Lions owner and chairman William Clay Ford said in a statement. "We believe Jim is the right man to lead our team and deliver a championship to our fans." "I

  17. Lions coaches, front office might be fired after finale

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    Sun, 29 Dec 2013

    not using them. By the end of the year the two sides -- they weren't really talking to each other." Owner William Clay Ford Sr . has been extremely loyal to his employees -- the most noteworthy being the contract extension given to former

  18. O'Brien to Houston, Schiano to Happy Valley?

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    Sun, 29 Dec 2013

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    coaches simply not using them by the end of the year the two sides there weren't really talking in Well we know owner William Clay Ford was extraordinarily patient and when it came to Matt Millen. His son bill Ford junior will be making see how patient he

  19. Martin Mayhew: Jim Schwartz and I are back for Lions

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    Wed, 2 Jan 2013

    back and write somebody's name down. "But no, as far as I know we're going to be back, and I've spoken to Mr. ( William Clay ) Ford . I've spoken to Bill, and we talked about our plans going forward, and we're certainly working on getting things

  20. Lions' Bill Ford: 'We're going to bring you a Super Bowl'

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    Thu, 18 Oct 2012

    careful to point out that he is not the team owner, but Bill Ford has been more out front publicly than his father William Clay Ford Sr . over the last few years. For many Lions fans , that's a welcome change. Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter

  21. Alex Karras, Detroit Lions legend, dies

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    Wed, 10 Oct 2012

    among the more than 3,500 NFL players suing the league regarding the treatment of head injuries. "On behalf of the William Clay Ford Family and the entire Detroit Lions organization, we extend our deepest sympathies to Susan, the Karras Family and to

  22. Talent takes backseat to desire in Lions' return to respectability

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    Tue, 28 Aug 2012

    were just trying to put a bunch of good days under our belt. That's the way to do it. You focus on working." Owner William Clay Ford emphasized to Lewand and Mayhew that they find someone with a common philosophy to be the head coach. So Lewand and Mayhew

  23. Former Lions CB Hunter dies at 56

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    Mon, 27 Aug 2012

    as a businessman, as a business partner with the Lions in recent years, and as a husband and father. On behalf of the William Clay Ford family and the entire Lions â organization, I extend deepest sympathies to Jamesâ wife Emmalene, son Javin and their

  24. Welcome to the wonderful world of fantasy football on NFL.com!

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    Thu, 16 Aug 2012

    fantasy drafts typically run in "serpentine" or "snake" style. Though I can't imagine Ralph Wilson making fun of William Clay Ford , the way fantasy owners trade barbs. And that was just the NFL.com magazine draft! Follow Fabiano on Twitter NFL

  25. Lions GM Mayhew set for most challenging offseason

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    Wed, 15 Aug 2012

    deal with those problems and figure out how to make those things work," he said. Mayhew has his job because Lions owner William Clay Ford believed in him three years ago when he put Millen's former assistant in charge. Mayhew said he and Ford speak two to

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