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Easy. Obvious. I don't even take any pride in claiming this. All the drama was over at the last slide, because you knew when you opened this article that Barry Sanders was going to be at the end of it.
The man is respected, not just by Lions fans, but by football fans as a whole, as one of the greatest to play the game.
Just listen to a room full of Jets and Giants fans cheer for him at Radio City Music Hall as he announced the Lions' second-round pick in the 2011 draft.
The man has been retired for over a decade now, and he still gets an outpouring of love in what should be a hostile environment as though he were still one of the NFL's most popular players. Maybe he is.
But that's the kind of guy Sanders is and has always been. It was hard not to respect his skills, harder not to be in awe of them, and impossible to dislike him personally. Even the Lions' most bitter rival fans from his playing days, deep down, enjoyed watching Sanders redefine what the human body was capable of.
The sad thing is, we'll never see anything like it again, and the fact that he's so one-of-a-kind is how you know he's an all-time great.
After all, in over a decade since his retirement, have you ever heard anyone compare a player favorably to Sanders?