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January 7, 2002 | Associated Press
The Detroit Lions were 116-92-1 (.556) at the Silverdome, which opened in 1975 and played host to the Lions' final game on Sunday. A look at some memorable events that took place there: * 1975: Elvis Presley performed in a stadium for the last time here. Most major music acts also played there, from the Rolling Stones to 'N Sync. * 1982: San Francisco beat Cincinnati, 26-21, on Jan. 24 in the first Super Bowl played in a northern city.
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January 28, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
When the desert winds blow fiercest in the Coachella Valley, most scramble for cover from the blinding sands or torrid heat. Not Timothy Bradley Jr. The Palm Springs boxer refuses to yield to such discomfort, letting nothing distract him from the work at hand: to train. And if that includes a solitary eight-mile run through conditions that would break almost everyone else, well, that's what this is all about. Bradley's dad, Timothy Sr., ingrained in his son the importance of a strong mind, of outworking your opponent, of burning through the physical pain.
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May 27, 1987 | MIKE DOWNEY
K.C. Jones will not coach the Boston Celtics against the Detroit Pistons in Thursday's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. Jones will be in San Francisco to attend the funeral of his mother, Eula Jones, who died of natural causes Monday on K.C.'s 55th birthday. The funeral will be Friday, and Jones will rejoin the Celtics for Saturday's Game 7 at Boston Garden, if such a game is necessary. Boston leads the best-of-seven series, 3-2.
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March 17, 2010 | By Robert Faturechi
Months have passed since the city of Pontiac prompted a loud national guffaw with the sale of its crown jewel, the colossal Silverdome football stadium. Almost 145 acres, more than 80,000 seats, venue for the Detroit Lions, the pope and Hulk Hogan -- all was auctioned last year for just $550,000. But for residents of the debt-laden Detroit suburb, the rage directed at the financial expert behind the deal still boils. At a recent City Council meeting, community members, one after another, lit into Fred Leeb -- an outsider charged by the state with overseeing all financial matters here.
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October 8, 2001 | LEE MARGULIES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about chutzpah. Where other networks and studios have been scurrying to delete movie and TV references to the World Trade Center in an effort to avoid adding to our trauma, A&E kicks off a new series tonight by asking us to wallow in it. Not the Sept. 11 attacks on the New York landmark, but rather the earlier terrorist bombing on Feb. 26, 1993. Yes, that's the subject of the first installment of "Minute by Minute" (10 p.m.
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May 29, 1987 | MIKE DOWNEY, Times Staff Writer
So, back from Motown to Beantown we go, one more time, once and for all. Enough already. Let's go. Let's settle this thing like men, no sexism intended. Somebody has to play the Lakers, sometime. Before July, we expect. So, come on. Come and get it. Time for a 3,000-mile checkup. The hands and hearts of the Detroit Pistons kept pumping Thursday night.
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September 14, 1986 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Philadelphia (0-1) at Chicago (1-0), 10 a.m. The coaches keep saying it's not Mike Ditka against Buddy Ryan, but what do they know? The fans have been fired up for this one since the schedule came out. About 70% of the country will see it on television. Unfortunately, Los Angeles and Orange counties are in the 30% that won't. Ryan has said, "I'm sure the Bears are up there licking their chops." But, Ditka aside, would they really want to embarrass their beloved old Buddy?
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May 20, 1987 | MIKE DOWNEY
Kevin McHale's trouble is that he didn't go far enough. He had his hands around the guy's throat, but forgot to squeeze. He forgot to get his money's worth. McHale is the latest victim in a public conspiracy to say, or yell, anything you want about, or at, anybody you want, and get away with it. Possibly even get away with some serious money in the bargain. Or at least make the victim pay.
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March 5, 1985 | Associated Press
The roof of the Pontiac Silverdome collapsed Monday under the weight of an overnight snowfall, sending three Detroit Lions players, James Jones, Gary Danielson and Eric Hipple, scurrying for cover and disrupting the Detroit Pistons' National Basketball Assn. schedule. "It looked just like an avalanche," said Danielson, the starting quarterback for the National Football League team, who was practicing with Jones and Hipple when wet snow tore through the roof at 11:40 a.m.
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March 31, 1988 | --DAN HAFNER
Just when it appeared that the Detroit Pistons had the Central Division well in hand, the Atlanta Hawks decided to get back into the race. A turnaround 4-footer by Antoine Carr that bounced around, then dropped in with three seconds left Wednesday night gave the Hawks a 103-102 victory over the Pistons before a shocked crowd of 47,692 at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich.
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January 7, 2002 | Associated Press
The Detroit Lions were 116-92-1 (.556) at the Silverdome, which opened in 1975 and played host to the Lions' final game on Sunday. A look at some memorable events that took place there: * 1975: Elvis Presley performed in a stadium for the last time here. Most major music acts also played there, from the Rolling Stones to 'N Sync. * 1982: San Francisco beat Cincinnati, 26-21, on Jan. 24 in the first Super Bowl played in a northern city.
SPORTS
January 7, 2002
The Pontiac Silverdome, after 27 seasons as the ugly duckling of NFL stadiums, was given a sendoff Sunday that it didn't deserve--a Detroit Lion victory. The Silverdome represented just about everything that was wrong with domed stadiums constructed in the 1960s and 1970s. A concrete jungle with steel cable jutting everywhere. An inflated white-and-gray roof made of a fiberglass fabric that looked like a giant spider web from the inside and the world's largest pot holder from the outside.
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October 8, 2001 | LEE MARGULIES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about chutzpah. Where other networks and studios have been scurrying to delete movie and TV references to the World Trade Center in an effort to avoid adding to our trauma, A&E kicks off a new series tonight by asking us to wallow in it. Not the Sept. 11 attacks on the New York landmark, but rather the earlier terrorist bombing on Feb. 26, 1993. Yes, that's the subject of the first installment of "Minute by Minute" (10 p.m.
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October 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Brett Favre did exactly what his coach didn't want him to do. The Green Bay quarterback tried to win a game by himself, but his once-successful style backfired Sunday. The Detroit Lions beat the Packers, 31-24, thanks in part to Favre's three interceptions and two fumbles. Favre is 2-7 with 20 interceptions in the regular season at the Silverdome. "I feel like I should win every football game," Favre said. "I feel like this team should win every football game."
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October 7, 1996 | From Associated Press
Scott Mitchell thinks the Detroit Lions are finally coming of age after winning the kind of game they used to squander. Mitchell ran for one touchdown and passed for three more, staking Detroit to a 28-0 first-half lead Sunday. He then engineered a rally-killing drive that ate up most of the final six minutes as the Lions held off the winless Atlanta Falcons, 28-24, at the Silverdome. "We did what it took to win the game," Mitchell said.
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June 22, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Romania vs. Switzerland * TIME: 1 p.m. * TV: ESPN, Univision * KEY MATCHUPS: It might be a ploy, but Swiss Coach Roy Hodgson insists he will not tinker with the game plan that resulted in a lackluster 1-1 tie against the United States. This, despite protestations at home, where Hodgson was ripped in the press for deploying only one striker, the talented Stephane Chapuisat, in the opener. Hodgson went to the formation because of an ankle injury to forward Adrian Knup, who did not play.
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April 24, 1986 | Associated Press
The Detroit Pistons will move from the Pontiac Silverdome when the team's contract with the domed arena ends after the 1987-88 season, a Silverdome official said Wednesday. The announcement by William Waterman, Pontiac Stadium Building Authority chairman, comes amid speculation that the NBA team would move to a proposed 20,000-seat arena in neighboring Auburn Hills.
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January 7, 2002
The Pontiac Silverdome, after 27 seasons as the ugly duckling of NFL stadiums, was given a sendoff Sunday that it didn't deserve--a Detroit Lion victory. The Silverdome represented just about everything that was wrong with domed stadiums constructed in the 1960s and 1970s. A concrete jungle with steel cable jutting everywhere. An inflated white-and-gray roof made of a fiberglass fabric that looked like a giant spider web from the inside and the world's largest pot holder from the outside.
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June 19, 1994 | EMILIO GARCIA-RUIZ
The grass playing surface at the Silverdome met with mostly positive reviews. The much-celebrated surface for the first indoor World Cup game is the pride of Michigan State turf researchers. Grown in California, the sod was cut, rolled and shipped by truck to Michigan in April, 1992. It was transplanted into metal boxes, most in the shape of hexagons that are 7 1/2 feet across, and drew raves from Germany and England when they played an exhibition on it in June, 1993.
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June 18, 1994 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They have brought it on themselves, the players and their leader. If there is pressure on the U.S. World Cup team to advance beyond the first round--and there is, to a considerable degree--the team can blame its own sporadic success and the brash prediction of the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, a man well familiar with hyperbole. "We are a lead-pipe cinch to get out of the first round," Alan Rothenberg said. He made that bold and hopeful boast months ago.
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