Detroit Lions Training Camp: My Favorite Day Camp Experience

August 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I arrived at the Detroit Lions practice facility at 7:30 a.m.. Parking was plentiful and nearby. I was the 46th fan to enter the queue. The Lions can accommodate up to 700 visitors for each training camp session.
While it was Vietnam hot, there was no shortage of camaraderie with those around me. To see the Lions in such an intimate setting was going to be special.
I noticed a familiar looking figure slowly making his way down the line. He would pause in front of every fan, make introductions, and hang out. It was team president Tom Lewand.
When it was my turn to greet Lewand, we introduced ourselves. I thanked him for getting the Suh deal done. Lewand quipped “ He’ll be here by noon, or, at least I hope so.”
I asked him how he was doing. He replied “I’m doing fine. You know, Mike, I want to apologize to you for my behavior. I deserve everything coming my way. I hope that I can apologize to each fan, and move on.”
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