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Friday, December 28, 2007


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Detroit LionsIn 1939, on this day iconic American Footballer Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. was born in Washington D.C. After dropping out of Cardozo High School, Gay joined the United States Air Force. He was discharged because he refused to follow orders.

In 1970 he signed up for the Detroit Lions where he met acquaintances Mel Farr and Lem Barney. Two years later, they won the Super Bowl NFL Championships, ending a fifteen year drought for the Lions. “What's going on?” shouted Gay mischieviously as he lifted the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy.
Detroit Lions - Super Bowl NFL Champions 72
Super Bowl NFL Champions 72

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