1930 Detroit Football Founding Year Tee - Streaker Sports

1930 Detroit Football Founding Year Tee

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The Story

The franchise was founded in 1930 and was based in Portsmouth, Ohio. Known as the Spartans, the team was one of two (with the Green Bay Packers) small-town members of the early NFL. The Spartans were moderately successful and played in the first play-off game in league history—a 9–0 loss to the Chicago Bears at the end of the 1932 season. In 1934 the franchise was sold and relocated to Detroit, where it took on the name “Lions” to complement baseball's Detroit Lions. In the Lions’ first season in Detroit, team ownership instituted a long-standing tradition when they scheduled a game on Thanksgiving Day, which has featured a Lions’ home game every year since (except during WWII). In 1935 the Lions won their first NFL championship, behind the play of single-wing tailback Earl (“Dutch”) Clark.

Our signature tee was crafted with the intention of being the softest shirt in your lineup. Made with a blend of fabrics including premium combed and ring spun cotton, our tees are cut for a modern fit and printed with high quality inks that actually blend into the fabric giving it more character with every wash.

    • Solid Black
    • 50/25/25 poly/cotton/rayon tri-blend
    • Vintage wash
    • Unisex
    • Streamlined Fit
    • Printed in New York