Back in March, William Clay Ford passed away at the age of 88. Ford owned the Detroit Lions for more than 50 years, and the team is planning to honor him this season by wearing a commemorative patch. Check it out:
The #Lions will be wearing this special commemorative patch to honor William Clay Ford beginning with regular season pic.twitter.com/8AFly71LS1— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 21, 2014
I'm sure there will be other tributes to Ford throughout the season. For the Lions' season-opening game on Monday Night Football against the New York Giants, for example, Ford is featured on the game ticket:
WCF MNF ticket. #Lions pic.twitter.com/hBVzeOB6Mg— SandmanLions (@Sandman7773) July 21, 2014
Perhaps the best way for the Lions to honor Ford would be by delivering a division title to the city of Detroit and making a run to the Super Bowl. That's obviously a lot to ask for, but that would be the ultimate tribute to their former owner.