Following decades of suffering – and countless losses, not to mention one season in which they didn’t win a single game – the Detroit Lions have been on the rise over the past couple of years following the hiring of head coach Dan Campbell. This season, that has culminated with a playoff berth and two consecutive wins, which has the team poised for potential trip to the Super Bowl, if it can beat the San Francisco 49ers in this weekend’s NFC Championship Game. As one might imagine – given the fact that the Ford family still owns the Detroit Lions, CEO Jim Farley was present to witness one of those wins, and the company also lit up the sky with the Lions logo at Michigan Central recently, too.
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Farley himself was keen to show off this impressive display via X, while also touting the city of Detroit’s ability to bounce back from pretty much anything. In the case of the Lions, that’s certainly true, as the much-maligned franchise – which was founded back in 1930 before relocating to Detroit in 1934 – failed to win a single playoff game between 1958 and 1991. Making matters worse, the Lions are one of just four existing NFL teams at the moment that haven’t appeared in a Super Bowl. Regardless, the team now has the chance to do precisely that, which is an occasion certainly worth celebrating.
Meanwhile, Ford’s renovation of Michigan Central Station continues, with its most recent addition being a wireless charging pilot program that just finished installing what is the very first wireless charging roadway in the U.S. In the coming years, that site will serve as a mobility center not only for The Blue Oval – but many other companies as well.