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A rocky start

    The Jim Schwartz era got off to a rocky start at Saturday's preseason game when Theo Spight, the national anthem singer, first tried to sing into a microphone that didn’t work at all.
  A new mic was run out to him and it was faulty, skipping seconds here and there. So the fans helped him out.
 “I got goosebumps when Jason (Hanson) hit that thing through the end (to win the game),’’ Schwartz said.
 “The only thing that overshadowed that for me was when the national anthem was playing. Obviously the national anthem didn’t go off the way it was supposed to. ... I got chills on the sideline when I heard the crowd start singing and the guys on the sideline started singing. It was something I’ll remember the rest of my life.
“There are a lot of good Americans all around the country, no finer than here in Detroit,’’ the coach said.
  Of course all ended well when the Lions walked off the field with a 27-26 win over Atlanta.


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