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Detroit Lions – Five funny moments from kickoff lunch

DETROIT — Five things that cracked me up at Wednesday’s Detroit Lions Kickoff Lunch at Ford Field:

– Matthew Stafford, who played at Georgia, had a quick reply to an audience question about how long it took him to get used to the fact he was throwing to a guy (Calvin Johnson) from Georgia Tech: “About one practice.’’

— Dominic Raiola’s Hawaiian shirt. Most of the players were dressed business casual and so was Raiola, but the shirt was a stand-out and it was mentioned by Rob Sims when he answered a fan question about best dressed player on the offensive line. He named Raiola, who is from Hawaii, despite the shirt. Sims said Riley Reiff was the offensive lineman with the most need for fashion direction.

— Stephen Tulloch was asked which sport he would play if not in NFL. He said he’d be a point guard, a double-double guy. He’s listed as 5-11 which might be generous.

— Golden Tate got so worked up talking about the Lions’ possibilities that he apologized. It’s been very clear all through the offseason that Tate is excited about what he sees on the team.

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