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No he was not. I grew up in Michigan and have been a life long Detroit Lions fan. I can say with certainty that he was never called that.
A radio executive named George Richards bought the Spartans (Lions before they were called the Lions), moved to Detroit and decided to be called the Lions because the Lions are the kings of the jungle and George Richards wanted the Detroit Lions to be the king of the NFL.
The predicate for "The lion is nicknamed the king of the jungle" is "is nicknamed the king of the jungle"
The Detroit lions lions mascot is called "Roary"Home: The Lions' Den, Ford FieldPosition: Center (of attention)Height: 10 paws highWeight: HeavyAge: A Lion never tells...Hair: All over the placeSkin: A lil' furryShoe Size: Bigger than ShaqDream Job (besides being the mascot for the Detroit Lions): King of the Jungle!Hope this helps :)
It was B.B. King.
true, lions are king of the beast.
The leading receiver for the Lions in 1976 was Ray Jarvis with 39. The only other wide receiver with more than 10 catches was Larry Walton with 20. Tight Ends were Charlie Sanders and David Hill. Sanders was the second leading receiver on the team with 35. Three of the five top receivers for the Lions that year were running backs ... Dexter Bussey, Lawrence Gaines, and Horace King.
King Henry of Portugal.