Synagogue bombed; Rams win against Lions 42,28, October 13, 1958
October 13, 2008 | 6:50 am
"If we are to live true to the faith that inspired our founding fathers, we must think of our self-respect as a nation. I think we would all share in the feeling of horror that any person would want to desecrate the holy place of any religion -- be it a chapel, a cathedral, a mosque, a church or a synagogue."
-- President Eisenhower
Of course, the Lions entered the game winless in 1958, so maybe they were already evolving into their current dismal form. The score was tied, 28-28, with about two minutes remaining when Earl Morrall's pass was intercepted by Jack Morris and the Rams, wrote The Times' Cal Whorton, "weren't to be denied."
Player of the game: Tom Wilson fumbled the opening kickoff but scored on an 83-yard run in the second quarter.
Paragraph of the game: Another no-quotes story with lots and lots of running. But here's Whorton's description of Detroit's Joe Schmidt missing a potential interception: "He had it in his hands, then dropped it. In agonizing disgust, Schmidt dug his fists into the turf while the capacity crowd of 55,648 moaned in disbelief."
-- Keith Thursby