Smokin Joe and the gang broadcast from The NFL Hall of Fame Golf Tourney at Quail Valley.
HOFer Lem Barney stopped by to visit.
After retiring as a player, Barney received numerous honors, including the following:
In 1980, he was inducted into the Detroit Lions Hall of Fame.
In 1983, he was inducted into the Jackson State Sports Hall of Fame.
In 1985, he was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
In 1986, he was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
In 1992, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jim David, Barney’s position coach with the Lions, gave the induction speech for Barney.
In 1997, the Detroit Free Press selected Barney as the best cornerback in NFL history.
In 1999, he was ranked 97th on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.
In 2004, the Lions retired jersey #20 in tribute to three Lions greats who wore the number: Barney, Billy Sims and Barry Sanders.