After 3 Decades on Lions Beat, Detroit News Writer Mike O'Hara Retires
Mike O'Hara, who has worked at The Detroit News since 1966 and has covered the Lions since 1977, is retiring -- just in time to not have to endure another Lions season.
"I'm not an unhappy camper; it's just time," he said.
In O'Hara's years covering the Lions, they've had 10 head coaches, more bad quarterbacks than I care to count, and two great running backs who won Heisman Trophies at colleges in Oklahoma and had the initials B.S. O'Hara has covered somewhere around 500 Lions games, exactly one of which was a playoff win.
I grew up in the Detroit area, and my obsession with football began at an early age, and my family subscribed to the Detroit News, so I basically learned to read on O'Hara's writing. The News won't be the same without him.