Unless you ignore commercials that feature Eminem stoically driving through urban streets, you already know the automobile industry is a big deal in Detroit.
"Unfortunately we called over to Ford Field and we were not given permission to use the logo."
Oh right ... one small problem. The Lions are partnered with Ford, and the Renaissance Center just so happens to be the world headquarters of GM, Ford's biggest rival in town.
In response to the conflict, Ford released a statement so polished it shined: "We have a tremendous and exclusive relationship with Ford Motor Company that precludes our logo being used by any other automotive manufacturer in any manner."
The Man 1, Civic Pride 0.