Friday, November 28, 2008

Should the Lions Really Lose the Thanksgiving Day Game?

This has been talked about all week leading up to the annual Thanksgiving Day game for the Lions. People seem to really be in support of punishing this horrible franchise with the lack of competition they give their opponents every week. Most importantly in the nationally televised Turkey Day game. So the Lions had something to prove this year and they failed miserably.

From the opening drive of the game you knew they were in serious trouble. On just the 2nd play from scrimmage the Lions fumbled the ball and it was recovered by the Titans inside the Lions own 25. It got worse from there. Much worse. By the end of the 1st quarter they were already down 21-3. Of course that is nothing new. They have gotten lambasted several times this year by giving up 21+ points with nothing to show for it. 21-3 is so common that you almost expect it at least once every 2 weeks. By halftime they were trailing 35-10. When the game was finally over they had lost 47-10. Their worst Turkey Day defeat ever.

An amazing game of statistical futility. If you actually watched the entire game, CBS displayed an array of record setting statistics for the abysmal Lions season. The best part about the Lions games is that the stations almost always display Rod Marinelli's win-loss record during the game several times. All I need to know is that the Lions are 1-19 since they started 6-2 last year. They were 1-7 after starting 6-2!. Now they are 0-12 and well on their way to the first ever 0-16 season. we really think the tradition should be broken and take the game away? I'm not so sure I can defend keeping the game anymore as a Lions fan. I'm to the point that I hope the NFL provides them with a nice moving services and gets this franchise out of here and gives us a new one. As long as William Clay Ford isn't allowed to own that new team and has to go wherever they do.

I think only Hitler can reasonably sum up how bad they are

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

5 More Losses to Go for Lions 0-16 Season

The Lions lost another game Sunday after taking a 17-0 lead in the 1st half against the Tampa Bay Bucs. They were then outscored 38-3 the rest of the way. They were even trailing at halftime after taking the 17-0 lead. It isn't a matter of thinking the Lions can be in games anymore. The fun is figuring out how they are going to lose.

They have done it all this year. They have taken a beating and gone down 21-0, 0r 21-3 several times. They have been leading at halftime. they have come back from being down 21-3 to take the lead and still lose. Every QB on the team has Jon Kitna disease in the 4th quarter. When there is a slight chance to get a win you can guarantee an untimely interception. Daunte Culpepper is no exception.

The Lions even have swapped Drew Stanton into games since Culpepper has been here only to "embarrass" himself time and time again. They actually pulled Culpepper in the 4th quarter when the Lions were only down a couple scores and forcing a turnover inside the 30 yard line for a real scoring opportunity. Stanton went on to get a concussion to add to his laundry list of injuries since being drafted.

So...Stanton is the future, and Culpepper is the present, or is Stanton the present? Who the hell knows with this team. Neither of them are the answer, and don't even try to hype up Stanton you homers because he is just the latest version of McMike.

We will likely be stuck with the same front office and same coaching staff next year too for some incredible reason. Rod Marinelli is 1-18 in his last 19 games, but has not been fired. What makes anyone think that if he goes 1-23 he will be? We'll get him back, Culpepper back at $5 Mil+ next year in need of Leptovox, and Stanton waiting in the wings to come on in and get injured again. There is no hope.