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Anyone else honestly feel bad for the Lions? (1 Viewer)

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They are so bad it's embarrasing. Every time they show Marinelli I want to find Dr. Kavorkians home phone number and pass it along to him.

 
I've met Millen a few times. He's a really good guy and did a lot of charity around the place I grew up. I feel badly for him because of the rap he's taken for this. Not saying it wasn't deserved, but it's natural to feel badly for people taking heat simply for doing a "job."

I do also feel badly for the fans. This game has to be incredibly depressing.

 
For the fans, and maybe for the players. . . .but not for the organization as a whole. Building a team that sucks this bad year after year is a string of bad decisions. They have 3 picks in the top 33 picks of the draft next year, and have had high picks in the draft for so many years that there's no reason that they should be a competitive team. But this "performance" today is simply disgusting, and irritating as a NFL fan. It's like watching my old highschool games and watching the state champs vs our school in the first year it was open.

 
I feel sorry for the good players on that team (C.Johnson, Sims,etc.) who dreamed of getting to the NFL and saw the dream turn to ####.

 
They obviously stuck with Millen for way too long. The team symbolizes the auto industry pretty well. A few good models mixed in with a bunch of bad decisions and lots of poor execution. I only hope that Culpepper isn't reflective of the bailout!

 
Jesse Mcartney at a NFL game halftime show. . . . .insult to injury. . . . .point proven that the lions simply don't get it! LOL!

 
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I'm fascinated by the Lions. It's truly amazing that a team that has had a top 10 pick on a consistent basis can be that bad. It's almost impossible for a non-expansion team to be as bad as Detroit is. They are easily one of the worst NFL organizations in NFL history (or sports history for that matter) and I was just blown away at how awful they were today (and I was expecting them to be real awful).

 
They are called the Detroit Kittens now...not the Lions.
How many times are you going to make this same joke?
Not sure but it wasn't even funny the first time.
And how many times did you read it here from me????
At least twice.
Really..this is my third post here..read them all and count again!
 
I'm fascinated by the Lions. It's truly amazing that a team that has had a top 10 pick on a consistent basis can be that bad. It's almost impossible for a non-expansion team to be as bad as Detroit is. They are easily one of the worst NFL organizations in NFL history (or sports history for that matter) and I was just blown away at how awful they were today (and I was expecting them to be real awful).
The Lions are not one of the worst teams in NFL history. Here is a comparison.Lions have had 34 seasons above .500 since 1930 and have 4 NFL Championships.Steelers have 32 seasons above .500 since 1933 and 5 NFL Championships. Does this make the Steelers one of the worst franchises in NFL history?
 
They are called the Detroit Kittens now...not the Lions.
How many times are you going to make this same joke?
Not sure but it wasn't even funny the first time.
And how many times did you read it here from me????
At least twice.
Really..this is my third post here..read them all and count again!
Check my link Mr Euclid.
 
On the subject of bad decisions. How bad must Drew Stanton be that they brought in Daunte Culpepper? I dont even know which move I am criticizing, bringing in Culpepper or drafting Stanton in the 2nd round.

 
They are called the Detroit Kittens now...not the Lions.
How many times are you going to make this same joke?
Not sure but it wasn't even funny the first time.
And how many times did you read it here from me????
At least twice.
Really..this is my third post here..read them all and count again!
Check my link Mr Euclid.
Give it up ..you know your wrong and the other poster too.. Have a happy!
 
Don't feel bad for us Lions fans...we all can jump ship anytime we want. True fans will stick with their team through thick and thin. Pretty @#(# thin right now, but I will never root for another team.

Yes we stink, but how much worse can it get....and this is what we have been saying for years.

 
I'm fascinated by the Lions. It's truly amazing that a team that has had a top 10 pick on a consistent basis can be that bad. It's almost impossible for a non-expansion team to be as bad as Detroit is. They are easily one of the worst NFL organizations in NFL history (or sports history for that matter) and I was just blown away at how awful they were today (and I was expecting them to be real awful).
The Lions are not one of the worst teams in NFL history. Here is a comparison.Lions have had 34 seasons above .500 since 1930 and have 4 NFL Championships.Steelers have 32 seasons above .500 since 1933 and 5 NFL Championships. Does this make the Steelers one of the worst franchises in NFL history?
I'm talking about the current model (i.e. the Matt Millen era). It's easily one of the most mismanaged eras ever. There have been plenty of teams who have had a bad run including the Steelers, Forty Niners and Patriots. Yet to watch the Lions get worse every year is amazing. Just when you think they can't get worse they take it to another level.
 
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hellz_fireflies said:
Doctor Detroit said:
hellz_fireflies said:
Reg Lllama of Brixton said:
hellz_fireflies said:
Doctor Detroit said:
Reg Lllama of Brixton said:
hellz_fireflies said:
They are called the Detroit Kittens now...not the Lions.
How many times are you going to make this same joke?
Not sure but it wasn't even funny the first time.
And how many times did you read it here from me????
At least twice.
Really..this is my third post here..read them all and count again!
Check my link Mr Euclid.
Give it up ..you know your wrong and the other poster too.. Have a happy!
First post in this thread +
hellz_fireflies said:
I doubt the Kittens be on Turkey day next year..The media wants to make money and the economy is bad..no doubt the NFL will chance this!
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hellz_fireflies said:
Well no doubt it will be better without Detroit Kittens thats for sure..just my opinon to the OPs. question!
Not that I care or anything I just love how dumb people are. Happy thanksgiving gb.
 
hellz_fireflies said:
Doctor Detroit said:
hellz_fireflies said:
Reg Lllama of Brixton said:
hellz_fireflies said:
Doctor Detroit said:
Reg Lllama of Brixton said:
hellz_fireflies said:
They are called the Detroit Kittens now...not the Lions.
How many times are you going to make this same joke?
Not sure but it wasn't even funny the first time.
And how many times did you read it here from me????
At least twice.
Really..this is my third post here..read them all and count again!
Check my link Mr Euclid.
Give it up ..you know your wrong and the other poster too.. Have a happy!
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And this thread makes 3.

 
Zow said:
I've met Millen a few times. He's a really good guy and did a lot of charity around the place I grew up. I feel badly for him because of the rap he's taken for this. Not saying it wasn't deserved, but it's natural to feel badly for people taking heat simply for doing a "job." I do also feel badly for the fans. This game has to be incredibly depressing.
Oh really. Millen was terrible at what he did but refused to leave until he was fired. If he had any class at all he would have resigned long ago.
 
Zow said:
I've met Millen a few times. He's a really good guy and did a lot of charity around the place I grew up. I feel badly for him because of the rap he's taken for this. Not saying it wasn't deserved, but it's natural to feel badly for people taking heat simply for doing a "job." I do also feel badly for the fans. This game has to be incredibly depressing.
Oh really. Millen was terrible at what he did but refused to leave until he was fired. If he had any class at all he would have resigned long ago.
Exactly. I don't care how much confidence you have in yourself...at some point an intelligent person takes a step back and sees that things aren't going to work out and more time is only making things much worse. Millen made his own legacy by sticking it out and being a grinder.....it may have worked during his football career but he will go down as the worst NFL GM experiment ever. This is Millen's team you watched today, don't be fooled into thinking anything else.
 
Boston said:
wholligans said:
Boston said:
I'm fascinated by the Lions. It's truly amazing that a team that has had a top 10 pick on a consistent basis can be that bad. It's almost impossible for a non-expansion team to be as bad as Detroit is. They are easily one of the worst NFL organizations in NFL history (or sports history for that matter) and I was just blown away at how awful they were today (and I was expecting them to be real awful).
The Lions are not one of the worst teams in NFL history. Here is a comparison.Lions have had 34 seasons above .500 since 1930 and have 4 NFL Championships.Steelers have 32 seasons above .500 since 1933 and 5 NFL Championships. Does this make the Steelers one of the worst franchises in NFL history?
I'm talking about the current model (i.e. the Matt Millen era). It's easily one of the most mismanaged eras ever. There have been plenty of teams who have had a bad run including the Steelers, Forty Niners and Patriots. Yet to watch the Lions get worse every year is amazing. Just when you think they can't get worse they take it to another level.
Yeah, I understand your comments related to the Millen era, but that you stated they were one of the worst in NFL history. I have been a Lions fan for over 30 years. Other than a couple of years in the 1980's and the Barry Sanders era, it has been a rough 30+ years as a fan.
 
thatguythere said:
Don't feel bad for us Lions fans...we all can jump ship anytime we want. True fans will stick with their team through thick and thin. Pretty @#(# thin right now, but I will never root for another team.
The other side of the coin is that if the fans will stick with a team through thick and thin, there's no reason to field a good team. The fans will still show, will still pay good money for tix etc. If the fans refused to support a team that was horrendous year in/year out, then it would force the owners to change.
 
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I felt bad for them today. If the Titans had left Chris Johnson in the score could have been 100-10

 
I feel bad for the fans. It's hard to feel much for guys making sick amounts of money to play a game (or watch it from the bench).

 
thatguythere said:
Don't feel bad for us Lions fans...we all can jump ship anytime we want. True fans will stick with their team through thick and thin. Pretty @#(# thin right now, but I will never root for another team.
The other side of the coin is that if the fans will stick with a team through thick and thin, there's no reason to field a good team. The fans will still show, will still pay good money for tix etc. If the fans refused to support a team that was horrendous year in/year out, then it would force the owners to change.
And, if you compare the Lions to the city of Detroit, the Lions look like winners. At least no one dies.
 
I don't feel bad for the Lions. I feel bad for the men in this country who couldn't afford to buy a turkey for their families today. Every player on the Lions roster make more money than 99 percent of us. Coaches and front office too. They can play like the Detroit Kittens, but still come home to a nice house and a smoking hot woman.

In regards to their fans, if they're the exact same people who root for the Red Wings, and I'm thinking they are, then I can't really say I feel bad for them either. They're cocky and rude just like any other big-market city. They'll probably throw batteries at opposing teams fans once they have any ounce of success.

And don't even get me started on the hand outs (tax payer's money) that the people in the District of Columbia are considering giving to the big-three car companies in this country, which happen to be located in Detroit.

In short, it's the suffering that is Detroit that is keeping me alive.

Happy Thanksgiving ya'll.

 
As a long-time Jets fan who suffered through the legendary Rich Kotite "era" (a coach, by the way, that made Rod Marinelli look like Bill freakin' Walsh), I do feel kind of bad for this year's Lions.

 
- Ex-mayor in sex scandal and charged with perjury

- Big 3 healthcare providers, er, I mean automakers on Capitol Hill begging for bailout money

- Combined crime rate more than three times greater than the national average

- Perennial double-digit unemployment and high taxation

I'd say that the Lions' troubles are pretty low on the totem pole right now of the problems Detroit is facing. At least they have the best professional hockey team that money can buy.

 
thatguythere said:
Don't feel bad for us Lions fans...we all can jump ship anytime we want. True fans will stick with their team through thick and thin. Pretty @#(# thin right now, but I will never root for another team.
The other side of the coin is that if the fans will stick with a team through thick and thin, there's no reason to field a good team. The fans will still show, will still pay good money for tix etc. If the fans refused to support a team that was horrendous year in/year out, then it would force the owners to change.
That's what we've been saying down here in Cincinnati for 20 years. Unfortunately, it ain't working.
 
Barry Sanders ... smartest Lion ever, retired when realized had to finish his career in Detroit. Although, he probably wasn't the smartest to sign a contract extension before realizing how bad it is.

 
Fair bit of toolishness going on in here over a bad joke about the team's moniker.

In today's big money pro sports era, it's a shame that the fans, who have put up with a patehtic team for so long, can't vote with their wallets. In most other venues, if consumers don't like a product, they switch to another brand, forcing executives to put a better product in the marketplace or risk going under.

Lions fans have been supporting this team through all the thick and thin -- well, OK, through the vastly thin -- times. If they just stopped going to games, rather than serve as a wake-up call, Ford would sell the team, and they would move to some other market whose fans will barely be interested after the novelty wears off, ike Tupelo or Pierre ND, or LA.

 
As a longtime Jets fan, I can certainly feel for Lions diehards.

The Jets turned around their franchise, so with the right hirings in the post-Millen era, perhaps things can conceivably change like they did here in NY (see Atlanta as well). Those hiring decisions, more than anything, will go a long way towards getting the franchise on the right track.

 

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