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No vaccine for Lion’s fans, only warts and zits

Gentle Lion’s fans, Yes this is truly another year of rebuilding. Nothing to see here so move along and stock up on Tums antacid tablets. Monday night was truly reminiscent of any prior 63 years. Blast out of the starting blocks looking good and then retreat back to past form. Start out by killing a […]

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Welcome to our 64th year of rebuilding!

Gentle Lion’s fans, Nothing like the feel of smashing your fingers with a hammer to remind you that being a Detroit Lion’s fan is not for the weak or feeble. Ok, I’ll concede ‘febble minded’. Opening day’s game with the 49ers validated that our “Silver Sieve” defense was fully migrated intact from last season. Consistency […]

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Do you hear what I hear?

The bells tolling in the background are for the end of the Stafford era in Detroit. Our decimated Lion’s need to be put out of their misery. Matthew Stafford deserves a better outcome than dying on the rotted Lion’s vine. Maybe the Rams could use a seasoned QB? The Buccaneer’s game was a splendid example […]

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The ‘fat lady’ phones it in!

Well here we are again. After 62 years of practice, the ‘fat lady’ has the script down pat. Start with high expectations followed by mediocre results. Add in a few dramatic moments of coaching changes with predictable let downs from ‘coulda/shoulda’ moments wrapped around key injuries and initial signals of twilight from an exceptional athletic […]

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And the saga continues

As a beleaguered fan, could we please have the team that played the 2nd half of the Chicago game play out the season? This request is not to awaken dark thoughts of coherent team play but just to demonstrate a reasonable resemblance to competitiveness. In the fading minutes of Chicago’s last gasp drive, our beloved […]

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No reprieve for this “Turkey”

Well, you have the answer to “how low can you go?”. This Lion’s performance almost warranted genuine pity. Except, we’ve seen this act before over and over. Patricia should have a hood over his entire head, not a bandit o face mask for this turkey of performance. In addition to the legacy baggage of feckless […]

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Barf, puke, upchuck, vomit, regurgitate, etc.

No need to elaborate after reading the title. Don’t bother looking at the stats. Nothing to see there but disaster. Key question. How much more abuse can Stafford absorb before a critical injury ends his career? In spite of all premonitions, I’ll watch the Thanksgiving day game. Di-hard to the end. Plenty of ‘Tums’ and […]

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A win in spite of*

Let’s start with a ‘victory’ for the “Silver Sieve” defense effort. They barely managed to hold Washington to under 500 yards of offence, 464 yards specifically. Time of possession was lopsided by almost 11.5 minutes which in perspective approaches a quarter of game playing time. How about blowing another double digit lead starting in the […]

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Welcome aboard the 64th rebuilding train.

Key indicators in the last two games stand out like a bad case of herpes! In the Colt’s game it was time of possession and in the recent Viking’s game it was the lopsided ratio of the ‘running game’. In the Colt’s game, defense deficiencies set aside, you cannot reasonably expect your defense to be […]

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Gift accepted

The win over Atlanta was a display of how two struggling teams keep things interesting. Atlanta had the game as they say, ‘in the bag’ and then they gave the ball back to Detroit’s quarter back who has a history of pulling off miracles within minutes to play. Story book ending for Detroit. Atlanta was […]

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