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Fun to watch but of no consequence

Looks like the ‘boys’ had some fun today. Somehow the 49ers stole the ‘timely stupid penalty’ play book from the Lion’s locker room. Hats off to ‘brick hands’ Ebron for hanging onto passes thrown in his direction. Whatever effected Calvin seems to be wearing off. To bad he missed the one ‘circus catch’. Would have […]

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Entertaining but so what!

Well, well. Another first half performance followed by a ‘meltdown’ in the second half. What should have been a complete ‘blow out’ game evaporated because the Lion’s failed again the show the ‘killer instinct’. One has to question why they took a ‘delay of game’ penalty at games’ end when a successful field goal attempt […]

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Back to business as usual, Lion’s style

Initially, I was ‘bummed out’ because of a TV blackout where I was. Listened to most of the game via internet radio. In retrospective this was a blessing in disguise. Lack of visual input saved about 30 points in elevated blood pressure. This game is typically what you would expect from two 4-8 teams. Pepi […]

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ENCORE: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!

Die hard fans I fell prey to a delusional psychosis and actually believed the Lions had exhausted all possible ways to lose a game.  Did you listen to your “gut” sense after the first half of the game and recognize that eerie feeling of the Lions being at a familiar fork in the road?  Should […]

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Finally, the pieces work together

This  was almost like a fairy tale dream.  All the pieces came down from never-never land and formed a coherent exhibition of a professional NFL team.  The offence was effective and devastating.    The defence made ‘stops’ when it counted.  And finally, a “killer instinct” that was solely lacking emerged in full bloom.    Even […]

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Ragged, but it was a win

You can’t win ‘big’ games by kicking field goals.  Scoring touchdowns when the opportunity presents itself is crucial.  When “Brick Hands” Ebron dropped a sure touchdown pass I feared the worst outcome. Whether it was the combination of Lion’s play calling, key defensive stops, or an inept play by Oakland we’ll take the win.  Stafford […]

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Escaping from the ‘jaws of defeat’ Lion’s style

You had to see this game to believe it.  Green Bay stunk up the place and actually made the Lions look semi competitive.  When is the last time you remember Lambeau field fans boo the Packers?  Creative and inventive in finding new ways to give the opposing team ‘another chance, another chance and another chance’ […]

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“God saved the Queen” but forgot about the Lions

Just when you think you have seen it all.  The stench spanned the Atlantic ocean all the way back to Detroit.  Ray Charles could have directed the KC offence and still won the game by 45 points.  Up until the 4th quarter your punter was Detroit’s most effective weapon.  After the opening drive resulted in […]

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Trick but no treat

Yes, the Lion’s ‘sucked’ us in again with their play the first half.  As soon as Stafford got nailed on two Minnesota’s blitzes, the ending was inevitable.  Throw in a helpful pass interference by the Lions and it was adiós Lions.  You would think someone would see that blitzing Vikings were unimpeded and had direct […]

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Bears “out-gift” the Lions

Folks if your into theatrical football, this was the game for you. Titanic efforts by both defenses allowed only 758 yards of total offense.  Extra added spice was mixed in by the referees reviewing game altering calls.  For a change, the best ‘reviewed’ calls went in the Lion’s favor this time.  Golden Tate’s review was […]

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