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Green Bay gifts Lion’s win

Gentle Lion’s fans, Well you saw the unbelievable. A vaunted kicker missing four field goal attempts and an extra point. Just a ‘small’ donation of 13 points on the scoreboard favoring the Lions. Thank you Packers. On the performance side, the Lions ‘only’ gave up over 500 yards of Packer offence. Rodgers had more time […]

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Silver sieve strikes again

Gentle Lion’s fans, When Stafford led the team to a touchdown and left 1:50 left on the clock, in your gut you just knew what was coming. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is the Lion’s well earned albatross. Elliot is in deed a great running back but the Lions make him look spectacular. […]

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Guess who came to dinner and got eaten?

Gentle Lion’s fans, Wow. Did the Lion’s improve or have the Patriots lost their edge? Doesn’t matter. This satisfying win was a long time coming. Admittedly, apprehension was ever present for the Lion’s to do one of their spectacular “shoot yourself in the foot” moments and blow the game. Now onto the good ‘stuff’. Time […]

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Another valiant effort-again

Gentle Lion’s fans, Here we go again. The ‘almost’ comeback after allowing the competition to forge a substantial lead. As stated before, pro football is a four quarter game. The Lion’s managed to ‘gift’ the 49ers ‘out a hole’ at every critical time. Stupid penalties were the offence champion of choice every time. Sarcasm intended. […]

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Ugly redefined Lion’s style

Gentle Lion’s fans, If you watched the game, it is best to pretend it was just a bedtime nightmare. Animal House football on display with apologizes to Bluto and the boys. We were promised a ‘work in progress’ and did we get it. How many sub-basements does this organization have and where are we? Maybe […]

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Prologue to our 60th season of rebuilding

Gentle Lion’s fans, Up front I understand that preseason football is not the ‘real’ thing. Last Friday evening as I am wont to do, channel surfing was in full mode. As curiosity won out, the Lions preseason game with Tampa confronted me. Yes, random viewing was involved for the first half and start of the […]

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The end of the beginning–again

Gentle Lion’s fans, Sunsets can herald a beautiful ending or portend a warning of what is to come. “Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning sailors take warning”. Unfortunately, Lion’s history is more of the latter. Back to the Green Bay game. A perfect example of how a single element, quarterback in […]

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Insanity strikes again Lion’s style

Gentle Lion’s fans, Whoever is responsible for the well worn quote about the insanity of repeating the same actions and expecting a different outcome apparently envisioned the Detroit Lions. The “stench” from this game in Cincinnati wafted all the way back to Detroit and required emergency use a “barf” bag. No need to bother ‘highlighting’ […]

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Ugly ‘gift’ from Chicago Bears

Gentle Lion’s fans, This ‘gift’ was so bad it should have come with a ‘gift return tag’. Ponder this. A team with a rookie QB racks up more total yards, more first downs and more passing yards and still looses the game. Yep, the Lion’s ‘prodigious’ running game managed to surpass Chicago’s run game. Yes […]

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“Ground Hog Day” performance

Gentle Lion’s fans, Well, we’ve seen it before. Detroit’s ‘Silver Sieve’ defense allows an opponent to run up 400 yards of offence but the Lion’s passing game ekes out a win with Prater’s last second field goal. E. Ebron, aka ‘brick hands’ has a great game but managed a fumble and drop a critical 3rd […]

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