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Purgatory: Detroit Lion’s style

Gentle Lion’s fans, If you sat through this entire game you encountered a sense of deja vous when the Lion’s had the ball on Titan’s 1 yard line and settled for a field goal after consecutive penalties eliminated a possible touchdown. You knew dead certain the outcome. Perhaps the offense misplaced Jim-Bob’s play book and […]

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Welcome to Detroit Lions fantasy football

Ever inventive, the Lions used a blown PAT to create an opening for a loss. For reasons yet to be divined, the Lions seem to ‘back off’ every time they build a substantial lead. It drives me crazy. Yes, some credit must be given to the opponents for adjustments in tactics. A look at the […]

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On the eve of another promising destruction?

Folks, Here we are on the eve of the 2016 season and injuries have already altered the resurrection process. Calvin Johnson’s retirement and Stafford’s future as good/bad/mediocre QB linger in the air like stale beer. Preseason play is a babbling flourish of could’a, should’a, and would’a that fill space on the sports pages. However, hope […]

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Ho, hum

Just what you would expect from two lower tier performing teams. A ‘spirited’ battle to the end. Listening via radio did not make the game any more scintillating. Blah is blah. Detroit’s running game was mediocre and run defense was sub-par. And Cutler managed only to pass for 53 yards less than Stafford. Now the […]

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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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