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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby Andy » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:11 am

Can't believe they quit like that.
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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby Andy » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:35 am

It's all about stats at this point. Go Calvin.

Detroit's Calvin Johnson became the first player in NFL history with consecutive 1,600-yard receiving seasons and tied an NFL record with his seventh straight 100-yard receiving game.
Johnson caught 10 passes for 121 yards. With two games to play, he needs 182 yards to break Jerry Rice's NFL single-season record of 1,848 set 17 years ago. Johnson's 3,348 yards receiving in the past two seasons are an NFL record for consecutive years, one more than Rice's total in 1994-95.

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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby Ansel Rakestraw » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:51 pm

We have maintenance guy, Jim, here at work that looks a little bit like Santa Claus and is a close talker who will grab your arm if he thinks you are walking away from him. "Hey lissen, hey lissen, hey lissen let me tell you about....."

Ever since he found out I was from Detroit he has been talking to me about how great the Lions were going to be. He was over the moon and kept telling me I was dead wrong when I would say "Wait for the implosion. Its coming. Its all a fraud." But no! By 2013, the Lions would be in the NFC Championship according to Colts Fan Jim! He was sure of it.

Today he saw me in the hall, didn't stop me as usual...he just shook his head and said "Damn, you were right. I shoulda lissend. Lost $50, shoulda lissend" and kept walking.
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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:04 pm

Ansel Rakestraw wrote:We have maintenance guy, Jim, here at work that looks a little bit like Santa Claus and is a close talker who will grab your arm if he thinks you are walking away from him. "Hey lissen, hey lissen, hey lissen let me tell you about....."

Ever since he found out I was from Detroit he has been talking to me about how great the Lions were going to be. He was over the moon and kept telling me I was dead wrong when I would say "Wait for the implosion. Its coming. Its all a fraud." But no! By 2013, the Lions would be in the NFC Championship according to Colts Fan Jim! He was sure of it.

Today he saw me in the hall, didn't stop me as usual...he just shook his head and said "Damn, you were right. I shoulda lissend. Lost $50, shoulda lissend" and kept walking.


I'd like to see the Lions win it all because it was so much fun when the Saints did it. And, from a selfish perspective, the players and coaches are a lot easier to deal with when a team is winning.

That said, the common Lions fans I encounter as I walk to Ford Field and the overall dickishness of most of their employees I deal with inspire a deep loathing of that franchise. Ansel, I, too, have been waiting for the implosion and laughed my ass off when it came.

I'll also amend my earlier comment: Somebody high on the coaching staff (I'd bet on Linehan) is getting his walking papers Dec. 31. 4-12 with much of the talent that got them to the playoffs last season is pretty awful.
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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby Ansel Rakestraw » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:49 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:
Ansel Rakestraw wrote:We have maintenance guy, Jim, here at work that looks a little bit like Santa Claus and is a close talker who will grab your arm if he thinks you are walking away from him. "Hey lissen, hey lissen, hey lissen let me tell you about....."

Ever since he found out I was from Detroit he has been talking to me about how great the Lions were going to be. He was over the moon and kept telling me I was dead wrong when I would say "Wait for the implosion. Its coming. Its all a fraud." But no! By 2013, the Lions would be in the NFC Championship according to Colts Fan Jim! He was sure of it.

Today he saw me in the hall, didn't stop me as usual...he just shook his head and said "Damn, you were right. I shoulda lissend. Lost $50, shoulda lissend" and kept walking.


I'd like to see the Lions win it all because it was so much fun when the Saints did it. And, from a selfish perspective, the players and coaches are a lot easier to deal with when a team is winning.

That said, the common Lions fans I encounter as I walk to Ford Field and the overall dickishness of most of their employees I deal with inspire a deep loathing of that franchise. Ansel, I, too, have been waiting for the implosion and laughed my ass off when it came.

I'll also amend my earlier comment: Somebody high on the coaching staff (I'd bet on Linehan) is getting his walking papers Dec. 31. 4-12 with much of the talent that got them to the playoffs last season is pretty awful.


I don't hate the Lions and I would be very happy for them and their fans if they won a Superbowl. I just gave up on being a fan of them a while ago - knowing how nothing will change under old man Ford. I encounter enough disappointing people in my daily life. I don't need an entire team of disappointment as well.

Other than the Red Wings & Scuderia Ferrari, I just never really bonded to that many teams that I can't just walk away from them when they are terrible.
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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:18 pm

In less than a calendar year, I have seen Drew Brees break the passing yards record and Calvin Johnson break the receiving yards mark (thump, thump!).

Looks like Andy and I and anyone else with a ticket next week, will see him become the first 2,000-yard receiver.
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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby Andy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:42 am

The Suburban Avenger wrote:In less than a calendar year, I have seen Drew Brees break the passing yards record and Calvin Johnson break the receiving yards mark (thump, thump!).

Looks like Andy and I and anyone else with a ticket next week, will see him become the first 2,000-yard receiver.


Boy, what a difference from Barry on the verge of 2,000 yards rushing back in the day. Now that was a game with some consequences.

No dis to Calvin, he can't help being on this silly team.
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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:06 pm

Andy wrote:
The Suburban Avenger wrote:In less than a calendar year, I have seen Drew Brees break the passing yards record and Calvin Johnson break the receiving yards mark (thump, thump!).

Looks like Andy and I and anyone else with a ticket next week, will see him become the first 2,000-yard receiver.


Boy, what a difference from Barry on the verge of 2,000 yards rushing back in the day. Now that was a game with some consequences.

No dis to Calvin, he can't help being on this silly team.


True dat, but even though everyone in the stadium knows they're trying to get him the ball, he gets the ball. He could have three defenders on him Sunday and another grabbing his dick and he'll still get 125 yards.
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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby Andy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:37 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:
Andy wrote:
The Suburban Avenger wrote:In less than a calendar year, I have seen Drew Brees break the passing yards record and Calvin Johnson break the receiving yards mark (thump, thump!).

Looks like Andy and I and anyone else with a ticket next week, will see him become the first 2,000-yard receiver.


Boy, what a difference from Barry on the verge of 2,000 yards rushing back in the day. Now that was a game with some consequences.

No dis to Calvin, he can't help being on this silly team.


True dat, but even though everyone in the stadium knows they're trying to get him the ball, he gets the ball. He could have three defenders on him Sunday and another grabbing his dick and he'll still get 125 yards.


Shit, last week was crazy. Atlanta's defense is no joke. They held when it counted most but otherwise it's not like they weren't covering him.

He is at the top of his game and the irony is he's a Millen pick. If a new general manager had come in before that draft that's the last person he would have taken with that choice.

From the last two seasons, I still like this TD the best. There was no stopping him, they barely slowed him down.

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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby Andy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:53 am

Last week, we told you about former Lions offensive tackle and current ESPN NFL analyst Lomas Brown admitting to intentionally blowing a block in the hopes that his team's quarterback, Scott Mitchell, would be knocked out of the game with an injury. Brown's plan worked. Mitchell left the game with a broken hand after being hit during the play that Brown left him unprotected.

Now Scott Mitchell has become aware of Brown's shenanigans, and he is pissed. Here's what he had to say to USA Today Sports:

I was floored by that revelation. I had Lomas in my home. I fed him dinner. I gave him and other offensive linemen gifts. I'm dumbfounded that he would do such a thing. I mean, people get hurt playing this game. People have died playing football, and for him to allow someone to take a shot at a teammate, that's crazy.

That was my first year in Detroit, so Lomas barely knew me. If he had a problem with me, he could have come to me, man to man, and said so. Be a man about it. But to mess with someone's livelihood like that, to mess with their family and their health, that's reprehensible.

[...]



Mitchell certainly has a point. Trying to actively injure a teammate is always a dick move, as is bragging about doing it years later. Then again, acting like a dick seems like the best way to stand out and get noticed at ESPN, so maybe Brown is just being a savvy media personality.

http://deadspin.com/5971302/scott-mitch ... pular=true



I think Deadspin nails it with that last blurb. Not sure why he would bring this up unless he's trying to get attention.
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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby Andy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:22 pm

Oh Lomas. This is just sad now.


Former Lions lineman Lomas Brown has been getting a ton of shit from people since admitting the other day he once deliberately allowed quarterback Scott Mitchell to get injured during a game. Though we never realized it until the Mitchell story got out, Brown is an ESPN analyst. But then we looked it up and quickly discovered why we had never seen him on the Worldwide Leader: He appears on First Take, and we never, ever intend to watch First Take.

We also discovered that Brown is on Twitter. ESPN, of course, has a Twitter policy. Among other things, that policy prohibits ESPN's on-air talent from treating Twitter like a "personal playground," and that it "is not a place to incite arguments, render threats, divulge company information or opine endlessly." Brown, apparently, never got the memo.

As some of his 9,800 followers began lashing out at him because of what he said about Mitchell, Brown began feeding the trolls. His tweets, of which there were many, are still there for all to see. We've grabbed the best of the bunch for you in case he decides to take them down. All were sent on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

http://deadspin.com/5971513/espns-lomas ... on-twitter
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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby Mulligan » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:50 pm

Rice!! Young!! ... Stafford??

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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:23 pm

Two minutes left in the second quarter and the Bears fans are a lot louder than the Lions fans. Calvin needs 85 more yards to hit 2,000 ... if only Stafford could throw the ball to him.


The scuttlebutt this morning is that Martin Mayhew will be demoted or reassigned and if that's true, it's nothing more than Tom Lewand showing everyone how important he is. If I ran the zoo, Mayhew is far down the list of people I'd fire.

I'd swallow my pride, eat the extension and fire Schwartz tomorrow morning. This team is far from the least talented in the league but does not play together. That's the coach's fault. Instead, Linehan is likely the sacrificial lamb.
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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby Andy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:42 pm

It's tough to defend Schwartz right now. I thought 8-8 at the beginning of the year knowing it was a leap of faith. 4-12 is some serious bullshit.

At least they have a core of players to build around. And they are entertaining, which wasn't the case under the Millen years.

I wonder if Andy Reid would be interested.
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Re: 2012 Detroit Lions season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:16 pm

Andy wrote:It's tough to defend Schwartz right now. I thought 8-8 at the beginning of the year knowing it was a leap of faith. 4-12 is some serious bullshit.

At least they have a core of players to build around. And they are entertaining, which wasn't the case under the Millen years.

I wonder if Andy Reid would be interested.


He didn't sound like a dead man walking in the interview room. His presser is 11 a.m. tomorrow. We'll see what happens.
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