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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:33 pm

Forbes: Lions third-least valuable NFL team at $960M
NEW YORK — Forbes says the Lions are the third-least valuable NFL franchise in its latest estimates, released Wednesday.

The Lions are worth $960 million, Forbes estimates. That’s an increase from last year’s $900 million valuation but not enough to stop Detroit from dropping from 28th to 30th out of 32 NFL teams.

Forbes also said the Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.

For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, valued at $3.2 billion. Only soccer team Real Madrid at $3.4 billion is worth more among global franchises.

The average NFL franchise value for 2014 is $1.43 billion, the highest in the 17 years the business magazine has tracked professional football. That shows a 23 percent increase, the largest in one year since 1999.

New England is second in value at $2.6 billion, followed by Washington ($2.4 billion) and the New York Giants ($2.1 billion).

At the bottom are Buffalo, worth $935 million and for sale after owner and Grosse Pointe Shores businessman Ralph Wilson’s death, and St. Louis at $930 million.


The Bills will leapfrog them once they're sold.

I'm kind of surprised by this. They pay almost nothing to use Ford Field and didn't incur a ton of debt service when they moved into it (they paid about 40 percent of the construction, right?). One would think a stadium deal like that would make them a much more valuable purchase than, say, the Chargers or Raiders.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:41 pm

Giorgio Tavecchio was cut this afternoon, making Nate Freese the placekicker. First time a rookie got the job in camp since Jason Hanson's first season.

Jonte Green and James Franklin also got the axe. The cut to 53 players is Sunday.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby Andy » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:27 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:Giorgio Tavecchio was cut this afternoon, making Nate Freese the placekicker. First time a rookie got the job in camp since Jason Hanson's first season.

Jonte Green and James Franklin also got the axe. The cut to 53 players is Sunday.


I think I'd rather go with a young kicker than some vet who may or may not be out of gas. I'm looking at you David Acres.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:33 pm

Andy wrote:
The Suburban Avenger wrote:Giorgio Tavecchio was cut this afternoon, making Nate Freese the placekicker. First time a rookie got the job in camp since Jason Hanson's first season.

Jonte Green and James Franklin also got the axe. The cut to 53 players is Sunday.


I think I'd rather go with a young kicker than some vet who may or may not be out of gas. I'm looking at you David Acres.


For sure ... though Sam Martin probably will continue to kick off because he's pretty good at it.

That said, 93-year-old Rashean Mathis looks like one of the opening-night starting corners. Glover Quin and James Ihedigbo are going to make every tackle if a ballcarrier gets past the defensive line this season.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:35 am

Bill Bentley might be out for a while, so get ready for the introduction of 109-year-old Champ Bailey this week.

On a positive note, Stafford looked smarter last night and Calvin still was born on a planet with a red sun.

And the Giants are the opposite of good.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:55 pm

Make that a torn ACL for Bill Bentley. His season is over.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby Shark » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:26 pm

Hmmmm....maybe I should be a large map of metro Detroit for on my wall, so I better know the relationship of my city and the suburbs. - Supersport
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:12 am

Defensive line and even the linebackers played pretty well yesterday, but can we all agree that maybe Green Bay just isn't that good this season? It looks like the division is Chicago's to lose.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby Andy » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:56 pm

Anyone catch the season premiere of South Park about the Washington Redskins?

I like that Martha Ford was wearing black sunglasses in her wordless cameo.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby Mad Max » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:04 pm

Andy wrote:Anyone catch the season premiere of South Park about the Washington Redskins?

I like that Martha Ford was wearing black sunglasses in her wordless cameo.


It was brilliant.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:46 pm

The Lions are 0-5 against Kyle Fucking Orton.

Tavecchio was the better kicker in camp, yet they kept Freese because they drafted him and Tavecchio was a free agent. Brilliant.

And a shitload of guys got hurt today.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby Andy » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:28 am

This year's defense is fun.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:21 pm

Andy wrote:This year's defense is fun.


The secondary has been a lot better than I thought it would be. Slay seems to improve every game and Ihedigbo was a great signing. They should beat the shitbirds this weekend and head to the bye 6-2.
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby Ya Mar » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:19 am

In just about 4 full seasons at the helm, Matthew Stafford has more career passing yards than:

Dan Pastorini
Mark Rypien
Scotty Mitchell
Bert Jones
Doug Williams

and by the end of the season he should pass:

Jim Zorn
Richard Todd
Billy Kilmer
Jack Kemp
Sammy Baugh
Danny White
and potentially even Roger Staubach
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Re: 2014 Detroit Lions Season

Postby D-Day » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:26 pm

Ya Mar wrote:In just about 4 full seasons at the helm, Matthew Stafford has more career passing yards than:

Dan Pastorini
Mark Rypien
Scotty Mitchell
Bert Jones
Doug Williams

and by the end of the season he should pass:

Jim Zorn
Richard Todd
Billy Kilmer
Jack Kemp
Sammy Baugh
Danny White
and potentially even Roger Staubach


Wow. That's some heavy duty company
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