Monday, June 25, 2007

Jon Kitna can't be serious

You all saw the headlines Jon Kitna made over the weekend. How could you miss them, as it was so strange and off the wall.

Jon Kitna believes that the Detroit Lions will win more than 10 games in 2007.

Really, he does.

Once I wiped the tears from my eyes, after going into a laughing fit, I began to ponder why Kitna is so positive about the Lions chances.

After I wiped the tears of laughter from my eyes, from my pondering causing another laughing fit, I gave up trying to rationalize Kitna's prediction, and just wrote it up to the lunatic ravings of someone who has taken one too many blows to the head.

It's damn hard to win 10 games with your ass on the turf, but we're talking the great Jon Kitna here...

Honestly, I don't get where the optimism is coming from. Mostly due to the fact that one of the biggest reasons the Lions will not win 10+ games is the presence of Kitna himself under center.

There has to be some reason Kitna is so confident about the Lions' chances in this coming NFL season. I'm going to throw a few thoughts out there, just to see if I can come up with the reason why...

Maybe he took Peter King's quite strange, made for no rhyme or reason QB rankings to heart.

Kitna managed to keep a straight face, but was actually joking about 10 wins. Unfortunately, everyone took his preditcion seriously.

It could be possible that Kitna's religious devoutness has lead him to speak with God, and God told him to take the over on season wins.

Kitna just plain forgot that his defense actually has to stop the other team.

The media didn't emphasize Kitna's wording correctly. The actual quote was, "Win more than 10 GAMES?"

Kitna has seen Calvin Johnson on the practice field, and now knows that Johnson is the best God damned player on the planet, and is worth at least 3 TD's to the good a game. In other words, Calvin Johnson is next coming of Don Huston, Jerry Rice, Lance Alworth, Raymond Berry, Art Monk, Herman Moore, the guy from "Invincible," and Gus the field goal kicking mule. I guess that combo is worth at least 3 scores a game, right?

Kitna is on the drugs. Dip into the 'shrooms one too many times, and who knows what's going to come out of your mouth.

Matt Millen hypnotized him.

Kitna is into positive reinforcement, in that if you say something enough times, you actually start to believe it. Even if that something is ludicrous at best, and off-the-wall insane at worst.

When it's all said and done about Kitna's prediction, I could only come up with one incontrovertible fact.

Self delusion is a wonderful thing...

1 comment:

  1. Just when you think that the Lions couldn't become an even bigger laughingstock than they already are...

    Kitna says Calvin Johnson reminds him of Reggie Bush going to New Orleans last year. Yeah, well Drew Brees going there had a lot to do with it too.