As much as I search stories about the other teams in town for the COTD, nothing compares to the Detroit Lions. Whatever it is about the NFL, or the Lions in particular, any story pertaining to Detroit's not so legendary franchise brings out commenters in droves.
Though there are plenty of Lions commenters who make sense, there are just as many commenters who are loopy as all Hell. Why that is, to be honest, I have no explanation.
Surprisingly, I was able to find some wheat in the chaff. In a Mlive article about former Lions backup QB, the immortal J.T. O'Sullivan, joining his mentor, Mike Martz, in San Francisco, jakemister says what many fans of the Lions find themselves hoping and praying for on a daily basis. That Matt Millen, Rod Marinelli, and the rest of the bumbling idiots in the Lions' front office make so many mistakes, screw up so badly, that the Fords will have no choice but to fire anyone and everyone. Just blow the God damn thing up...
these guys are just laughable as football people and businessmen.
The only thing I can guess is that they bring in thes S and CB from TB and fire Joe Barry because is seems the only peole who can understand this "defensive scheme" are guys who played it in TB. Actually, maybe the best thing that can happen is they don't sign anyone else so the team's not saddled with foolish contracts after Matt & Rod are broomed after this season.
What a damn shame. The only hope you have for the team you live and die with is for the GM and coaches to screw the pooch so badly, they hit rock bottom so hard, the owner is embarrassed into making overdue changes.
I find myself wishing awful things upon the Lions. When they lose, I want them to be crushed. I want free agent signings to blow up in their face. I want their drafts to be horrific beyond belief. I want coaching hires to fail miserably. I want the Lions to fail, and fail in an EPIC way.
All in some vain hope William Clay Ford will finally see the light, and fire Millen. Which we know isn't going to happen. But we wish for it anyway, as it's the only hope we have left.
Isn't that an awful position for a sports franchise to put their fans? Yet the Lions have managed to do so.
No wonder so many Mlive commenters are loopy. The Lions have driven them insane.