Life in hell - GREAT article on Lions

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  1. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    ESPN Page 2 - Boyd: Life in hell
    Lots more in the article
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    Yeah. That about says it all. :(
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    Todd Boyd, the writer of that article, is one of my idols. He is a professor at USC and has written a lot of books about the NBA where he shows the intersection of hip hop and "keeping it real" the way Sheed and Iverson do in their actions on the court and the way they deal with the media.

    Boyd's an interesting guy. Great article, too. He echoes how a lot of Lions fans feel. You're disgusted but it's still YOUR team.
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    I would think that all fans would not expect anything until the Lions actually start winning some games. It's unbelieveable how some feel the team will be ok this season. Gotta prove it to me first.................
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    I've abandoned expectations for this team long time ago. I'm the same - show me or shut the h-ll up.
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    Good article. Back in the glory days of the Lions...I mean way back in the Bobby Layne days..you hear older folks talk about the excitement of watching Bobby take the Lions to another comeback victory. My Mom even talks about those days.

    Now my "Golden Era" of the Lions was the legendary "Big Buck" Wayne Fontes years. Old Wayne would get all excited and give the fellas hugs...and then when things went bad he'd get that hangdog look on his face.
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    It's sick sick sick sick sick to think that Fontes was the most successful Lions coach in most of our lifetimes.
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    Glory Days...well they pass you by

    Glory Days..in the wink of a young girls eye.

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    Glory Days...Glory Days...
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    The sad thing is, that picture was taken in the Silverdome!
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    I loved Cocaine Wayne. He's like the father I never had.
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    There's one guy who can't be put into the "owner's coach" category... you know, with the lawsuit and all.
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    He recorded seasons of ---------5-11, 5-11, 6-10, and 7-9 with Barry Sanders at running back...........

    His other 4 seasons were 12-4, 10-6, 10-6, and 9-7......with Barry Sanders at running back...........

    This seems very inconsistent to have such a wide spread of seasonal success with the same core of players. Overall, during his 8 full seasons. He was 64-64. Consistently, inconsistent. Just like the Lions.
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    8 seasons....64-64....what a great run Coach Fontes had with the Lions! The Run and Shoot! Great concept...didn't do much for time of possession or helping Barry run but it sure was exciting. That's all I want. Something at least mildly exciting.
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    As long as we can summarize our entire game plan with a catchy phrase, I'll be happy.

    Stop, drop, and roll. Something like that.
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    Hey...I like that.
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    How about.........."Throw Marenilli From the Train"............:)
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    Don't forget Wayno won a playoff game.
    Will the Millen Group win one? If so, when?
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    Good God are you guys jaded! Must be y'all being used to the Pistons winning for so long. Lions time is coming this year.
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    Which do you think will happen first? Lions win the Super Bowl or an Al Quada member is elected President of the United States?
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    That's a tough one.

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