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0-3: Can it get any worse???

November 2, 2008 - As I stated earlier this season - all the losing has finally taken its toll on me and I no longer have the motivation to write and say the same old crap after each and every loss. It would just be a repeating record. Don't worry - if and a big if the Lions ever win a game this year, I will resume updating the site. Until then, go State!

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My Commentary:

Wave the white flag! The 2008 season is offically over and one can only hope that means the Millen regime as well. This team is an utter disgrace to call itself an NFL football team. Fortunately, the Ryder Cup was on at the same time so I did not have to torture myself through another 60 minutes of watching the worst team in the NFL. Although I will continue to update this page like I have for the past 13 seasons, I am getting tired of saying the same old thing after each and every game. What should I say about their third straight loss? At least they did not fall behind 21-0 although it was 21-3 at one point. The Defense has gotten worse than it was last year - if that is possible. Will Marinelli fire his brother in law who is in over his head? That is like asking William Clay Ford to fire Matt Millen - it is not going to happen. How about Martz coming up with a run orientated game plan? San Francisco ran the ball for 182 yards on 39 carries - when was the last time the Lions put up numbers like that on the ground? Even if they had Frank Gore it would not matter since their offensive line is a complete joke. John Kitna keeps regressing every week and its only a matter of time before he becomes another Lions QB victim. Roy Williams had two catches for 18 yards and is off to by far his worst NFL season. The entire team from top to bottom has been a complete failure and this definitely is by far the worst possible start imaginable for the Lions. The first three games should have been W's with a mediocre team. If the Lions win more than two games, I will be suprised at the current pace. As I and many others have been saying for countless years - the Lions will remain the biggest laughing stock in professional sports until the worst GM ever in the history of the game finally comes to his senses he is a complete failure at what he does. Until this happens, I am through supporting this team - anyone that wants to buy my season tickets can find every single game on the Lions Ticket Exchange. Thank goodness they have a bye week coming up - at least they have two weeks to come up with a way to see if they can hold their opponents under 30 points.

My apathy set in after the 21-0 start against the Packers and I no longer get upset after a loss - it has been more comical than anything. It just burns me to death that William Clay Ford just accepts this losing culture for what it is. Any owner with half a brain would have cleaned the slate a long time ago. I hate to say it, but nothing is ever going to change unless the fans stop showing up. If I am a betting man, we will see our first Ford Field blackout in two weeks against the Bears. What is the point wasting an afternoon at Ford Field when you know the chances leaving in a good mood are next to none. Fortunately I have my Spartans to fall back on and they will be getting my undivided football attention going forward.



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