Archive for October, 2009

No More Excuses

Posted in Detroit Lions on October 23, 2009 by bigoranged

Losing has become acceptable in Detroit. Winning sporadically is acceptable in Detroit. Moral victories are acceptable in Detroit. The only thing that doesn’t seem acceptable is actually winning!

Year after year we see and hear the same things. A string of losses is followed by a win and we celebrate, only to fall back and play poorly. Our team hangs tough against a team, but doesn’t win and we hear, “Hey they played hard, that’s progress. They’re on the right track.” These Lions get a new coach and some high draft picks and we hear, “Hey the team is rebuilding, give them some time, be patient.”

This plays like a broken record over and over. I’m here to declare that the broken record is nothing more than excuses. That’s right, they’re nothing than an acceptable way to allow for perpetual failure in Detroit.

We keep hearing about a culture change in Detroit. How about a culture change that simply says, “No more excuses.”

A loss is a loss. A string of losses is a string of losses. A moral victory is a loss. Losing is bad. Winning is good.

Until this simple equation gets burned in the minds of our Detroit Lions, the pattern will continue.

Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 10-11-09

Posted in Detroit Lions with tags , , , , , on October 11, 2009 by bigoranged

Four words.  It’s time to win.

Our Detroit Lions chose to lose again today.  It’s time to quit reveling in moral victories and ‘progress’.  This team has the potential and talent to win now!

For too long this team has talked about changing the culture in Detroit.  Two things that need to change are being content with sporadic wins and being content with ‘progress’ even when there is a loss.

When our Detroit Lions beat the Redskins, this team, city and fans celebrated as if they just won a super bowl and came off a 16-0 season.  I was seriously expecting a parade!

This team right here and right now has the talent to win. It’s time this team play four quarters and not play at 50% after halftime. Time has long passed for this team to be content with sporadic wins and ‘moral victories’, even when they lose.

This team is choosing to lose. They don’t play at 100% for four quarters. They are content with sporadic wins and with ‘moral victories’.

Jim Schwartz needs to get in their face now, and tell them to win. They need to live up to their potential.

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