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Reality-Aid Instead of Kool-Aid Coming Out Of Detroit Lions Camp

Posted in Detroit Lions with tags , , , on January 8, 2010 by bigoranged

Usually our Detroit Lions front office puts out sunshine and rainbow stories about how they had  a great practice or how the third string CB is practicing hard.   These are all usual attempts by our beloved Detroit Lion’s organization to make things look good.

I was shocked to see our Detroit Lions put out some reality-aid this week.  Maybe they ran out of koo-aid and needed to brew something new.

They had an actual story about how the 2-14 record was a major disappointment.  Who would of thunk it?

I think this is a major step in the right direction.  Admitting the problem is the first step toward recovery.

Hi, I’m The Detroit Lions and not winning is terrible!

Lions Win Two Super Bowls – What An Adrenaline Rush

Posted in Detroit Lions with tags , , , , , on January 5, 2010 by bigoranged

How can we possibly put a positive spin on a two win season?  Now that’s it’s over, can we calmly sit back and have any kind of positive emotions?   Or are we just stuck with tossing out more sarcastic barbs about this team?

Face it, if you’re a Detroit Lions fan, every win is like winning a Super Bowl. They’re rare and whether you want to admit it or not, you feel awefully high and happy after the win!

For fans of successful teams, a win leaves a joyful feeling, but it’s not quite the adrenaline rush we get.  Which leads me to my positive spin for this season.

Fans of most winning teams may be ready for a post season game.  Other fans may be looking forward to the draft like us.  But emotionally, they haven’t been as high as we have been twice this year.

The only fans who will get as emotionally  high as we have been twice this year, are the fans of the eventual Super Bowl winners.  Yet here’s the thing, they’ll only get one emotional high!  We’ve had two emtional highs.

What a rush man!  So what’s the positive spin this year?  Simply that we’ve had more intense emtional highs than fans of winning teams and even of fans of the eventual Super Bowl winner.

So take that NFL!

Lions Win – The Job Isn’t Over, It’s Only Just Beginning

Posted in Detroit Lions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2009 by bigoranged

Yes the Detroit Lions won.  The sense about Detroit seems to be that we finally ‘accomplished’ that win.  Yes we did get a win, but that’s not ‘the’ accomplishment.  The job isn’t over here folks.

This team needs to view this as the beginning of a long task, not the end of a long task.  Now is not the time to relax because they finally accomplished that one thing, ‘a win’.

In the past this team would shrink back and almost relax after they won a game or broke a streak of futility.  In the past this team acted like ending the streak of futility was the main task to be completed.  They acted like ONE win ended it and they would go back to business as usual.

These Detroit Lions can not go back to business as usual after this win.  They haven’t finished the race, the race has only begun.

Our team can’t celebrate as if they’ve won the Super Bowl or broken through and that the futility is ended.  When one win is celebrated with so much importance as this win could be celebrated, a mentality of let’s relax and enjoy it could set in. If this happens, we’ll just be right back to having another long losing streak.

We can’t go one step forward only to take ten steps backwards.  Forward is the only direction to go.  You can’t move forward if one win is given too much importance.

Time to put it in perspective as we keep the obstacles and goals ahead in our perspective too.

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No More Tears – Lions Vikings Pregame 9-20-09 Game

Posted in Detroit Lions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by bigoranged

Our Detroit Lions play the Minnesota Vikings this week 9-20-09 at Ford Field.

Things look good for our Detroit Lions this week.  The Minnesota Brett Faverz don’t stand a chance. Or is that Farzverz?
Hey our quarterback can spell his name the way it’s supposed to sound, that has to give us some advantage.  Plus Brett Favre’s ego is bigger than his body can hold, I predict he spontaneously combusts by the second quarter due to his body not being able to hold his ego.

One thing we were told before last week’s game is that Schwartz pays so much attention to detail, that he even tapes the national anthem and reviews it.  If he can correct all the details of last week’s mistakes, this team stands a good chance of winning.

Stafford is humbled but poised. This is probably the first time in a long time Stafford has become humbled.  Being humbled will make him wiser, but not less poised or bold. Look for some wisdom and strength out of Matthew Stafford.

This game is on our own turf this week.  Home field advantage matters some.  We may be playing on our turf this week, but Favre and Peterson will be falling on it a lot due to our defense.  They’ll be so familiar with the turf this week that they’ll know how many squares there are of turf on the field.

Johnson and Johnson makes the shampoo called No More Tears.  This week our receiver combo of Johnson and Johnson will bring nothing but tears to the Minnesota defense.

My big harping point for this week is going to be tight end, tight end, tight end.  Use that first rounder Pettigrew!  He wasn’t drafted so Heller could start.  He was drafted because he’s a great athlete and he should be given the ball.  Getting the ball to him will take the pressure off of our Johnsons and the running game.

That’s all for now.

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4th And 1 Call Changes Culture Forever In Detroit

Posted in Detroit Lions, Roots with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2009 by bigoranged

That decision to go for it on fourth and short has changed the culture forever in Detroit.  These Detroit Lions went on to score a touchdown and got the score to 14-10 New Orleans.  I can’t overstate it enough!  This call has changed the culture forever in Detroit.  Ford stock just went up $5 on that call alone.  Good job Kevin Smith on scoring that touchdown for the Detroit Lions in the second quarter.

Detroit Lions Stand For The National Anthem

Posted in Detroit Lions with tags , , , , on September 13, 2009 by bigoranged

So I’m writing this after the Lions gave up their first TD of the season.  I heard a positive comment about my Detroit Lions that I don’t want to hear as the first positive comment of the season!

Apparently Jim Schwartz films the team as they’re standing for The National Anthem.  Then the team goes over the film so they can stand for the anthem better.

This was the first positive comment of the year from the booth.  Nothing about the strenght of defense or offense.  Nopes, we hear that our Detroit Lions know how to stand during the national anthem.

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