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Detroit Lions and the letter "M" rule,

Posted on: June 17, 2009 4:52 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2009 5:05 pm
Hope springs eternal for Detroit Lions fans.  A few years ago we had that 2-14 season and that win in week thirteen was like what I imagine winning a superbowl would be like.  After that season I thought it couldn't get any worse, but I was terribly wrong as we all know and are reminded of constantly. Who would have thought Wayne Fontes would be the best coach the Lions had in the last 50 or so years?  I'm sure I'm not the only one that thought things would get better with Ross, then Mariucci, then Marinelli (I don't think anyone impressed by Mornhinweg at any point).  Perhaps we should stay away from anyone with an "M" in their name and that goes double for for the double "M's", like Matt Millen and Marty Mornhinweg ( I'm looking at you Martin Mayhew!).

Side note: There was one exception to the "M" rule, that being the winningest coach since Buddy Parker (The overseer of the 1950's Detroit Lions) and that would be Gary Moeller he had a staggering winning percentage of .571! albeit it was only over the course of 7 games, but still a notable exception.  Hopefully Mayhew can reproduce those slightly above average results in a front office setting.

Category: NFL

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2009 12:18 am

Detroit Lions and the letter "M" rule,

Wow, A Lions thread. The fact that there is only 3 threads since last year at this time says a lot about how Detroit people feel about this franchise.  This year promises to be more of the same. I am betting 3 or 4 wins at best, which is hardly worth wasting your time watching.  What slays me is that the NFL is going to black out all the home games for a franchise that needs attention in anyway they can get it. The people living in Detroit and the surronding areas are in DEPRESSION. 

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2009 11:50 pm

Detroit Lions and the letter "M" rule,

I always thought the exact same thing... hopefully jim schwartz will be the answer even thought he has an m in his first name.

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