Why has our city become "that" place where every athlete has predictions? The guaransheeds...the kitnas....now young k. smith...
Mike Lantry, 1972
It's the same everywhere you go. Detroit Lions predictions make national headlines because the Lions are so bad and these predictions come across as comical. I'd also bet that the 0-16 Lions are asked much more by the media to make predictions in the first place. It Tom Brady said the Pats were gonna win 12 games next year no one would be that amused. If someone on the lions predicts 6 wins, you got yourself a story.
Mark Schlareth once called Kitna an idiot for predicting the Lions would win 10 games. When Carson Palmer did the very same thing a couple years earlier he called it "a QB showing moxy" and prclaimed that he liked it. So you take what you get from the talking heads.
I hate the word moxie.
"I don't think we will be that good this year. We sucked last year and will probably suck again this year" -Kevin Smith
Would you rather see this? I want the players on my team to have confidence in themselves and their team. Kevin Smith is young but he is not afraid to speak his mind.
"Our city" is Ann Arbor.