this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Lions Ownership Discussing Firing Jim Schwartz
They're 4-11 right now. I'm assuming you're going with a loss to the bears today?
Not to mention all the injuries and inconsistent running game having an effect on the team.
I'm assuming a loss to the bears today.
...do not underestimate Chicago's ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
That said, signs do point to a Bears win and a Calvin Johnson record, in which case I guess nobody leaves empty-handed.
The Lions' ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory is quite impressive as well...
Strength on strength...the irresistable force of losing with the immovable object of not winning. A marquee matchup for sure.
from the jaws of defeat
of the "Same 'Ole Spartans (SOS). I know the Detroit and Lansing water supply is the one in the same. So there is the tie in. The Lions err spartans are one in the sam.
Both have very good years then take a shit the next
Both have "off field" problems
Both have coaching staffs that are less than perfect
Both have leadership that is just plain inept
Both think they are "going places" and "wait until next year"
Both have a few good players that keep peoples interest; only to disappoint later
Both just dont know how to win. Being a winner is a state of mind, its a place in space. Winners will certainly lose a few games but they are always winners. Lions err sparty always complains, always looking for excuses.
That is why I am proud to say that I have been Lions free for 5 years. I go to counciling once a week to help me; but I am a better person for it.
Since when has a Ford made decision worked out for the Lions? Just sayin
Ford was the only major American car brand that did not need a bailout. (Though they did take 5.9 billion)
You can probably take out the word American too, we just don't hear a lot about Asian companies getting propped up by their respective governments.
Would have been awfully hard for them to stay in business if all the major parts suppliers went under, which they would have but for Chrysler and GM staying afloat courtesy of the taxpayer.
Now, what was this thread about? Oh yeah, the Lions. Don't really care, never been a fan, don't know how Lions fans do it, frankly.
while i 100% agree with your sentiment, i think inthebluelot's point was not a knock against ford motor per se but perhaps the ford family.
that being said, i think tagg's response pretty much sums it up...
When then CEO (and A2 resident) Bill Ford Jr. decided he was not the right man to lead Ford Motor Company and hired Alan Mullaly to engineer their turn around. You can go even further back to when Henry Ford II bought the Lions for William Clay Ford to keep him away from Ford Motor in the 1960's. Bill Jr. has the humility to actually help the Lions by finding the right person to lead and not be a yes man to him.
for any comment that pisses off the UAW
Neg me bro..don't care.
No bro, pos all the way.
that matters. Screw the "Fiscal cliff". Lets all hold hands and jump over the cliff together and scream GO BLUE on the way down.
an all-expenses paid trip to bolivia
and lady, obviously, let's remember that there are Michigan faithful who love the UAW, hate it, and everything in between. Let's keep those opinions reserved for other venues and use MGoBlog for Michigan love, Ohio hate and of course cat pictures.
Lets not forget that there are some people here that hate cats, and some that love cats. I am the owner of 3 dogs who would eat any cat it could, and I still find that photo personally offensive and politically incorrect. Please! Use some common decency when posting your cat pic.
they keep Schwartz or not, they will still make the stupidest decision possible.
please may this happen, along with linehan and gunther and crossman going.,,,,keep shawn jefferson....cut raiola, peterman, backus, burleson. KVB, ...trade pettitgrew and titus young.....do not resign any free agent but sammie lee hill and franchise chris houston....
and mayhew and lewand both need to go as well
Clueless. The Lions have lost a lot of close games this year with their receiver corps in shambles, and Schwartz is the only coach in 20 years to do anything in Detroit. To fire him would be ridiculous.
Typical delusional Lions fan. This team is an absolute mess and last year was a mirage. If you think this team is headed in the right direction under the current leadership then you deserve this joke of a team.
He thinks going 18 and 30 in 48 games plus all of the off field issues is good? I'm confused...
I'm guessing all of these people commenting on how the Lions shouldn't fire Schwartz aren't Lion fans. If you watch them play every week, you'll know why people want him out.
A firing? Gee, I thought they'd be discussing contract extension.
/s (sort of)
if the lions fired schwartz and hired o'brien, which would be a dagger in the hearts of the PSU faithful.
It would be even funnier if they hire Urban Meyer.
If Urban Meyer is our coach, does that mean we get Tebow to?
Which grammatical error is more of a dagger?
Is, that such a, big deal?
William Shatner, is that you?
I would expect the answer, considering the flagrant, unapologetic, and unceasing misuse of commas, Oxford and otherwise, being so rampant, to be yes.
I hate unnecessary uphostrophe's.
Your/You're. I am trying really hard not to break my keyboard as I finish this sentence.
Who don't say "to be" - "The floor needs swept." Argh..
"...does that mean we get Tebow to start at quarterback?"
hehe...causes trouble & slinks away
When will Lions ownership have discussions about firing themselves? The only common link in all of your dysfunctional relationships is you.
Exactly. I am 51 years old and William Clay Ford has mismanaged the Lions for my entire life. The team needs to be sold to someone in Detroit and they need to re-evaluate the staff.
I wish Lions Ownership would be discussing firing Lions Ownership.
Yes. For the love of everything. Get us new owners. The Fords are the most incompetent family in the world. I wish I could be a completely stupid billionaire simply because my great grandpa was a genius.
The Mccaskey family says hi!
Obviously William Clay Ford Sr. hasn't been a good owner but you could give his son a chance.
His son who they tried to put in charge of Ford Motor and quickly realized that he had no idea what he's doing, and sent him back to play with his father's real life train set that is the Lions?
A gross exaggeration of what happened. Bill Ford Jr. had a lot of really solid ideas for Ford that were way ahead of their time (like developing hybrids and getting into the public transportation business). Ford was in a shit spiral and bringing in a first time CEO was probably a really, really awful idea. And Ford himself stood aside in favor of someone with more experience.
The guy's an MIT grad, I'm pretty sure he can figure what it takes to get an NFL team running smoothly.