Guess which long-time NFL franchise was the very first to lose a game to a team from the upstart AFL?
OT: A game between the Denver Broncos and the Lions makes NFL history
the worst record in the league. So arguably the Lions lost to the worst team in all of professional football.
For comparison, the Lions ended up 5-7-2. Go Lions!
But to be far, the Lions can't officially beat the Lions.
Actually, it appears that one Lion is doing just that:
"Suh would “give guys the business” in practice, such as slamming a guy’s head against the ground or stomping on them."
Heath Evans is, well, Heath Evans. Glazer's report is a little more concerning, but again, denials by named source
Anonymous claims are a wonderful propaganda tool. Plant an idea in people's minds(that conveniently fits an already established narrative)without having to worry about being accountable for it.
I'll generally go with the named sources then the unnamed. They at at least are willing to take the risk of being exposed as liars if the claims are true. Such is not the case for the unnamed sources.
Could this be true? Of course. Suh's actions on and off the field make it plausible. But until someone is willing to put their name next to these claims I'll view them with a large grain of salt.
A reasonable approach to take. Caldwell needs to make sure that it's just rumors, or take action as soon as is prudent.
Ohhh, now everything is starting to make sense.
...and decided to assume that mantle in 2008, proving once and for all that imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery.
"the worst record in the league. So arguably the Lions lost to the worst team in all of professional football"
No....the Lions WERE the worst team in all of professional football. There I fixed it for you.
Many people—especially long-suffering Browns fans—will read these phrases and automatically think "eh those loser Browns LOL etc etc" but I look at it differently: those phrases are memorable precisely because they describe pivotal plays or drives that kept otherwise excellent Browns teams from advancing to the Super Bowl, especially the latter two against the Broncos in the AFC Championship game.
How many such crucial opportunities have the Lions had since 1957? I can only think of one that even warrants consideration: the 1983 Divisional playoff game against the 49ers, in which allegedly automatic Eddie Murray missed two FGs in the fourth quarter, the second of which would have given the Lions the victory with 5 seconds left.
The other primary culprit in that Lions loss was perennial SEC fellator Gary Danielson, who threw FIVE interceptions that day against San Francisco.
A lot of games with the Lions make NFL history but none of them ever in a way that is flattering to the Lions. I can think of the following:
Longest field goal (until just recently)
Most losses in a single season without a victory
First team not to take the ball when winning the coin toss in overtime.
The only one that I can that went the Lions way was first overtime game where "heads/tails" was called.
The longest road losing streak of all time
First team to come back from 14 down in the final minute, only to then lose in overtime
"The Detroit Lions of 1967 were expecting big things. They had a new head coach, former Lions’ great Joe Schmidt. The team was blessed with two great quarterbacks in Karl Sweetan and Milt Plum. They also had the newly arrived talents of rookie Mel Farr from UCLA, who would lead the team for years to come." (from the link in the OP)
I can understand high expectations, having the great Joe Schmidt as new Head Coach and none other than Mel Farr Superstar running the ball, but c'mon, "blessed with two great quarterbacks in Karl Sweetan and Milt Plum"?
Yeah, that's a laughable statement.
In fact they won as many championships as the Tigers, who are viewed far more fondly in Detroit despite having won only 4 titles in 112 years of existence.
In the lives of the large majority of current Detroit sports fans, the Tigers have been to the World Series four times, and have won two of them. The Lions have been to the NFL championship only in the active memories of those in their late sixties or older.
Your hatred of the Lions is marrow deep. Did they fail to cover at an inopportune time?
Hatred? Are you kidding? I hate them as much as I hate the Three Stooges, or Laurel & Hardy or George Costanza or Kramer or Phil Dunphy. They're comedy gold for me.
To get an idea that Milt Plum was not very good. Say it aloud...Milt Plum.
who would go on to kick for the lions. greg landry would come the next year (i think) and replace those two 'great' quaterbacks the lions had. in those days guys didn't train year-round and an august football game was no place to play a mile high in denver if you were just starting to get into shape.