OT: Lions to make "major" announcment on Tuesday.
You made me log in to say this. Don't even fucking joke about that man.
May rabid weasels live in your pants forever for even putting those two words in that order.
Millen's back - see for yourself:
(you would nto believe how hard it is to find a decent picture of Matt Millen's back)
Tom Brady is bringing his talents back to the state of Michigan.
They obviously signed Peyton Manning ldo.
and denard turned pro! (fuck ncaa rules)
Signs seem to point that WXYZ is picking up the TV rights to the Lions preseason games over WWJ. I would also accept Jeff Fisher moving to the front office to help Lewand and Mayhew.
Full of win!
Alabama would count it.
The Ford family is about to divulge that the last ten years of WCF running the team has been a "Weekend at Bernie's" scenario, and that it is finally time to lay him to rest. I hear they are going to apologize for any confusion between their stiff, the working stiffs who still buy tickets, and the stiff they hired to be the GM nine years ago.
They're moving the team to Grand Rapids. Ford Field will now be used solely for high school games and an annual MSU basketball/football game.
Ah yes, the River City Lions. Can you hear the roar?
The Ford's have decided to move the team back to Pontiac. They feel the team deserves a newly remodeled old stadium with a new stadium smell. Best of both worlds.
YES BARRY'S FINALLY COMING BACK. I know who I'm picking first in my fantasy league next year.
Mike Illitch bought the Lions? Haha, I kid. The Fords will never sell the team. Ever.
I wish he could buy the Lions, but he would have to sell the Wings and Tigers as well as revoke any bids on the Pistons he may have made due to NFL rule preventing an NFL owner to own any other professional team in the area. Still wish it could happen though!
They are going to join on to the campaign started by Chrysler and have a 24 hour Marathon playing only that commercial in Ford Field. That's one of the best commercials I've seen.
They're announcing that they won't be using their first pick on a WR this year. That would definitely be a "major" announcement.
...told me that Brett Favre will be the Lion's quarterback next season.
"New" uniforms again?
Releasing of Julian Peterson? I don't think it is a signing, because there is no free agency without a new CBA.
I forgot about that. I was hoping it would be the announcement of the signing of Nnamdi Asomugha
they announced 3-5 weeks ago that they were not retaining him
Richard Hamilton was traded to the Lions to play free safety
What's the big deal with having cheerleaders? It's a football game, if you're that desperate to see scantily clad women, the Bazouki Lounge is just a few blocks away.
Also, I have heard that there are thes "websites" on the "internet" that have free "pornography."
Take that information and do with it what you may. Happy fapping.
they are making the jump to Division 1 in 2014
they are gonna sign that DB from oakland....Asomgua (yes i know i probably butchered the spelling)
On the Lions' website an article was just posted in their news section regarding free agency, that talks about how they have been utilizing the draft and free agency.
Here's a quote from it that may be interesting.
Moving forward, Schwartz, Linehan and the rest of the coaching staff will take the same approach as they have in the past in finding the right players to fit their needs.
“We traded for
But then again, they would probably have to pay out the ass for a corner of his caliber, which may conflict with No. 2.
William Clay Ford Sr. tearfully announced that he is selling the Detroit Lions immediately to a consortium of Detroit area investors, ending the Ford family's disastrous near-half century of ownership. Ford admitted that ever since his brother Henry Ford II gave him the money to purchase the franchise in 1964, the Lions have declined dramatically from their stature as one of the NFL's best teams in the 1950s and early 1960s. He apologized for his incompetence at selecting general managers and other front office personnel, and took specific responsibility for the hiring of Matt Millen, whose record as Lion's GM is the worst of any general manager in the history of professional sports.
In a bizarre coda to the press conference, Willam Clay Ford Jr. bolted onto the dais and attempted to wrest the microphone away from his father, screaming "Never sell!! Never sell! It's my team now, goddamit!!" Security personnel struggled to drag the weeping and shouting Ford protege off, and had to taze the younger Ford in an adjoining hallway to get him under control.
Stafford messed his shoulder up again...
...stirring an extra thick milk shake at home.
They're announcing that they're dumping a bunch of money into free agency because the fans deserve success in the near term.
That's right- eight wins or bust in 2011. This is the year. .500 dream season is the goal.
THE CHASE FOR EIGHT!
just some ticket price news (keeping them the same/lowering the price of certain sections).
Stafford's career is over. We'll trade up to get Cam Newton as soon as possible.
But can the Lions pay him as much as Auburn?
Not after the NFL caps a rookie's salary.
Maybe they are the Hard Knocks team this year? The Jets had a similarly vague "major announcement" press conference last year, IIRC.
IIRC the Lions were already offered Hard Knocks for next season and they turned it down. But I could be wrong. I'd love to see it.
Looks like an announcement regarding pre-season tv rights....I'd prefer an announcement re: Asomugha.
Hopefully they go back to Honolulu Blue and Silver, ditching the horrendous black.
No movement until new cba.
Finally illitch is buying the team
Bringing in Jeff Fisher to be assistant head coach?
Probably just that TV deal for preseason games.
The Fords are selling the Lions to the owners of American and Lafayette Coney Island?
If you go with Lafayette you'll have the fastest two-minute drill in football.
And a real Michgan Man prefers Lafayette over that generic knockoff next door.
Ooh, them's fightin' words. For the record, American came first, so Lafayette would be the knockoff. Personally, I'm a Kerby's guy, mostly because they're the same family as American and Lafayette.
I've been in NC since 2003 and there is nothing I've found in my area that is even close. The breakfast at Kerby's is #2 on the must do list (just below a Tiger game and way above visiting the in-laws) when I go back home every summer.
It's less than two hours away now, if I am not mistaken.
I am guessing that either it is about the preseason TV rights or that John Kitna is sticking to his 10-win prediction.
i'm being brought in as the lions head coach/starting rb/savior
Ok, so what happened?
Lions to Baltimore. Ravens to Detroit.
Alright, we get Harbaugh after all.
I don't discriminate amongst Harbaughs.
"The agreement, which incorporates unique, year-round programming and marketing initiatives, includes the following programming content on WXYZ various platforms:
--Telecast of all four preseason games and pregame shows in High-Definition TV
--An exclusive one-hour weekly “live” pre-game show from Ford Field and all away games
--Special Detroit Lions Training Camp updates
--An April NFL Draft special
--A regular season Monday night interview segment with Head Coach Jim Schwartz
--A regular season Thursday night Detroit Lions player interview segment
--Special Detroit Lions-oriented digital elements on wxyz.com and detroitlions.com"
I always get the impression that organizations get way more psyched - or want us to get way more psyched - about the TV deal than we fans do. All I give a damn about is what number to punch into my remote control, and whether or not I even can.
Well, when your national affiliate (ABC) doesn't have any regular season games, I suppose this is the best a local station can do.