The whole 4th quarter I just KNEW they would screw it up somehow. But... they... didn't? Baby steps!
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
WOOO!!!! PLAYOFFS HERE WE COME!
As a DC based Skins fan, Merry early Christmas to all you Lions folk out there.
Furthermore, I recommend that you all adopt Dan Snyder as the new head of one of the Big 3. He puts an awful product on the field and alienates a lot of people of people doing it, yet he still manages to have the highest net profit in the league year after year.
Also, we're just trying to position ourselves at the front of the Sam Bradford sweepstakes (at which point we will draft Tebow because Snyder likes his muscles.)
I'll pour a 40oz out on the curb for the losing streak. RIP
Unfortunately, the next losing streak starting the next game.
I'm enjoying the win, but it almost feels -- dirty that the Lions won a game. Reminds me of when I saw two dogs get stuck together as a kid.
Now SHUT UP Jay Leno!
I'm still taking the under. Discuss.
Agreed. I'd like to say this win is the start of something big this season, but the schedule is just brutal. STL, CLE, SEA, CIN are the only games I see the Lions having a good chance of winning. Before the season I said 3-13, I think I'll stick with that.
Also props to the team for celebrating with the fans in the stadium. Classy move after last year
I'm convinced the only reason they won is that I'm out of the country. I'll be back for the rest of the season, though, so I'm sure that the losing ways will come back. Enjoying this win while I can, though
Forward down the field,
A charging team that will not yield.
And when the Blue and Silver wave,
Stand and cheer the brave.
Rah, Rah, Rah.
Go hard, win the game.
With honor you will keep your fame.
Down the field and gain,
A Lion victory!
Bout damn time. Stafford played his ass off, I was impressed. Also impressed with the D, I thought they really stepped up especially at the end.
Stafford looked solid, and the D played well. Keep in mind though, that the Redskins almost lost to the Rams last week. A.K.A., they bad. I'm just glad that they had a chance to screw it up, and they pulled it out.
can screw this day up. I don't think I've ever been so happy after a pro football game before in my life.
What a weekend.Lions have the same number of wins as Sparty.
Stafford played well today. Kid has a very good arm.
The only thing more pathetic than a losing streak like this is the way that the team and the fans celebrate like they just won the Super Bowl when they finally win a game. It's basically an acknowledgement that you are pathetic and just winning one game is the greatest thing ever.
You know what's even more pathetic? You.
I don't normally go off on people, but are you SERIOUS? They just won their first game in 21 FREAKING MONTHS! Did you want them to go, "eh, another day at the office." ??? Get a grip on reality.
"It's basically an acknowledgement that you are pathetic"
You think they didn't realize they had lost 19 in a row?
So whats wrong with Lions fans celebrating? Our team finally friggin won, it looks even more pathetic on you're part to bash us for being happy about it.
It's pathetic to have a good time. Who likes to party with friends? Losers. That's who.
That might be one of the most bitter and cynical statements I've ever read. Let me guess, Redskins fan? Perhaps a Bears/Packers/Vikings fan? Or maybe someone stole your chocolate milk in the 3rd grade?
Celebrating a win is not pathetic. Celebrating a team's first win since 2007 is even less pathetic. No one in Detroit thinks they are contenders, but being happy after witnessing something better than complete failure is understandible. Did you expect the fans to shrug and give the team a golf clap?
Former Lions' fan actually. I stopped investing emotionally and financially in this complete joke of an organization over a decade ago. They are a pathetic franchise that will absolutely positively never win anything of consequence as long as William Clay Ford owns the team. The only thing that I am bitter about is that this one win gives the team a false sense of legitimacy for seven days and keeps the organization from being further humiliated. This is just a repeat of the hilarious 2001 season where the team won their first game halfway through December and erupted into euphoria before descending back into the same shitty abyss that the team has been in since the 1960s. The Lions' fans who react to every win like the team just turned the corner are what is known in addiction lingo as "enablers".
What do I expect? I expect people to keep one win in perspective since every other NFL team since the late 1970s except one has managed to win at least one game. Nowadays, with all of the parity in the NFL, it takes a mind-boggling level of futility to not win a single game.
Perhaps you are too young to have not given up on the Lions yet. If so, then this conversation might make more sense to you about ten years and 120 losses from now.
who aren't bandwagon jumpers and like to support our home team...STOP TRYING TO SHIT ON OUR WIN.
I'm sorry that you feel this way, but just because you have given up on the team doesn't mean that every other fan in Detroit should or will. I agree that the team has been about as close to pathetic as it gets in the last decade, but ripping on the fanbase for celebrating a win is ridiculous. NO ONE is under the illusion that this team is going to accomplish something special this season, and I am pretty sure that those cheering fans are very well aware of where this team stands. Sometimes when all you have to watch is shit for so long, when something good finally happens fans overreact. That does not equate to being pathetic.
I'm quite certain that I have suffered through my share of defeats. I certainly don't need someone to tell me how to respond to a win. It sounds like you are still emotionally invested in the Lions. If you have moved on then so be it. Those who have chosen to perservere are free to celebrate as they like. Its a sports team, not an ex-wife.
Yeah Right. Awful lot of anger in your unemotional detached rant.
ohhh man you are such a HARDASS i'm sorry i didn't turn my back on two decades of family memories and fun because OMG WE DIDN"T WIN THE GAME MY CO-WORKERS MAKE FUN OF ME FOR MY CHOICE OF FOOTBALL TEAM. congrats on SENDING A MESSAGE to that bastard ford and seething in self-righteous anger every Sunday while the rest of us well-adjusted humans simply enjoy seeing a decent group of dudes win a fuckin football game and get dipshits like you, Jay Leno, and those talk radio assholes who haven't gotten out of the chair in 10 years to go back to stuffing stale cheetos in your mouth instead of disparaging the efforts of players you only wish you could be in your wildest dreams.
sorry i "enabled" myself to have some fun. you people fucking suck.
You just posted twice in a thread devoted to the Lions, and one of them was fairly lengthy. This is not the action of someone who is emotionally detached.
In addiction lingo, you sound like a dry drunk. That is, someone who has quit drinking, but who hasn't stopped the self-destructive behavior and thinking that led him to drink too much in the first place.
Sports are supposed to be fun. The Lions finally winning is fun. You should stop watching sports.
someone shoots your dog
in Philadelphia named Micha....oh never mind.
no one within 75 miles of Detroit could see it.
I like Schwartz
He sets the bar high
Champ JB had a big weekend!
at the end of the game was sweating a lot. The announcer said he was crying. Anyone else see this?
...play in Tampa. The Bucs have done a great imitation of a team that is PO'd at losing their "record" to Detroit and trying to get a share of it back this year. Describing the Bucs even sounds like describing the Lions: bad owner, rookie coach, terrible draft choices who aren't panning out.
I thought they would tie the Lions at 3-13 this year. Now, I think the Lions might win a few more and the Bucs might not win all season.