OT - NFL/Lions Open Thread
The most aggravating trend of mlive, other than the sheer uneducated, poorly informed inanity.
...on the Titanic was really off-key?
(Though yes it's annoying. And yes, in this case I think it was tongue-in-cheek).
for a 14-2 season. Are YOU ready for a 14-2 season?
beats the Vikings and sends them to 0-3, I will be really happy today. Maybe Favre will throw a few more INT's around to help out?
Well he threw one so far so let's hope he keeps it up!
Favre should have hung up his cleats! Lions win! Vikings don't have a deep threat, which plays into the Lions hands, since we don't have good DBs.
...of always getting the best of the Lions. I see no reason to think differently today, unfortunately.
I actually took them at +11.5. I have no idea if its a good idea or not.
EDIT: Strike that, just made the play at +13. Still dont know if its a good idea or not, lol
Because the Lions seem to drop a turd in Minnesota more than anywhere else, but they look closer to a 2-0 team than Minnesota has. Add that the Lions can score, and the Vikes offense has been abysmal, if the Lions can score a few points, that becomes a huge spread. Maybe not the best bet of the day, but a good one.
I got em in a teaser at +18.5.
Even if they get blown out early (unlikely cuz Vikes have no weapons at WR), Lions got a good shot of backdoorin that line...
More likely Best breaks 1 or 2 runs and Lions put up 14-20 pts.
God is there anything worse than the atmosphere at an NFL game?
Sparty vs. FAU (FIU? sorry, can't keep them straight) was worse. Take a normal NFL stadium, cut the attendance by 2/3, factor in that the opponents were just there for a paycheck (wait, that part sounds like the NFL) and you have a recipe for disaster.
OT in the OT: Do I start McNabb against the Rams or Vick against the Jags?
Link to watch the game online? The link I got from before doesn't seem to be working (atdhe.net)
Try this one, Carl.
Lions offense needs to grow some balls. Srsly guys.
At least we have Michigan this year. Last year was utterly demoralizing because of the shititude of my teams.
Is it Saturday yet?
Vikings shooting themselves in the foot. D got bailed out on a couple of penalties.
Anyone else seen the Lexus commercial 5,000 times? I am about to break my TV due to that one commercial.
to throw an interception sooner or later, because that's what he does. But I didn't expect him to throw it to a defensive lineman.
My hometown is proud.
Big Int by Corey Williams to the Vikings 12.
Touchdown pass to Tony Scheffler!!!!!
7-0. with 3:04 left in the 1st.
But if the Vikings lose today, what day of the week does Favre re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-retire?
It appears that Michigan passed their punt-catching woes on to the Lions. Cripes.
30 second after I turn on the television set, what happens? I thought I was having a flashback.
Harvin burns some random guy unsurprisingly.
Leon Hall just picked off Jimmy Clausen.
Ahh just like old times...
(ED: Oops a little late there.)
Made it worth it.
freaking no excuse for that.
3 long FGs and the only one to not go in is the one I wanted to (the Lions, natch')
by the rules I hate the most: the NFL's roughing the passer rules. Why is the quarterback's head more special than anyone else's? That penalty won't get called for anyone else.
Brett Favre's head is more special than other QBs. Guh, I hate Favre
wow what a catch
The Justin.tv stream was closed. Any other links?
Is going to be answering some questions about their end of half time management...
instead of letting him dump it off? He's 80 years old!
When Favre is throwing to a guy BEHIND him?!?
did anyone else notice when they did a close up of Vanden Bosch how he had blood red eyes? he looked scary as hell.
Funny that the only thing I took away from Peterson's long run for a TD was that DRob seems faster.
makes an incredible one handed catch. Gotta love it
Schwartz needs to grow some on those 3-2 calls. This is a throwing league. That run to the right was completely predictable. No way you're gonna get two against the Vikings DL when they can easily read your play.
to call offsetting personal fouls -- it's just like calling nothing, which would be a better option than calling meaningless penalties.
By the 285 pound Steeler Keisel. Rumbling Stumbling Bumbling indeed.
Two plays after the offsetting penalties, there's another scuffle. Meaningless penalties are meaningless.
Picks up his 2nd personal foul of the game. If you had been a Wolverine, you'd have known better.
These refs are a disaster....... they totally changes this game with these bullshit calls. I like how you can't brush a guys helmet with your hand but you can throw him to the ground after the whistle in a scrum.
Jonson's helmet get ripped off no call...nice consistency refs. FUCK!!!
Why is Stafford always injured??
I only follow the Lions casually, so, I'm hoping a more dedicated fan can post on this.
Is it an issue of him being injury prone? Or just that we have a shitty OL so he's exposed more?
If the latter, that at least gives me hopes that they'll address the OL in the upcoming off-season and there's hope for next year (or whatever year they next play NFL football)
If the former, it's like, shit, we're paying a guy $60 million to sit in perpetual injury rehab. Typical Lions fail.
So, are things really changing? Is Stafford the right guy? Or, will this team just never be good?
The "Rip Van Winkle" play. The team falls asleep until the rest of the league is mediocre, then we wake up and try again.
It was pointed out earlier that Hall picked Clausen today, but in addition to that he had 2 pass deflections and lead the team in tackles with 6. Morgan Trent also contributed well today, recovering a fumble and defending 2 passes.
looked real good in 2 and half games this season thus far. He is a completely different QB and he finally learned how to play QB. If he continue to progress as a QB, he'll be a nightmare for DC to gameplan because of his ability to throw the ball and run the ball. Mike Vick is going to have a lot of suitors once his contract runs out.