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#1 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:41 AM

I'm calling a 6-10 record for this season. Hopefully I'm wrong.

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#2 Echolalia

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 02:31 PM

I don't expect that many wins out of them, but I do expect this season to be a first in a string of consistently more successful years until the Lions eventually make the playoffs.

I just finished reading an interview that Album had with Jim Schwartz. He started talking about Matt Stafford and this is what he said:

"Matt is extremely self-aware. Matt would be a very good coach because he right away knows when he's screwed up and when things are outside of his control. In Denver (in the exhibition game), when he took a sack ... second down and goal, I think, from the 9. If it's incomplete, we got third and goal from the 9 -- we still got a chance to score a touchdown. When he takes the sack, it's like third and goal from the 14, and you're not converting. It's probably a field goal. So by taking that sack, that was basically a four-point play. And he came off, and I said, "You've gotta burn that ball. You've gotta throw it away." And he said, "Yeah, I know, but the guy was on my hip and I was afraid that if I switched hands to throw it that I might lose it. And I didn't wanna lose the field goal.

So he was aware of everything. He knew right away."

I was pretty impressed, and it further supports the notion that the Lions have begun to build a legitimate team. There are still parts missing, but its definitely not the team that walked onto the field 2 years ago, 5 years ago, etc.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 03:00 PM

The Lions winning 5-6 games seems like a reasonable prediction. Maybe they can even steal one from Minnesota if they keep playing like they did Thursday night -- although perhaps it is incredibly, mind-bogglingly stupid of me to suggest that the Lions could replicate the success of the defending Super Bowl champions. :P

I'm still feeling good about penciling in Ws for the Rams, Bills, and Bucs; hopefully they can split with the Bears and Vikes; the rest of the schedule is a minefield though: Jets/Boys/Pats (why is a 2-14 team pitted against these guys?!) and of course the thorough stomping they'll get from the cheeseheads (x2). If they can get one or two wins out of the Eagles/Giants/Skins/Phins part of the sched that should be enough to get to where I think they can be.

Edited by Heroes of Hockeytown, 10 September 2010 - 03:01 PM.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 11:09 AM

The game against Chicago sure will be interesting.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:08 PM

Chicago just marching down the field on their first series.

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#6 Yellowknife Redwing

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:21 PM

Anybody have a stream of the game?

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:26 PM

Hey, interception.

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#8 Yellowknife Redwing

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:32 PM

Hey touchdown :)

#9 Hockeytown Red Wings

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:09 PM

Moving the ball just before half....probably lucky to be leading, but leading nonetheless.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:25 PM

Time to see how they'll respond to Chicago coming back.

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#11 Heroes of Hockeytown

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:37 PM

Typical Lions implosion. With bonus Backus doing a s*** job and getting his QB killed.
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#12 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:46 PM

Not exactly what we were looking for.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 03:16 PM

WHY was that Calvin Johnson catch not a TD?
Possession: check.
In bounds: check.
Control of ball: check.
Past the plane of the goal: check.

What the heck? Process? What did they think he was in the process of? Baking fruitcake? He was in the process of scoring a TD, which he did, and then falling on his butt, which he did, with possession of the ball.

I'm going to puke.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 03:24 PM

That sucked. At least the NHL isn't the only league with rules that end the game on a horrible note <_<

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 03:28 PM

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 03:44 PM

What a bulls*** call....I'm furious.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 05:07 PM

That was terrible. Bears escape with the win.

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#18 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 06:50 PM

Also, what the hell is it about Detroit sports teams that constantly get them boned by the officials? The constant no-goals with the Wings, the Almost-perfect game from Gallaraga, and now this.

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#19 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 07:08 PM

what a terrible call imo!
the Lions had this game won!!
let me guess..next season they are gonna say you have to catch a ball a certain way in order for a TD to count...seriously...those refs should be fired!! i think the neighbors heard me yelling at my tv and i was watching the game out in the sticks! they are a good 100 yards away :scared: :ph34r:

Edited by ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24, 12 September 2010 - 07:10 PM.


#20 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 11:50 PM

Still not happy about it. <_<

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