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|Dec-08-13|| ||Phony Benoni: Travis, the Bears get nothing from the Lions who have lost three of five since Rodgers went down. They're just too nice of guys to take advantage, and Suh is their ringleader. The Bears don't want a big softie like him.|
|Dec-09-13|| ||Travis Bickle: Phony I was just joking with you as I didn't even watch football yesterday & hadn't even noticed that your Lions lost to Philadelphia. Devin Hester has clearly lost a step and has nowhere near the explosion he once had.|
|Dec-09-13|| ||Phony Benoni: Travis, it's apparent Hester is no longer the player he used to be. Still plenty dangerous, though. But since you didn't watch the Lions yesterday, you don't know that their new return guy, Jeremy Ross, returned both a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns.|
I wouldn't be shocked if the Lions lose out. They get Baltimore and the Giants at home, two mentally tough teams of the type that normally beat the Lions. Then they travel to Minnesota. The Vikikings will probably be without Adrian Peterson or a quarterback, so the Lions have a chance to keep it close.
|Dec-09-13|| ||Phony Benoni: Turns out the Lions knocked the Frankford Yellow Jackets out of the NFL record book:|
The second item is amazing.
|Dec-09-13|| ||perfidious: While perusing other items, came across this 2008 piece on NFL draft busts: (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft...)|
While the article is unremarkable per se, containing all the usual suspects at the top, with the advantage of nearly six years behind us, the comments under Charles Rogers' section make for amusing reading:
<....Rogers put up monster numbers at Michigan State and was supposed to solve Detroit's issues at wide receiver. Instead, he became the first of four wide receivers chosen by the Lions in the first round of the draft, with only WR Roy Williams living up to his potential so far. The jury is still out on Calvin Johnson.>
We all know what happened to Williams' career after Lions traded him to Dallas for a boatload of draft choices.
One rather thinks the jury has returned from deliberations on Johnson's talents by now, though, most probably with a verdict that he can play a little.
|Dec-09-13|| ||Deus Ex Alekhina: Well, the Lions can win the division with an 8-8 record, unlikely, but it has happened before. I remember the Lions years ago with an 8-7 record going into the last game against a 7-8 Tampa Bay team who were then in the same division as the Lions. Tampa won the game & the division with an 8-8 record. But actually the Pack might sneak in to win the division with an 8-7-1 record. BTW, years ago, BC (Before Cable), we listened to college football on the radio, since teams were limited to 2 TV appearances per year, unless they went to a bowl game. Michigan radio loved to play a song parody of the Ohio State fight song called "Liquidate Ohio State". Good stuff.|
|Dec-09-13|| ||WannaBe: Looks cold in Chicago...|
|Dec-10-13|| ||Travis Bickle: Nah Bugs... It's never cold in Chicago when Da Bears win!! ; P|
|Dec-10-13|| ||Travis Bickle: I'm at Mike Ditka's Place... They keep playing this tune on the jukebox... ; P|
|Dec-10-13|| ||Travis Bickle: Hey Phony I was just drinking a shot of Old Grand Dad to warm up & look who just walked in Ditka's joint! |
|Dec-10-13|| ||OhioChessFan: He was wearing his old uniform?|
|Dec-10-13|| ||Travis Bickle: <OhioChessFan: He was wearing his old uniform?> Yeah he's drunker than hell! LOL|
|Dec-10-13|| ||Travis Bickle: <OhioChessFan> Hey Elvis I just bought Mr Butkus a shot of Jack Daniels & a Pabst Blue Ribbon, he smiled. ; P|
|Dec-10-13|| ||OhioChessFan: Tell him I wish he was still around to terrorize those sissy QBs that don't want to get hit.|
|Dec-10-13|| ||Travis Bickle: <OhioChessfan> Nah Elvis I better not he looks pretty intense... I'm looking for an exit... Just in case he snaps!|
|Dec-10-13|| ||Phony Benoni: Travis, I thought if Butkus smiled his face would break.|
By the way, is Cutler going to be able to get his job back?
|Dec-10-13|| ||Travis Bickle: Phony, yeah Dick doesn't smile very often, lol! As to your question, that's what Trestman is saying, that Cutler is still the starting QB when he's cleared to play. But Cutler is in a big contract year so it's anybody's guess what they're going to do after the season, especially since the word is out they're going to spend a lot of money on defense next year.|
|Dec-10-13|| ||Phony Benoni: Tigers stick their toe in the free agent market, signing Rajal Davis from Toronto for a paltry $10 milion over two years. He has speed, which I think will make Miguel Cabrera unhappy. After all, if Davis can ground the ball off the pitcher's leg for a "home run", what's there left for Cabrera to do?|
(Video at bottom of page after a lot of folderol.)
|Dec-10-13|| ||WannaBe: Inside the infield home run, like to see that one. =))|
|Dec-10-13|| ||Jim Bartle: Amazing that average or less-than-average players can earn millions these days. Both the Giants and the A's gave up on him years ago, but maybe he's improved.|
Davis obviously is fast and can steal bases, but with his .315 on-base percentage, how many chances will he get?
|Dec-10-13|| ||perfidious: Roy Halladay called it a career yesterday, signing a one-day contract to retire as a Toronto Blue Jay.|
A class act and terrific pitcher for a decade.
|Dec-11-13|| ||Marcgerm: Thank you for always making me laugh! :D|
|Dec-11-13|| ||Jim Bartle: Rules committee has passed a change prohibiting home plate collisions (runner must slide) and catchers from blocking the plate. I'm not sure what the penalty for doing either will be.|
|Dec-11-13|| ||WannaBe: Well, from what I read on ESPN, that will come in after the 2014 season. And a lot of details are to be figured out.|
It's not a done thing, yet.
|Dec-11-13|| ||Jim Bartle: The players association has to approve it.
Apparently home will be treated the same as the other bases, so I should check the rules on those.
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