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2013-12-24 10:57:56 AM  
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*subby
*doesn't live in Michigan
 
2013-12-24 11:00:42 AM  
They should just make 'em good for their next home playoff game.  You know, turn them into family heirlooms, passed down generation after generation...
 
2013-12-24 11:08:28 AM  
Lions = Lolcats
 
2013-12-24 11:10:15 AM  
Don't a lot of pro sports teams issue playoff tickets before the season is over, just in case?  Not that NFL teams would need to pre-sell nearly as much with a week or so to sell out and just one sure game to hype at a time.  It's done in hockey.
 
2013-12-24 11:13:52 AM  
Just being around them makes your throat close up
 
2013-12-24 11:18:55 AM  

lordjupiter: Don't a lot of pro sports teams issue playoff tickets before the season is over, just in case?  Not that NFL teams would need to pre-sell nearly as much with a week or so to sell out and just one sure game to hype at a time.  It's done in hockey.


Yea, but this is the Lions.
 
2013-12-24 11:19:51 AM  

lordjupiter: Don't a lot of pro sports teams issue playoff tickets before the season is over, just in case?  Not that NFL teams would need to pre-sell nearly as much with a week or so to sell out and just one sure game to hype at a time.  It's done in hockey.


If I owned a team, I would never do this. Talk about tempting fates.
 
2013-12-24 11:31:54 AM  
19-0 Patriots' shirts inconsolable
 
2013-12-24 11:36:11 AM  

Lando Lincoln: lordjupiter: Don't a lot of pro sports teams issue playoff tickets before the season is over, just in case?  Not that NFL teams would need to pre-sell nearly as much with a week or so to sell out and just one sure game to hype at a time.  It's done in hockey.

If I owned a team, I would never do this. Talk about tempting fates.


IIRC, the NFL mandates that teams with a chance at getting in the playoffs must sell tickets for the games.  Back 3-4 weeks ago the Panthers sent out playoff ticket bills which even (lol at the time) included the NFC Championship game.

Of course if your team doesn't host a game you can get a refund of your money (in 4-6 weeks).
 
2013-12-24 11:42:13 AM  

LoneDoggie: IIRC, the NFL mandates that teams with a chance at getting in the playoffs must sell tickets for the games.


If that's true, then there should be plenty of pictures of other team tickets that aren't going to be in the playoffs.
 
2013-12-24 12:03:43 PM  
This saves us in Michigan the trouble of actually watching a playoff game in order to see the Lions eliminated.

Seriously, their last playoff victory was in 1991. If you were born that year, you have been old enough to drink legally for two years now.

If you were born in 1991 and are also a Lions fan, you've probably been drinking for a lot longer than that.
 
2013-12-24 12:13:39 PM  

lordjupiter: Don't a lot of pro sports teams issue playoff tickets before the season is over, just in case?  Not that NFL teams would need to pre-sell nearly as much with a week or so to sell out and just one sure game to hype at a time.  It's done in hockey.


Well, hockey's postseason is 2 months, and, not saying hockey isn't, but NFL playoff tickets are human sacrifice-worthy.
 
2013-12-24 12:16:34 PM  

Lando Lincoln: lordjupiter: Don't a lot of pro sports teams issue playoff tickets before the season is over, just in case?  Not that NFL teams would need to pre-sell nearly as much with a week or so to sell out and just one sure game to hype at a time.  It's done in hockey.

If I owned a team, I would never do this. Talk about tempting fates.


The football gods frown upon Detroit's hubris. Hopefully they smile upon *gulp* Jay Cutler...ugh.
 
2013-12-24 12:21:19 PM  

aaronx: This saves us in Michigan the trouble of actually watching a playoff game in order to see the Lions eliminated.

Seriously, their last playoff victory was in 1991. If you were born that year, you have been old enough to drink legally for two years now.

If you were born in 1991 and are also a Lions fan, you've probably been drinking for a lot longer than that.


Their last playoff win before that one? 1957.

One playoff win since 1957.
 
2013-12-24 12:21:21 PM  
After Week 10, the Detroit Lions were 6-3, coming off a road win @Chicago, had beaten Chicago twice, and had a home win against Minn. Since then:

Lost to Pitt on Thanksgiving.
Lost at home to TB.
Won at home against GB.
Lost to Philly on the road.
Lost at home to Balt.
Lost at home to the Giants.

Good grief.
 
2013-12-24 12:32:17 PM  

jayhawk88: After Week 10, the Detroit Lions were 6-3, coming off a road win @Chicago, had beaten Chicago twice, and had a home win against Minn. Since then:

Lost to Pitt on Thanksgiving.
Lost at home to TB.
Won at home against GB.
Lost to Philly on the road.
Lost at home to Balt.
Lost at home to the Giants.

Good grief.


Minor nit: the Thanksgiving game was the home win against GB. Doesn't detract from your overall point though.
 
2013-12-24 12:33:47 PM  

jayhawk88: After Week 10, the Detroit Lions were 6-3, coming off a road win @Chicago, had beaten Chicago twice, and had a home win against Minn. Since then:

Lost to Pitt on Thanksgiving.
Lost at home to TB.
Won at home against GB.
Lost to Philly on the road.
Lost at home to Balt.
Lost at home to the Giants.

Good grief.


Um.. They beat Green Bay on Thanksgiving Day.,..but I see your point
 
2013-12-24 12:37:16 PM  

jayhawk88: After Week 10, the Detroit Lions were 6-3, coming off a road win @Chicago, had beaten Chicago twice, and had a home win against Minn. Since then:

Lost at Pitt.
Lost at home to TB. (Bucs' firs road win)
Won at home against GB on Thanksgiving (worst of the non-Rodgers losses for the Pack)
Lost to Philly on the road.
Lost at home to Balt.
Lost at home to the Giants.

Good grief.


FTFY.  Knew it was wrong because of the point someone made about how AFC North teams can't play on Thanksgiving under the current setup.
 
2013-12-24 12:56:56 PM  
I seldom watch the Lions, but looking at them from afar one has to wonder "how did this team not make the playoffs"?
One of the best defensive lines in the NFL. One of the best offenses in the NFL. Not a whole lot of injuries. Playing in a division where their top two rival teams lost their starting QB for a large part of the season.

WTF goes on up there?
 
2013-12-24 01:06:18 PM  

varmitydog: I seldom watch the Lions, but looking at them from afar one has to wonder "how did this team not make the playoffs"?
One of the best defensive lines in the NFL. One of the best offenses in the NFL. Not a whole lot of injuries. Playing in a division where their top two rival teams lost their starting QB for a large part of the season.

WTF goes on up there?


Discipline. We not has it. Stupid penalties, poor decision-making, and sometimes lack of execution.
 
2013-12-24 01:08:57 PM  

varmitydog: I seldom watch the Lions, but looking at them from afar one has to wonder "how did this team not make the playoffs"?
One of the best defensive lines in the NFL. One of the best offenses in the NFL. Not a whole lot of injuries. Playing in a division where their top two rival teams lost their starting QB for a large part of the season.

WTF goes on up there?


The coach single handedly lost them like three games this year.
 
2013-12-24 01:15:34 PM  
Those dumbasses jinxed themselves! HA! XD
 
2013-12-24 01:26:27 PM  

ChrisDe: aaronx: This saves us in Michigan the trouble of actually watching a playoff game in order to see the Lions eliminated.

Seriously, their last playoff victory was in 1991. If you were born that year, you have been old enough to drink legally for two years now.

If you were born in 1991 and are also a Lions fan, you've probably been drinking for a lot longer than that.

Their last playoff win before that one? 1957.

One playoff win since 1957.


Exactly - why does anyone focus on the 1991 date? The one single playoff win in 56 years is the much more impressive stat. And I remember when going to that game in Jan. 1992 against Cowboys - "finally, we have that first playoff win in 34 years." Seemed like a long time to wait, even then.
 
2013-12-24 01:30:31 PM  

Hospitaller: jayhawk88: After Week 10, the Detroit Lions were 6-3, coming off a road win @Chicago, had beaten Chicago twice, and had a home win against Minn. Since then:

Lost to Pitt on Thanksgiving.
Lost at home to TB.
Won at home against GB.
Lost to Philly on the road.
Lost at home to Balt.
Lost at home to the Giants.

Good grief.

Um.. They beat Green Bay on Thanksgiving Day.,..but I see your point


First Turkey Day win since '03. o.o
 
2013-12-24 01:30:37 PM  

ClavellBCMI: varmitydog: I seldom watch the Lions, but looking at them from afar one has to wonder "how did this team not make the playoffs"?
One of the best defensive lines in the NFL. One of the best offenses in the NFL. Not a whole lot of injuries. Playing in a division where their top two rival teams lost their starting QB for a large part of the season.

WTF goes on up there?

Discipline. We not has it. Stupid penalties, poor decision-making, and sometimes lack of execution.


What's hilarious is that the Lions are the only NFC North team with a winning record against division rivals.

/I'll be rolling on the floor if CHI/GB ends up a tie
 
2013-12-24 01:31:10 PM  
Given the trend on the Sports tab the last few days, I'm going to assume this is Tony Romo's fault.
 
2013-12-24 01:32:37 PM  

Joe_diGriz: Given the trend on the Sports tab the last few days, I'm going to assume this is Tony Romo's fault.


THANKS, ROMO!
 
2013-12-24 01:58:32 PM  

Fubegra: ClavellBCMI: varmitydog: I seldom watch the Lions, but looking at them from afar one has to wonder "how did this team not make the playoffs"?
One of the best defensive lines in the NFL. One of the best offenses in the NFL. Not a whole lot of injuries. Playing in a division where their top two rival teams lost their starting QB for a large part of the season.

WTF goes on up there?

Discipline. We not has it. Stupid penalties, poor decision-making, and sometimes lack of execution.

What's hilarious is that the Lions are the only NFC North team with a winning record against division rivals.

/I'll be rolling on the floor if CHI/GB ends up a tie


If it does, I believe the Bears still win the NFC North.
 
2013-12-24 02:03:06 PM  

SkylineRecords: Fubegra: ClavellBCMI: varmitydog: I seldom watch the Lions, but looking at them from afar one has to wonder "how did this team not make the playoffs"?
One of the best defensive lines in the NFL. One of the best offenses in the NFL. Not a whole lot of injuries. Playing in a division where their top two rival teams lost their starting QB for a large part of the season.

WTF goes on up there?

Discipline. We not has it. Stupid penalties, poor decision-making, and sometimes lack of execution.

What's hilarious is that the Lions are the only NFC North team with a winning record against division rivals.

/I'll be rolling on the floor if CHI/GB ends up a tie

If it does, I believe the Bears still win the NFC North.


Agreed, just like a tie in Dallas means the Eagles win the division
 
2013-12-24 02:05:04 PM  

ClavellBCMI: varmitydog: I seldom watch the Lions, but looking at them from afar one has to wonder "how did this team not make the playoffs"?
One of the best defensive lines in the NFL. One of the best offenses in the NFL. Not a whole lot of injuries. Playing in a division where their top two rival teams lost their starting QB for a large part of the season.

WTF goes on up there?

Discipline. We not has it. Stupid penalties, poor decision-making, and sometimes lack of execution.


As a Bears fan, I worry about how good the Lions defense would be with Lovie Smith running that team. He'd be able to get the most out of Suh and the defense by putting a lid on all the stupid penalties they take.

The downside is that the offense would be middling at best, even with Megatron and Bush, since Lovie has no clue how to pick a competent body to run his offense.
 
2013-12-24 02:06:25 PM  
Makes you miss the NFC Central when you could count on splitting games with Tampa every year.
 
2013-12-24 04:03:04 PM  

Devo: Makes you miss the NFC Central when you could count on splitting games with Tampa every year.


Splitting? They were good for two automatic wins until the late '90s and by then they were gone.
 
2013-12-24 04:05:41 PM  

germ78: The downside is that the offense would be middling at best, even with Megatron and Bush, since Lovie has no clue how to pick a competent body to run his offense.


I think that Lovie is part of the problem, but another part is just that Soldier Field isn't conducive to a good modern offense.  Poor weather(wind, cold, wet), poor field conditions, fans who think that Jim McMahon was the second coming, etc.  It's built for the power offense, but the power offense sucks today, so you have to have Jay Cutler throw for all-time Bear records, which is ridiculous
 
2013-12-24 05:56:56 PM  

FriarReb98: FTFY. Knew it was wrong because of the point someone made about how AFC North teams can't play on Thanksgiving under the current setup.


Can you (or someone else) explain this?  I've heard about it, and even Googled it... I can't find a succinct explanation.
 
2013-12-24 06:04:37 PM  

downstairs: FriarReb98: FTFY. Knew it was wrong because of the point someone made about how AFC North teams can't play on Thanksgiving under the current setup.

Can you (or someone else) explain this?  I've heard about it, and even Googled it... I can't find a succinct explanation.


It's wrong.  Baltimore and Pittsburgh played on Thanksgiving this year.
 
2013-12-24 07:31:54 PM  

flak attack: downstairs: FriarReb98: FTFY. Knew it was wrong because of the point someone made about how AFC North teams can't play on Thanksgiving under the current setup.

Can you (or someone else) explain this?  I've heard about it, and even Googled it... I can't find a succinct explanation.

It's wrong.  Baltimore and Pittsburgh played on Thanksgiving this year.


I'm still curious why people think this.  I've seen it on multiple sites (including Fark) and never explained.  It never made sense- but I've seen it.
 
2013-12-24 07:33:28 PM  

downstairs: flak attack: downstairs: FriarReb98: FTFY. Knew it was wrong because of the point someone made about how AFC North teams can't play on Thanksgiving under the current setup.

Can you (or someone else) explain this?  I've heard about it, and even Googled it... I can't find a succinct explanation.

It's wrong.  Baltimore and Pittsburgh played on Thanksgiving this year.

I'm still curious why people think this.  I've seen it on multiple sites (including Fark) and never explained.  It never made sense- but I've seen it.


Considering the scheduling system and the rotation of teams/divisions it seems like it would be impossible to ever rule in or out a team for a Thanksgiving game - except of course the Cowboys and Lions who always play one.
 
2013-12-24 10:29:02 PM  

flak attack: downstairs: FriarReb98: FTFY. Knew it was wrong because of the point someone made about how AFC North teams can't play on Thanksgiving under the current setup.

Can you (or someone else) explain this?  I've heard about it, and even Googled it... I can't find a succinct explanation.

It's wrong.  Baltimore and Pittsburgh played on Thanksgiving this year.


You're misunderstanding the point.  Baltimore & Pittsburgh played  each other.  My point, and the point that was made before, is that the AFC North cannot currently play the Lions or Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

The reason is the television rotation of schedules.  Every year,the Lions and Cowboys alternate who plays an AFC team and who plays a NFC team, in order to fulfill television contracts.  All AFC road teams are broadcast on CBS, and all NFC road teams are broadcast on Fox.  I can't tell you how long they've been doing so, but it's going back at least twenty years now.  This year was a year for the Lions to play the NFC opponent, but it's also the year they play the AFC North.  Last year, the Cowboys had the NFC opponent and the AFC North.  Since the inter-conference schedule rotates every four years - an even number of years - it will always fall this way.

Conversely, the AFC East's inter-conference schedule lines up to the the exact opposite - they play the NFC East & NFC North the correct years back-to-back, which is why you see the Pats, Jets, Dolphins & Bills more often.  Currently the way it lines up is:
Year A: Detroit gets AFC East
Year B: Dallas gets AFC East
Year C: Detroit gets AFC South
Year D: Dallas gets AFC West.

We are currently in year D.  Next year the Lions will have an AFC East team again.  Which means there's a good chance it'll be New England again.
 
2013-12-24 11:18:04 PM  
That's nothing compared to my "19-0" NE Patriots calendar...
 
2013-12-25 12:02:39 AM  

FriarReb98: flak attack: downstairs: FriarReb98: FTFY. Knew it was wrong because of the point someone made about how AFC North teams can't play on Thanksgiving under the current setup.

Can you (or someone else) explain this?  I've heard about it, and even Googled it... I can't find a succinct explanation.

It's wrong.  Baltimore and Pittsburgh played on Thanksgiving this year.

You're misunderstanding the point.  Baltimore & Pittsburgh played  each other.  My point, and the point that was made before, is that the AFC North cannot currently play the Lions or Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

The reason is the television rotation of schedules.  Every year,the Lions and Cowboys alternate who plays an AFC team and who plays a NFC team, in order to fulfill television contracts.  All AFC road teams are broadcast on CBS, and all NFC road teams are broadcast on Fox.  I can't tell you how long they've been doing so, but it's going back at least twenty years now.  This year was a year for the Lions to play the NFC opponent, but it's also the year they play the AFC North.  Last year, the Cowboys had the NFC opponent and the AFC North.  Since the inter-conference schedule rotates every four years - an even number of years - it will always fall this way.

Conversely, the AFC East's inter-conference schedule lines up to the the exact opposite - they play the NFC East & NFC North the correct years back-to-back, which is why you see the Pats, Jets, Dolphins & Bills more often.  Currently the way it lines up is:
Year A: Detroit gets AFC East
Year B: Dallas gets AFC East
Year C: Detroit gets AFC South
Year D: Dallas gets AFC West.

We are currently in year D.  Next year the Lions will have an AFC East team again.  Which means there's a good chance it'll be New England again.



The schedule rotation is more of a two rotation thing.  Opposite conference teams hosts and visits every team every eight years and same conference teams hosts and visits every six years.  Due to this, the Lions Thanksgiving game will be against either Miami or Buffalo (Jets visited the Lions in 2010).
 
2013-12-25 01:11:21 AM  
If you think Tony Romo chokes - image a whole team of Tony Romos - and you would have the Lions.

/how the fark do you lose a division this bad!?
 
2013-12-25 05:25:06 AM  
I had the (mis)fortune to go to Detroit to see the two games against the Bay teams. The loss against Tampa was just brutal, not in a "man that hurts" more like "how the fark have we lost this game". Everyone around me was pretty much yelling every obscenity under the sun at every player on the team as we piled up the turnovers. Even in the first half of the Green Bay game when Stafford seemed determined to give Green Bay the ball at every opportunity after the Lions had been piling up long drives, the mood in Ford Field wasn't good. In fact at half time, despite the lead, a lot of people I was talking to were wondering how we were going to fark it up. And lo and behold, we have done!
 
2013-12-25 11:23:03 AM  
Not saying I'm psychic, but 4 weeks ago, I was at a retirement party for one of my co-workers, who is a Packers fan and he was conceding the division to the Lions, because Cutler and Rodgers were out, and the Lions had a easy schedule for the rest of the season.  I told him that the Bears and the Packers would play for the division on Week 17, because the Lions would do their patented "Lions-things" and collapse.  "Ta-Da!"

/Bears vs. Packers, for the North, is the way it should always be, forever.
//Go Bears!!
 
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