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(MLive.com)   Old and busted: Calvin Johnson Rule. New hotness: Matthew Stafford Rule   (mlive.com) divider line
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2020-08-09 9:00:17 AM  
5 votes:
It's tough being a Lions fan. But you learn over time that even at 5-0 you can't get excited.
The Calvin Johnson rule. The overtime choosing to kick off. Two posts above. The Rodgers Hail Mary.  The time the Seahawks knocked the ball out of the endzone. Eddie Murray's missed field goal against the 49ers. The penalty reversal against the Cowboys. Not building a team around Barry or Calvin or an OL for Stafford. Marty. Millen. Firing Caldwell.

Sure there have been some nice moments and it's good to relish those. Game against the Rams in 1999, comeback against the Cowboys and beating the Browns when Stafford was hurt.
 
2020-08-09 8:20:36 AM  
4 votes:
I think my favorite stupid thing I ever saw happen to my Lions was when, Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag on an obvious mistake that led to a scoop and score, at the time by throwing a challenge flag on a play that would be reviewed automatically the review and the challenge was nullified and the blatent error and touchdown stood.
 
2020-08-10 7:53:58 AM  
2 votes:

great_tigers: jake3988: Can we PLEASE stop testing using the garbage quick tests?  They're garbage.  All it does is fail repeatedly and then you have to do the REAL tests to confirm that it was, in fact, garbage.

It's happened to Matthew Stafford.  It happens to Mike DeWine.

It doesn't save time, it just creates headaches.  Do it right and it'll save all the inevitable headaches.

/And I assume it'll give just as many false negatives and those are worse.

But that's how we can inflate the numbers and get bad orange man out of office.


I think the stacks of dead bodies and unemployment and terrible economic policies and international embarrassment should probably do the trick, but you never can tell how far people are willing to go to prevent other Americans from having an enjoyable experience.
 
2020-08-09 1:45:34 PM  
2 votes:
Until the Ford's sell the Lions they will never ever win a championship let alone contend for one. They should stick to selling Trucks and cars. Was a Lions fan until Barry bailed (and I don't blame him). Now I could not care any less about them.
 
2020-08-09 8:52:10 AM  
2 votes:

Sorelian's Ghost: I think my favorite stupid thing I ever saw happen to my Lions was when, Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag on an obvious mistake that led to a scoop and score, at the time by throwing a challenge flag on a play that would be reviewed automatically the review and the challenge was nullified and the blatent error and touchdown stood.


And then a different team did the exact same thing a week or two later but the call was overturned.
 
2020-08-10 9:35:32 AM  
1 vote:

great_tigers: Sorelian's Ghost: I think my favorite stupid thing I ever saw happen to my Lions was when, Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag on an obvious mistake that led to a scoop and score, at the time by throwing a challenge flag on a play that would be reviewed automatically the review and the challenge was nullified and the blatent error and touchdown stood.

And then a different team did the exact same thing a week or two later but the call was overturned.


Still not the worst challenge-related fark-up in history.  That would go to Terry McAulay in his first year in the league, starting an automatic review after the next play had gone off (even if he said his buzzer had gone off before the snap), then overturning a close play that would have given the team a first down and instead turning the ball over on downs, losing them the game.

Of course, that team being the Cleveland Browns...meant their fans took a slight issue with the refs.

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2020-08-09 4:20:18 PM  
1 vote:
I assumed this was a rule to keep your wife off social media.
 
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