Friday, December 15, 2006

Dont Lose at Lambeau

Lambeau field is one of those awe inspiring sporting arenas, like Indianapolis or Talladega for racing, like the Madison Square Garden of old for basketball. It was popularized in NFL films from the 1960's when Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers were a powerhouse on the frozen tundra. With global warming and a suprise "heat wave" rolling through the midwest this is not going to be your grandfathers favrite match. The Detroit Lions have lost every game they have played on the now famous field since 1991. Now 15 years and they are returning looking to break that streak. Normally other teams do not fare well in the Packers home stadium due to thier die hard fans and a cold most other players are not used to, a cold that most teams do not have to deal with.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

With no shot, you better play hard

With a 4 game losing streak the Detroit Lions, having no shot at the playoffs, need to pull out their A game. Now is the time when Head Coach Rod Marinelli will be watching the field to see who will perform for the team when the chips are down. These final games are also used as a building block for next season. The games might not count for the playoffs but they are still counted in the books and the confidence level the team as a whole needs to move forward. Marinelli is not looking for raw talent, he is looking for those that will put in the extra effort for the team who is under a new coaching staff and a new style of play. Take for example, Mike Furry who has spent his past several years in the arena football and XFL leagues just to keep playing. That is the type of dedication Marinelli is wanting to see when the teams season stand at a measly 2 wins and 10 losses. That is the type of dedication this team needs to pull together not only for next season but for this weekend as the Detroit Lions meet the Minnesota Vikings on the home turf of Ford Field.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Lions Fall Short

The Detroit Lions fell 7 points short today in their game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Lions took an 18-13 lead into the 4th quarter, but the defense could not prevent Tom Brady and the Patriots offense from scoring 15 points in that quarter. This is the fourth straight loss for the Lions, but with the Minnesota Vikings coming to town next week maybe that can all change if they can play 4 complete quarters.