Monday, November 28, 2005

When is it OK

When is it OK to root against your favorite team, for their own benefit?

It's obvious that the Lions aren't going to make the playoffs this season, and unless a miracle occurs they will lose their head coach (finally). So what benefit is it for the tema to win another a game?

The first time I felt compelled to hope the home team would lose was when the Tigers staged their assault on the all-time loss record. I was rooting for the Tigers to set the record. 119 losses is emberessing and pathtic, but it doesn't get you in teh record books. 121 would have. A friend of mine, a huge Tihger fan, was agahst that I would root for the Tigers to set the record.

The Lions are a differet story all toigether. They have been teh worst team since 2001. They seem to waste top picks every season, Joey, the Williams and the weed man himself Chuck Rogers. It's safe to assume that should they get a top pick, they would waste it or ruin teh career of a promising taken.

If the season ended today the Lions would have the 11th pick, I think they could drop into the top 5, but what good what it do for them?

12 Comments:

At 10:11 AM, Blogger O's fan said...

More so, how come teams like Cincinnati and the Chargers who were bad for so long are able to turn it around so quick while the Lions are mired in sucking?

 
At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Zwicker said...

The Lions continue to suck because the Fords are too content with just owning a team to hold everyone accountable. There is always some screw-up, whether it's Russ Thomas or Matt Millen, who ingratiates himself with the owners and manages to keep his job while others take the fall. Don't get me wrong, Mooch did nothing to merit keeping his job here, but it is ridiculous that Millen not only still has a job but got a five year extension.

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger Just Shu said...

Mooch has officially been canned, I wonder who will replace him

 
At 11:32 AM, Blogger O's fan said...

There's no question that Millen needs to go as well. These are his players along with his coach. He can no longer claim they were players from another regime.

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Because of their abysmal record, it's no longer sufficient enough anymore to say it was this player's fault or that coach's fault. There needs to be a complete restructuring from the top down. Illitch learned long ago that to grow a successful team you have to let management on down to the lowliest scout do their job without owner interference. That has not happened with Fords' Lions. There have been numerous articles written on how the younger Ford (can't remember his name) ingratiates himself into management and tries to force and call decisions that he's in no position to make. If you're not a surgeon, don't try brain surgery. Massive restructuring of the entire organization has to occur from the top echilons on down. Maybe then, they might start winning. But, until then, root for any other team you want because right now it's just too damn depressing to root for the Lions.
-OC

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger Just Shu said...

Here's an article from ESPN.com that agrees that Ax fell on the wrong head

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger Just Shu said...

I don't know how well Illitch has learned any lessons, He still owns the Tigers, who are just as bad as Lions over teh past few decades.

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

I think Illitch corrected his issue in management with the Wings. I think his problem with the Tigers is that he has too many hands in the cookie jar, but he really doesn't interfere with the way they run things. The Tigers have, at least, won a World Series and been successful in the past few decades. I cannot say the same thing for the Lions.
-OC

 
At 6:56 AM, Blogger Just Shu said...

The Tigers have lost more since since 1990 then any other team in baseball.

 
At 1:32 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

I didn't say that they didn't, but they have one a World series in the past 20 years. The Lions have never won the Super Bowl, right?
-OC

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Just Shu said...

Not to nit-pick, but it has been more than 20 years since the Tigers won...Also it was a different owndership regime. Illitch didnt own the team yet, Tom Monagham owned them.

 
At 5:47 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

OK, OK. Enough. Listen, this is how we have to look at it. 2 out 4 aint bad. Half our city's teams are great. Some town don't have it that good.
-OC

 

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