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Lions Finding New Incredible Ways to Lose [Dec. 20th, 2004|01:53 pm]

[mood |amusedamused]
[music |The Lemonheads - If I Could Talk, I'd Tell You]

So yes.

Joey and the Leos march 80 yards in 1:27.

27-28, all on the PAT, but we're automatic. It's Jason Hanson, and it's Don Muhlbach.

"No one ever knows you until you mess up," Detroit's long snapper said.

Actually, I knew who Don Muhlbach was before the game. He was actually a rather highly touted long-snapping prospect before this season. The scouts said he was as close to automatic as you can get. Fast as hell, accurate. He'd miss one of 100 snaps.

That one of hundred snaps happens to knock us out of playoff contention.

So another season is over, but you know what, I have a new favorite picture of the whole year.

"Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci, center, stands with long snapper Don Muhlbach, seated left, and wide receiver Roy Williams (11) in the closing moments of the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004. Williams had scored a touchdown with :12 left in the game and the extra point would have tied the game. Muhlbach's snap bounced to holder Nick Harris, who was tackled before he could get the football spotted for kicker Jason Hanson."

Oh well. We can still go 7-9.

Other fantasic pictures:

I heard Az had a totally sick play where he ran for 37 and pitched to Bryson for another 25. That's awesome. Glad to see he's finally catching the football.

KJ! Not as many yards, but a big TD and 35 yards receiving. He had the flu too. This kid is awesome.

Ironically, Joey was the hero of the day.

"Harrington came down with flu-like symptoms overnight and was being given intravenous medication before and during the game, but he still passed for a career-high 361 yards and engineered one of the best late-game scoring drives of his career when he brought the Lions within an extra point of tying the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.

'I got a call from the trainer while I was having breakfast in my hotel room,' Mariucci said. 'That's never a good sign to get a call from the trainer the morning of the game.'

When Mariucci arrived at Ford Field, he saw Harrington lying on one of the trainers' tables, looking none too healthy.

Mariucci said he wasn't expecting Harrington to play. He said that he and his assistants discuseed making Harrington the No. 3 quarterback and starting Mike McMahon with Rick Mirer as No. 2, but Harrington was having no part of that.

'When I told Joey, he said, "no. I'm starting,"' Mariucci said. 'He didn't look very convincing but he was bound and determined to play. He did, and he played pretty darn well.'"

The fans were chanting "Jo-ey! Jo-ey!" 74% of the voters in the fan poll on detroitlions.com said Joey turned in the Lions' best performance Sunday. Now listen, they have this poll every week and he NEVER gets it. Even the weeks he deserves it. So it's good to see some pressure off him for once.

Elsewhere, Damien Woody learned what being a Lion is truly about:

"Wow," Detroit guard Damien Woody said to himself on the field. "Wow."

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(no subject) [Oct. 28th, 2004|01:44 pm]

[mood |contentcontent]
[music |Death from Above - If We Don't Make It, We'll Fake It]

Harrington escorted Kyle to school along with his mother, uncle Ernie Combs and some NFL personnel.

“You would think a guy like that might be stuck up,” Kyle said. “But he was cool and funny.”

Harrington was cool and funny from the moment he stepped into the school to sign in as any visitor would. Harrington wrote “hanging out” under the ledger heading asking for the purpose of his visit.

“Hey you are late,” Romanowski joked.

A sheepish Harrington looked like one of the kids who was caught playing hooky.

Joey rules.

LEOS with the big win last week, I wasn't even sure they could pull it off with all their injuries, but they came up big and the Giants came up flat.

4-2 heading into winnable games with Dallas and Washington, I think this is where the team proves how "for real" they are. The problem the Lions have had the last few years is winning games they should win.

Currently, they are a better team than the Cowboys. Shaun Rogers, Roy Williams both want to put on a big show for hometown crowds. Joey wants to avenge the worst day of his career last year. I feel very confident we'll take this game. But still, it's a big character game for the Leos because they need to win these kind of games against struggling teams to make the playoffs.

Anyways, why are the Cowboys favored by 3? Any homefield advantage they have should be negated by how the Leos have played on the road. Plus the way both teams have played this season, it seems obvious the Lions have played better. Granted the Cowboys must win this game. Oh well.

If you're a betting type, think about the LEOS this week. This is a big one.
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Hilarious quote from the Free Press... [Oct. 12th, 2004|05:23 am]

[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |Death from Above - Romantic Rights (remix)]

On whether the Lions are frauds or for real...

"They're frauds because if Roy Williams can't play Sunday because of an ankle injury, their best receiver is Az-Zahir Hakim, who only recently lifted his ban on catching the ball. If Az Hakim is your top receiver, you can't keep talking playoffs. You can't even keep a straight face."

ahahahaha. Az is actually looking pretty decent this year.

Roy is day to day, and I'm thinking he'll play. D-BLY IS BACK THIS WEEK. PACK AT HOME. Why am I not in Detroit?

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Fat piece of shit linemen have no place speaking about our Joey. [Sep. 28th, 2004|01:30 pm]

[mood |enragedenraged]

Detroit is a buzz with this loser:

who decides to make smart ass comments about our hero, Joey:

Joey's a bit down about it:

And though he's quiet 99% of the time, he fights back.

Mooch's got his back:

Man, fuck that asshole though. Joey might not be the best QB in the world, but he's probably one of the better role models in sports today. He's smart, articulate, and a really great dude. I'd rather have "champagne and caviar" over some homophobic fat dude anyday.

We haven't had controversy like this since Millen and Morton faught it out in the hallway after the KC game last year. Wait. That was only last year. And Millen makes awful remarks every year.

Elsewhere in Metro Detroit, Roy Williams is catching footballs like it's his job.

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WELCOME LEOS! [Sep. 24th, 2004|02:36 pm]

[mood |crazycrazy]

Well, we had some bad years, but look, we're 2-0 now, and LEOS.

Eagles coming up this week. Maybe I'll write a big preview tomorrow. But besides that, this is the community for Detroit LEOS fans. If you like the Leos, come here and post awesome pictures and talk about the awesomeness of the Leos. No negative stuff, whether they look awful or awesome, this community is for celebrating the LEOS. It's a LEOFEST.

Joey welcomes you all:

Mooch also has something to say:

"Shit dawg. I'm back in the D."

Enough, welcome LEOS.

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