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Jets' hosting of Thanksgiving night game means Pats will play Lions

Maybe Woody Johnson’s coin-flip gasket-blowing worked.

The Jets, not the Giants, will be hosting a Thanksgiving night game at the stadium the two teams will share, according to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News.

The announcement of the Thanksgiving games and the Week One prime-time games will be made Monday, in conjunction with the league meetings in Orlando.

For Kickoff Weekend, the Saints will host the opening game on Thursday, September 9.  (If it’s the Vikings, I’ll be in New Orleans, infiltrating the Minnesota broadcast booth with Paul Allen and Pete Bercich.  Apparently, my compensation will be a PlayStation 3, so that P.A. and I can thereafter play Madden online and he can taunt me whenever I throw an interception by shouting, “This isn’t Detroit!“)

It’s unknown who’ll host the Sunday night game or the second half of the ESPN doubleheader on Monday night.  Typically, the late Monday game goes to a West Coast team, who hosts another team from a time zone other than Eastern.

In recent years, the Monday night twin-bill exclusively has featured division rivals.  In 2009, the Patriots hosted the Bills and the Raiders hosted the Chargers.  The prior year, the Packers hosted the Vikings and the Raiders hosted the Broncos.  Before that, the Bengals hosted the Ravens and the 49ers hosted the Cardinals.

Our guess?  It’ll be Dolphins-Jets in Week One, ten years after the two teams got together on a Monday night for one of the all-time classic prime-time games.

The fact that the Jets will be hosting a Thanksgiving night game means that the Patriots will be traveling to Detroit earlier in the day.  Because CBS will be televising the game hosted by the Lions, the road team must be from the AFC, and the only AFC teams playing in Ford Field this season will be the Pats and the Jets.

For the late-afternoon game, the Cowboys will be hosting one of the NFC teams on their schedule — the Eagles, Redskins, Giants, Bears, or the Saints.  (The Lions are the sixth NFC team who’ll play in Cowboys Stadium.)  Though Saints-Cowboys is the obvious choice, history tells us that the NFL rarely wastes a great game on the captive audience that comes with Thanksgiving Day. 

So we’re bracing for the Bears.

As to the Jets, the Thanksgiving night game could very well entail a return visit from the Bengals, who helped close out Giants Stadium.  Other possibilities are the Packers, Vikings, Ravens, Texans, and one of the three AFC East rivals.
 

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72 Responses to “Jets' hosting of Thanksgiving night game means Pats will play Lions”
  1. Jeff says: Mar 17, 2010 8:04 AM

    Didn’t you say earlier that ESPN requested Ravens/Steelers for the first Monday Night game?
    And I’m sure glad New York gets the 3rd Thanksgiving game for the second year in a row. It’s good to finally see New York getting some preferential treatment in the sports media.

  2. BoMeister says: Mar 17, 2010 8:11 AM

    Ratbirds and Florio’s loser Squeelers with their pervert QB in tow….yeah, that ought to work!

  3. footballnut says: Mar 17, 2010 8:15 AM

    I really don’t want the Pats to play on Thanksgiving…Unless is was against the Jets in the 3rd game.

  4. Jeff says: Mar 17, 2010 8:21 AM

    And Florio, you know as well as I do that either the 49ers or Raiders will get the late Monday Night Game. The NFL uses that game as a way to make it easier to schedule their games at different times since they’re in the same television market.

  5. east96street says: Mar 17, 2010 8:23 AM

    Jeff says: “It’s good to finally see New York getting some preferential treatment in the sports media.”
    Number one Nielsen market in America. I realize this stuff is hard for you fly-over boys to figure out. Hmmm, should the NFL schedule a game that has a potential viewership of over 25 million or throw a bone to some rubes that think a half million people is a HUGE city? Tough to figure out why they went after the 25 million. Bet you’re baffled why Cedar Rapids doesn’t have it’s own team yet.

  6. madsqgrdn says: Mar 17, 2010 8:26 AM

    Ravens steelers , yawn that game is so 2008…when the Ravens were a top rankeed defense and Ben Rothlesberger wasnt raping people.
    Espn doesnt get everything it wants.
    Personally I’m glad Woody spoke up, it was a little misguided because I prefer having the mondaynight game, but everything he has done since he has been here has been to the end of creating a proud sucessful franchise. Leon Hess was a historically nice individual. Too nice, he let horrible coaches and GMs run the team into the ground year after year, he let the giants and everyone else stomp on the image and psyche of that historic franchise the NY Jets. Woody had parcells bail on him when he took over the team and still got this team turned around ive lost count of the playoff appearances in the last ten years.
    There’s a long way to go but the 2010 jets are a hot ticket..players want to come here..wow So stand up Woody, you are a truly american underdog story and we have your back!

  7. Kevinoc63 says: Mar 17, 2010 8:40 AM

    “As to the Jets, the Thanksgiving night game could very well entail a return visit from the Bengals, who helped close out Giants Stadium. Other possibilities are the Packers, Vikings, Ravens, Texans, and one of the three AFC East rivals.”
    Can the Patriots play two games in one day?

  8. deepthreat says: Mar 17, 2010 8:41 AM

    Just heard you on WEEI, Florio.
    What kind of cell phone do you have ? The audio was crystal clear.

  9. Bob says: Mar 17, 2010 8:43 AM

    How do we know for sure CBS is televising the Lions on Thanksgiving Day this year?
    I know the networks alternate between Detroit and Dallas every year. But we’re starting a new decade, and the NFL tweaked the networks’ rotation between Detroit and Dallas in 1980 and 1990. In ’80, CBS got Detroit for the second season in a row (vs. Chicago both times) and NBC got Dallas again (Houston in ’79, Seattle in ’80). In ’90, NBC got Detroit for the second consecutive season (Cleveland in ’89, Denver in ’90) and CBS got Dallas once more (Philly/Bounty Bowl in ’89 and Washington in ’90).

    Is it possible CBS will get Dallas again and FOX will get Detroit? If that’s the case, CBS would have either Jacksonville or Tennessee at Dallas. That makes it doubtful there will be a change, but perhaps it’s possible.

  10. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Mar 17, 2010 8:46 AM

    Florio I was with you up until you got to the last paragraph:
    “As to the Jets, the Thanksgiving night game could very well entail a return visit from the Bengals, who helped close out Giants Stadium. Other possibilities are the Packers, Vikings, Ravens, Texans, and one of the three AFC East rivals.”
    The last sentence, says the Jets could host one of their 3 division rivals, after saying the Pats have to play Detroit on Thanksgiving Day, so the Jets would have to play one of their division rivals not named New England……

  11. The Real Shuxion says: Mar 17, 2010 8:49 AM

    That means we will get to see the Pat Patriot throwbacks like when they played on T-day in 2003…..or was it 2002.

  12. Mike D says: Mar 17, 2010 8:51 AM

    As usual, the NFL serves up a big heaping plate of indigestion on Thanksgiving day. That Pats-Lions “game” figures to be outstanding.
    Thanks, Roger.

  13. That's Barrett says: Mar 17, 2010 8:53 AM

    Good i can’t wait to dismantle the Pats on Thanksgiving.

  14. picspatriots says: Mar 17, 2010 9:06 AM

    When was the last time a Lions team dismantles anyone ? They’re a glorified college team at best ! When are they picking in the draft..?? LOL !

  15. Bossman says: Mar 17, 2010 9:08 AM

    That’s Barrett says:
    Good i can’t wait to dismantle the Pats on Thanksgiving.
    Early morning drinking can lead to liver problems….

  16. DallasFan in NY says: Mar 17, 2010 9:09 AM

    Boy’s and Saint’s for second game. I’d like to enjoy my dinner! Give us the Bears.

  17. Dayton Dolfan says: Mar 17, 2010 9:10 AM

    i guess it makes sense. now that fat boy with the lap band cant eat turkey, might as well have the jests play on thursday night.

  18. Grape-Ape says: Mar 17, 2010 9:11 AM

    That’s Barrett says:
    March 17, 2010 8:53 AM
    Good i can’t wait to dismantle the Pats on Thanksgiving.
    ——-
    Yeah, because that’ll happen

  19. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 17, 2010 9:16 AM

    until the Lions have a winning season they shouldn’t even play on thanksgiving

  20. jliskiew says: Mar 17, 2010 9:20 AM

    I think the Patriots will be ripe for the picking!

  21. sdffa11 says: Mar 17, 2010 9:21 AM

    eagles havent played a monday night opener in a long time. i would like to see that.

  22. D wins games says: Mar 17, 2010 9:26 AM

    Unlike the Jets, the Giants aren’t media whores who are desperate for a national TV audience. So if you think the Giants wanted to host the Turkey Day game (after playing in it last year in Denver), you’re nuts.

  23. JakeDSnake says: Mar 17, 2010 9:27 AM

    east96street says:
    March 17, 2010 8:23 AM
    “Number one Nielsen market in America. I realize this stuff is hard for you fly-over boys to figure out. Hmmm, should the NFL schedule a game that has a potential viewership of over 25 million or throw a bone to some rubes that think a half million people is a HUGE city?”
    Yes, ’cause that little game between a team from the flatlands of Indiana and another team from a vacant city in Louisiana did horrible ratings compared to the Superbowl between the Giants and the undefeated Patriots.
    When its the only game on, NFL fans will watch what is on.

  24. frox says: Mar 17, 2010 9:27 AM

    madsqgrdn you are right. The Ravens D is no longer a top rated unit. Last year the lowly Ravens D was only ranked 3rd in the league.

  25. PureIgnorance says: Mar 17, 2010 9:33 AM

    @ picspatriots
    Laugh it up Patriot boy, because that laughter will turn to tears once the season starts. You’re joke of a team’s run has come to an end after being DISMANTLED by the Ravens! All you arrogant loudmouth front-runners will soon be packin Gilette with 20,00 or so loyal “fans” to watch your mediocre aging ball club. Maybe you can coax Junior Seau out of retirement for one more year in the sun??? Haha

  26. Bigbluefan says: Mar 17, 2010 9:37 AM

    That means twice the jets wont be serving beer no beer for night games has been the rule for the scumbag jets for a while.
    Woody must have cried like a baby to get the first monday night and the TG night game
    He should use some of his powder on that rash

  27. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 17, 2010 9:48 AM

    “Bet you’re baffled why Cedar Rapids doesn’t have it’s own team yet.”
    I’m just wondering why NYC doesn’t have any teams.

  28. Florio-is-a-tool says: Mar 17, 2010 9:50 AM

    Lions fans talking smack? Well it was bound to happen sooner or later. Shame Detroit is the splitting image of Somalia these days.

  29. tigerlilac says: Mar 17, 2010 9:53 AM

    PureIgnorance says:
    March 17, 2010 9:33 AM
    Apt moniker.

  30. kev86 says: Mar 17, 2010 9:54 AM

    I think the Giants turned down the opportunity to host the 8pm Thanksgiving Day game last year but werent allowed to turn it down all together. NFL stuck it to them and made the GMen fly out to Denver.
    8pm game is a good one to watch from the couch.

  31. InBBWeTrust says: Mar 17, 2010 9:56 AM

    # picspatriots says: March 17, 2010 9:06 AM
    When was the last time a Lions team dismantles anyone ? They’re a glorified college team at best ! When are they picking in the draft..?? LOL !
    ————————————————–
    Now, now, let’s be nice to the Lions fans. They’re like the slow kid that lives next door that your mom makes you play with.

  32. AllThat says: Mar 17, 2010 9:57 AM

    “Bet you’re baffled why Cedar Rapids doesn’t have it’s own team yet.”
    You are in Jersey bonehead.

  33. PatsFan54 says: Mar 17, 2010 9:59 AM

    The Patriots are always ripe for the picking by the likes of so many who are so jealous of our 3 Superbowl rings in 4 attempts over the last 10 yrs.
    Belichick and Brady will do us proud. Even if we are in a rebuilding/ transition process we will still smack the crap out of the Lions.
    And anyone who thinks the Jets will be the class of the AFC East, remember the Yankees who spent all that money for nothing and the Redskins and Snyder too. The Jets may win the AFC east but no one wnats to play a Belichick coached team the 2nd half of any year and they will shock the NFL and be back on top of the world.
    IN BELICHICK and KRAFT WE TRUST.

  34. habibfromnewdehli says: Mar 17, 2010 9:59 AM

    Are the Cowboys and Lions even guaranteed a game? I thought Goodell said they would get the games last year, but made no promises moving forward that they would continue to host Thanksgiving games?
    Is there confirmation that the Cowboys and Lions are definitely hosting them this year?
    Any word of future years?

  35. Packers in Germany says: Mar 17, 2010 10:02 AM

    I thought the Packers always play on Thanksgiving.

  36. bj33smith says: Mar 17, 2010 10:05 AM

    WarrenMoonGoat Detroit will always play on Thanksgiving because they started it and without them there wouldn’t be a game on the Holiday. Good or bad it will always be theirs and it should be since they created it.

  37. That's Barrett says: Mar 17, 2010 10:10 AM

    @ picspatriots
    We’re picking 2nd which will land us Suh which along with the rest of our acquisitions and a year of experience among our outstanding 2009 draft class will make us one of the teams to beat for years to come. Patriots are falling apart at the seams, and like PureIgnorance said we’ll find out how fair weathered your fan base is. Once again it will be another 20 years of futility in New England. Good post PureIgnorance, you seem like the only other one in here thats got their head on straight.

  38. mrzazz41387 says: Mar 17, 2010 10:17 AM

    @ east96street
    If that were the case, you would think they would give a game like that to the Jets or the Giants more often. This is maybe only the 2nd time I have seen them play on turkey day in 20 years.

  39. Reasonable says: Mar 17, 2010 10:22 AM

    .VoxVeritas says:
    March 17, 2010 9:48 AM
    “Bet you’re baffled why Cedar Rapids doesn’t have it’s own team yet.”
    I’m just wondering why NYC doesn’t have any teams.
    ————————————————–
    That was awsome!!!!!!!!

  40. slipkid says: Mar 17, 2010 10:22 AM

    actually the lions played the pats pretty well last time around.
    pats are just a bunch of guys now.

  41. RavensFreak00 says: Mar 17, 2010 10:23 AM

    They should have had the Lions play the Rams on Thanksgiving. That would have been a riveting matchup.

  42. tatum32 says: Mar 17, 2010 10:27 AM

    # Florio-is-a-tool says: March 17, 2010 9:50 AM
    Lions fans talking smack? Well it was bound to happen sooner or later. Shame Detroit is the splitting image of Somalia these days.
    ==============================
    Go to Detroit and say that….. they’d still be picking up pieces of you on 1 mile, 2 mile, 3 mile, 4 mile….
    looking forward to seeing Kyle VandenBosch knock Brady out – 2007 days ARE OVER. – just smack Randy Moss around the way the Panthers did ….

  43. justlionaround says: Mar 17, 2010 10:35 AM

    @bob
    The visiting teams conference determines which network carries the game. Away team AFC = CBS; Away team NFC = FOX.
    Been that way for years.

  44. madsqgrdn says: Mar 17, 2010 10:39 AM

    @frox haha we agree third is not the top. But you do make a good point they were only behind the jets by about 50 yards a game, or 771 yards for the year to be exact..oh wait thats a lot youre point is kind of meaningless. Ray lewis and ed reed are one year older…tick tock
    The giants and thier fans can’t be media whores…have you been to a giants game? They think the media is the voice they hear on the radio programs…by that I mean they are old….:)

  45. madsqgrdn says: Mar 17, 2010 10:41 AM

    actually I can’t hate on the Ravens im sorry..that beating you gave the Pats was priceless.

  46. Adam says: Mar 17, 2010 10:42 AM

    PatsFan54 says:
    March 17, 2010 9:59 AM
    And anyone who thinks the Jets will be the class of the AFC East, remember the Yankees who spent all that money for nothing and the Redskins and Snyder too.
    Wow, never heard someone call the World Series “nothing”. Sox can’t complain, y’all spend a hell of a lot of money too.

  47. That's Barrett says: Mar 17, 2010 11:01 AM

    @ Patsfan54
    What are you high on glue? “The Yankees spent all that money for nothing”….???? Ummm how about 27 world series championships including last years. Not to mention they account for about 40% of all merchandise sales in mlb. Please verify how all their spending goes for nothing, i’d love to hear what cracked out response you have. “In Belichick and Kraft we trust”…..haha good one buddy, you’re a joke just like everyone else from Mass.

  48. PatsFan54 says: Mar 17, 2010 11:01 AM

    And what happened when VandenBosch played played Brady in Foxboro last year. We won 64-0 in the snow in Foxboro. He was a quitter. Evn though the Pats LOST in the playoffs last year doesn’t mean we need to write them off yet LOL . WE WILL BE BACK.

  49. Patsfansince73 says: Mar 17, 2010 11:47 AM

    To “That’s Barrett” and anyone else on “the Patriots are done” bandwagon.
    They have a core of younger players who now have a year or more under them and the experience will show this season.
    As for your kittens having the second pick – here’s something for you to think about. Because of the deals made in the recent past, the Patriots have 4 picks out of the first 53. Try to wrap your head around that when thinking about how much “the Patriots are done”.

  50. simple_simon1 says: Mar 17, 2010 12:06 PM

    As a Lions fan I really wish for our one televised nationwide game it wouldn’t have been against the Patriots. We’re getting better but not yet. I have a feeling of us getting a beat down in this one.
    But it’s ok. Sooner rather than later our team is finally turning around. Good job by Mayhew and Schwartz so far. Keep it going.
    If the Lions are smart (please no jokes…LOL) then hopefully they take Okung in the draft. That would enable them to move Backus to his natural LG position and then the line would be instantly upgraded. Suh is a good option as well. Just depends on which side of the ball needs the immediate upgrade first. Obviously the playoffs are out this upcoming year so if you see a LT you can grab next year, maybe you take the beast at DT this year.
    Oh well. I’m sure they know a hell of a lot more than any of us bloggers do.

  51. PatsFan54 says: Mar 17, 2010 12:24 PM

    Yes the Yankees won in 2009. I will admit that. I mean in the past when George was in charge. At least we are LOYAL fans and we have been sold out since 1994 when Kraft bought the Pats.
    When our team is in transition, we still support our team. And when was the last time you could get a ticket in Fenway? Detroit can’t even sell out a game other than the Red Wings

  52. Bossman says: Mar 17, 2010 12:26 PM

    PureIgnorance…. Your handle says it all.

  53. edgy1957 says: Mar 17, 2010 12:26 PM

    I wouldn’t rule out the Redskins, who haven’t played since 2002. New Orleans makes sense but it seems destined for SNF, MNF or even the NFL Network.

  54. twiljl says: Mar 17, 2010 12:37 PM

    “So we’re bracing for the Bears.”?
    Sorry Florio…but I think that would be a great matchup!

  55. PureIgnorance says: Mar 17, 2010 12:48 PM

    @Patsfansince73
    First of all, if you truly have been a Pats fan that long I commend you, because all your other fans started in 2001 and their 1st jersey was a #12 Brady!!
    Now, what is the “core of young players” you speak of?? Mayo, whos hurt all the time? Merriweather, who is still chasing Ray Rice and is long overdue for an arrest? Maroney whos a complete joke? Last years “stellar” draft class headed by Chung and Brace??
    Please, the window is closed…

  56. footballnut says: Mar 17, 2010 12:55 PM

    Did someone say aging Pats? Wow another watson of a post…
    Sure, believe the Pats are all done. Because we all know that what happens in the prior season is a great predictor of what happens next.
    However, I don’t believe the Pats will win the crown this coming season as they are a young team, especially on D and will take another season or three depending how 2011 goes. But they’ll be competative. The Lions…I’m not so sure about them.

  57. nyjshane88 says: Mar 17, 2010 1:20 PM

    @D wins games
    The Giants arent media whores? Allow me to clear this up for any interested parties. The Giants have no problem playing in prime time, however their fans despise any game later than 1pm because they have to be in bed by 8pm so they can get up at 4am, get to the early bird special at Country Kitchen Buffet and then walk around the mall for exercise.

  58. That's Barrett says: Mar 17, 2010 1:23 PM

    @ Patsfan54
    In the past when George was in charge? You mean when we won the world series in 96, 98, 99 and 2000? Hmmmm….ya you’re right i guess that didn’t work out for him. And i hope the red sox sell out their games, the only teams in baseball that have less seating capacity are the A’s and the Rays.

  59. ampats says: Mar 17, 2010 1:44 PM

    PureIgnorance,
    Excellent posts backing up your screen name. I can’t believe that you would choose to attack the TEAM OF THE DECADE especially being the WORST TEAM OFF THE DECADE!!
    I won’t bother debating with you about the Pro Bowl laden Lions.
    Maybe first try winning your division, something Detroit has not done in over 20+ years and have sandbox fights with the other fans of the NFC North who always have alot to say. Just ask Jimmy Smith.
    I guess there is always a first, a Lions fan talking TRASH. After all with all your winning seasons why not?? Matt Millen would be proud!

  60. 1985 Bears says: Mar 17, 2010 2:00 PM

    I pray that it is my Bears playing on Thanksgiving day. That way we can go to Dallas and show those choke artists what a great up and coming team we are with Jay Cutler at the helm!!!!

  61. PureIgnorance says: Mar 17, 2010 2:06 PM

    @ ampats
    I’m not a Lions fan, I’m just here to piss you losers off!!
    Congrats on being the team of the decade, you cheated your way to 3 titles. In case you didnt know its a NEW DECADE now, and your team will be complete trash during this one!!
    I respect the Lions, I think it will soon be their time to shine. It can’t get any worse, right??

  62. PureIgnorance says: Mar 17, 2010 2:27 PM

    @ 1985 Bears
    Are you inhaling dangerous amounts of polish sausage? Great up and coming team with Jay Cutler…are you blowing me?!?!? You’re worse than these Pats fans that think they still have a relevant team!

  63. Dewey Axewoond says: Mar 17, 2010 5:47 PM

    “…the NFL rarely wastes a great game on the captive audience that comes with Thanksgiving Day.
    So we’re bracing for the Bears.”
    Hey Florio,
    What a petty, ignorant little dolt you are. A cheap shot artist. One would think you might actually have been more successful as a lawyer, given your total disconnection from the world of FACT.
    That little unprovoked pot-shot against the Bears was not only poorly crafted, arbitrary and cheap, it was completely unfounded and ignorant, as well.
    Your implication was that the Bears-Cowboys game would be boring, because of the Bears, right?
    Well here are a few FACTS for you, you snarky two-bit mudslinging gossip-columnist HACK:
    The Bears have been, and will continue to be, one of the most exciting NFL teams any fan could hope to watch.
    That’s an opinion, but one supported by fact, namely–that the Bears have won 9 of their last 10 overtime games dating back to 2002, and their 22 wins since overtime was instituted in 1974 are MOST in the NFL (tied w/ Broncos).
    Those 22 victories have come on 14 field goals, one safety and seven touchdowns—three by the offense, three by the defense and one on special teams.
    (They’ve also won 9 of their last 10 OT games, since 02).
    In addition, they’ve had such classic games as the Monday Nighter against Arizona, where despite Rex’s SIX turnovers, the Bears, led largely by Urlacher, mounted one of the most impressive comebacks of all time.
    Bonus: Denny Green’s postgame tirade.
    Take last year’s MNF OT thriller over the BiQueens–Cutler to Aromashodu to win it all.
    Or last year’s thrilling comeback wins against Pittsburgh and Seattle?
    Or the year before–the classic game winning goal line stand against McNabb and the Eagles?
    Or the blocked FG/extra point (?) against N.O. to keep them out of the playoffs in 08?
    That same year–Orton’s 98 yard TD drive in under 2 mins. to win on the ROAD, in Philly.
    The year before, Hester’s possum act, (then) record-setting missed FG return from the Giants end zone?
    Or his two trips “to the house” in one game vs. the Rams?
    Mike Brown’s game winning pick-6′s in back-to-back OT games in 01?
    And there’s many, many more.
    I would make a grand appeal to OTHER NFL fans–when you know your team is about to play the Bears, do YOU expect a “boring” game?
    Please–weigh in here.
    I don’t think even those people who DISLIKE the Bears would ever, ever, ever in a million years say they were a boring team. I just don’t know where the f*ck you get half of your nonsense, Florio…out of your ass?
    Besides being one of the two most historic teams in this league, the Bears have also been one its most popular and exciting–from capturing the nation’s heart/imagination with the 85 Bears, the SNL skits, the Fridge, Ditka, etc etc. — to the modern day QB dramas, defensive studs (and duds), recent FA splashes, all-time amazing special teams performances, nail-biting situations and memorable finishes, I just don’t have any f*cking clue what you think you’re talking about.
    Does anyone?
    Do YOU?

  64. Dewey Axewoond says: Mar 17, 2010 6:04 PM

    PureIgnorance says:
    March 17, 2010 2:27 PM
    @ 1985 Bears
    Are you inhaling dangerous amounts of polish sausage? Great up and coming team with Jay Cutler…are you blowing me?!?!? You’re worse than these Pats fans that think they still have a relevant team!
    ________________________________
    The only Polish sausage-inhaling happening around here is done by your mother, Mrs. Ignorance.
    You asked if someone was blowing you–I guess when your little nub is that small and has never been touched by anyone, you don’t really know, huh?
    Clearly, you’re just trying to get some attention, aren’t you?
    A cocky, braggadocious LIONS fan…uh, huh, like THAT’S authentic. Riiiiiight.
    Don’t worry though, Corky–your special educator/diaper changer only left the room to laugh at the size of your head–they’ll be right back to make sure you’re not making out with the electrical outlets again, okay?

  65. Detroit Rocks City says: Mar 17, 2010 9:35 PM

    # PatsFan54 says: March 17, 2010 12:24 PM
    Yes the Yankees won in 2009. I will admit that. I mean in the past when George was in charge. At least we are LOYAL fans and we have been sold out since 1994 when Kraft bought the Pats.
    When our team is in transition, we still support our team. And when was the last time you could get a ticket in Fenway? Detroit can’t even sell out a game other than the Red Wings
    riiight you guys are so awesome selling out since 94…oh hey isn’t that when you got Parcells and Bledsoe then went to the Superbowl only a couple years later? ooooh right that’s exactly what happened. Now I won’t claim to say the Lions will be some unstoppable force next season, but I will be at each and every game like I have been since I was a little kid. Oh thats right there are loyal fans here too. We sold out over 3 consecutive seasons at the Palace…and if people had still had jobs we would still be selling that shit out. Tigers were 12th in the MLB in attendance last year…Lions sold out 4 games last year despite coming off a 0-16 season…and The Red Wings are still the best team in sports right now (making a run at 18 consecutive playoff appearances…hows that for consistency dick).
    Also the Bears still suck lol…

  66. PureIgnorance says: Mar 17, 2010 9:38 PM

    Hey Dewey, are you illiterate?? I posted that I’m not a Lions fan, but I now will root for them with all my heart when they play the pathetic Bears. You’re ass must be huge to be pullin all those ridiculous facts out about how “exciting” the Bears are, thats the most absurd thing i’ve ever seen in my life!! Maybe i’m in the minority but I prefer good clean football over trashfests featuring 8 picks, fumbles falling Mike Brown’s lap, and the occasional safety on a blocked punt!
    And by the way, Urlacher f*ing sucks my giant balls!!!

  67. silenceformasses says: Mar 18, 2010 1:19 AM

    @ Pure Ignorance:
    Dude, go outside or something. You’ve been posting on this comment thing for over 12 hours now.
    BTW, I do think the lions will turn it around, few years of course, but I have faith in their new coach. I don’t think they’ll beat the pats this year, but hey, any given sunday right?
    Also, about the bandwagon fans. You are 100% right about that. I remember sitting on those crappy metal benches and looking around, and I couldn’t believe how empty the place was. (been a fan literally since I was born in ’83, thanks dad). Alot of new fans came along once parcells was on board, and then the year after when Kraft bought the team.
    But I don’t really think “bandwagon fans” are a bad thing. It’s a side effect of success. It happens in almost all sports when whatever team gets good. Unless we’re talking about the Packers. Those are some die-hards.

  68. PureIgnorance says: Mar 18, 2010 11:57 AM

    @ silenceformasses
    Give me a break man, I sit in front of a computer all day. What am I supposed to do, actual work?? F that.
    Your right, bandwagon fans are everywhere. Theyre much easier to pick out in person. I think people should have to pass some sort of NFL history test before theyre allowed to post comments, that way we can weed them all out of here!

  69. PatsFan54 says: Mar 18, 2010 4:55 PM

    Bandwagon. My family and I have been season ticket holders for the Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins since 1965 and the Patriots since 1993 and BC football and Mens Basketball and U Mass Mens Basketball since 1994. I’m the apitomy of being LOYAL.
    I am also lucky with being the father of a 4 yr old daughter that I can afford such a luxury at the age of 40. I hope that I can be able to keep these tickets for my daughter’s children if she chooses to have kids someday.
    Our teams may have been through tough times like anyone else but I will support them.
    AT LEAST WE HAVE OUR TEAMS in BOSTON.
    St Louis, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville etc are all in danger of moving to LA. Or one of those teams MAY. But it is a bad day in professional sports when Los Angelos can’t even support a football “professional” team. Upps I forgot Pete Carroll just bolted the semi pro USC team and left Lane Kiffin and daddy to clean up the mess from Reggie Bush.
    The Lions should be happy to have the Pats or anyone play in Ford Field on Turkey Day.

  70. organizedchaos says: Mar 18, 2010 5:57 PM

    Steelers-Ravens are ALWAYS classics. So 2008? Best rivalry in football. Hard hitting. And Ravens had 3rd ranked defense last yr buddy and played A LOT better from midseason on giving up least amount of pts. Do some research and watch games. You’ll get a good look when they destroy the Jets.

  71. bigrig says: Mar 19, 2010 5:38 PM

    Hey Lionaround,
    Bob had it exactly right. Fox didn’t get involved in NFL broadcasting until 1994.
    Please don’t comment on issues you are obviously not old enough to know about.
    Bob completely nailed the change of decade switchovers. BTW, I was at the Dallas/Seattle game in 1980.
    Dallas 51-7.

  72. JIM says: Mar 19, 2010 10:37 PM

    BIG BLUE FAN
    YOU ARE A DIRT BAG
    AKA SCUMBAG

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