Skip to content

Lions boss calls Bears a “bunch of thugs”

Rick Snyder, Bill Ford Jr., Jim Schwartz AP

The Lions keep trying to kill irony, and it simply will not die.

First serial penalty getter Ndamukong Suh told his teammates they had to stop getting so many penalties, and now the man in charge of one of the most-arrested franchises off the field and aggressive on it is calling someone else “thugs.”

Specifically, Lions vice chairman Bill Ford referred to the Bears that way, during a speech at the team’s annual Courage House dinner last night.

“It was really alive, and it was alive when we played those same bunch of thugs on Monday Night a couple [years ago],” Ford said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “When this place gets going it’s electric and we do have wonderful fans. Our fans are amazing and we would love to pay them back and bring home a winner, and I love the way this team is playing right now.”

The audience apparently laughed at the remark, and a team spokesman called Birkett after the fact to underscore the humorous nature of the comment.

Just as someone should call and remind Ford about what people living in glass houses should and should not do with their rock collections.

Permalink 92 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
92 Responses to “Lions boss calls Bears a “bunch of thugs””
  1. shappy7 says: Oct 2, 2013 7:37 AM

    Lions boss has no life

  2. ajlynema says: Oct 2, 2013 7:43 AM

    If Suh is a serial penalty getter, what does that make all they guys who have way more penalties than him? This guy has what, 2 personal foul calls over the course of the last couple years and that makes him a serial penalty getter? Please please please don’t look like that idiot Florio and bash Suh with no real facts.

  3. sgtdiver says: Oct 2, 2013 7:44 AM

    And you conveniently leave out the part when he said “I’m just kidding.” Some people are so sensitive.

  4. meatsweat says: Oct 2, 2013 7:44 AM

    It was a joke…relax

  5. metrocritical says: Oct 2, 2013 7:49 AM

    Without fully knowing the content and context of the remarks, isn’t it possible Ford was just being funny and preaching to the choir, stirring the masses, riling up the troops and a variety of other cliches and not making serious or incendiary accusations?

  6. 90suhperbowl90 says: Oct 2, 2013 7:49 AM

    Serial penalty getter? You do know that Suh only had 1 personal foul penalty all last season right? And I might be wrong, but I’m pretty sure he only has 1 personal foul penalty this year as well. How does that make him a serial penalty getter?

  7. gooch80 says: Oct 2, 2013 7:50 AM

    Pot, meet kettle.

  8. suhisbetterthanu says: Oct 2, 2013 7:50 AM

    Not everyone can be as funny and as witty as you, Darin. That was probably his best attempt at humor.

  9. indywilson40 says: Oct 2, 2013 7:51 AM

    Here come the pot meet kettle jokes.

  10. taydogg29 says: Oct 2, 2013 7:54 AM

    This old metamucil , prune juice sippin mf done lost his mind! Really though????

  11. modhairken says: Oct 2, 2013 7:56 AM

    You need to get a grip. Please dust off your VHS of Presumed Innocent and watch the Larren Lyttle “yo momma” speech. Again.

  12. tenotnamedmiller says: Oct 2, 2013 7:57 AM

    To his defense that was probably as close as Lions will ever get to the Superbowl: home game in September.

  13. Indybear says: Oct 2, 2013 7:57 AM

    Yeah, okay. November 10. Show up at Soldier Field and find out. Better bring extra gauze.

  14. 12brichandfamous says: Oct 2, 2013 8:03 AM

    Ooh the indignation you must feel as you try to create a mountain out of a molehill!

    Bill Ford is a good guy. If you’d been in your job for more than 30 seconds, you would know that and not even have bothered writing this. Nothing to see here, move along!

  15. kingmj4891 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:14 AM

    Posted by Darin Gantt on October 2, 2013, 7:36 AM EDT

    “…one of the most-arrested franchises off the field…”

    That is a lie the Lions are right in the middle 16 teams have more arrests then the lions since 2000 the each teams arrest records. And yes the Bears have more the Lions.

    1. Bengals 40
    2. Vikings 40
    3. Broncos 35
    4. Titians 35
    5. Buccaneers 28
    6. Chiefs 27
    7. Jaguars 27
    8. Browns 26
    9. Dolphins 26
    10. Chargers 25
    11. Bears 23
    12. Colts 23
    13. Saints 20
    14. Seahawks 20
    15. Raiders 19
    16. Steelers 19
    17. Redskins 18
    18. Ravens 17
    19. Lions 17
    20. Falcons 17
    21. Packers 17
    22. Panthers 17
    23. Cowboys 15
    24. Patriots 15
    25. Bills 14
    26. 49ers 13
    27. Giants 13
    28. Eagles 12
    29. Cardinals 11
    30. Jets 11
    31. Rams 9
    32. Texans 9

  16. starfan79 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:16 AM

    He should Suh the bears then.. Cheesy I know. But he has no room to talk

  17. coltzfan166 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:17 AM

    Does the Bears boss say the same thing about the Lions? They have Suh after all.

  18. bennyb82 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:19 AM

    Never a good idea to publicly hate on a team you play again this season…

  19. 3spooky5me says: Oct 2, 2013 8:20 AM

    Not a Lions fan, but I have to agree. Just look at all the bull**** they did in order to get reactionary penalties against the Bengals, and Kyle Adams purposely tried to destroy Vontaze Burficts knee on his interception

  20. wingnut739 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:22 AM

    You do know that Ford World HQ is called “The Glass House” don’t you?

  21. tigersfandan says: Oct 2, 2013 8:25 AM

    Consider this Lions fan unimpressed with Ford’s sense of humor.

  22. jamezz23 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:28 AM

    He don’t know what he’s saying anymore, wild bill must have forgot his meds. We are playing good and finally might put it all together this year, he didn’t need to say that, it was uncalled for.

  23. chiadam says: Oct 2, 2013 8:28 AM

    They should have shown clips from that one time the Lions won a playoff game. Did cameras exist then?

  24. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Oct 2, 2013 8:30 AM

    Granted, the Lions are no longer the doormat of the NFL. But what the Lions have in talent, which is significant, they lack in discipline. That practically ensures that their league championship drought—isn’t it over 50 years?—will only continue. Indeed, I can’t imagine the Lions getting one smell of the Lombardi trophy this season. I can imagine the Lions losing a playoff game because of, say, a nullified touchdown resulting from an illegal block below the waist after a change of possession.

  25. packfntk says: Oct 2, 2013 8:31 AM

    I guess I see where their loser coach gets his mentality. Classless organization from top to bottom.

  26. emoney826 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:35 AM

    Did the pot just call the kettle black?

  27. dsp518 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:36 AM

    You’ve got to be kidding me. Somehow I can’t stop thinking of what kids say to one another when being teased…..”takes one to know one.” Or maybe it’s Hello Mr. Pot. My name’s Kettle.

  28. bigdaddy811 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:39 AM

    Most arrested? Did you forget about the Denver Broncos off-season? What about the 49ers? How about all the other suspensions that have been dealt out this year to a number of teams. Great reporting you must work for Florio.

  29. thekiy says: Oct 2, 2013 8:40 AM

    It’s a division rivalry, are they supposed to hug it out?

  30. radsputin says: Oct 2, 2013 8:42 AM

    In case I didn’t make this clear–IT WAS A JOKE, DARIN! HE WAS JOKING!

  31. maddbearfan says: Oct 2, 2013 8:42 AM

    We get to play you guys one more time this year….so have your fun now, while you can.

  32. coldplay519 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:49 AM

    The data doesn’t support your claim that the Lions are “one of the most arrested franchises off the field.” According the NFL player’s arrest database maintained by utsandiego.com, the Bears have logged 24 player arrests, while the Lions have logged 17 player arrests over the same time period. The Bengals (to no one’s surprise) have logged 40 arrests according to their data.

  33. discountdoublecheck says: Oct 2, 2013 8:56 AM

    Too easy

  34. drinkdabeers says: Oct 2, 2013 8:59 AM

    Jesus Christ Darin, they’re minerals… NOT rocks!

  35. kenshalek says: Oct 2, 2013 8:59 AM

    Pot, Kettle

  36. bearfan3454 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:02 AM

    Schwartz is a jag bag. Huge Bear fan and cannot wait to see GB put a whoopin on Detroit. Don’t even get me started.

  37. flipadelphia says: Oct 2, 2013 9:07 AM

    Yeah I know. Those dirty Lions racked up a total of 3 penalties against the Bears…..so dirty.

  38. flipadelphia says: Oct 2, 2013 9:11 AM

    bearfan3454 says:
    Oct 2, 2013 9:02 AM

    Schwartz is a jag bag. Huge Bear fan and cannot wait to see GB put a whoopin on Detroit. Don’t even get me started.
    ———————————————-

    You still mad about Kyle Long getting put in his place this past Sunday? All I heard up until the game was how Kyle was going to destroy Suh and by the way Bears fans were talking he was going to fist fight Suh.

    How’d that work out for you?

  39. dabears62 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:14 AM

    When you have a silver spoon in your mouth, who knows what one will say.

  40. thelastpieceofcheese says: Oct 2, 2013 9:27 AM

    Bill Ford has a lot of chutzpah.

  41. 34sweetness says: Oct 2, 2013 9:31 AM

    All I hear from the Bears is talk about playing the Saints. The lions are still talking about the Bears. They may want to shift their attention to the Packers.

  42. jaglazer says: Oct 2, 2013 9:33 AM

    bearfan3454 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:02 AM

    Huge Bear fan and cannot wait to see GB put a whoopin on Detroit.

    ===============

    a Bears fan rooting for GB….

    they’re sure pouring some strong Honolulu Blue haterade on PFT these days

  43. eatitfanboy says: Oct 2, 2013 9:33 AM

    shappy7 says:
    Oct 2, 2013 7:37 AM
    Lions boss has no life

    Dude owns a football team and a car company. Yeah, I’m sure your life is WAY better than his.

  44. ickky says: Oct 2, 2013 9:45 AM

    Pot..this is Kettle.. You’re black!!

  45. howiehandles says: Oct 2, 2013 9:48 AM

    “Not a Lions fan, but I have to agree. Just look at all the bull**** they did in order to get reactionary penalties against the Bengals, and Kyle Adams purposely tried to destroy Vontaze Burficts knee on his interception”

    So you’re a Bengals fan. That’s even worse. Talk about a team with a rap sheet.

  46. howiehandles says: Oct 2, 2013 9:50 AM

    As far as that database, the only guy still on the Bears is Briggs. It’s one thing to have players get arrested, and the seriousness of the crime, and another to keep those players on your team. Again, depending on how serious the offense was/is.

  47. hotfire6388 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:50 AM

    whats titus young up to these days?

  48. squared80 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:52 AM

    It all starts with Schwartz. His Napoleon complex has been rubbing off on his players since he got there. What an embarrassing organization, Megatron aside.

  49. dino2997 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:57 AM

    The Lions organization is still basking in the glory of last week’s “super bowl” win. They have a divisional team this week coming off a bye that is desperate. It won’t be long before that good feeling they’re having disappears.

  50. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 2, 2013 10:14 AM

    The Packers have no game.

  51. deweyaxewound says: Oct 2, 2013 10:17 AM

    The only thing worse than a sore loser is a sore winner. Sore losers at least have a legitimate reason to be obnoxious and annoying.

    The Bears (Cutler in particular) had absolutely their worst performance of the season so far, while Detroit had its best. In Detroit, mind you.

    And STILL all the Lions could do was win by a single TD.

    A lot of football left to play…it’s a long season kids, and the Lions still have to come into Soldier Field after spewing all that trash talk. Don’t expect the same Bears or Cutler to show up in Round 2.

    If I were the Lions/fans, I would consider maybe learning to show a little grace and humility in victory. I understand it’s not something you’re acustomed to — winning, that is — but I think you’re going your franchise’s lack of class, character, and discipline is eventually going to catch up with you (once again).

    My bet is the Lions don’t even go better than 1-3 (or at best 2-2) over the next 4 weeks.

  52. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 2, 2013 10:23 AM

    deweyaxewound –

    It’s 50/50 that the same Cutler shows up. I really hope the Bears pay him so they will mess up for the next six years. Hey, if they don’t pay him, the Bears are great at picking QBs, so there is nothing to worry about!

  53. tigersfandan says: Oct 2, 2013 10:23 AM

    chiadam says: Oct 2, 2013 8:28 AM

    They should have shown clips from that one time the Lions won a playoff game. Did cameras exist then?
    ______________________________________

    Yeah, they had camera’s in the 90′s.

  54. tigersfandan says: Oct 2, 2013 10:24 AM

    Not sure why I put an apostrophe in “camera’s”. Guess I had a Bill Ford moment.

  55. raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 2, 2013 10:24 AM

    Players with personal stats related goals. The tell-tell sign of every losing franchise.

  56. primetime0552 says: Oct 2, 2013 10:30 AM

    “serial penalty getter Ndamukong Suh”

    Suh has only had two penalties in the last 20 games he has played…

    #witchhunt

  57. mack2x says: Oct 2, 2013 10:49 AM

    Relax, Can’t anyone joke about anything anymore without someone getting their panties in a bunch?

  58. mack2x says: Oct 2, 2013 10:51 AM

    taydogg29 says:
    This old metamucil , prune juice sippin mf done lost his mind! Really though????

    Wrong guy. Nice try though.

  59. painsyndicate says: Oct 2, 2013 10:56 AM

    NDonkeyKong says, “What?”

  60. justanothersportsjunkie says: Oct 2, 2013 10:57 AM

    Indybear says:
    Oct 2, 2013 7:57 AM
    Yeah, okay. November 10. Show up at Soldier Field and find out. Better bring extra gauze.
    _______________________________

    Why don’t you supply the gauze from your obvious, infinite, supply of tampons?

  61. palefaceflorio says: Oct 2, 2013 11:03 AM

    This is kinda sad…joke or no joke, obviously Detroit feels like a home win over a division rival in the first quarter of the season is something to incessantly gloat about.

    I guess if you’re never going to win the Super Bowl, then pretend one game you won WAS the Super Bowl and be happy about it?

  62. thundastormz says: Oct 2, 2013 11:05 AM

    LOL @ ppl trying to say Suh doesn’t get a lit of penalties. Just because a lot of them aren’t seen until after the game doesn’t mean he isn’t penalized. Suh is a disaster waiting to happen…mark my words.

  63. detlions80 says: Oct 2, 2013 11:20 AM

    deweyaxewound says:
    Oct 2, 2013 10:17 AM
    If I were the Lions/fans, I would consider maybe learning to show a little grace and humility in victory. I understand it’s not something you’re acustomed to — winning, that is — but I think you’re going your franchise’s lack of class, character, and discipline is eventually going to catch up with you (once again).

    As if you Chicago fans are any different. You guys gloat about beating the lowly Lions regularly. I’ve sat at the Silverdome and Ford field and listened to the most obnoxious fans in the NFL talk trash and boast. I sat next to Packers fans at Thanksgiving last year and at the end of the game we shook hands and wished each other a Happy Thanksgiving. After jabbing and joking throughout the game there was still some decency. Chicago fans that I’ve experienced don’t have the capacity for such an act.

  64. warsal says: Oct 2, 2013 11:26 AM

    Guys he was joking. Need to hear the tone he said it with. Non issue.

  65. earpaniac says: Oct 2, 2013 11:28 AM

    I live in Wisconsin @detlions80. You met the exception Packer fans.

  66. jaglazer says: Oct 2, 2013 11:31 AM

    deweyaxewound says: Oct 2, 2013 10:17 AM

    And STILL all the Lions could do was win by a single TD.

    =============

    learn to watch football… those weren’t points being scored at the end of that game. it was clock being eaten up.

  67. thetruthcampaign says: Oct 2, 2013 11:34 AM

    Bears were hitting all Lions in the head on Sunday. Everyone was getting hit including CJ, Joique and Bush, not to mention Mathis.

  68. thetruthcampaign says: Oct 2, 2013 11:35 AM

    And, Durham getting hit in the back with their special Spinal Tap play.

  69. duece5 says: Oct 2, 2013 11:50 AM

    We live in such a PC society……EVERYONE’S feelings get hurt, and there is no more joke/fun in life due to the pc/liberal agenda.

    We live in such a wuss/liberal society, where everyone has a bone to pick, everyone gets offended, everyone has to blame others…….why? Because we live in a country of handouts, and as a society, we have grown into a country that believes we are owed something.

    Proud to be a conservative…..

  70. bearshaterseverywhere says: Oct 2, 2013 12:00 PM

    Lions, well mainly Schwartz(worst coach in football), really messing up. You won the game and cry like babies for days after….sounds like the Bears actually won…pretty pathetic organization and fan base. 13-4 since 2005, Bears clearly the more dominate team.

  71. rockbottom37 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:04 PM

    He is right

  72. glac1 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:06 PM

    Ignore him as Ford is just a liberal. His company gave additional rebates to specific nationalities last fall…

  73. deweyaxewound says: Oct 2, 2013 12:12 PM

    jaglazer says: Oct 2, 2013 11:31 AM

    deweyaxewound says: Oct 2, 2013 10:17 AM

    And STILL all the Lions could do was win by a single TD.

    =============

    learn to watch football… those weren’t points being scored at the end of that game. it was clock being eaten up.
    _______________________________

    Funny, I could’ve sworn that NFL games are determined by final (numerical) scores, and not by which team has better time-killing strategies. Guess I need to go attend a Football Watching 101 course or something.

  74. rockbottom37 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:12 PM

    bearfan3454 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:02 AM

    Huge Bear fan and cannot wait to see GB put a whoopin on Detroit.———————-only whooping will be Saints on Bears

  75. deweyaxewound says: Oct 2, 2013 12:29 PM

    ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 2, 2013 10:23 AM

    deweyaxewound –

    It’s 50/50 that the same Cutler shows up. I really hope the Bears pay him so they will mess up for the next six years. Hey, if they don’t pay him, the Bears are great at picking QBs, so there is nothing to worry about!
    _____________________________

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Cutler 9-2 vs. the Lions?

    Please explain to me how a 9-2 history somehow works out to 50/50 odds?

    If that’s the kind of Math being taught in Detroit, no wonder the city’s completely bankrupt.

  76. jumbomesquite says: Oct 2, 2013 12:32 PM

    Indybear says: Oct 2, 2013 7:57 AM

    Yeah, okay. November 10. Show up at Soldier Field and find out. Better bring extra gauze.

    —–

    Dude, seriously? The Bears got their ass kicked. I’d tone down the bravado until the Bears actually back it up.

  77. dmastacc says: Oct 2, 2013 12:45 PM

    Okay, so as a die hard Bears fan I think this article is stupid. Just as stupid as the CJ one last one about hating the Bears. It was obviously a joke.

    Division rivals should hate eachother, its normal. I think the North is going to be a great race with 3 possible playoff teams fighting for the division and playoff spots.

    Easy Lions fans with saying the Bears got their asses kicked. We had a very bad first half and you were home. Cutler will not play that bad next time around….so realx and enjoy ur win and have fun with a healthy rested Packer team Sunday.

    Things will be very different when you are playing in Chicago later this year!

  78. dtownsportslions says: Oct 2, 2013 12:53 PM

    Ahhh…Mr. Ford I know you were joking but keep your mouth shut. Under the Ford family tenure (51 years) the Lions have won ONE playoff game. I’m a huge Lions fan but the Ford family are some of the worst owners in all of sports. Focus on GB.

  79. bears345451 says: Oct 2, 2013 1:07 PM

    Interesting all the Lions fans talking about cheap shots by the Bears. Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t it illegal to lunge at a quarterback’s knees? Why is no one mentioning that play?

  80. markpackman says: Oct 2, 2013 1:07 PM

    If Schwartz had made that comment, he would NOT have been kidding – jus’ sayin’

  81. phreakin says: Oct 2, 2013 2:13 PM

    Like everyone else has said, both Schwartz and Ford should probably just be quiet right now when it comes to football related things. I realize Ford was probably just playing the role of super Lions “fan” and giving a friendly jab at their rivals, but the Lions have so much more that they should be worrying about. Keep Suh in line, get Bush some relief and blocking, and get Megatron a reliable second receiver. Sure Stafford would benefit from a legitimate threat at the number 2 receiver spot, but imagine what Megatron could do if someone on the other side actually was a real threat like he is. Detroit is crumbling from the top down right now from a management standpoint. Schwartz has obviously lost control of the team and his bosses aren’t doing anything about it. Pretty soon Schwartz could be looking for a job because Ford’s not getting fired for the on field play or lack thereof.

  82. frank booth says: Oct 2, 2013 2:23 PM

    kingmj4891 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:14 AM

    Posted by Darin Gantt on October 2, 2013, 7:36 AM EDT

    “…one of the most-arrested franchises off the field…”

    That is a lie the Lions are right in the middle 16 teams have more arrests then the lions since 2000 the each teams arrest records. And yes the Bears have more the Lions.

    1. Bengals 40
    2. Vikings 40
    3. Broncos 35
    4. Titians 35
    5. Buccaneers 28
    6. Chiefs 27
    7. Jaguars 27
    8. Browns 26
    9. Dolphins 26
    10. Chargers 25
    11. Bears 23
    12. Colts 23
    13. Saints 20
    14. Seahawks 20
    15. Raiders 19
    16. Steelers 19
    17. Redskins 18
    18. Ravens 17
    19. Lions 17
    ==================================
    That’s a cool way to wash out the recent stink- just take the numbers back to 2000. Why not just go back to the beginning of the NFL.

    It is a lie that they are “…one of the most arrested
    franchises off of the field…” They are THE MOST arrested team off of the field if you look at 2012 and 2013. Cincy and Denver have 5 arrests in that time span, Tampa Bay has 6, but the winner is….Detroit, with 9 arrests in 2012 and 2013.

    And those numbers don’t even include crazy Titus Young or Nate Burleson soberly reaching for that evil pizza at 2:3o in the morning and wrapping his car around a tree. Are there still trees in Detroit?

  83. annes22 says: Oct 2, 2013 2:27 PM

    That’s a hell of remark seeing as Detroit has the most fined player in Suh. Everyweek he seems to have a problem, so how about winning something first Detroit owner, before you “waffle” at a dinner when you probably had a few drinks.
    When did Detroit last win anything????? The city is a broken down mess and the team isn’t far away from”broken”.

  84. jmstt1 says: Oct 2, 2013 2:29 PM

    As a Bears fan at the game I would say the Detroit fans are no better. Not all were bad but a 7 year old wearing a Forte jersey should not have grown men yelling Forte F…ing sucks to his face….

  85. whatjusthapped says: Oct 2, 2013 2:35 PM

    Isn’t this cute, we are 4 games into the season and the Lions are in 1st place and the Kitten fans are coming out of the woodwork.

    Now I fully realize that Mr. Ford was making a joke and that’s why the headline is worse than the actual words. But when you have the reputation for playoff futility that exceeds even that of the Vikings, I think it is best to stay away from attempting humor unless it is aimed at your own team.

  86. frank booth says: Oct 2, 2013 2:48 PM

    Don’t be too hard on the Lions fans on this site. They started squawking a couple of years ago on when the Lions started out well. They were very quiet last year. They don’t quite understand what it’s like to have a team win and they get a bit carried away.

    But they have reason to be excited- they beat a team with a winning record, and are 3-1 coming out of a grueling early season schedule with wins against two mighty 1-3 teams, with their only loss being to Super Bowl bound Arizona. Go get’em, Detroit.

  87. jaderbear76 says: Oct 2, 2013 2:52 PM

    You would think the Lions won the Super Bowl the way they’re acting! the bears d held them to 3points in the second half

  88. lovethelions says: Oct 2, 2013 2:57 PM

    jaderbear76 says: Oct 2, 2013 2:52 PM

    You would think the Lions won the Super Bowl the way they’re acting! the bears d held them to 3points in the second half.

    _____________________________________

    You would think the Bears lost their #1 ranking in the NFC North the way they’re acting.

    Oh wait…they did!

    LOL

  89. lovethelions says: Oct 2, 2013 3:01 PM

    34sweetness says: Oct 2, 2013 9:31 AM

    All I hear from the Bears is talk about playing the Saints. The lions are still talking about the Bears. They may want to shift their attention to the Packers.

    ______________________________________

    Funny, all I READ is the Bears whining about their loss to the Lions.

    Get over it…because you have no chance with the Saints and we’ll beat the Packers. Then you’ll be down 2 games! ;)

  90. lovethelions says: Oct 2, 2013 3:10 PM

    glac1 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:06 PM

    Ignore him as Ford is just a liberal. His company gave additional rebates to specific nationalities last fall…

    ___________________________________

    Do you mean rebates in other countries (nationalities) or rebates in this country (minorities)?

    Rebates in other countries are part of doing global business…you have to compete in each market.

    Rebates to minorities would be wrong, unless it was income based, not racially based. Then, that’s called an economic incentive and might very well mean a tax break for the company.

    I would much rather see any company give a hand up to people, to help them improve their situation….

    …then have THEIR hand out, asking our government to bail them out of their financial mess! The other auto companies were only too eager to take the ‘free cash’.

    Ford is a great guy, and even if you don’t like the Lions…you should like that he doesn’t have his hand in your pocket, trying to get your money, whether you buy one of his vehicles or not. Too bad the other companies couldn’t show the same restraint.

  91. larryboodry says: Oct 2, 2013 4:02 PM

    Don’t forget to tip your waitress.

  92. bearshaterseverywhere says: Oct 2, 2013 4:33 PM

    lovethelions was dropped as young baby guys….the Lions are a garbage team with a worse coach that Finally beat the Bears revamped average team. 13-4 since ’05, loverboy…the record speaks for itself…

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!