Only the Detroit Lions can lose when their defense gives up just six field goals. Only the Detroit Lions can turn the ball over 3+ times in 5 straight games. Only the Detroit Lions could lose the NFC North title and a playoff berth on a 61-yard field goal. Remember, the all time NFL record is 64. Yes, “Lionsing” is indeed a real phenomenon. And your Detroit Lions are truly the LOLions.
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Yes, this is the exact idea railed against by Michigan State Spartans Coach Tom Izzo a couple night ago. He just gave a speech against the participation ribbon generation, where even 23rd place get a trophy. Here’s an excerpt: (full speech here)
“It is a little harder to motivate kids I guess because they’ve been pampered so much. We’re in the trophy generation, give ‘em a trophy for 23rd place, make ‘em feel good. Make mom and dad feel good, you know.”
The Detroit Lions have lost their last 8 games in the months of December and January. To quote Yoda “that is why you fail.”
As I wrote on November 25 in “Detroit Lions own stupidity keeps them from controlling the NFC North:”
They’re like the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA; very talented, but playing dumb. Very dumb. They make dirty plays, commit dumb penalties, and get stupid penalties for playing dirty.
Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An MBA and a Fulbright scholar in media studies, he’s also an analyst for multiple news talk radio stations across the country; with regular weekly segments on NBC and Fox Sports Radio. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)