In Week 3 of the 2009 season, the Lions ended a 19-game losing streak by beating the Washington Redskins at home, 19-14. William Clay Ford said the team got King Kong off their back. In Week 3 of this season, 2013, the Lions ended a much longer, albeit seemingly less painful, losing streak by beating the Washington Redskins.
0-21 before today, the Lions finally beat the Redskins in our nation's capital. The last time the Lions had beaten the Redskins on the road, the Redskins were playing in Boston in the 1930s. My parents weren't even born yet.
In 2009, I watched the Lions' win against the Redskins at a now-closed ESPN Zone in Atlanta. Felt pretty good to walk out of there with a rare win. I recall the feeling because it felt very similar today. Progress. If Jim Schwartz had to give a quote like Ford provided in 2009, I'd like to think he'd say, "it felt like getting a gaudy head set off my fucking head."
On a separate note, I like technology. While I was intently watching the Lions on a distant TV at the bar today, I had my Verizon DROID MAXX playing NFL Red Zone on my NFL mobile app, so I could see all the big plays throughout the day. The picture wasn't always clear, but it never -- not once -- glitched, so overall, it was incredible. Oh, I just missed a play live? I'll watch it on the phone. Great day.
Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Fans Voices Program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.no comments
Undrafted rooke tight end Joseph Fauria, nephew of retired tight end Christian Fauria, had a pretty good NFL debut, grabbing three passes for 27 yards. His third and final catch of the day was a 1-yard touchdown and sealed the Lions win.
Fauria celebrated by dancing exactly as I did on Saturday night:
In the freakin' zone...
Joique Bell, the former Wayne Stater, was already turning into a little bit of a fan favorite in Detroit, but it's awesome shit like this that will completely turn a fan:
How can you not love this?
Bell vultured a couple touchdowns from Reggie Bush on Sunday, caught more balls out of the backfield (5) and continues to run tough between the tackles. He has probably already earned himself a heavier workload, which is probably in the team's best interests, because Bush may not live through Week 3 getting 25 touches a game.
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During halftime of the Michigan win over Fightless Irish, Eminem, chicki-chicki Slim Shady, or Marshall Mathers, stood between Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit and made things uncomfortable for a little while before his newest single 'Berzerk' had its music video premiered:
As you can see, Eminem rocks the back-to-back 89-90 champs shirt pretty hard. He also talks about his pretty good fantasy announcing team and how awesome it would be for Musberger to call a Lions game, perhaps a Super Bowl, sans Herb of course, who will never be on Musberger's level.
Pie's messy and, I agree, the water/gatorade bath is better used on the reporter. Dumping a bucket of gum balls on the walk off hero seems original enough.
Do you have anymore gum?no comments
The Tigers were a strike away from losing Thursday's game by three runs and being swept in a four-game series to the Schm-Oakland Schm-A's. Instead, Victor Martinez knocked in a run with two on to set the table for his fellow wily vet Torii Hunter to cue Billy Zane with a three-run walk-off home run.
Dan Dickerson called it a miracle.
Do you believe in miracles?
You can watch it here:
Bubble gum bath time!no comments
As much as I dislike Octavio Dotel because he runs his mouth too often and seems like a shitty teammate, he could probably be of service to the Tigers bullpen, which has started to get sloppy of late like Miley Cyrus' ass at the VMAs. Dotel was set to make a rehab appearance in Toledo on Tuesday night, but it didn't last very long ... at all:
Octavio Dotel's rehab appearance for @MudHens ... 1st pitch he threw was hit for sharp grounder back to mound, hit on thigh, left game.— JWagnerBlade (@jwagnerblade) August 28, 2013
Yeah, it happened almost a week ago, but for posterity sake, here's Willie Young taunting Tom Brady after a quarterback hurry:
Young was flagged and subsequently benched for this, but I freakin' love it. I'm sure that Slick Willie was telling Brady the Lions are for real, the "swag" is back, and they're coming for him. Seriously, I don't mind "taunting" penalties so much in the preseason, because who gives a shit - it's the preseason. Pretty dumb penalty anyway. You tell him, Willie.no comments
Eminem released another song from his upcoming album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. It's called 'Berzerk' and it's bumpin' like some Billy Squier and Beastie Boys.
Have a listen below:
I took the first verse and turned it into a little bit of a Detroit Lions preview, which will be part of a larger preview I did for Kissing Suzy Kolber. That will be linked tomorrow. Kick it!
Now this season's 'bout to kick off, this team looks wack
Let's take it straight to two-hand touch or flag - a sack!
I'm 'bout to bloody this preview up, everybody get back
That's why my keys need a board cause my words on the Ma-hac
ack, just like addiction, I'm a masochist
Like Megatron, a d-back turned to sad witness
Got 'em still in the playoffs ready to pick it
But quick pop off the koolaid I’m ready to drink it
Sick I’m looking blue, Honolulu, can’t fix it
‘Bout to go Titus, ya Bush, shout out to Jahvid
Lets bring it back to that vintage back, Barry!
The art of running mixed with pass and d-fend
And I don’t mean Marinelli's friend, switch!
Been Jim Schwartz since we bought shorts for gym, itch!