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Pick-Six Podcast: Week 13 NFL review

Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:03 am
Edited on: December 5, 2011 9:03 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Week 13's nearly a wrap and we fired up the podcast machine to break down all the big issues.

We wonder whether or not the Lions are getting out of hand, why coaches can't hit two-point conversion usage, what was going through Jason Garrett's mind during the end of regulation against the Cardinals, what teams are most likely to make the playoffs in each conference, if people are still hating on Tim Tebow, if there are any "elite" teams other than the Packers, if the Panthers need to stop running Cam Newton, and much, much more.

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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:56 pm
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Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:24 am

Media bias: scapegoating Detroit

The Lions have been one of the worst franchises in the NFL for most of William Clay Ford's 50-plus year tenure.  When he gained power in the front office, his first move was to get rid of the best quarterback they ever had: Bobby Layne.  WCF would eventually buy the team in 1964, and it only got worse from there.  Now, he is reportedly only semi-able to make decisions, and doesn't run the team anymore.  
The end result is that the Lions have turned themselves into a decent NFL team this year.  The problem is the the league and media are so "set in their ways" that they still want to view the Lions as a terrible team.  Consequently, they are looking for "reasons" that the Lions "really aren't that good," and will do anything to find those "reasons."  
Finally, the media have found their "reason:" the Lions are playing too tough.  They are "cheating."  They are "dirty."  And it's all a bunch of horse pucky.  

When teams played the sad sack Lions tough, the same media laughed at them for being "soft."  Now that it's the Lions playing tough, the paradigm has suddenly changed.  It's the same thing the media did to the Pistons when they had the unadulterated nerve to eliminate the Celtics and dethrone the Lakers.  It's the same thing the media did to the Pistons when they taught MJ how to be tough by pounding him until he responded with the courage and drive that would make him truly great.  
Football is a game for tough people.  It is not a game for the faint of heart, nor is it a game for whiners and crybabies.  Why has it suddenly become ballet when it is the Lions who are playing tough?

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