Lions in no win situation

Fat Guy Corner

 

 

The Detroit Lions picked up a huge victory in Arizona on Sunday, 17-3. This was a game the Lions should lose, as the season is over for them. The fact is, with every victory the Lions mess up a higher draft pick this coming April!

Am I the only one who wants to see Detroit lose the next three games? I would say, probably not. The Lions’ last three games are in Buffalo on Sunday, home against the Horny Helmets of Minnesota and then a trip to Lambeau Field to play the Green Bay Packers. The Lions could easily lose all three of these football games and I hope they do!

Let’s get to the Lions’ Super Bowl, which is the NFL Draft. Please! No advice from Matt Millen on who to pick! I can’t get over how far back Millen sent this franchise while he was here making horrendous after horrendous draft picks. That’s quite enough on the Lions. Next subject, please.

Sports writer’s curse

The Fat Guy laid some praise on the Detroit Pistons last week and I am not sure they have won a game since then. I did watch them play the Milwaukee Bucks, and it was an ugly loss. The Pistons were never in the basketball game. I was not at all impressed with the effort of the Pistons. I gave them another chance on Friday night against the Philadelphia Seventy Sixers. The result was the same, but at least they showed some fight in this contest. The Eastern Conference is so weak that Detroit will earn the six, seven or eight seed and lose in the first round of the playoffs.

Wings on a hot streak

The Detroit Red Wings are just the opposite of the Pistons, as they started out slow, but have picked up Zamboni speed lately. The Wing Dings are right at .500 and only five points out of a playoff wildcard spot behind Montreal.

I have enjoyed watching this young and hungry hockey team lately. The play of Jimmy Howard between the pipes has been solid. The play of Dylan Larkin looks really good, too. The injury to Anthony Mantha hurts the Red Wings, as he was finally playing good hockey. I can at least watch them this winter, as the past two years the Red Wings were a tough watch and I watched very little due to their horrible hockey. I don’t expect playoffs this season, but who knows? Maybe the Red Wings will shock us all. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Values violation for Meyer

Urban “Liar” Meyer is retiring after the Rose Bowl game against Washington. The Big Ten will miss him because he is good for the conference. There is no denying he is a good football coach. The problem with Urban is winning out valued his sketchy actions and messy programs he ran. The Florida Gators tenure was a locker room of sketchy players with character issues and arrests. Urban seemed to run a cleaner program at Ohio State than he did at Florida. However, Urban Meyer leaves college football (he will be back I believe) with many championships and victories. My question is, will he be remembered for those wins, or all the other controversy that has swirled around him? I’ll remember him as a slimy coach who won a lot of football games.

Money over pride

The bowl season opens Saturday and many players are not participating in their team’s bowl game. I must admit I can’t blame these players who will be high-draft choices and the amount of money they will be making. I hate hearing people bad mouthing these players. All of you would do the same thing if you knew millions of dollars are on the table. I don’t like it, but I understand it.

Only three weeks of the NFL season left. Here are the picks:

L.A. Chargers + 3.5 over KANSAS CITY
HOUSTON – 6 over New York Jets
DENVER – 3 over Cleveland
MINNESOTA – 8 over Miami
Oakland + 3 over CINCINNATI
Tampa Bay + 8 over BALTIMORE
INDIANAPOLIS – 3 over Dallas
BUFFALO – 2.5 over Detroit
Green Bay + 5.5 over CHICAGO
Tennessee + 2.5 over NY GIANTS
JACKSONVILLE – 7 over Washington
Arizona + 9 over ATLANTA
Seattle – 4.5 over SAN FRANCISCO
PITTSBURGH – 3 over New England
L. A. RAMS – 9 over Philadelphia
CAROLINA + 6.5 over New Orleans
LAST WEEK:9-7; SEASON:99-84-6
BEST BET: 6-7-1; BEST BET:BUFFALO

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