Posted on: September 24, 2008 1:16 pm
Today is an official holiday for Lions fans. Matt Millen is finally gone, and we are dancing in the streets everywhere (I just came back in from dancing myself). We no longer have to see this face with our team (see picture to the left). We no longer being oppressed by him, and we can now be free to become an actually NFL team again. We no longer have to see wide receivers drafted in the 1st round ever year. We no longer have to see our team embarrassed every Sunday. We no longer have to wonder what Top 5 pick we will have in the next draft. We will no longer have feel ashamed to be a Lions fan!
If some of you didn't believe it before; the curse of Bobby Lane is officially over. Bobby cursed back in the 50s when the last time we were a good team. Now his 50 years of cursing the team is finally over and that is reinforced now by the greatest thing a Lions fan could ask for: the firing of Matt Millen. The Lions can now improve and actually attempt to be a successful NFL team and maybe one day actually win the Super Bowl! I know I know, I shouldn't set the bar that high but instead just hope for a playoff appearance and then some playoff victories. I just am too excited and too happy that I can see the Lions actually going somewhere now!
Who will be our next GM? Right now I don't really care and I'm not concerned with that right now. All I know is as long as the new GM isn't named Matt Millen, I will be happy. All Lions know how bad it's been, and right now all we care about is that he's finally gone! All the others might be scared and realize that the Lions won't be just a cake walk team every week. They are nervous now because the Lions will actually become a team that will be a challenge. The Packers, Bears, and Vikings won't just be competing with each for the NFC North anymore, but now they will have to worry about the Lions winning it. If I wake up and this a dream, I will be very upset. I'm not dreaming right? This is really happening? Please, tell me I'm actually seeing this happen! I never thought I see this happen until Millen or Ford Sr. croaked.
So from here on out, September 24th is "Lions Freedom Day" and will be recognized as an official holiday. Yes that means no school and no work. We deserve it and we couldn't be happier, so we need some time to enjoy this moment and celebrate it! Matt Millen is gone; all the Lions say: