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Futility comes in many representations, but for a state such as Michigan with a history of winning college football, it is difficult to accept decades of professional football futility capped with a 19-game losing streak that is the Detroit Lions. It is as if every ill that has beset Michigan is embodied in this one team.
I blame it on the team's top management. Sure, nearly all of the players, save a handful, are mediocre by professional standards... or past their prime and cast-offs from other teams... that's obvious by just watching. But who selected them? Who selected the staffs to coach them for so many decades? Uh, it wasn't the fans who continued to fill the stands and sing the retreat song... backward down the field... a team that never fails to yield.... Meow.
Sorry. It's force of habit. It's been so easy to counter my brother's enthusiasm with "Yeah, sure." Who knows, maybe young Mr. Stafford may become an NFL star before he becomes discouraged or gets traded. He has a powerful throwing arm and he may eventually learn not to stare at his receiver to make it easy for defenders to intercept his passes... mainly under pressure by the better teams... which was the same fault in his college games.
That's about as obvious as saying the Sahara Desert is hot.
“We didn’t do our jobs in the second half, and that’s very frustrating,” he added. “We’re better than that.”
If the Lions don’t prove it on the field, they may march toward another infamous milestone.
Detroit, which became the NFL’s first 0-16 team last season, desperately hopes it doesn’t approach Tampa Bay’s record of 26 losses in a row set during the 1976-77 seasons.AP2009-09-20
Now back to the State of Michigan, in general. The same thing can be said about the state government's top management and the results. Do you suppose there is something in the water?