Roaring in Protest

It looks like the FIRE MILLEN! spectacle at Sunday’s Lions game at Ford Field was only a sneak preview of just how upset some Lions fans are about their consistently crummy NFL team, many of which blame Lions-GM Matt Millen for.

photo from WDFN The Fan website

The “Fire Millen” bandwagon has grown rapidly since Sunday’s game, and will likely continue given the focus of local sports forums and radio talk shows on the subject.

WDFN The Fan is even sponsoring an Angry Man March prior to the next home game – the last of the season – and is offering disenchanted fans the chance to vent their frustrations by designing their own billboard “honoring” the Detroit Lions. The billboard will be located near Ford Field, and the chosen design will be up before the last home game.

What do you think? Do the Lions need to cut Millen or is their meek record the effect of something else?

4 Comments so far

  1. mark (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 4:57 pm

    People were even chanting “Fire Millen” at a recent Red Wings game, and I heard that Steve Yzerman made a not-so-flattering remark about the Lions, too. It is so sad how horrible this whole thing has gotten in no time.

  2. MGal (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 5:06 pm

    One fan is selling his team alliance on ebay – for the right price he’ll route for anyone but the lions.

  3. baliad (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 7:25 pm

    i think it’s Angry FAN March… if Detroit were gonna have an Angry Man March, it would be much bigger!!!

    Millen has made some bad moves, but it’s the Fords’ fault for giving him a 5 year contract extension before the season even started. There’s plenty of blame to go around, and as a loyal Lions fan for way too long, I don’t know that anything could ever change this franchise.

  4. Wolfger (unregistered) on December 13th, 2005 @ 7:21 pm

    The Lions definitely need to Fire Millen, but that’s just for starters. Secondly we need to hire a high quality GM and Coach. But that will be hard to do with Detroit reputation for being the end-of-the-line career-wise.

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