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Any hope for an inept sports franchise?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jsanmateo, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. jsanmateo

    jsanmateo New Member

    Anyone notice that the three worst franchises in the NFL have made mid-season changes. Detroit fans rejoiced when Matt Millen left the Lions to go mow lawns again
    (http://deadspin.com/5054465/matt-millen-lonely-man-with-a-lawnmower) "Lance" Kiffin pissed off the Don Al Davis one too many times (http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w205/bradcymru/aldavis.jpg and Mike Nolan finally got axed for poor coaching and practically ruining his hand picked franchise quarterback(http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ninerinsider/detail?blogid=45&entry_id=31733.

    All three have been awful and have one thing in common: bad ownership. Detroit seems to have fixed their problem, but is there any hope for the other two? Or is it gonna be crappy football in the Bay Area for another 10 years...Uggh
     
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    There is hope in Oakland because it is doubtful Al Davis can live for another 10 years (actually, I think he's dead already).
     
  3. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Yes.

    Wait, I mean no.
     
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I dunno, Al Davis might be in that Keith Richards/Living Dead category. It's a theory, anyway ...
     
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Hey you stupid fucking jerkface older fellow of ill temper, didn't you hear Davis at that presser a few weeks ago? His mom lived to be more than 100. He's going to be around for another 25 years.

    (Welcome back! We missed you very much!)
     
  6. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    The three "worst franchises"?
    These teams aren't even in Cincinnati's league.
     
  7. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Anybody else find it interesting that of all of the links posted to back up the poster's case, only one is from a legitimate news site, and even then, it's a beat writer's blog?
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    There is a pretty big difference between "worst teams" and "worst franchises"

    The Lions may be one of the worst franchises, but Millen's old job will be a coveted one.

    If the Raiders are smart and hire someone like Fassel, they could be turned around very quickly.

    The Niners and Saints are giving tryouts to two coaches who could very well lose the Interim tag if they have success during the next 10 weeks.

    Nolan didn't ruin Alex Smith. Smith was destined to be a bust and when all is said and done, will be a bigger bust than Ryan Leaf.
     
  9. Goldeaston

    Goldeaston Guest

    Really, Twoback? Cincinnati was in the playoffs a couple years ago and within on cheap shot one Carson Palmer's knee of ending the Steelers' Super Bowl run in one game.

    The Raiders, I'll give you. They were in the Super Bowl this decade.

    Nobody in the NFL, meanwhile, can match Detroit's aptitude for suck.
     
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Bill Bidwell is whistling past the graveyard right now ...
     
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    But there's a salary cap in the NFL. These teams should have no problem competing.
     
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    There are high school offenses that could have scored on that 2005 Bengals team (today really is my day for hyperbole). They managed only a very small window with that offense and failed to put together even a serviceable defense together before the offensive line fell apart.
     
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