Detroit Fans To Walk Out After Halftime This Sunday

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Word out is that Detroit Lions fans are so disguisted with Matt Millen and the way the organization is being run and losing every year that a good majority of the fans will be walking out and leaving the stadium shortly after halftime during THIS sundays game to show they are not going to allow the owner to continue having this team going south and you really got to feel sorry for those guys there.

    The Lions fans are very devout and loyal to thier team only to see the team run by a JackA$$ and eliminated in early december every year,The fans have gotten together and think this is a way to show the owner they are not going to sit thru 3 hours of hell 8 weeks every year on sundays anymore and unless things change only a small part of the stadium will be filled in the future years or until Millen gets axed.

    Aren't you glad you are a part of a team with the best Ownership,Coach and Quarterback in the world? - Forget about what happens ahead in the playoffs,At least we know we have a bright future in the years ahead as long as Kraft,Belichick and Brady are running the show.

    This was heard on Sirius radio today and from reliable sources,looks to be almost certain to happen this sunday.
     
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    The way the Lions have been playing, the stadium is usually half-empty by halftime anyway, who's going to notice anything different? They should boycott by not buying tickets, all they'd need to do is force one TV blackout to get the team's attention.
     
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    Exactly. They may walkout, but their money will remain in the till.
     
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    Yeah, the only financial impact is one quarter of beer sales.
     
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    I agree. the ownership still collects the cash. the fan(consumer) is the one paying.

    If they were smart they wouldn't even buy tickets or better yet, wear the opposing teams colors and fill the stadium with the away teams colors.

    that would be classic
     
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    Very Cool!
     
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    They did that last year against the Bengals.
     
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    Oriole Fans did this in September as a protest against the owner's mis management of the team. It received national press on espn, etc. More than anything it embarassed the owner, but he hasn't changed. He still can't keep his nose out of day to day business and will not let the VP/GM make any significant trades or signings. Not that a significant FA would come to play for the Orioles.

    Hopefully the Lion's fans will have better success, but the net / net is with season tickets, corporate boxes, revenue sharing there probably isn't a reason for the owner to change his M.O. If he doesn't care about winning, and just wants money, what can the fan do? See: Bidwell-St Louis Cardinals, Robert Irsay-Baltimore Colts, two examples of owners that cared more about money than the fans and putting a winning product on the field. The Colts sucked as a team through the 80s and early 90s until the old f@rt died and his son took over.
     
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    Don't worry Lions fans all will be well after Millen passes on Brady Quinn and drafts Calvin Johnson with the #1 pick!
     
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    Detroit hasn't really rioted in quite some time. I think that just might do it.
     
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    ok, then they should have matt millen day where everyone dresses in costume like matt millen with a mustache carrying a book "The perfect draft for Dummies"
     

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