Fast forward to the moment when the fans realize that the master plan is not working. It’s a little different for everyone, but this past week was a likely moment for many of us.
You realized the Lions can’t win the division. Not only that, any chance of making a playoff run is slim to none and Slim just left Michigan.
Could we still sneak into a wild card berth? Sure. It is possible.
But if you know this franchise, you already know. We’re gonna blow it.
Just like last year.
Same. Old. Lions.
But, hey, there’s always next year, right?
I say this sarcastically, as it should be on the Lions building in Allen Park.
Really on all merchandise, too.
There’s always on one cheek, and sure enough, next year on the other. ~Shooter McGavin
The writing is on the wall
Mene, mene, tekel, parsin. This is the figurative writing on the wall in the Bible. It was written as a judgement upon an ancient kingdom. I believe it was also written to apply here.
Don’t tune out, I’m not sermonizing. It’s just an illustration.
Mene is a word that was interpreted to say that your days are numbered.
Five games left and little likelihood that head coach, Jim Caldwell, and company can now win five in a row. To make the playoffs they would probably need a minimum of four wins, though.
Tekel means that you have been weighed (measured) and been found wanting (not good enough).
The run game is just as poor as it was last year. No answers have been located in our pass rush. We have again put all of the winning on quarterback Matt Stafford.
Parsin is like the word for divided, it indicates that your kingdom will be given to someone else. The division has been given to the Minnesota Vikings, in this case.
Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, went down and it looked like a great opportunity to wrestle away the division title from Wisconsin. They have controlled the division for decades at this point.
The Minnesota Vikings are the team that has taken advantage of the contested division, though.