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Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

Posted on: October 2, 2011 4:34 pm
 
ARLINGTON, Texas -- One of the worst chokes I've ever seen. One of the best comebacks I've ever seen. This game between Dallas and Detroit was both.

Detroit won 34-30, but only because Dallas lost 30-34. Detroit was great in the second half after falling behind 27-3, but Dallas was miserable. Not sure how to write one story without writing the other. I'm going to try here in a few minutes.

Tony Romo exemplifies all of it. Great for Dallas in the first half. Chokingly, gaggingly bad in the second. But he had help. Whoever called plays for Dallas. Whoever played in the secondary.

Calvin Johnson was the flip side to this. He won this game for Detroit by being the best player on the field. Can't wait to write this thing. Here I go!



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Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: October 3, 2011 5:34 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

It's not the worst choke you've ever seen, because the Buffalo Bills Houston Oliers playoff games was a far better choke
In all fairness to Greg, maybe he didn't see that game. He was to busy collecting all-american accolades at his high school????



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: October 3, 2011 8:37 am
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

Tony Romo will take most of the blame in the Cowboys loss to the Lions...those three interceptions really hurt, but you have to ask yourself one question...WHY? Why aren't the Cowboys running the ball leading 27-3 against a Lions team that had done nothing all game on offense. If you're going to throw the ball, why not take your shots down the field, where if the pass is intercepted, it won't turn into a pick 6. Why is Jason Garrett so in love with his passing plays and his play calling? Do the words milk the clock have any meaning? Did we need more points? No, we needed to give the Lions no hope and you gave them hope, and then more hope.

Last why, why does Greg Doyel on writing drivel...not even good drivel. It's not the worst choke you've ever seen, because the Buffalo Bills Houston Oliers playoff games was a far better choke. Calvin Johnson is a great player...don't care which field he played on. Here's the real deal...the Cowboys lost two games they should have won(i.e. the Jets) and won two games they should have lost(Redskins and 49ers). That's pro football...you win or lose, and then go out and play next week.

Also, I'm tired of Cowboys fans saying we'll never win a superbowl with Tony Romo...you are not true Cowboy fans, because if you don't believe the Boys will win it every year, then go back into the closet and wait until you like the team better. I think it might be more advantageous for you to say we'll never win another Superbowl with Jerry Jones as GM. Last word...honest. I didn't see anyone flush Tom Brady down the dumper when he threw 4 picks last week in a loss to the Bills.



Since: Oct 2, 2011
Posted on: October 2, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

Do you honestly think that we Dallas fans make excuses for Romo?  I can promise you about 90% of us fans don't do anything but scratch our heads and ask WHY.  Most if honest will tell you that Dallas will never win with him.  He's nothing better than an average at best qb that gives you some hope then breaks your heart.  We Dallas fans are sick of it or at least I am.  As far as Tebow I could care less.  So no excuses from this fan.



Since: Oct 2, 2011
Posted on: October 2, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

It's not a matter of choking, and its not a matter of 2nd Half Miracles, i.e. roaring.
 
It wasn't such a miracle that Detroit scored all those points in the second half. The Lions usually score 25 points or so per game.  PER GAME not PER HALF.  The game isn't over untill it's over. The whole thing.

When Detroit was behind at 20 to 3 and they average over 25 ppg, you know, or should know, that they were most likely to score a lot more than they had in the first half. And Dallas was likely to slow down on their scoring in the second half also, as they usually do, and as they did in this game.

A miraculous turnaround? No, its a return to what they usually do OVER THE COURSE OF A FULL GAME. (Average points scored per game, not scored per half.) 

And its no miracle that Tony Romo passes interceptions to us. That's what he frequently does for non-Cowboy teams. Or else he fumbles the ball, or something.. 




Since: Oct 2, 2011
Posted on: October 2, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

  
Fair Weather Lions' Fans?

I admit it. I am a fair weather Lions' Fan.Wink

I live in California as I have since the late 70s, and I like fair weather, both the temperature/rain/snow kind, and the quality of the football team I root for kind. I haven't been a Lion fan for at least the last few decades but now I'm a "loyal royal blue fan" again.

Just draft enough good players after many lousy seasons and get some decent coaches and then I'll go to Sports Bars again, seeking out the ones where Lions' Fans go.  Yeh! Barnie's Beanery in Pasadena (California, not Texas).

Its human nature to want your team to be good. Something must be wrong with people who love lousy teams. I hate getting my hopes up, then having them dashed, only to give it one more try, and having them dashed again.


It works out much better if I just stop being a fan for a few years until a team I like gets better again. So what if it took 20 years with Detroit?   


I've had a few years of LA Lakers to watch.       


  



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: October 2, 2011 7:48 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

He pulled a "Munson"



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: October 2, 2011 7:03 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

It's time for Dallas to start looking for a new quarterback.



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: October 2, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

As bad as Dallas looked in the 2nd half, Detroit looked just as bad in the first half.  If the halves were flipped, the story would be "Furious Dallas Rally Falls Short".



Since: Oct 30, 2010
Posted on: October 2, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

all of a sudden the thanksgiving game is huge
 


XSGame
Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: October 2, 2011 5:56 pm
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