The story here is about Detroit's dissatisfaction with Mr. Millen.
But the story to me is the boy in the photo? That's my boy.
Imagine the household with ardent freedom of speechers,,,, lots of them.
That day signs were being forcibly taken from fans and 'Security Guards' were throwing any sign holding person out of the statium. If I pay my money to see an opera, and it stinks, I am gonna boo. And to be thrown out for not applauding, only being allowed to sit in silence, sucks. Right along with Millen and Ford, because someone authorized that miss treatment of fans.
My kid held up the sign passed to him. I loved it. Still do.
"NBC might want to trot Matt Millen out in front of the cameras like nothing ever happened, but WDIV, NBC's affiliate in Detroit, isn't about to forgive or forget what he did to the Lions. From the Detroit Free Press:
Every time a certain familiar face showed up on camera Sunday during NBC's Super Bowl pregame show, Channel 4 ran a scroll at the bottom of the screen:
"Matt Millen was president of the Lions for the worst eight-year run in the history of the NFL. Knowing his history with the team, is there a credibility issue as he now serves as an analyst for NBC Sports?"
Ah, if only the NFL was like professional wrestling. Matt Millen could put on a mask, get a new set of tights, and just like that, have a whole new identity. "Hi, I'm Bob Costas, alongside Jerome Bettis and The Masked Franchise Destroyer ... "
He will forever be Matt Millen, though, and the name Matt Millen will forever be synonymous with losing. I've written about this before, and I don't think that being an absolute train wreck of a general manager means that Matt Millen couldn't also be a good analyst.
At the same time, of course, I also couldn't blame anyone in Detroit if they held a grudge ......."