Wednesday, September 24, 2008

At the sports desk: the Detroit Lions finally fire Matt Millen

It's confirmed--he was let go today as Lions' GM/president.
Finally--after over 6 years and a 31-84 record with him.
But here's the thing--as people like me, who grew up in Michigan and will always be Lions fans know--as always with the Ford family's ownership of the team, it all comes too late.
The franchise is in a mess. Firing Millen won't help the team this year.
Next year is probably lost, too.
I suspect that when all is said and done, the only thing that will really help the Lions is for the Ford family to sell the team, to people who can put good, capable football personnel in charge of making player decisions.

But lord knows if that will ever, ever happen.