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Why Be a Detroit Lions Fan? The Matt Millen Era, of Course

Published by on May 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Most Lions fans my age were probably spurred to follow the team by Barry Sanders. It would be insane for me to say watching Barry throughout the 1990s was not a privilege, but anyone who tuned out the Lions after Matt Millen took over in 2001 simply because they were not good a football really missed out. Not only was Millen the worst sports executive in the modern era, he was possibly the worst person to at any job in the history of employment. Most terrible sports executives have one downfall. They may draft poorly or overpay free agents or make poor coaching hires ... few do all of them equally poorly (even Isiah Thomas had some good drafts) or with the longevity of Millen. Sports records people never thought would fall usually do, b...

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