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LIONS ARE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS!!!!
ESPN ^ | 12-24-11 | Associated Press

Posted on 12/24/2011 7:01:47 PM PST by TheRobb7

DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford led a victory-lap parade around the perimeter of Ford Field, high-fiving fans that have been waiting since 1999 for the Detroit Lions to make the playoffs.

With the crowd chanting "Play-offs! Play-offs!" as the final few minutes ticked away, Detroit clinched a postseason spot thanks to Stafford's three touchdown passes in a 38-10 win over the San Diego Chargers on Saturday. Stafford appeared to be touched by the face-to-face interaction with fans hanging over the railing to reach his raised right hand. "You could just get a sense of how much it meant to them," Stafford said. "It was fun to give them that kind of joy."

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: finally; football; lions; nfl; suffering
Sorry for the vanity.

It's just a wonderful Christmas present for a long suffering Lions fan!

God Bless FreeperNation!

1 posted on 12/24/2011 7:01:49 PM PST by TheRobb7
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To: TheRobb7

DIAF.

Signed, Charger fan.


2 posted on 12/24/2011 7:02:40 PM PST by BenKenobi (You know, you really need to break free of that Catholic mindset.- metmom)
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To: BenKenobi

Huh?


3 posted on 12/24/2011 7:07:50 PM PST by TheRobb7 (OBAMA 2012: NO TAX LEFT BEHIND)
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To: TheRobb7

The Lions knocked the Chargers out of the playoffs.


4 posted on 12/24/2011 7:09:31 PM PST by BenKenobi (You know, you really need to break free of that Catholic mindset.- metmom)
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To: TheRobb7

Wow! All Matt Millen’s work has finally paid off.


5 posted on 12/24/2011 7:10:26 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: TheRobb7
Okay the lions...you will be meeting Aaron in the playoffs.

signed: A Cheesehead.

6 posted on 12/24/2011 7:12:38 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12... Don't complain if 0 shreds the constitution!!!)
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To: Lancey Howard

LOL!


7 posted on 12/24/2011 7:18:40 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: ExCTCitizen

Actually, I wouldn’t mind that scenario if you consider:

If they finish ahead of Atlanta, they draw the NFC East winner....a tough one if the Giants win out, but a winnable one nonetheless.

That would put them in Lambeau for the divisional round with a head of steam, in what should be a Pier 6 brawl...with the winner to play (probably) the Saints or Niners.

If the Lions are going down, I’d rather they go down swinging.

It’s all gravy from here on out.


8 posted on 12/24/2011 7:20:59 PM PST by TheRobb7 (OBAMA 2012: NO TAX LEFT BEHIND)
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To: TheRobb7

Congratulations.

From a long suffering Rams fan who cheered on the Bears in 2000 eliminating the Lions from contention for the final playoff spot that the Rams got.

You folks are due, being the last non-expansion team in the entire NFL to have never been to the Super Bowl. You might be a couple of years away.


9 posted on 12/24/2011 7:22:24 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Give Stafford a running game, an O-lineman, and some secondary help....those dreams could be realized...thanks :)


10 posted on 12/24/2011 7:26:57 PM PST by TheRobb7 (OBAMA 2012: NO TAX LEFT BEHIND)
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To: TheRobb7
Huh?

It the gracious way that Chargers fans say "Congratulations!".

11 posted on 12/24/2011 7:36:44 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: TheRobb7

Maybe it’s an abbreviation for DILLIGAF?


12 posted on 12/24/2011 7:42:19 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm not cut out to suffer fools like this.)
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To: TheRobb7

Congrats from a still suffering Bills fan.

The Bills last made the playoffs when the Lions last made the playoffs.

Maybe I’ll become a Lions fan.


13 posted on 12/24/2011 8:05:42 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: TheRobb7; a fool in paradise

Imagine the Lions and the Denver Tebows in Superbowel Whatever the Roman number. It would be the Lions vs the Christian!


14 posted on 12/24/2011 8:08:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TheRobb7

If the Saints can go to the Super Bowl, why not the Lions?


15 posted on 12/24/2011 8:39:42 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
Okay the lions...you will be meeting Aaron in the playoffs.

And the beating the Pack is going ot put on the Lions will rival that of the beating they'll put on the Chicago Bears tomorrow.

Go Pack Go!

Signed,
A former Bears Fan Who Hates Jay Cutler, The McCaskey Family and Lovie Smith, the worst coach in the NFL.

16 posted on 12/24/2011 8:44:31 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: TheRobb7

Hope you play my Saints!! Lions will be much easier to beat than the Falcons.


17 posted on 12/24/2011 8:59:18 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: TheRobb7

DIAF=
Die In A Fire...


18 posted on 12/24/2011 9:02:08 PM PST by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: TheRobb7

I’m a Broncos fan but I have to say that Stafford kid is pretty good.

I like the way he plays.


19 posted on 12/24/2011 9:12:54 PM PST by free me (heartless)
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To: Lancey Howard

Mark Richt had something to do with it, too.
Stafford was a damn good dawg.


20 posted on 12/24/2011 9:48:56 PM PST by BIV (typical white person)
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To: TheRobb7

Is this one of the signs of the apocalypse?


21 posted on 12/24/2011 9:49:13 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: TheRobb7

Congrats to the Lions and their fans. I’m a Packers fan and still remember how great it was back in 94, winning that first playoff game in 11 years against the... Lions.


22 posted on 12/24/2011 9:53:16 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: TheRobb7

Great to see them play their best game of the year to get in....they can make some noise in the playoffs, especially since they’ve proven that they can win on the road.

Stafford just keeps getting better and better...he’s already developed into one of the top QBs in the league, just a matter of him staying healthy.


23 posted on 12/24/2011 9:54:10 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!

Superbowel ???

LOL


24 posted on 12/25/2011 3:15:59 AM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Lancey Howard

*snort*


25 posted on 12/25/2011 6:29:09 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TheRobb7

More good news tonight for the Lions, as the Saints are pummeling the Falcons, now it looks like Detroit will play the winner of the NFC (l)East in the Wildcard Round.


26 posted on 12/26/2011 7:46:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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