Yes, it has been far too long, but I have been swamped under piles of schoolwork. Still, while I have been gone, not much has changed. The Lions continue to be the laughingstocks of the NFL, and following today’s domination at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings (hopefully we’ll have more on that tomorrow), it appears some drastic fan protest measures are in order. The latest Fire Millen movement, this one on MySpace, has issued a call for a walk-out, which I have happily posted here at Detroit Sports Unleashed.
Contact: Herbert Nicholl Jr FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Email: email@example.com | 9 A.M. EDT, December 11, 2006
Walk-Out Announced for Detroit Lions Game
Detroit, Michigan December 11, 2006: Numerous Lions forumite Herbert Nicholl Jr (www.geocities.com/lionsfan40/page5.html) has officially announced an “Walk-Out” as a means of protest of the Detroit Lions December 24, 2006 football game against the Chicago Bears. This protest is in direct response to the refusal of Team Owner and Chairman William Clay Ford to fire President and CEO Matt Millen. The Detroit Lions under President and CEO Matt Millen have failed to live up to the standards of a professional football team and have the worst record of any team in the National Football League since his hire on January 9, 2001.
As a means of protest, Honolulublue is asking fans to walk out or no show the December 24, 2006 Detroit Lions’ home game. Walking out serves the following purposes.
Send the message that enough is enough and that change at the top is needed. President and CEO Matt Millen has had six seasons to turn the team around and promised that he wanted to win and wanted to win now, he has failed to do so. Has drafted multiple busts every season since taking over as President and CEO. Has hired/fired three different coaches, and none have shown success. The Detroit Lions under President and CEO Matt Millen are 23-70 overall and are 5-41 on the road. No General Manager in NFL history has been able to keep his job this long with a record of such futility as Millen has.
This protest calls for the fans of the Detroit Lions to “walk-out” of the Christmas Eve game with eight minutes and fifty seven seconds remaining in the second quarter. Everyone should meet in the main atrium by “The Roar and More” and with three minutes and fifty seven seconds remaining, everyone that is there start chanting in unison our rallying cry, “Fire Millen!” Then at halftime, everyone involved, orderly and politely walk out of the stadium to show Team Owner and Chairman William Clay Ford their disgust with his inaction. This action is directed at the management of the team and not the players on the field which I will continue to support.
For more information on the “Walk-Out,” please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish this effort good luck in attempting to get over 50,000 people who paid full price for tickets to walk out of the game in the second quarter, and completely out of Ford Field during halftime… Even if it is the Lions, I would have trouble paying admission to an event I was going to walk out of — how about another angry Millen Fan March or an orange-out?
- The Fire Millen Phenomena (21 Dec 2005)