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08:08 AM ET 09.25 | Awwww isn't the kind of reaction one would expect upon watching an NFL team, but the Lions may be there. It shouldn't surprise that Jim Schwartz got a little too cute on a fourth-down-and-inches call in overtime Sunday. He coaches a cute football team. That's what the Lions are. They're pretty boys in a league in which the "uglies" still rule. They're fun to watch. ... They're no longer the joke they once were. Opposing teams now respect them. That's cause for a little more optimism and a lot more national recognition. But the Lions' problem is that they think they're better looking than what the mirror actually reveals right now.

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September 25, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Thread of the day?



Doubt it...

September 25, 2012  08:13 AM ET

"They're no longer the joke they once were." Meaning they're a new kind of joke?

September 25, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Why don't we just settle for overrated? Seems more accurate than cute.

September 25, 2012  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Is Stafford out the season too?

Not yet... but it's just a matter of time.

September 25, 2012  08:21 AM ET

when the players look in the mirror they see a mug shot.

September 25, 2012  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Why don't we just settle for overrated? Seems more accurate than cute.

Exactly. Cute is not the word I would use to describe this team.

September 25, 2012  08:56 AM ET

It's the coaching. (Remember the "miscommunication" on Sunday that lost them the game?) The team doesn't function like a team. You get a better coach, you'll have a better team.

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September 25, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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Why not Cuteness? The Wizard certainly didn't give them Courage

Maybe the word you're grasping for is cowardly?

September 25, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Who writes this sit.

September 25, 2012  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Who writes this sit.

No one knows........but he is very much over-paid.

September 25, 2012  09:27 AM ET

And if the play works he is called "daring, bold, a winner and blah de blah." Goofy ole world we live in.

September 25, 2012  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

It's the coaching. (Remember the "miscommunication" on Sunday that lost them the game?) The team doesn't function like a team. You get a better coach, you'll have a better team.

+1

September 25, 2012  09:44 AM ET

The Coach is a fool... and his attitude and demeanor are rubbing off on his players... If Andy Reid gets fired he should go to this team and fix their mess....

September 25, 2012  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Exactly. Cute is not the word I would use to describe this team.

Cute??? they will be big hits in the jailhouse...

September 25, 2012  10:08 AM ET

They are not playing like a Unit, it looks more like scrambled Eggs!!!

September 25, 2012  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

They are not playing like a Unit, it looks more like scrambled Eggs!!!

That's his Schwartzness. With all that talent? Very underachieving.

September 25, 2012  10:56 AM ET

They do seem surprisingly ordinary right now, for a team with that much talent. And I may have had a well-focused insight regarding that, but I can't stop looking at Chrissy Teigen in the SI Swimsuit panel to the right here, and... wait, what was the topic again?

 
September 25, 2012  11:28 AM ET

Hey texas I bet that you if you were a texas cop, that you would walk up and just shoot to someone in a wheelchair and shoot them.Just like a football player that broke the law.texas cops saying shoot frist then fine out is going on.

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