Fan's 2003 Predictions

This page is dedicated to my favorite football team, the Detroit Lions.
For better or worse, I have pledged to root
for my team regardless of their actions.
They may not always win, but they are always entertaining.

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Go to the M-Live forum by visiting http://www.mlive.com/forums/lions/
and here's another forum created by Lisa that I visit often:  http://members5.boardhost.com/LionLair/

Email Your Forum Name, your Win-Loss Record (ie: 9-7) and choose Division Ranking (ie: 2nd) then for a tie breaker, include the 2004 Draft Position (ie: 10th). 
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Introduction: 

It's a good thing I like challenges because there is nothing more challenging than being a Lions Fan!  (Those of you reading this who are also fans know exactly what I mean).  But I got to tell you, I think that Matt & Marty Mooch (hey, I have the right to change my mind, don't I?) are building a quality team, but not everyone agrees and that should make for some diverse estimates of their abilities.  I thought it would be fun to post the beliefs of fellow forum members before the season begins just to see how well we can foresee the unforeseeable, hence the prediction contest on the right.

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Contests:

 Earn the title "M-Live Forum Draft Guru":

Enter your 2004 Mock (1st Round) Draft Here

Winner = OrigNorm

Brought to you by: Rubicon (SQL Database), Mrs. Rubicon (ASP & Design), and to a much lesser extent, myself (NetRats don't do SQL Databases or ASP very well, errr... okay, not at all).

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2004 Lions Draft Contest

Be the 2004 Lions Draft Guru

View the Leader Board       Enter Contest or edit your choices

Winner & 2004 Lions Draft Guru = nerv2622

Draft 2003 Contest Results - <click here>  

(Winner & 2003 Lions Draft Guru = DieHard)

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Prediction Contest (see right hand side)

Current Record 2003:  5 - 11

(Red = Out, Yellow = 1 Game from Out, Green = Still Safe, Silver = Done)

Year 2003's closest guess (record = 5-11, 4th in Division, 6th round Draft Pick):
SanDiegoLion with 5-11, 7th draft pick
Honorable mention to:
harringtonfan1130 with 5-11, 3rd in Division, 5th draft pick;
Katmandoo with 5-11, 3rd in Division, 8th draft pick;
Spoon with 5-11, 3rd in Division, 8th draft pick;
Teenerfan with 5-11, 3rd in Division, 10th draft pick.

Year 2002's closest guess (record = 3-13): REPENT & huck at 3-13 each.

Year 2001's closest guess (record = 2-14): wolvy & the_iceman54 at 7-9 each.
(No one was even close)

Year 2000's closest guess (record = 9-7): Torey Luvullo & Mrs Xer at 9-7 each.

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Pick'em Contest

If you want to play at picking the winning teams each week, try http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem/  

The private league I created is MLive1 but is full.

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Gridiron Fantasy Football

If your into fantasy football (or would like an easy one to learn on), try: http://games.espn.go.com/gridiron/frontpage and sign up for gridiron.  The private league that BigCat created is MLive2003 and the password is ... well, doesn't matter, since the contest is full as well.

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 Lions Salary Cap Information 

The following salary cap summary has been compiled by TJLionheart of the M-Live Forum and then converted to HTML by myself.:

Click here to view the 2004 information, click back to return here.

Neither he nor I can speak for it's complete accuracy.  

Click here to view the 2003 information.

For the 2002 version, click here.

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Cap Hit for Cutting a Player

Click here for Cap Hit calculations if a Player is cut 

before June 1st, 2004.

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Estimated Lions Depth Chart (Roster) for 2004

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Free Agent Info

Chart of the 2003 Lions who will be Free Agents in 2004

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Chart of NFL Free Agents in 2004 (League Wide by Team)

-or- Ranked Free Agents in 2004 by Position (courtesy of Myth2ry)

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Draft Info

Draft Order and Trade Options

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2004 Mock Draft by Mlive.com

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Lion Rosters & Draft Picks 

(by Shasta21): 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

with a little of the "where are they now" included...

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Links

News Sites:

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) The Detroit Lions Home Page (http://www.detroitlions.com)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) M-Live (http://www.mlive.com/lions)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/sports/lions)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) NFL.COM Lions Page (http://www.nfl.com/teams/DET.html)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Detroit News (http://www.detnews.com/lions/index.htm)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) The Sporting News (http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/teams/lions) (Now Fox Sports)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) KFFL Detroit News (http://www.kffl.com/team/16/NFL) (now a pay site)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) The Lions Insiders (http://lions.theinsiders.com)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Sports Illustrated (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/lions)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=det )

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) HBO (http://www.hbo.com/infl/)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) A Site with many links and other info (http://football.about.com/)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Twominutewarning.com (http://www.twominutewarning.com/det.htm)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Lions.rivals.com (http://lions.rivals.com)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Allsports.com (http://www.allsports.com/nfl/lions)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) 1America.com (http://www.1america.com/nfl/lions.htm)

Forums:

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) M-Live Lions Forum (http://www.mlive.com/forums/lions/)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) The Lion Lair Forum (http://members5.boardhost.com/LionLair/)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Another Lions Forum: www.lionstalk.com

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Detroit Sports Talk  http://worldcrossing.com/WebX?14@@.1ddea43b

Internet Broadcasts:

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) http://home.earthlink.net/~verylongaddress/football/

Jokes / Humor:

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Look here for a laugh  (http://info.detnews.com/postgamepayne/index.cfm)

Informational Sites:

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Draft History Info (http://www.drafthistory.com)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Radio Stations that carry the game  (http://radioroadtrip.com/cgi-bin/detroitlions.asp?NetworkId=44)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Joey Harrington Stats / Splits (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/5889/passing_splits.html)

Shopping Sites:

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Other Fans Sites:

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Scott's Detroit Lion Page (http://home.twmi.rr.com/detroitlions)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) gebu40's Detroit Lion Page (http://www.geocities.com/gebu20/detroitlions.html)

Draft Sites:

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes)  Mel Kipers Page   http://www.melkiper.com/pub.html

Let me know if you have something to add:

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes) Got a Lions Web Site to Share?  Email the Link to Me.

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Opinions & Commentaries

Opinion (Roster Moves in 2004, Predicted end of December 2003):  

I foresee Luther Ellis either taking a significant pay cut, being cut, or being traded in 2004.  Then Robert Porcher will either retire or end up getting cut unless there is a very good reason for his reduction in his production this year (other than age), should he stay, it won't be for the $3 million in salary he's scheduled to earn in 2004.  I also see James Stewart taking a pay cut, being cut, or being traded.  However, Millen's first move next year will be to cut Bill Schroeder (unless he can contain himself and look for some type of trade offer, which I don't expect he'll get).  

In Free Agency I can easily see acquiring Tai Streets (WR-49ers).  He's already stated he wants to move back to the Midwest and Mooch is his former coach and the Lions need a good #2 Receiver.  The fit is too perfect not to happen.  But if it doesn't happen, then  Darrell Jackson from Seattle is my next choice (another WCO trained WR).  I fervently hope that Plummer (CB-49ers) is also signed by the Lions assuming Champ Bailey isn't available.  After CB and WR#2, our needs switch to Safety and RB. Trading down to get both in round 1 is the ideal situation, but if that's not an option, then Taylor in the 1st and one of the remaining Running Backs in the 2nd.  If Taylor is gone, then Kevin Jones or Steven Jackson from Oregon State in the 1st round and a Safety in round 2 is an option.  This leaves picking up two guards in free agency (I like Jeno James - Carolina & Chris Dishman - Arizona), drafting a Defensive End in round 3, and then taking care of depth at TE, WR, and LB in rounds 3 through 7.

As the season draws to a close my opinion may change on the above, so I reserve the right to change it.  :-)

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Pictures

Image Slideshow

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Lions Humor?

What happens when you have

1) nothing to do
2) a sharp knife
3) a large lime
4) a patient cat
5) too much tequila
6) and it's football season?

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...

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Someone sent me this by email, I don't know who to credit for it.  

 

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Will the Lions look good this year?

Or will they have a slightly different look about them?

 
(every time I look at this poor cat I crack up laughing)

For information on this type of "Lion Cut" shave, visit http://www.snopes.com/photos/lioncut.asp

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Contact Me

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2004 Contest begins after final cut down day in September.
To be included: Email your prediction for the lions this year before the first game of the 2003 season.

NetRat: 9-7, 2nd in Division, 13th draft pick in 2004

Mrs. Xer: 9-7, 3rd in Division, 16th draft pick in 2004.

LionsFanatic: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 12th draft pick in 2004.

YooperLion: 9-7, 2nd in Division, 10th draft pick in 2004

Swive: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 13th draft pick in 2004

donzz: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 15th draft pick in 2004

Nytrane: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 7th draft pick in 2004

mwillie1: 6-10, 2nd in Division, 10th draft pick in 2004

Posthumously: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 7th draft pick in 2004

Riceman454: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 14th draft pick in 2004

Arges: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 13th draft pick in 2004

sandman: 10-6, 1st in Division, 26th draft pick in 2004

proof: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 5th draft pick in 2004

Phoenix: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 10th draft pick in 2004

gebu40: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 11th draft pick in 2004

REPENT: 3-13, 4th in Division, 1st draft pick in 2004

Thinkin: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 9th draft pick in 2004

Spider10: 8-7-1, 1st in Division, 17th draft pick in 2004

Katmandoo: 5-11, 3rd in Division, 8th draft pick in 2004

Teenerfan: 5-11, 3rd in Division, 10th draft pick in 2004

Spoon: 5-11, 3rd in Division, 8th draft pick in 2004

Fordson85: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 13th draft pick in 2004

ghdecoy: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 16th draft pick in 2004

ions: 8-8, 2nd in Division, 19th draft pick in 2004

toreyluvullo: 4-12, 4th in Division, 4th draft pick in 2004

arizonalion: 8-8, 3rd in Division, 14th draft pick in 2004

Mose: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 7th draft pick in 2004

dmw: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 8th draft pick in 2004

Okielion: 9-7, 2nd in Division, 14th draft pick in 2004

Sprawl: 11-5, 2nd in Division, 21st draft pick in 2004

Alum02: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 11th draft pick in 2004

jdwfool: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 8th draft pick in 2004

azlion: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 12th draft pick in 2004

LeftyLion: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 12th draft pick in 2004

Pete17: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 14th draft pick in 2004

ArchStanton: 8-8, 2nd in Division, 15th draft pick in 2004

NightRaven: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 6th draft pick in 2004

Grlionsfan: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 8th draft pick in 2004

FLLion: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 10th draft pick in 2004

Rubicon: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 11th draft pick in 2004

TJLionHeart: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 11th draft pick in 2004

Wolvy: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 8th draft pick in 2004

glions: 8-8, 2nd in Division, 16th draft pick in 2004

karlsweetan: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 11th draft pick in 2004

Aces: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 13th draft pick in 2004

DgLionsVA: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 11th draft pick in 2004

BigCat: 8-8, 1st in Division, 15th draft pick in 2004

LionInGB: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 11th draft pick in 2004

JBK: 8-8, 3rd in Division, 17th draft pick in 2004

LionFanInLA: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 9th draft pick in 2004

Iowalion2: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 15th draft pick in 2004

MrJones1: 10-6, 1st in Division, 21st draft pick in 2004

consordia: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 14th draft pick in 2004

maddogcody: 4-12, 4th in Division, 1st draft pick in 2004

Fangorn: 10-6, 1st in Division, 23rd draft pick in 2004

Huck: 7-8-1, 3rd in Division, 14th draft pick in 2004

DuckManDo: 9-7, 1st in Division, 21st draft pick in 2004

Bluelionsfan: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 10th draft pick in 2004

OrlandoLion: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 9th draft pick in 2004

X.X.X: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 8th draft pick in 2004

Kasedog: 9-7, 2nd in Division, 13th draft pick in 2004

SanDiegoLion: 5-11, 7th draft pick in 2004

SpartanInNH: 8-8, 2nd in Division, 19th draft pick in 2004

theSLEDGE: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 12th draft pick in 2004

ChicagoLion: 10-6, 1st in Division, 25th draft pick in 2004

BenchMark: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 12th draft pick in 2004

LionsfaninAZ: 8-8, 2nd in Division, 15th draft pick in 2004

onebadwheel: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 11th draft pick in 2004

Slick: 6-10, 3rd in Division, 8th draft pick in 2004

ClioLion: 7-9, 2nd in Division, 10th draft pick in 2004

bubbagene: 9-7, 2nd in Division, 16th draft pick in 2004

harringtonfan1130: 5-11, 3rd in Division, 5th draft pick in 2004

Mr. Dogg: 7-9, 3rd in Division, 11th draft pick in 2004

 


 


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