Fan's 2004 Predictions

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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 NetRat's Lions Forum (hosted by Aimoo.com)
http://www.aimoo.com/NetRat
(Requires a password to join).

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 2005 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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Right Click here to "Save Target As" (or Download) an Excel Spreadsheet on Calculating the Playoff Picture (zip file) courtesy of dukecylk


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 2004:  6 - 10

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

Year 2004's closest guess (record = 6-10, 3rd in Division, 10th Draft Pick): 

NyTrane with 6-10, 3rd in Division, 8th Draft Pick

Honorable mention to:
LAlionfan with 6-10, 3rd in Division, 6th draft pick;
donzz with 6-10, 3rd in Division, 20th draft pick;
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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 alum02 created is MLivers, Group: 20509, Password: golions, all games count.

The private league NetRat created is M-Live Lions, Group: 31731, Password: gojoey, only best 16 of 17 weeks count.

2004 Winners = thrillhouse and Jaypen (respectively)

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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 Sid created is 'Group: mliverules3' with a password: playoffsorbust (if full as mliverules1 and 2 are, try 'Group: mliverules4' with the same password).  I will post the combined results from all the contests here to see who is in the lead.

 Link To Current Standings 

2004 Winner = Boo urns

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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, 2005.

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Estimated Lions Depth Chart (Roster) for 2004

Got 48 players right (out of 53 of course), 4 full months in advance.  Not too bad if I don't say so myself.

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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

2004 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) Clips of the week, etc (http://www.lionsunderground.org)

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) http://www.lionbacker.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) Choose the NFC North forum  http://www.gridironfans.com/forum/index.php

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) Info on all players, all teams, all years http://www.pro-football-reference.com/

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)

lionhelmet.gif (2684 bytes)  http://www.nfl.com/stats  Updated during the game, great stats info on QB, RB, WR, and even Kickers.

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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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

Please Contact Me by Email Only

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The 2004 Contest is in progress & closed to new entries:
To be included: Email your prediction for the lions this year before the first game of the 2004 season (see above).  Email address are kept strictly confidential and will never be used for anything.

NetRat: 9-7, 2nd in division, 19th draft pick.

MrsNetRat: 9-7, 2nd in Division, 16th draft pick.

arizonalion: 7-9, 3rd in division, 12th draft pick.

captbly: 9-7, 1st in division, 16th draft pick.

mufn23: 9-7, 2nd in division, 18th draft pick.

REPENT: 4-12, 4th in division, 5th draft pick.

Wellbehaved: 8-8, 3rd in division, 15th draft pick.

proof: 10-6, 2nd in division, 20th draft pick.

toreyluvullo: 7-9, 3rd in division, 15th draft pick.

YooperLion: 9-7, 2nd in division, 24th draft pick.

donzz: 6-10, 3rd in division, 20th draft pick.

sp1ke: 8-8, 2nd in division, 18th draft pick.

sandman: 10-6, 2nd in division, 21st draft pick.

mose: 7-9, 3rd in division, 11th draft pick.

NyTrane: 6-10, 3rd in division, 8th draft pick.

jbk: 10-6, 2nd in division, 22nd draft pick.

Alum02: 8-8, 2nd in division, 13th draft pick.

BarrySanders: 9-7, 2nd in division, 17th draft pick.

consordia: 9-7, 2nd in division, 19th draft pick.

Winkman: 9-7, 2nd in division, 21st draft pick.

Riddler08: 9-7, 2nd in division, 14th draft pick.

maddogcody: 11-5, 1st in division, 25th draft pick.

Bluelionsfan: 11-5, 1st in division, 24th draft pick.

Dizzaster: 9-7, 3rd in division, 16th draft pick.

Fordson85: 7-9, 2nd in division, 13th draft pick.

LionsFanatic: 10-6, 2nd in division, 20th draft pick.

Angelus: 8-8, 3rd in division, 15th draft pick.

SoonerPride: 9-7, 2nd in division, 15th draft pick.

Sid: 9-7, 2nd in division, 24th draft pick.

TJLionHeart: 7-9, 3rd in division, 14th draft pick.

jockoe: 9-7, 2nd in division, 18th draft pick.

ghdecoy: 8-8, 3rd in division, 15th draft pick.

Thinkin: 9-7, 2nd in division, 13th draft pick.

LionFanInLA: 6-10, 3rd in division, 6th draft pick.

ArchStanton: 9-7, 2nd in division, 20th draft pick.

Don1: 9-7, 2nd in division, 21st draft pick.

VaderofDarth: 9-7, 2nd in division, 17th draft pick.

theSLEDGE: 8-8, 2nd in division, 15th draft pick.

hillbilly: 10-6, 1st in division, 24th draft pick.

CrookidBiz: 7-9, 3rd in division, 11th draft pick.

M2Karateman: 8-8, 3rd in division, 14th draft pick.

Arges: 10-6, 1st in division, 28th draft pick.

whitebalance: 9-7, 2nd in division, 23rd draft pick.

norm: 10-6, 2nd in division, 26th draft pick.

SanDiegoLion: 7-9, 3rd in division, 13th draft pick.

wolverine113: 8-8, 3rd in division, 14th draft pick.

TylerDurdan: 9-7, 2nd in division, 16th draft pick.

Zeus19: 10-6, 2nd in division, 21st draft pick.

Slick: 10-6, 1st in division, 20th draft pick.

Honolulu5: 9-7, 2nd in division, 18th draft pick.

ELion: 10-6, 2nd in division, 23rd draft pick.

FLLion: 8-8, 3rd in division, 15th draft pick.

Grlionsfan: 8-8, 2nd in division, 17th draft pick.

MTLionsFan: 10-6, 2nd in division, 23rd draft pick.

jdwfool: 8-8, 2nd in division, 17th draft pick.

Wolvy: 7-9, 2nd in division, 13th draft pick.

LeftyLion: 8-8, 3rd in division, 17th draft pick.

Katmandoo122: 7-9, 3rd in division, 14th draft pick.

Mrlions30: 10-6, 1st in division, 17th draft pick.

hubgreg: 11-5, 1st in division, 27th draft pick.

Archippus: 9-7, 1st in division, 20th draft pick.

lionincali: 10-6, 2nd in division, 23rd draft pick.

Bill Emkow: 9-7, 2nd in division, 19th draft pick.

Tigereyescsy: 10-6, 1st in division, 23rd draft pick.

thechemist: 9-6-1, 2nd in division, 17th draft pick.

BTMarty: 7-9, 3rd in division, 12th draft pick.

GadStyle: 7-9, 3rd in division, 16th draft pick.

Riceman454: 10-6, 2nd in division, 18th draft pick.

jrzyshoreleo: 8-8, 2nd in division, 19th draft pick.

TnTMischief: 8-8, 3rd in division, 14th draft pick.

BigCat: 10-6, 2nd in division, 23rd draft pick. 

KJones15: 8-8, 3rd in division, 15th draft pick.

Swive: 5-11, 3rd in division, 10th draft pick.

BraksBombers: 7-9, 3rd in division, 16th draft pick.

Tivoman: 7-9, 3rd in division, 19th draft pick.

Rubicon: 9-7, 3rd in division, 20th draft pick.

MrCarl: 12-4, 1st in division, 29th draft pick.

ChicagoLion: 13-3, 1st in division, 29th draft pick.

Rogie: 7-9, 3rd in division, 14th draft pick.

Glions: 9-7, 2nd in division, 20th draft pick.

Tom Kowalski: 8-8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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