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Postby Santacruzer » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:55 pm

Not only could he single handedly win games for the Lions, but in terrible outings (like today's) he still game us something exciting to watch. :-°

Terrible. Just terrible.
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Postby creamdoorthirtyniner » Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:05 pm

I second that :~( :-/
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Postby Goatwhacker » Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:19 pm

I root for the Packers and Bears, but loved watching Sanders. I don't think there's anyone that compares to him in today's NFL.
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Postby Lushcrush » Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:48 pm

The word is that he is considering coming back to Oklahoma State and work with the RB's in some yet to be determined capacity. That would be awesome for those kids.
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Postby silverZ » Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:54 pm

The best part of that entire game was watching the lions mascot walk off the field in shame. :-b
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Postby bklik » Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:14 pm

Or watching the lions mascot mock the missed catch, then get the ball spiked in its face
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Postby Atog » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:18 pm

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Think it would be fair to blame Detroit's blight these past years on him? I'm not sure how I feel when people cheer when he's mentioned at a Lions game. I don't think I would.
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Postby moochman » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:48 pm

Atog wrote:...
Think it would be fair to blame Detroit's blight these past years on him? I'm not sure how I feel when people cheer when he's mentioned at a Lions game. I don't think I would.


Barry's sudden retirement had nothing to do with the decline of the Lions franchise. Sure it was quite a blow to them when he did that, that cannot be denied. But I contend that the Lions crippled themselves in their short-sightedness.

The problem is that the Lions never considered the possibility of Sanders not being there. Which is ridiculously short-sighted given that Barry was going into his 10th(?) season. What were to have happened if instead of quitting, Sanders would have torn up his knee on the first play from scrimmage? The Lions would have been in even worse shape than they were.

So don't waste another second blaming Sanders what he did to the Lions. Place that blame right where it belongs: Your Detroit Lions.
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Postby gatorman1122 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:00 pm

Bah...even if Barry was in his prime and still playing for the Lions today, Mooch would probably give him 4 carries and then bench him :-b
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Re: I miss Barry

Postby ScreamingWeasel » Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:39 pm

Santacruzer wrote:Not only could he single handedly win games for the Lions, but in terrible outings (like today's) he still game us something exciting to watch. :-°
Terrible. Just terrible.


Yea. Barry was my favorite player during his run.
I just never, NEVER understood the WAY he (quote) "retired".
So close to Payton's record.

My prized posession is an autographed Sanders rookie card.
(I collect autographs).
He didn't sign after his 3rd year.

After I watched him at the Hall Of Fame induction ceremony ... I hate to say it but Barry's got some "issues" - apparently.

Sure miss watching him play, though.

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