Fire Millen? On Wednesday, November 29th, 2006, the FireMillen.com web site celebrated its first birthday. It seems as if the “Fire Millen” chant is growing again and, as FireMillen points out, Millen’s numbers have never been worse:
In the Modern NFL, only once before Matt Millen had come around had the Lions finished with 3 wins or less in a season (1979). Now he is on track to do that three times in six years if the Lions don’t win more than 1 game the rest of the year. The year after that 1979 season, the Lions had a winning record at 9-7. Millen has not even managed a winning season in 6 tries.
As I like to say, the numbers don’t lie. The Lions under Matt Millen are the worst Lions team in history. Millen may not be the only problem, but he is the biggest problem and it is time to do something before we keep digging ourselves a deeper hole.
Mlive says that Ford needs to go public with decision on Millen — now, even back in October it was clear that the success of other NFL franchises makes the Lions look even worse. As folks as far away as the Rocky Mountains are counting failure by the Millen, even supporters of Millen are saying it’s time for him to go to that big huddle in sky (arena football I think).
Even More Matt Millen Football Firing Frenzy
- FireMillen.net Bandwagony goodness including lots and lots of photos (of questionable taste) in Fark Millen.
- Wikipedia’s entry on Matt “Fire” Millen reminds us of great moments like the Millen Man March.
- Rate the Lions lets you vote on players coaches and Burning Matt. Fun fact: The team was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs BEFORE Thanksgiving!
- If heads are going to roll, do we need to start at the top and Fire the Fords?
A big, big thanks to the Northern Michigan Leelanau Detroit Sports Guy for helping me pull all this together!
OK, here’s a Fire Millen video courtesy of MySpace/firemillen: