It finally took an outcry from Fordâ€™s son, Bill Ford Jr., the teamâ€™s vice chairman, who said in a statement in to a reporter on Monday, â€śThe fans deserve better. And if I had the authority, I would have fired the general manager.â€ť Later, in front of a group of reporters, he repeated a similarly worded statement and answered the question over whether Millen should leave, â€śUh, yes I do.â€ť Hmm, the fans deserve better. I like that thinking. Did that actually come from someone in the Lions front office?
Bill Ford, Jr. is a Lions fanâ€™s only hope. He was an infant when the Lions won their last championship, so hopefully when his turn comes to run this team, heâ€™ll be able to create that special memory for himself and fans that havenâ€™t yet had that pleasure. You know, all of us under the age of 50. After all, we arenâ€™t getting younger.
Until then, my team of choice this year is the Indianapolis Colts. Go Peyton!