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Old 09-14-2004   #11
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Originally Posted by jacquescas
and the Texans at least have an excuse, although its starting to wear thin, Detroit has nothing, or are they still blaming everything on Barry Sanders retiring and the owners not getting sellouts every weekend?
No, and in fact that's the problem. The games *do* sell out, and the Ford Family runs the team like it's a business. It is a business, so as long as fans continue to fill the seats even with losing teams, why should they change? Is it any wonder why the Lions won 4 championships before the Fords bought the team, and none since?

On the brighter side, William Clay Ford is getting on in years, and his kid cares a lot more about winning. The changes towards where the team is going took awhile, but we now have most of the peices to win.
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