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Old 09-24-2008   #1
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FOXSports.com and WDFN (1130 AM) is reporting that the Lions have removed team president and GM Matt Millen from his post, ending one of the most criticized tenures in Detroit sports history.


Millen was informed of the move last night during a late-night high-level meeting. This morning several people within the building confirmed that he had large packing boxes in his office.

It is unclear if Millen was fired or removed himself from the equation but the news comes just days after Bill Ford, Jr. publicly stated he would have fired the GM if it was his decision but he lacked the authority to do so.


Phone messages left for Millen, head coach Rod Marinelli and other team officials were not answered.

The Lions' 0-3 start this season stirred the groundswell for Millen's demise. The Lions have won only one playoff game and are an NFL-worst 31-84 since Millen took over in 2001. Millen has gone through three head coaches, none of whom have been able to turn the Lions into a winner.
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That would be great for Detroit football fans. He had his time, and now its time for him to move on.
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Hmm, Casserly might be given another chance after all.

If it were to happen.......it's about 6 years too late. That dude makes Casserly look like a hero.
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a 31-84 record LMAO.

I guess he's on his way to Wall St. - they pay guys with his record good bucks.
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I'm sure fans in Detroit are partying Eddie Murphy style.
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I'm sure fans in Detroit are partying Eddie Murphy style.
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Youtube: "party all the time". It's 3 minuites of your life you'll never get back.

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Shouldn't this have happened like four years ago?
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Shouldn't this have happened like four years ago?
More like 7 ..... Maybe he can get a job w/ the Jags , Dolts or Tacks and screw up one of those franchises for nearly a decade.
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Default Re: Reports: Millen fired

Lol, this has been Looooooooooooooooong over due. I instantly got that image of Sadaam Hussien's statue being pulled down by the citizens in baghdad when i read the title of this thread.

Detroit fans......rejoice! Millen's long reign of terror is over!.......unless you get saddled with C. Casserly.....in that case.....
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More like 7 ..... Maybe he can get a job w/ the Jags , Dolts or Tacks and screw up one of those franchises for nearly a decade.
I wish! I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up back in Oakland with Al Davis.
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Default Re: Reports: Millen fired

He made Casserly look good. I wish I could suck at my job like him and keep it.
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kudos to the Fords for sticking to it old school and letting a guy who had zero business being a GM for practically a decade. that's the kinda stuff that baseball teams did in the 30s
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Default Re: Reports: Millen fired

Well this sucks for me, all my buddies are Lions fans so when they get a decent GM I won't be able to chirp them for being last place like usual..
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