It’s not clear what Joe Pacquette Jr. expected when he showed up at the Detroit Lions headquarters. It sounds like he received a pat on the back and a handshake from QB Matt Stafford and head coach Jim Schwartz. Did we mention he walked 400 miles to get there?
Joe Paquette Jr. walked 400 miles from his home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Detroit for one reason. He is a die-hard fan of the Detroit Lions. And he wanted the team to know it.
Paquette arrived at team headquarters Wednesday and was greeted by coach Jim Schwartz, quarterback Matthew Stafford and other players.
Paquette, 63, said he started his trek from Munising Aug. 8. He walked as much as 32 miles a day during the two-week journey he hopes inspires the team.
His walkabout must have worked. The Lions barely beat the Browns this past weekend. Who knew some random crazy guy walking 400 miles could do something money and a Super Bowl trophy couldn’t? I think I heard Ndamukong Suh thank Paquette for inspiring him to try and take off Jake Delhomme’s head. Unfortunately he failed because well … he plays for the Lions.
Say what you will about Frank Lampard’s disallowed goal but England were shit and deservedly beaten like rented mules. The back four was a disaster when they could be found for starters. Let’s not talk about the disappearance of Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard as well as the inexplicable sidelining of Joe Cole.
There are many other reasons for England’s failure such as a lack of younger players to rejuvenate the squad. The intense pressure from the media and public to win puts the team in an no-win situation. It’s easy to see the fear on their faces before matches. Any rational person knows England have no chance of winning the World Cup yet the papers and supporters talk about it as though it’s a done deal every time an international competition comes around.
Much of the blame will be placed on Fabio Capello for his selections, tactics and inability to motivate the players to fight. The stupid thing is that he can’t be fired because he signed an extension before the World Cup and the FA can’t afford to fire him. Typical. Whatever can be said about him, no one can’t say that he didn’t care. Don’t believe us? Let’s go to the tape.
Sven may have had a better track record and laid more pipe in secretaries than an oil company but he was killed by the press and viewing public for not looking like he cared. Somehow we’re pretty sure Capello won’t have that problem.
By now, everyone’s seen the horrifying picture and video of Spanish bullfight Julio Aparicio who gobbled some bull the wrong way. (Warning. It’s not pretty) Tasty, right? Well sit back and watch while you’re eating because we have moving pictures of a little kid getting rolled by a bull.
12-year-old Michel Lagravere became the youngest bullfighter to fight in Mexico City’s top bullfighting arena. That’s good. However he got rolled by the second bull he fought. That’s bad. He managed to come out of the confrontation with no major injuries and “a good taste in [his] mouth”. Settle down, seminarians. Aparcio just wants a mouth and a chance to do better than a 12-year-old.
Former New Jersey Net Drazen Petrovic must be rolling over in his grave after Croatian team Cibona Zagreb lost the NLB Championship game to KK Partizan from Serbia. Balkan wars have been started over less.
Cibona thought they won the championship after hitting a go-ahead basket with .6 seconds left on the clock. They began celebrating on the court and that’s when the hilarity ensued. Anyone who has watched the NCAA Tournament knows .6 is enough time to get the inbound pass and immediately release a shot. Guess what happened.