JSC Radio Ep. 49: Staff Infection


DETROIT (JSC) —  What’s good people! After the first ever #RetroReview took us on a trip down memory lane, we return to 2017 to another familiar scourge: The Detroit Lions. Yep. It’s that time of year again.

Followers of this show know that I have a love/hate relationship with this team. Including three different episodes last year where I laid out why I continue to watch them, apologized (sort of) after they shockingly won 9 of their first 13, then buried them when they did what the Lions do — embarrassingly lost their final three games then got bodied in Seattle in the playoffs. At the helm of this band of misfits is Matthew Stafford. The alleged “Greatest Quarterback in Lions History” despite never actually having won anything.

Well, the Lions made a guy with a career losing record — including 0-3 in the postseason and 5-46 against Winning Teams — the HIGHEST PAID PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL. You knew I was going to lose it. So here’s Episode 49.

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Crash Landing: The Detroit Lions’ Cruel Sunday…


♦ The More Things Change…♦

“The Detroit Lions are that family member that makes you blindly angry, and even embarrasses you in public, but you support them because they are still your family.”

—Jay Scott, aka ME, in the Sept. 8, 2010 edition of Real Detroit Weekly.

DETROITIn my 21 years of being an avid watcher of the Detroit Lions (prior to age 10, I was primarily a baseball and basketball fan), I have seen and heard some ridiculously brutal losses and even a few epic wins. There was the 1990 game against the Washington Redskins at the Pontiac Silverdome where the Lions blew a 31-14 lead and lost in Overtime. There was the 1991 NFC Championship Game against those same Redskins. There’s the 1993 NFC Wildcard game at the Silverdome against the Packers where the Lions led w/less than two minutes to play when a young QB named Brett Favre found a wide-ass open Sterling Sharpe for the game winning TD. There was the 1995 58-37 Playoff curb-stomping in Philly. The worst of them all: Christmas Eve, 2000. Losing to the then-4-11 Chicago Bears when you are staring at a potential playoff berth. If they made it, they might have actually done work. That “L” ushered in Matt Millen and the single most disastrous decade in NFL History. Regular readers of this blog have seen how at the end of it I’ve taken to doing a Walter Cronkite/Keith Olbermann-style countdown of the number of days since the last Detroit Lions victory. The Lions lost 114 games from 2001-2009. Included in that are two different 24-game road losing streaks, two 13-loss seasons, two 14-loss seasons, and one winless season! After all that, you’d think I’d seen it all. Then came yesterday at Ford Field. Let’s Go. Continue reading Crash Landing: The Detroit Lions’ Cruel Sunday…

On The Clock: How The Detroit Lions Have Made Losing An Art Form…


You Would Think That We Would Be Used To This…

“You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing.”

—Richard Nixon

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions are the one team in Detroit and the state of Michigan that can galvanize the entire state. For the last 10 years, that has been akin to organizing a lynch mob. The Lions have not always been this horrible. I mean, they have been bad, but this decade (save for 2000) has been legendarily bad. It looks even worse coming out of arguably their most successful decade since the NFL-AFL merger, the 1990s, which saw the Lions post five winning seasons (1991,’93-’95, ’97) and make the playoffs six times (’91,’93-’95, ’97, ’99). That 1991 team went 12-4 behind the likes of Rodney Peete, Erik Kramer, Chris Spielman, Ray Crockett, rookie reciever Herman Moore, and some 3rd-year running back named Barry Sanders. They fell one win short of the Super Bowl, losing to the Washington Redskins in the NFC Title Game. Their worst seasons were three 5-11 years (’92, ’96, ’98) that were quickly turned around the next year. While the ’90s Lions won no championships (and just one playoff game), they were actually pretty fun to watch. Horribly Frustrating, but fun nonetheless. Now however…not so much.

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Idle Time: Random Thoughts from Jay Scott Pt. 1


♦ Welcome To The Mind of a Mad Man…♦

“People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think”

— George Carlin

DETROIT — Greetings everyone. For just over a month I have been littering this site with bloggage that was ranging through different topics. However, every blog has stuck to one subject. In the last few days, my mind has been kinda scrambled and I have a lot of crap to get out there, but none of it (save for one, that you will read later) could conceivably carry an entire blog. So it’s time for my first of likey “Random Thoughts” blogs. This time around, it’ll be a list of stuff that has been grinding my proverbial gears, except for this first one.

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