Sunday, July 30, 2006

And here we go...

It's finally here - Lions pre-season 2006. It's time for me to begin posting more once again, since the dog days are finally over. It sure has been an interesting offseason for the Lions, and seemingly everything has changed. New head coach, new assistant coaches, new quarterbacks, new rookies, new hope. Well, at least I can temper my hope a bit until I see the team on the field.

This promises to be a very interesting season. Depending on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty type of person, you think the Lions were either miles away from the playoffs last year, or that they were improperly screwed out of being at least 8-8. And that can go a long way toward what you expect in this coming season. Personally, I've always been a glass half-full type of guy.

In any case, it's time to get excited. I now have season tickets, although it already looks like there may be 1 preseason and 1-2 regular season games I'll have to miss due to other commitments (Florida at Christmas kills one...). But this should be fun.

And here's another cool thing - I just created a Frappr group for Lions fans. Log in, join the group. How the map below works to display the group on this page I really don't know, but it does. Feel free to log in and have fun.


Canoman said...


I tried to add Arrowhead Stadium, Qwest Field and Monster Park to the Frappr map. I looked up their street addresses and put them into the location field, but when it put the pushpin into the map, it's not where the stadium actually is. You can find the stadiums on the "hybrid" or "sat" views. For instance, if you put it on hybrid and zoom in on the push pin for Monster Park, you'll see that the marker is near Buena Vista Park, but Monster is quite a bit southeast of there. Same with Arrowhead. Arrowhead is actually at the intersection of I-70 and I-435, but the pushpin is way off from that. Can you fix those?

Canoman said...

Nevermind... I got it fixed. :)