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The Fourth Annual Edmund Fitzgerald Contest

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It has reached that special time of year in Michigan again.

The summer is drawing to a close and the faintest signs of autumnal color may already be glimpsed on verdant leaves.

The first frost of the season is not far away, though the waters of the big lakes are yet placid.

The sounds of children splashing playfully along the shorelines is being replaced by the sounds of hunters in the woods.

The Canadian geese have arrived, if only for a short while as they follow the sun southward.

 

And for a few fleeting moments the hopes of Detroit Lions fans have again arisen with the approaching of September.

For surely they think, this season will be different, the inevitable will surely be avoided.

Alas, these dreams are destined to whither and fall as certainly as the leaves of summer will carpet the forest floor.

All that remains is the question which has haunted the minds of generations long past...

 

When?

 

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So, here again is the contest: In which week will the Detroit Lions first lose by more than 20 points?

--Also include your answer to the tie-breaker: How many points will Detroit score in the game in which they first lose by more than 20 points?

--Further note that by tradition, if no team defeats the Lions by more than 20 points then spain automatically wins the award.

--There is only one postcard, so the first person to guess the correct week/score combination will win the award (did you hear that, Hook?)

 

The winner will receive a shiny technicolor postcard featuring the Edmund Fitzgerald, and the winner's name will be forever be immortalized on the award.

 

                    The Edmund Fitzgerald Award                    Presented Annually by wiegie      in Commemoration of the Futility of the Detroit Lions                          in Honor of Spain                          Award Recipients                       2002    Paul Ott Carruth                       2003    Hugh One                       2004    RFFL Chump 

 

 

To make things easy for you, here is the Lions schedule:

 

1) Sun. Sept. 11 GREEN BAY PACKERS

2) Sun. Sept. 18 @ Chicago Bears

3) Sun. Sept. 25 Bye Week

4) Sun. Oct. 2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5) Sun. Oct. 9 BALTIMORE RAVENS

6) Sun. Oct. 16 CAROLINA PANTHERS

7) Sun. Oct. 23 at Cleveland Browns

8) Sun. Oct. 30 CHICAGO BEARS

9) Sun. Nov. 6 @ Minnesota Vikings

10) Sun. Nov. 13 ARIZONA CARDINALS

11) Sun. Nov. 20 at Dallas Cowboys

12) Thur. Nov. 24 ATLANTA FALCONS

13) Sun. Dec. 4 MINNESOTA VIKINGS

14) Sun. Dec. 11 at Green Bay Packers

15) Sun. Dec. 18 CINCINNATI BENGALS

16) Sat. Dec. 24 @ New Orleans Saints

17) Sun. Jan. 1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Edited by wiegie

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Week 12, ATL, 10 points

Edited by Big John

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If you guys could add the week number to your predictions (along with the opponent's name) I would appreciate it. Danke.

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Nov. 6th Vikings, 14

Week 9

Edited by twiley

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Week 4 at Jacksonville...

 

Detroit will score... oh... 6 points.

Edited by AtomicCEO

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:D I GOT SCREWED OUT OF THIS AWARD LAST YEAR

 

week 15 vs. Bengals

 

9 points.

Edited by CaptainHook

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(homer pick)

5) Sun. Oct. 9 BALTIMORE RAVENS, Detroit scores 6 points

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:D I GOT SCREWED OUT OF THIS AWARD LAST YEAR

 

week 15 vs. Bengals

 

9 points.

 

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Man, you whine alot. :D

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Sun Oct. 9 Baltimore Lions score 10

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:D I GOT SCREWED OUT OF THIS AWARD LAST YEAR

 

week 15 vs. Bengals

 

9 points.

 

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yep, I can definitely see how you got screwed:

 

Here is the list so far:

 

Check to make sure that I have your pick correct. picks in bold are not valid--make a different selection (don't edit your old post, please post a new one).

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RFFL Chump W6/10

Selly W6/6

CaptainHook W6/10

Outshined W8/6

Atomic W8/0

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:oldrazz:

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Since you missed it, i am repeating it.

 

Week 12 ATL 10 points

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I know, I know. It's like twiley said, I like to whine. But I did have it right last year.

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You missed me.

 

9) Sun. Nov. 6 @ Minnesota Vikings 14pts

Edited by twiley

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Week 14, @ Green Bay - 14 points

 

 

 

Note: I really think Spain will win by default, but I just love games :D

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I didn't miss anyone--I was just pointing out that Hook is a goofball (check the date/time stamp on my post--it's from last year).

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Hope really does spring eternal my friends! For the Lions faithful are once again making their Superbowl plans, secure in their knowledge that this is the year that Detroit will finally make it to the promised land. And as surely as the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano each year, the Lions will take their rightful place in the cellar of the NFC Norris Division by seasons end. I can only hope and pray that they dont get blown out by more than 20 points this year, so I can finally claim the coveted award that is rightfully mine. Good luck and God Speed!

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Week 3 BYE 0 pts

 

:D

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Seriously

 

Week 4 Tampa Bay 9 pts

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Week 12, ATL, 10 points

 

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Warming up to Hotlanta, huh? :D

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