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The Sixth 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 wither and crumble as certainly as the leaves of summer will fall to carpet the forest floor.

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






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. (NOTE: I am busy and unlike in past years, I will not go back and check to see if people have selected duplicate entries, so make sure you are NOT picking something that has already been selected.

--If you make a mistake, do NOT edit your entry, instead post a new entry (and then please go back and delete the bad entry).

--The contest deadline is kickoff time of the Lions first game (September 9th at 1:15 pm)


Also note that for this year only the winner will not receive a shiny technicolor postcard featuring the Edmund Fitzgerald. The winner will instead receive another postcard of my choosing. (The winner's name will, however, still be forever immortalized on the original Edmund Fitzgerald postcard when I resume sending it out again next year.)


					 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 					2005	Sunysteelfly					2006	Tbimm


For your benefit, here is the Lions schedule for this year:


W1 Sep. 9 at Oakland Raiders 1:15 pm

W2 Sep. 16 Minnesota Vikings 4:05 pm

W3 Sep. 23 at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00 pm

W4 Sep. 30 Chicago Bears 1:00 pm

W5 Oct. 7 at Washington Redskins 1:00 pm

W6 Oct. 14 BYE

W7 Oct. 21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 pm

W8 Oct. 28 at Chicago Bears 12:00 pm

W9 Nov. 4 Denver Broncos 1:00 pm

W10 Nov. 11 at Arizona Cardinals 2:15 pm

W11 Nov. 18 N.Y. Giants 4:15 pm

W12 Nov. 22 Green Bay Packers (Thu) 12:30 pm

W13 Dec. 2 at Minnesota Vikings 12:00 pm

W14 Dec. 9 Dallas Cowboys 1:00 pm

W15 Dec. 16 at San Diego Chargers 1:15 pm

W16 Dec. 23 Kansas City Chiefs 1:00 pm

W17 Dec. 30 at Green Bay Packers 12:00 pm

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