Stafford Agrees To Bigger Deal Than Brady, Cutler

Last night, after weeks of posturing and negotiating, the Lions agreed to a deal with Matthew Stafford, the 21-year-old who is hours away from becoming the first pick in the NFL Draft and a multi-millionaire. According to multiple reports, Stafford will receive $41.7 million guaranteed as part of his six-year, $72 million deal with Detroit, a team owned by the Ford family, which also happens to own a pretty big slice of a failing auto company.

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How much money is Stafford’s deal worth? Well, when you put it in the context of other highly compensated NFL stars, the numbers are still positively startling:

Amazingly, the numbers Stafford is getting when compared to other recent highly picked quarterbacks is equally startling.

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I Don’t Think The Lions Thought This One Through

Are you a Detroit Lions fan? Yes? Well then do I have a question for you: what in the hell is wrong with you? Why on Earth would anyone want to root for a franchise that not only went 0-16 this season, but hasn’t had a winning season since going 9-7 back in 2000? Why support a team that hasn’t been to the playoffs in ten years, and hasn’t won a title of any kind in more than fifty? You do realize that the Lions are so bad that Barry Sanders decided to retire instead of breaking Walter Payton’s career rushing record because he realized he’d have to do it as a Detroit Lion don’t you? That’s like being told you’re the prettiest girl at fat camp.

Just on final question for you, though, Lions Fan. Are you sick of having to answer questions regarding your intelligence/sanity for supporting the Lions? Well then I have some good news for you. The time has come to turn the tables and vent your frustrations to the the Lions themselves because they want you to attend a Town Hall meeting at Ford Field and let them know how completely inept they are.

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