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Old 12-04-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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DETROIT, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The 2-9 Detroit Lions had insult added to injury in the form of a quip from "The Simpsons."

Sunday night's episode featured Moe the bartender explaining to Bart Simpson how it is possible to bet on anything that moves, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday.

'Simpsons' teases Detroit Lions - UPI.com
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:42 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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It'd be funnier if they made jokes about Washington, D.C., but the producers of the show prob'ly thought that the ramifications would be much greater.

Detroit is just too easy of a target.

Lame.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: west mich
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Yeah, that was lame - seems like the comment came out of nowhere! What was the context re. mad max?
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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I don't see a problem, the Lions deserve the ridicule. Where have the Simpsons writer's been then the last several years....they're kinda late.

Now the jibe about Detroit being in Mad Max times is a little below the belt and not so funny considering there are real people suffering hard economic times there right now. I lived in western MI for several years and noticed about a 50/50 split in loyalty to the Packers or the Bears, they'd have a flag or banner of those two teams outside their house. It was very rare to see any Lions flag or even people wearing Lions attire.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I don't see a problem, the Lions deserve the ridicule. Where have the Simpsons writer's been then the last several years....they're kinda late.

Now the jibe about Detroit being in Mad Max times is a little below the belt and not so funny considering there are real people suffering hard economic times there right now. I lived in western MI for several years and noticed about a 50/50 split in loyalty to the Packers or the Bears, they'd have a flag or banner of those two teams outside their house. It was very rare to see any Lions flag or even people wearing Lions attire.
Odd. I'm from western MI and most people I knew were Lions fans. The attire was everywhere including on myself.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Odd. I'm from western MI and most people I knew were Lions fans. The attire was everywhere including on myself.
I second that. Everyone in Western Michigan that I know is either a Lions fan or not a football fan.
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