Dominic Raiola is beginning to remind me of...well, honestly, no one is quite like him. Number 51, starting Center for the Detroit Lions, is now a resounding 32-102 for his professional career. No, that's not a typo...32 wins, 102 losses. To be fair to The Dom, he wasn't actually named a starter until his second year in the league. Since that time, however, he hasn't missed a single one of those wins or losses. The rise and fall of Joey Harrington, Matt Millen, four head coaches, and what was once a proud franchise and fanbase...the former second round pick has been there through it all. One would think that through all that chaos, one might gain a little perspective, a little understanding, and possibly even a little insight to the frustrations of being a Lions fan. Instead...following what should have been an embarassing, humbling loss to the worst, correction, the second worst team in the NFL Dominic Raiola found himself in yet another screaming match with fans in front of the smallest home crowd in two decades...let alone the history of Ford Field. Congradulations Dumbinic...you've just won yourself a clue.
Not that I would really expect Mr. Ravioli to ever read this blog, in fact, at this point I'm not 100% sure the big dumb oaf can actually read. In case, however, his little buddy Matt Stafford wants to pay him back for sticking up for him after the fans were so mean...maybe he could fill him in on all the big words used here.
For starters, Dom, you claim you love the fans here...and that you love being here. Dude, the feeling is definitely not mutual. Normally I would have nothing but praise for a guy who has been entrenched in his position, without missing a game, for what has been almost a decade at this point. But Dominic is no Peyton Manning, he is no Brett Favre, hell I don't even know if he's a Jeff Backus. At least Jeff knows to keep his stupid overpaid mouth shut.
Second, I would love to respect you for defending your teammates...but Matt is making an obcene amount of money wearing that #9 jersey, he is absolutely fair game for criticism. You want to stand up for your teammate, you want to stop the criticism...start playing better!!! Be a good teammate by being part of a better team. Don't get after the fans because they're picking on your boy, let that boy become a bigger man than you will ever be...take that criticism and learn from it. Newsflash Dip$#!t...we didn't run Joey Blue Skies out of town, your lousy play and Joey's weak personality did that.
Last, but certainly not least. You're actually frustrated at the fans because you don't think they know what they're talking about. Wow...this one is almost hard to respond to. You may have one of the longest tenures with this franchise, but most of us have been around for a lifetime now. Those of us who actually showed up for that horrendous game on Sunday...do you think we just had nothing better to do? Do you think that the 40,857 that were in attendance are just your casual Lions fans only there to rag on you and your teammates? Matt Stafford and everyone of your aweful teammates deserved criticism for that dreadful performance. We know what we're talking about Dom, and frankly we're freakin sick of it! We're sick of watching your terrible offensive line get no push up front, and fail to protect your precious quarterback. We're sick of watching dropped pass, after dropped pass from one pathetic receiver after another (Lord knows we've drafted enough of 'em). We're sick of watching the defense "pump up the crowd" only to give up a 12 yard run with four mis-tackles. We're sick of excuses, sick of nonsense about picks and shovels, pad levels, and how high bars are set. We're sick of new attitudes, we're sick of new coaches, we're sick of rebuilding. We're sick of the draft being the most exciting part of the season. We're sick of all the freakin losing, and Dom we are sick of you!
You're pissed because the fans came after your teammates, and I'm pissed because you're coming after my fans. We've suffered through more bull$#!t than you can understand you overrated, undersized, pathetic excuse for a player. You don't like the heat, you better do something about it or get the F^ck outta our kitchen you douche bag...because enough is enough already. Get the hell out of the NFL and go give the pro-wrestling a shot, they're always looking for big morons with strong personalities. Was this clear enough for you Dom, can you now understand where I'm coming from...or do you need me to draw you a picture?