Kwame Kilpatrick, the Detroit Lions, and the case for change

Maybe it’s an omen. Sometimes when you peer deep enough into the heart of disaster, you can see past the disaster to the actual heart pumping furiously beneath.

So yesterday we hear that Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen is gone. Those of us who happen to believe in God already knew that God is good, but this is concrete proof. Praise Jesus hallelujah amen. See ya, Matt.

So who will be in charge of saving the Lions now, you ask? Yeah well. Moving right along. 

OK, here’s the thing, because I think maybe I’m seeing some kind of divine pattern here.  Matt Millen was cut loose after things finally got so bad that something had to change. You know it had to be bad if it made Bill Ford Jr. stand up to his father, questioning his (lack of) judgment in public.  You can read all about that here if you wanna know the details, but basically Young Bill said that Millen would have been out the door awhile ago if it had been up to him, but since Daddy has had a stranglehold on the reins for the last 44 years then there’s nothing he could do. But he wanted to make it clear that it wasn’t him who was fucking things up, it was dear old dad. Junior was tired of getting shot at just because he happened to be on the ship with the wrong crew.

But the point to be made here, before I get too far afield, is that change may finally be coming to the Detroit Lions – dramatic change – as a result of a pain and pressure so great that it could not be denied. Something similar happened in Detroit only weeks ago when former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was forced to resign due to a pain and pressure so great that its force could not be denied. The stars, as they say, were in alignment. And they were in alignment against him.

Or maybe a better way of looking at it is that the stars were, perhaps, in alingnment in favor of Detroit. Maybe, just maybe…

Meanwhile, Wall Street is set on crash and burn. I’m surprised nobody’s jumped out a window and gone splat on the pavement yet. Still could happen. We’re being told by folks who supposedly know more about this stuff than you and me – meaning the folks who got us in this mess in the first place – that if immediate action isn’t taken to bail them all out with golden parachutes intact, then Chicken Little was indeed a prophet and the sky will truly fall. We’re all gonna die, kiss your ass goodbye, etc.

But you see what I’m getting at though, right? Once again, things are getting so incredibly bad that radical change isn’t simply desirable, it’s mandatory. Because without a radical change in direction, and immediately, then we’re f—–. Feel free to fill in the blanks.

Elect the black guy or we all die

Elect the black guy or we all die




So, like, are you really saying ‘elect the black guy or die’?

Well, OK, you probably won’t die…

SHAMELESS PLUG: Read my wife’s blog @ The D Spot Redeux


~ by Keith A. Owens on September 25, 2008.

One Response to “Kwame Kilpatrick, the Detroit Lions, and the case for change”

  1. Interesting when things get so f–k up in Amerika who do they turn to ,when Detroit ,Chicago,New york and Virginia where f–k Bro Young,Washington,Dinken and Wilder where the knight in shiny armor,Will Barak come to the rescue ?As far as the Lions they need a complete make over,I was born a raise here, 1957 is a long wait.

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