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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 10:23 AM
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BRIAN DICKERSON: DeVos unveils his plan for Lions' turnaround
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BRIAN DICKERSON: DeVos unveils his plan for Lions' turnaround

BY BRIAN DICKERSON
FREE PRESS COLUMNIST

June 26, 2006

I told Dick DeVos right up front I was skeptical about his bid to become the Detroit Lions' next head coach.

"What do you know," I asked him, "about professional football?"

"I've been a part of winning teams all my life," the multilevel marketing magnate answered confidently. "I think I've got what it takes to turn this one around."

"But where would you start?" I asked him. "The Lions have so many problems."

"With all due respect, Brian," DeVos answered, "there's only one problem: The Lions' opponents consistently score more points than the Lions do. That's what the next head coach has to focus on like a laser."

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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 10:26 AM
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1. That's a brilliant analogy
Edited on Mon Jun-26-06 10:26 AM by Strawman
If you've liked Millen as GM of the Lions, you'll love Devos as governor of MI.
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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 12:49 PM
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2. Clever piece, I just hate Dreary Dick's ads though
I slump into depression when I see his ads, not because I fear Devos winning, I just find his ads very depressing, I wrote to Granholm to try to hit on this theme and the new MDP ads are pretty good.

I also gave money when I got an e-mail from her husband. She does a video pop-up where she walks on the screen and talks right to you, and points out how this campaign will be about real jobs, real issues and the lives of real people right now.(I paraphrased alot) anyway, I thought it was excellant and I forked over $20.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-01-06 10:36 AM
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3. I get the feeling DeVos has been running the Lions for all these years...
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