The scars that former Lion GM Matt Millen left on the psyche of Detroit are slowly starting to heal, but the local NBC affiliate just couldn't resist ripping those scabs right off.
It didn't help that their parent company snatched up the unemployed wide-receiver lover and then stuck him smack dab in the middle of the most watched football game of the year, as a not-so-subtle reminder to Lions fans that another generation of their progeny shall never taste the sweet bliss of championship glory. But Channel 4 Detroit does not take such slights willingly, instead choosing to run the following message along the bottom of screen anytime Millen's mug appeared on it:
Matt Millen was president of the Lions for the worst eight-year run in the history of the NFL. Knowing his history with the team, is there a credibility issue as he now serves as an analyst for NBC Sports?"
All right then. That's quite an eff you to the boys back at corporate, but it also generated about 36 pages of comments on their website. It could also just be a way of telling the people of Detroit, "This was not our idea. Please don't fire bomb the station."
Instant Feedback: Matt Millen As NBC Sports Analyst [WDIV Detroit]
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