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Old 12-15-2005, 03:07 AM
TripleH68 TripleH68 is offline
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Orange-Out Announced for Detroit Lions Game


Detroit, MI: The Lions Fanatics (www.thelionsfanatics.com) have officially announced an “Orange-Out” as a means of protest of the Detroit Lions December 18, 2005 football game against the Cincinnati Bengals. This protest is in direct response to the refusal of Team Owner and Chairman William Clay Ford to fire Team President and CEO Matt Millen. The Detroit Lions under President and CEO Matt Millen have failed to live up to the standards of a professional football team and have the worst record of any team in the National Football League since his hire on January 9, 2001.

As a means of protest, The Lions Fanatics are asking fans to wear the color orange to the December 18, 2005 Detroit Lions’ home game. Wearing the color orange serves two purposes.

First, the color is highly distinct and will not be confused with the Detroit Lions’ team color in an effort to maximize visibility. Second, the color orange is one of the team colors of the Detroit Lions’ December 18th opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals.

This is a passive, non-disruptive method for the fans of the Detroit Lions to show Team Owner and Chairman William Clay Ford their disgust with his inaction. It is the belief of The Lions Fanatics that this method of protest does not violate the rules of Ford Field as would “Fire Millen” t-shirts and/or signs. This action is directed at the management of the team and not the players on the field which The Lions Fanatics will continue to support.

The Lions Fanatics is an organization created and maintained by the fans of the Detroit Lions. The site acts as a central forum for all fans, regardless of age or gender, to voice their opinions and discuss various topics related to Detroit Lions football. For more information on the “Orange Out,” please contact The Lions Fanatics at Webmaster@thelionsfanatics.com or visit The Lions Fanatics website at www.thelionsfanatics.com
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:16 AM
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Thats [censored] great. How he still has a job, let alone one that makes him a millionaire, is beyond me.
At least G dub had a name going for him.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:31 AM
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Default Re: \"Orange-Out\" in Detroit.

This is a fantastic idea.

Although, the name needs work. They're just ripping off the Flyers ("Orange Crush" - 2004 playoffs) and Penn State ("White Out" - see PSU vs. tOSU).
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:31 AM
Wes ManTooth Wes ManTooth is offline
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Brilliant
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Old 12-15-2005, 12:17 PM
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This is a fantastic idea.

Although, the name needs work. They're just ripping off the Flyers ("Orange Crush" - 2004 playoffs) and Penn State ("White Out" - see PSU vs. tOSU).

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Everyone's copying this. VT had Orange Effect and Maroon effect games.
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:10 PM
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who dey.
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: \"Orange-Out\" in Detroit.

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Although, the name needs work. They're just ripping off the Flyers ("Orange Crush" - 2004 playoffs) and Penn State ("White Out" - see PSU vs. tOSU).

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What the heck are you even talking about?
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Old 12-15-2005, 02:55 PM
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how about this won't work, ask me why... okay.

The goal of these owners is to make money, for this 'orange out' to work, people have to come to the game, when they come to the game, the money is way. You are protesting with your clothes, but voting with your dollar. The only real way to make a statement is to leave the stands emtpy.
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:24 PM
Wes ManTooth Wes ManTooth is offline
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how about this won't work, ask me why... okay.

The goal of these owners is to make money, for this 'orange out' to work, people have to come to the game, when they come to the game, the money is way. You are protesting with your clothes, but voting with your dollar. The only real way to make a statement is to leave the stands emtpy.

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If alot of people wear orange, i think it will send a pretty good message
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:28 PM
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i think its going to work big time. the tickets have already been sold, that money was made a long time ago. fans arent wearing lions jerseys, or buying them. also this is all in the papers. the message is spreading and voices are being heard.
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