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One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


Is all the Lions' hype too much?

Is the Lions’ hype teetering out of control? It’s a question being asked by the folks at

It’s a fair question, but here’s the thing. The 4-0 Lions have won eight straight going back to last season. Two seasons ago they finished 2-14. If any team was ready for some hype it’s the Lions who for too many years could best be described as “woebegone.”

This week Calvin Johnson is on the cover of the national edition of Sports Illustrated and the hype will just continue to grow until kickoff of the Monday Night Football game against the Bears.

If they win that one — they’re 6-point favorites — it will continue to blossom.

It’s great for the fans and there’s no harm done to the team.

It appears that between Jim Schwartz and the team leaders they will stay on message. They understand there is much to improve upon. They know they haven’t played their best football yet. And, don’t forget the biggest game is the next game.

A little hype never hurt. The city of Detroit and the devoted Lions’ fans deserve a little enjoyment for they undying support throughout the years.

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