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The Detroit Lions royally screwed up in the handling of Ndamukong Suh and his rookie contract when they restructured it not once, but twice.

While the restructuring in the short term made some sense, the end result was that the Lions were left in a horrible predicament in the 2015 off-season.

Suh BannerBecause Martin Mayhew and the Lions management team couldn’t lock up Suh long-term prior to free agency, they essentially had two options in handling Suh:

  1. The could apply the franchise tag and Suh would remain a Lion for 2015 and get paid a whopping $28 million.
  2. They could forgo using the franchise tag and attempt to sign Suh as a free-agent.

We all know what happened next.

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After completing a season long series of Fantasy Football articles, my bosses were so impressed that I was asked to write a weekly column covering the current hot topics of Detroit sports.

At first I wasn’t sure because I’m pretty busy with my regular job, but after minutes of negotiation I decided that their offer of not firing me if I did this was more than enough to persuade me to take the gig.

So now that Fantasy Football is over, I am going to dive right into the Detroit sports scene giving you the coverage you crave in an exciting and unique way.

I had hoped my first post would be about something happy like the hiring of Jim Harbaugh or a Lions playoff victory. But due to unforeseen flag pick-ups, plans have changed!

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So as we collectively sit back and bemoan the opportunity that was ripped out from under us by the poor officiating in our recent playoff (fix) loss at Dallas, that got me thinking – how does the Flax Fix of the 2014 NFL Wild Card Playoff game rank among the all-time worst calls in Detroit Sports History?

I’m going to warn you, reliving these 8 terrible calls may make you a little sad and angry all over again, so grab some tissues and a pillow to punch just in case.

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