Lions Football - Fall 1999
November 16, 1999

November 13, 1999

November 6, 1999

October 23, 1999

October 16, 1999

October 2, 1999

September 25, 1999

September 18, 1999

September 11, 1999


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Front row: Steven Vaughan, Ryan Tilis, Jared Sandler, Fred Harries, Logan Young, Hudson Seidel, Brantley Smith.
Second row: Jared Moses, Alex Fejer, Benjamin Goodman, Royal Gamber, Evan Lacher, Michael Sartoris, Tyler Coryell.
Third row: Scott Winslet, Daniel Lahrman, Mathew Oh, Keith Williams, John Nicolini, Max Robinson, Robert Tobolowsky. 
Back row:  Asst. Coach Mike Lahrman, Head Coach Scott Seidel, Asst. Coach Mark Goodman

Update December 23, 1999  September 26, 2002.  These links should all be working.

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November 16, 1999
OK, so here is my opinion. (The true benefit of having a webpage is people looking at your photos have to read your comments.) It is very rare in sports when you can analyze a game after it is over and state that a team played their best and gave it all they had. The Lions finished the season doing just that in their last two games. I just don't recall ever being impressed this much after watching a sporting event. Congratulations to all of the players and coaches. What a fine display.

Oh, by the way. The Lions lost to the heavily favored Chargers 12-6. They ended the game in regulation tied 6-6. The Lions were intercepted on their sudden death attempt and the Chargers got a touchdown on their second play. The story of the game was to simply see how good the Chargers' position players looked and how well the Lions contained them play, after play, after play. It was great fun to watch.

Finally, on a somewhat personal note, my thanks to the coaches for all of their talents and, more importantly, their efforts. My son had a great experience and had a blast along the way. It was a fun ride. Thank you.

As for me, any time a sporting season is over I reflect on how I used to laugh, growing up as a kid, at my father taking photographs of the squirrels in our backyard. Too bad he does not live in Dallas. He would love the opportunity to take photographs of the Lions as I have. What a great hobby.

November 13, 1999
Played the Dolphins again in the first game of the playoffs. The score was tied 0-0 at the half. Pretty impressive on the part of the Dolphins as they had now held the Lions scoreless for 6 consecutive quarters. However, the Dolphins ran out of gas in the second half and the Lions erupted for 4 unanswered touchdowns for a 25-0 victory. Me thinks the Dolphins may have been counting their chickens before they hatched.

November 6, 1999
Lost to the Dolphins 13-0.

October 23, 1999
The Lions had a very frustrating loss to the Packers 12-9. The Lions' sole touchdown came on their very first offensive play as Benjamin ran wide for a very long time down the sidelines. After that they had a very difficult time getting rolling. I think the lost practice on Friday was a contributing factor as the team just looked to be out of synch.

October 16, 1999
The Lions defeated the Vikings 19-0. I missed the first half but got some good shots (I hope) in the second half.

October 2, 1999
The Lions played the Steelers tough, but lost 18-0. While the Steelers were a very physical team, the Lions were able to move the ball on offense and were able to frequently stop the Steelers offense. However, the Steelers got some big plays for touchdowns.

September 25, 1999 v. Cowboys
The Lions got a lesson in the danger of turnovers in the first half. They were ahead 9-0 with about 1:30 to go in the half but gave up 13 points before half-time. However, they kept their cool and roared back in the second half to win the game approximately 29 to 13. (Please do not hesitate to correct any of my scores.) 

September 18, 1999 v. Broncos
The Lions had a very strong day against the Broncos winning 26-0. The team played wonderfully on both offense and defense.

September 11, 1999 v. Redskins
The Lions defeated the Redskins 14-6. The Lions showed great poise by coming back from a 6-0 deficit. The highlight of the day was a great call on the first extra point with a trick play up the middle. This is also a nice win since the Lions played the game somewhat shorthanded.

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