My recent posting on the Detroit Lions' historically bad year led to two comments from the M-i-L (mother-in-law):
December 29, 2008 3:53 PM: My advice to the Lions, going forward, is to avoid hiring any GM or coach whose last name begins with the letter M. Skeptical? Let's take a nostalgic look back at Millen, Morninweg, Mariucci, Marinelli, etc. See what I mean? So no more M is for Misery, please.
December 30, 2008 5:33 PM: Can you believe it? The new Lions' GM is . . . MARTIN MAYHEW!! And the curse of the M continues. Noooo!!!
Maybe Mr. Mayhew will be smart and consider hiring Mike Shanahan now that he's been fired by the Broncos. I wonder...would Shanahan's first name be enough to trigger The Curse of the M?