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Thursday, January 08, 2009


Parker joins Marinelli on the soup lines

On the way to 0-16, Detroit made a stop at 0-15 with a loss in its home finale to New Orleans. During that game, the Saints were 10-for-10 on third downs. This is the most staggering stat that I've ever seen. Detroit's defensive coordinator Joe Berry, also happened to be head coach Rod Marinelli's son-in-law. After the game Detroit News columnist Rob Parker asked the coach, "Do you wish your daughter would have married a better defensive coordinator?" It's a cruel, horrible, inappropriate, and hilarious question.

Anyway, Parker was pilloried for it. And now he has resigned rather than accept a demotion. I'm sad that this is what brought Parker down. He spent eight years writing for the News and was never any good.

1 Comment(s):

  •   Posted by Anonymous Fritz at January 13, 2009 4:48 AM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • Was the News intending to bounce Parker and used this excuse?

    Did Parker have another job lined up?

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