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    Millen named analyst for NFL Network's Thursday Night Football

    NFL Network

    Matt Millen returns to the NFL broadcast booth as the new analyst for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, NFL Network president and CEO Steve Bornstein announced Monday. The new team of Millen and play-by-play announcer Bob Papa will debut on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football November 12 at 8:00 PM ET when the San Francisco 49ers host the Chicago Bears.

    “Matt Millen is one of the best television analysts in the business and we welcome him back to the booth on Thursday Night Football,” said Bornstein. “Matt’s candor, knowledge and passion for the NFL, partnered with Bob Papa, make them a very entertaining and informative announcing team.”Fans, want to get NFL Network? Cable operators, want to carry NFL Network? Click here for more information.


    A four-time Super Bowl winner in his playing days, Millen made a smooth transition into the broadcast booth as a highly acclaimed NFL analyst for FOX and CBS from 1995 to 2000. He was regularly mentioned as one of the best analysts on NFL games by the media and his broadcast peers. In addition to working on television, Millen was also the analyst for CBS Radio’s Monday night crew from 1997 to 2000.

    “I am humbled to be a part of the NFL Network team,” said Millen. “It is very exciting to be joining Bob Papa and an outstanding crew of professionals on the Thursday Night Football telecasts.”

    Millen’s playing career featured four Super Bowl victories with three teams. As a standout linebacker for 12 seasons, Millen played for the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins. He won two Super Bowls with the Raiders (XV, XVIII) one in San Francisco (XXIV) and his last ring with the Redskins (XXVI).

    A three-year starter and a first team All-American at Penn State, Millen was Oakland’s second-round selection in the 1980 NFL Draft. Always one of the leaders of any defense he played on, Millen was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 1988 season with the Raiders.

    Millen returns to the booth after spending the past eight seasons as the president of the Detroit Lions. He also served on the NFL Competition Committee the past three years. Millen replaces Cris Collinsworth as the analyst on Thursday Night Football games. In addition to working for NFL Network, Millen is an analyst on ESPN’s college football games and Monday Night Countdown show.

    ahahaha, right after the season his team went on to become the worst team in NFL History?


  • #2
    He isn't as bad of an analyst as he was an owner; I actually like his analysis.

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    • #3
      I thought he was working for NBC.

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      • #4
        They should do some America's Game Lost Rings shows covering his whole tenure in Detroit....that would be superb.


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        • #5
          nobody else feels like this guy just shouldn't be getting football-related job offers?

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          • #6
            Good, I think he's a very good analyst. Very knowledgeable.

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            • #7
              Horrible GM, but he was a very good commentator. He's infamous among the football community, so that'll draw curiosity at least.
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              • #8
                He's a piece of human crap, a liar, a fake, a phony, and egomaniacal twerp.

                Let's break this down for a second based on the last couple of day's news:

                First, Millen getting hired by NFLN. To paraphrase Peter King and avoid direct quoting: "I heard it's because he wouldn't have been a happy camper ESPN not allowed him to take the gig." Mike Florio verifies that ESPN agreed to tear up an exclusivity clause that Millen agreed to when he took their job.

                Second, Millen's mention of his remaining contract time with the Lions: "“That is kind of ongoing right now,” he said. “I’m going to leave it at that.”

                Finally, something non-Detroiters will not know: When Millen was given his second contract with the team, a five-year extension that he got after he had already presided over five putrid failures, he said at least three different times that I heard personally and live on the radio, "I don't have an extension, Mr. Ford and I have an agreement that I will stay around as long as he wants me here. On the day he tells me I am no longer needed, I will walk away and not take another dollar."

                Do you see the pattern here? The guy is a dishonest piece of crap. He is a huge fake and a disgrace. He's a two-faced twat who goes back on his agreements. He loafed his way through his entire GM career with the Lions, everyone knows that he was the laziest and least hard-working executive in the league. He spent three days a week in Detroit and four in Pennsylvania spending a 'tarded old man's money. He routinely laughed and joked about how terrible he was and how it was all just bad luck. And now he's doing the same thing with his TV career, screwing over everyone he comes in contact with.

                Go to Hell, Millen. I hope your plane crashes going between your Thursday night game and your ESPN studio gig. What I really hope is that the Lions somehow earn a Thursday night game sometime in the next few seasons. I would spend $150 for a ticket just so I could hold up a sign saying DIE MATT DIE and an effigy of your fat ass with a noose around its neck, you piece of ****.

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                • #9
                  Go to Hell, Millen. I hope your plane crashes going between your Thursday night game and your ESPN studio gig. What I really hope is that the Lions somehow earn a Thursday night game sometime in the next few seasons. I would spend $150 for a ticket just so I could hold up a sign saying DIE MATT DIE and an effigy of your fat ass with a noose around its neck, you piece of ****.
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                  • #10
                    Ah, come on now, it's not like I plan to actually do the man violence. I do however feel he's one of the most reprehensible people in recent sports history, and the only reason he's not even more reviled nationwide is because it's the Lions, and no one expects them to be good anyway. Believe me, if he had run your team, you would be ranting just as bad.

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                    • #11
                      well Millen was a tv commentator before he ****** the Lions over for nearly a decade... Guess going back to what he was actually decent at is the logical thing to do.

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                      • #12
                        He was actually an amazing analyst before he was a GM. People forget that and may write him off, but he gives great insight.


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                        • #13
                          Yeah he is awesome on TV. Love watching Millen.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JBond93 View Post
                            He was actually an amazing analyst before he was a GM. People forget that and may write him off, but he gives great insight.
                            He was great on FOX, now they have Brian Balldinger and a bunch of other big idiots


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                            • #15
                              If Emmit Smith could get a job as an analyst a foreigner with a phrase book and no understanding of the game would be an upgrade.

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