Suddenly, I’m a Detroit Lions fan…

January 15, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

Everyone at WNST is delighted and happy for our very own Jim Schwartz as he accepts the head coaching job of the Detroit Lions today. I got the text from Schwartzie around 3:45 p.m. and we’ll look forward to watching his progress as he takes over the worst team in NFL history.

It can only go up, right?

For those of you who don’t know, Schwartz has been a regular contributor and supporter of WNST for nearly a decade, ever since his role as Marvin Lewis’ assistant from 1996 through 1998 on Ted Marchibroda’s staff with the original Mean Machine Ravens. Schwartz left to go to Tennessee as as a defensive assistant and has been the defensive coordinator there for eight years.

He has always been a staunch supporter of Baltimore sports and has faithfully called in to WNST every Friday through all of the years. He says he calls in so all of his friends and family in Baltimore know how he’s doing because he doesn’t have time to check in with all of them every week and it’s his way of checking in with his Mt. St. Joe boys.

A hearty congrats to the myriad of Schwartzes in Baltimore and to his wife and family in Nashville. We’re bursting with pride for our man, Schwartzie.

And to Detroit: may the Schwartz be with you!

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