If you have been following along, you already know that former Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen was desperately in need of a new heart.
Well, according to Peter King, Millen had heart transplant surgery and according to Millen’s wife, Matt is in recovery and the heart is a perfect match.
I called, and Millen said he was scheduled to undergo the transplant at 1 a.m. Monday. The surgery would take, if a normal one, between four and six hours. Quite a Christmas Eve gift for Millen, his wife Pat and their family.
I spoke to Millen late Sunday afternoon, and told him he had a lot of people out in the football world rooting for him.
“Tell ‘em to pray,” he said cheerfully. “I’ll need it.”
Consider yourselves prompted, people. In this season of giving, give your prayers to a man who needs them.
Update, 8:11 a.m.: Millen is out of surgery. He’ll be in recovery until late this afternoon. In a text from the hospital, Millen’s wife Pat said: “Doctors said the heart was a perfect match and he is doing well. The surgery went smoothly.”
I’ll be passing on any further updates as I get them.
This is absolutely amazing news. Please make sure to keep Matt Millen in your thoughts and prayers.
Matthew Stafford has message for Detroit Lions’ fans who cheered him being benched
When Cassel came into the game, you could clearly hear a decent portion of Ford Field cheering that Stafford was being benched.
Following the game, Stafford was asked about the fans cheering when they found out he was out of the game and his response was very Matthew Stafford-esque.
To read the rest of the article and to see what Stafford had to say about fans cheering him being benched, please click on the link below.