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Matt Millen Removed From 'Monday Night Football,' Lions Fans Everywhere Rejoice

You can remove the earplugs, Detroit. Matt Millen can no longer hurt you.

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ESPN has given Millen the boot, removing him from their "Monday Night Countdown" pregame show that precedes the Monday night games during the NFL season. He'll be replaced by former Bucs and Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer.

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Millen as you may recall was the train wreck that ran the Lions organization into the ground for nearly a decade. He was fired during the 2008 season in which the Lions infamously finished 0-16.

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However, he shockingly returned to torture fans in Michigan as an analyst for ESPN, working on the Monday night show as well as providing color commentary for select college football games despite his tarnished reputation. That included working last year's Michigan-Michigan State game, drawing the ire of fans from both sides.

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Millen also worked games for the NFL Network's "Thursday Night Football" telecast, but has since been dropped from that role too. Everyone looks like they're finally getting the message.

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It appeared Millen might actually have to return to Detroit this season on Oct. 10, when the Lions host the Bears in their first Monday night game in eons. Thankfully, that won't happen now.

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