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The Detroit Lions - The Best ... at Being the Worst!
Posted By: TurboPistons
11/27/2008
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As I write my argument that the Detroit Lions franchise is the absolute worst of any professional sports franchises (American, for now... but possibly International); the Lions are currently leading the NFL... in losses... with a league worst 0 and 9 record. Half of the sportscasters think the Lions won't win a game this season. It's one of the big topics that they talk about.

So, exhibit A: the Lions are making major headlines and air time concerning their failure!

Point 2: it's not like the Lions ownership were strapped financially (before now) and had a team salary a fraction of the other teams. The Ford family, with all of their assets, have had a lock on the Thanksgiving Day game for a reason - the money! To be this bad with the resources that they (did) have ... is inexcusable.

It all really came to a climax, this last Halloween when I overheard a Cubs fan telling somebody after complaining about the recent Cubs implosion, "But, I would rather be a Cubs fan than a Lions fan!" What? I thought it was part of the Cubs fan shtick to complain about their team like there was nothing worse in the world than being a Cubs fan? It was their cliche, their big joke, their responsibility to the sports world to proclaim their loyalty to the Cubs as a burden, as a curse, as capital punishment... For them to now be second worst ... to be given clemency, while Lions fans sit on death row... only the worst franchise in all of sports history can break such a stoic tradition. We're so bad, we even screwed Cubs fans out of their Sports God-Given right to be miserable!

I think the moral to this story is that there is a huge responsibility to owning a team and running a professional sports organization! All of the community's hopes and attitudes are so dependent on the team. For me, the Ford family is taking advantage of the situation because they know the fans will never stop believing! Even right now, as the Lions are 0-11 heading into the Thanksgiving Day game against the one-loss Titans, I know all those people back in Michigan believe something can change, that the Lions have a chance... They have to believe, or it would be like giving up on themselves!

It really matters and in a time of crisis, like that of the economic crisis and US automotive breakdown ... it's everything. It gives the people some hope and let's them forget about all the other days that aren't so nice. For these reason alone, the Lions ownership should be forced to change - period.
They should protest!
I don't understand... why they don't understand?
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