Hang in there Lion fans, articles like this about the Lions, but NOT about Lions football are going to be coming to an end soon. All indications are that the elusive SETTLEMENT is right on schedule. I’ve been saying all along that the NFL is NOT going to be losing any money over this dispute. The John Claytons of the world are being really cautious about their predictions on how long it is until the Lockout ends, but the whispers are growing louder every day. The NFL owners meet on July 21 and you can bet your last dollar, like Art Schlichter, that a deal had better be ready for ratification or all hell is going to break loose.
One of the best things about the SideLion Report is reading the daily feature “Scanning the Savanna”. I don’t know how editor Zac Snyder pulls these things out of his ahem [computer] but he finds some of the most fascinating things. Most of the things that appear on the Savanna are about how the Lions seem to be everyone’s darling for the upcoming 2012 football season. I gotta admit that after the last ten years of pure hell of watching the Lions, excluding the last four games of the 2011 season, I eat up those articles like it’s my last meal. The NFL took notice of the Lions being in nearly every game, but not learning how to win,, until the end of the season. I really believe it was when the Lions drafted Nick Fairly, Mikel Leshoure and Titus Young that made the rest of the league say “check out what Detroit’s doing.”
Scanning the Savanna on July 13 featured a piece by The Business Journals ON NUMBERS. It added the numbers up of all the things that the Lions didn’t accomplish, and determined that watching the lions for the last fifty three years has been a miserable experience. UHH? I need a scientific study to tell me THAT? They could have asked any life long Lions fans, and there aren’t many who will admit to that. The writer said “A new ON NUMBERS study has determined that it’s more difficult to root for the Lions than any other NFL team.” I guess one playoff win in over fifty years will do that.
The Lions ranked the highest on the Fan Difficulty Index. Wow, they have names for everything now. The list is topped by the Lions at a 9.617. The list only takes into account the last ten years. If they included the last fifty, that number would would be in the gabillions. The New England Patriots came in first with a -12.998 index. So now we know what three Super Bowl titles over ten years is worth? The Lions only have 22.615 points to go. That’s not so hard. The Cleveland Browns were the second to last on the list with a 7.216 index number.
I’m sure the rest of the league got a good laugh at the Lions being on the bottom of another bad statistic. I hope they’re enjoying the Lions being on the bottom now, because when they total up that number at the end of this decade, I’d be willing to bet that the Lions will be in the top 5. Some new team is going to come along and dominate this upcoming decade. Why not the Lions?
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