Analyzing the different types of Detroit Lions fans

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The S.O.L. Guy

Nov 16, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detroit Lions fans look on against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals won 14-6. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

You are the bane of many’s existence. Ok maybe it’s not that bad.

Everyone knows the S.O.L. Guy. Far too often these fans sprout out of nowhere and throw their catchphrase at everyone. By far to often I mean the Lions lose a preseason game and Jim is screaming Same Old Lions in his garage. Same Old Lions of course derived during what is now known as the decade of despair. The Lions were really bad in the early 2000’s, we get it. But if the Lions lose by a field goal to Buffalo in a season where they made the playoffs with an 11-5 record really a good example of the same old Lions? Or does a Lions loss after a four game winning streak really remind you of the Lions going 0-16?

I realize that the Lions have disappointed you over the years, we are all in that same boat, even slappy guy is. But understand the insanity of what you’re saying. The S.O.L. guy can also be put in the “sky is falling” category. This category represents the fan who is constantly in a state of walking away. This fan gives up on the season after a starter goes down with an injury, this fan gives up after a week two loss, this fan gives up after a player leaves the Lions. The only way this fan can express their grievance is to latch onto the oh so familiar Same Old Lions moniker.

Dear S.O.L. Guy


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