The Detroit Lions are handcuffed to everything you hate

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The Ford’s

Aug 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

For many years one of the most popular theories is that the Ford family doesn’t care about the Lions winning and are only in it for the money. This belief leads to an attached theory that the Ford’s are too loyal and won’t fire coaches and have no idea how to make the Lions a winner. I’ not going to argue against any of that, other than to say the Lions have gone through 17 different coaches since purchasing the team in 1963.

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The reality of it all is that buying or selling an NFL team is no easy feat. There is a lot of red tape to cross before the NFL even allows a potential buyer to make an offer to purchase a team. After all this is a league that has decline Presidential Canditate Donald Trump on multiple occasions. Just having the money gives a buyer no grounds to purchase the team, so go get your Go Fund Me Money back because the NFL would never allow such a transaction to take place.

Secondly, why would the Ford’s want to sell at all? William Clay Ford purchased the team for $4.5 million back in the 60’s. The Lions are now worth $1.44 billion and continues to draw a profit every year. Would you walk away? Besides, new owners isn’t always the best option.

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