What You Can Do (or pass on to someone else)
Tips for the “Kool-Aid Drinker” in your life
First, realize that every move probably won’t be gold. Second, the roster isn’t perfect, allow yourself some room to admit that we’re all human, even Quinn. Third, we’re probably going to lose some games, so don’t set yourself up for too much disappointment, or to end the season as an “S.O.L. Fan.”
Fourth, Stafford is just one guy; football is a team sport. Fifth, there’s a reason that Lions fans ask to have Lions players be pallbearers at their funeral. “I want them to let me down one last time….”
Tips for the “S.O.L. Fan” in your life
To start, there is no universal conspiracy against the Lions. There is no Curse of Bobby Lane. Next, the Lions have a shot at a division title. We’re talking about a statistical possibility. They are not the favorites, but you may enjoy some games if you don’t decide ahead of time to curse the Ford family in some quasi-voodoo basement ceremony after every loss.
It’s football. The Lions will get their shot. Most importantly, no one likes the wet blanket. If someone is a little excited for football, just try humoring them. It won’t kill you.
Lastly, no. The Ford’s will not sell the team.
Final Diagnosis: Fun!
The words hope and despair are so familiar to Detroit Lions fans, as we carry both all year, like an obsessed cheerleader with her set of pompoms. Usually we’ve ended up heartbroken. It’s good to look at ourselves every once in a while and make sure we remember to have some fun! As we get ready to embark upon the 2017 Lions season, take stock of your fandom.
Make sure to keep some perspective. Which kind of fan are you? Do these two types sound like people you know? Have you been both? No matter what the answer is, buckle up, it’s going to be a fun season! **cough**Hopefully**cough** Pass it on if someone needs to remember to self-diagnose and inject some fun!