The Detroit Lions Quiz (2000-2009): Test your fandom!
This week’s Detroit Lions Quiz covers the most painful decade in team history. How much do you remember about Lions football from the Y2K era?
I started this series last week with some Detroit Lions trivia questions from the 2010s. So, it’s only natural that this week I move a decade back into the 2000s.
It’s hard to put a nice bow on this decade; it was a tough time to be a Lions fan.
This was the ‘Fire Millen’ decade. It was the decade when I finally started to understand why my dad and uncles were always so negative about the Lions. This decade produced five seasons with records of 3-13 or worse.
This was the era of drafting a shiny new wide receiver in the top 10 every year. The period where your last name had to start with an M if you wanted consideration for the head coaching job. It was a time when you could throw a #34 jersey on any running back named Kevin and no one would know the difference.
The 2000s produced one 0-16 season and a pretty good run at a second one. Dan Orlovsky‘s trek through the back of the end zone is frozen in time here. So is Jon Kitna‘s brief time as a folk hero. If you were to ask fans which decade a Lions assistant coach tried to order some Wendy’s while naked, I’m sure most would agree, “well that’s gotta be the 2000s”.
Reader, I present to you, my Lions quiz on the decade of team history that I hate to love, the 2000s.
1. Which Lions player scored the most touchdowns between 2000 and 2009?
(a) Kevin Jones
(b) Kevin Smith
(c) Roy Williams
(d) Calvin Johnson