The Detroit Lions have played some of their poorest football of the season over the last two weeks, but is there really no hope in sight?
Yes indeed, it must truly be football season when we see the annual panic by Detroit Lions fans. The media helps stoke the fires with their adverse headlines and the poor play of the team on the field can only mean one thing; the sky is falling.
This is a routine that has occurred for 60 years and is certainly once again bringing the annual drama that downtrodden Lions fans have been a part of for far too long.
Being a Lions fan usually means that joyous Sundays are often ruined by inept play. When expectations start to grow, the Lions will cut them down and where there is hope, this franchise will destroy it.
In the vernacular of my friend I was having lunch with yesterday, ‘Being a Lions fan sucks.’
Yeah, we all get it. The only thing worse than sitting through another awful season of Detroit Lions football is having hope that the promised land has finally arrived only to see it dashed.
Again and again and again…
The Matt Patricia era has not played out at all as expected. The Lions fan base had visions of miracles dancing in their heads. Much like Moses parting the Red Sea, Patricia would only need to wave his hands and the defense was going to be impossible to score on while the offense would reap the benefits of all the offseason work to build a ground game.
These Lions were destined to win the Super Bowl! That’s why general manager Bob Quinn fired Jim Caldwell and hired Matt Patricia. Nothing could stop destiny, right?!?
Perhaps nothing except the same old Lions.
I once had a friend from New York tell me that the line from Ghostbusters 2 about how it’s every New Yorkers ‘God-given right to be miserable’ was true.
Apparently the same can be said about all Detroit Lions fans…