The Detroit Lions have struggled both this year and in recent history. What is there to keep you being a fan? We’ll discuss the state of the franchise.
This week’s Kick in the Crotch Weekly supplement is an exercise in deep reflection. It seems like every year Detroit Lions fans have to ask the question, “Is it worth it being a Lions fan?” Even the most diehard of fans must at points question himself or herself as to whether or not the Lions are worth supporting. Let’s wrestle with life’s big questions by looking at what we have going forward.
First of all, Kick in the Crotch Weekly is a Detroit native, raised both in the city and around it. Perhaps you have that kind of heritage, too. KCW‘s family are not huge football fans, though. However, we have made many trips to both the Silverdome and the Big House growing up due to the proximity of those venues.
Perhaps your family transplanted to another city and rooting for the Detroit Lions was a way for your parents to stay attached to their roots. You just happened to grow up in that family. Lucky you!
If you chose the Detroit Lions for neither of these reasons, bless your heart. (That’s the way Southerners say you aren’t too bright.) Perhaps Barry Sanders, Calvin Johnson, or someone else (???) mesmerized you, though, and you couldn’t help but love their team. Welcome to NFL hell!
Where the Detroit Lions are at
The Lions are in familiar territory this season, last place. At 4-7 there is little hope of winning a division or even contending for a playoff berth. A 3-game slide combined with the Thanksgiving day loss to the Bears means we can get our list of draft wants and fax it over to Santa whenever we’re ready.
The Lions will probably win a couple more games to make things look better but December will be another occasion to watch other teams play in meaningful games while we try for moral victories. The Los Angeles Rams (10-1) are a hot team and with the Lions running low on reinforcements, who really knows what we’ll see this coming Sunday.
Hint: It will probably be ugly.
The Detroit Lions fans have been disappointed again. Many of the teams that are doing well, never seem to change while the Lions almost never seem to do well. Rod Wood, the Lions team president, is ready to throw a parade if we make a playoff game because he knows that Detroit fans want a reason to celebrate.
Parades and banners only for the right reason, Rod.