Have the Detroit Lions ever been ‘fun’ since their last championship?

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Lions have been the most frustrating team in the NFL over the last 60 plus years, but were they also ever ‘fun’ during this stretch?

The Detroit Lions would seem to easily be the most frustrating team in the NFL over the last 63 years. They have found ways to lose games that not even Einstein could conceive of.

They have authored more fourth quarter and season-ending collapses than any other team in the league during that period. They’re also way ahead of everyone else in figuring out how to drop the ball in situations that are almost impossible to lose.

The only problem every Detroit Lions fan would have about listing their top 10 gut wrenching moments from following this franchise would be limiting it to 10.

The Chicago Cubs were ‘lovable losers’ for 108 years before they won the World Series back in 2016. That’s a drought that dwarfs even the Lions long skid down the road of pathos. But at least the Cubs appeared in the world series seven times during that stretch of futility.

Although all seven were at a time that finishing in first place in your designated league automatically meant you won the pennant and advanced to the World Series. Losing all seven must have been very frustrating, but at least they had to have fielded some good teams to win the pennant.

Since the Lions last won a world championship back in 1957, they only have one playoff victory to their name. They also have only won their division three times. So the Lions and their pathetic 12 postseason appearances over the last 63 years, haven’t exactly fielded that many good teams.

Between playing like a team coached by the Three Stooges and finding every inexplicable way to defy the law of averages by not being able to field at least a couple of legitimate contenders over that period of time, the Lions are clearly legitimate contenders to be the most cursed, snakebitten or plain old worst franchise in professional sports. But were they ever ‘fun’?