The News-Herald - September 26
The Detroit Lions, like the Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons, have all won championships in my lifetime. The Lions, however, won their last one when I was about three years old - I have no recollection of it. And I'm not alone. While the few remaining living Detroit football fans my age share my experience; there are generations - plural - of football fans who've never even seen the Lions come close. It seems the latest version of our Leos is no better than the teams of the past decade or two; but unlike those teams, these guys are likable. They try. We respond and get our hopes up. I guess we fans are as desperate as our team is bad.
That's the Point!