The Detroit Lions can be called the biggest losers of the season. And with a current record of 0 wins and 12 losses, they are indeed the worst team the NFL has ever seen. The Lions are now tagged with the title of the NFL’s losingest team and they blew every chance they got to win. This is probably the worst year for the Lions, even though they haven’t shown a stellar performance in decades.
The performance that the Lions are showing makes their fans really frustrated and disappointed. Although they have the most faithful fans, the question remains as to how these people put up with the poor performance that their team has been giving them year after year. Eventually, the kind of loyalty their fans give them will dwindle with how they lose game after game.
But there’s another reason Detroit is losing interest in the Lions, and it’s not because of the team’s losing status. It is also because of the depression that the economy is experiencing. In fact, many people associate the team’s losing status with the history of Detroit and its failing auto industry. And by chance, the team is owned by the Ford family. The same family that ran his business, the Ford Motor Company, ran aground.
The people of Detroit have grown tired of the team’s performance and don’t care as much as it used to. The few remaining Detroit Lions fans are leaving the games due to the NFL’s policy of not broadcasting if games don’t sell out. With the economy down, these fans have no money to waste on overpaid team owners and multi-millionaire players who don’t even perform at their best.
With the upcoming draft, the NFL is going to have to do something and start talking tough with the players. They will also have to resort to paying recruited players lower salaries. Fans don’t have enough money to pay roughly $100 for a game that can’t even get them out of their seats. Fortunately for the Ford family, as they get a free stadium, funded by the people of Michigan, but they make a lot of money on NFL TV plus licensing fees. No wonder winning isn’t at the top of his list.
You might ask, what’s in store for the Lions? The answer is as simple as nothing. If this team doesn’t pull together, their losing streak could last forever. Unless someone has some sense in their management and their players, they have very little chance of improving. But it’s never too late to do so, for glory’s sake and for the sake of their fans, the Detroit Lions should do something about how they’re playing their games. A victory is not that far away if the team and its management work together to seize the opportunity to win.