I’m not going to deny that I can be a fair-weather fan from time to time (which I guess is redundant since a fair-weather fan is a “fan from time to time”), but when you come from Detroit, it’s forgivable to be like Michigan’s seasonal patterns.
And sure, we have the Red Wings and the Pistons (and we still may have the Tigers next season *fingers crossed*), but the Lions – oh boy.
Now it’s easy to sack them (ha ha), but I feel there’s only one thing they excel at: Getting Our Hopes Up. But this season, I will not stand for it. I’m secretly (well I guess not anymore) rooting against them. I want that mythical 0-16 season that the Dolphins almost had last year. Every other team gets to break records when they play against us, so let’s set one ourselves.
When watching their games, I’m always reminded of a comic strip that my uncle had on his fridge. There was a picture of a little boy with present in his hand with the caption: “Still believes in Santa Claus.” Next was a toothless little girl with the caption: “Still believes in the Tooth Fairy.” The last panel was a middle aged guy with a number 20 jersey and one of those beer hats with the caption: “Still believes in the Lions.”
The ads around here ask: “Do You Believe in Now?” Ask me tomorrow.