The heartache of being a Lions fan

So, yeah, I’m a Lions fan.

Yes, it was very difficult watching them lose, for the 19th time, straight, at Lambeau Field, against the Green Bay fudge Packers.

I know, I know…they suck. But, I am still a die-hard fan. And no one will ever be able to say that I am a “bandwagon fan” if they ever learn how to play and become good again. Ya know, like they were back in the 1940’s and 1950’s? Yeah, I know that was well before my time, and it will probably be well after my time when they start wining again, but hey, I am still a fan.

But, this is really starting to get to be ridiculous! Not only did they make history last year by going 0 – 16, but now they are 1-5 on this season. And I can’t even be excited about the one win they had…against the Washington Redskins (2-4). I mean, how can you be excited about a win against a team that is giving everyone in the league their first win of the season (NY Giants, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, and Kansas City Chiefs)? Their two wins you ask? Against the St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (both teams are win less on the season, which, technically, makes them the worst teams in the league)!

The good thing? There are still three teams, technically, worse than them yet this season; St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And there are a couple more that are trying to be worse than them yet this season; Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, and the Buffalo Bills.

The bad thing? Even though those teams are, or seem to be, worse than the Lions, they are still looked at as being better!

Should I just give up on being a Lions fan? I don’t know. I have thought about it many times over the past few years. What’s keeping me from doing it? The belief that if I do, they will turn it around. I want to say that I was a die-hard fan throughout it all.

I guess that I will give it another 7 weeks, or so, to decide. After all, they are guaranteed NOT to lose next week since they have a bye. But, after that, they play the St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, and the Cincinnati Bengals. If they do not go 4-2 over those games, then I think it will be time to cut ties with them.

So, who will I pledge my allegience to you ask? Probably just to my favorite AFC team, the Tom Brady lead – New England Patriots! Why, you ask, am I jumping on THAT bandwagon? To answer that question, I will have to say that I have been on that bandwagon since Brady took over the team and won their first Super Bowl. After all, can’t go wrong rooting for a team that was smart enough to have a former Wolverine leading them!

For now, I will continue pulling for my Lions… But, in the meantime, Go Patriots!

Until next time, my friends…

F-Word Friday: Football

F-Word Friday

F-Word Friday is a theme that I am stealing/borrowing from fellow blogger and friend Ms.Darkstar. It is a day to take a random word, that begins with F (of course), and express your thoughts accordingly.

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This week’s F-Word is Football.

Hello Ladies and Gents, today is all about football. It tis the sport that I love. Although I really did not play when I was younger – just a couple stints in Jr. High and for half a season in High School. To me, there is no sport better than football. Seeing the boys/men killing each other on the field is a wonderful sight.

This posting is brought about because tonight starts the High School football season here. Although the teams are different than who I am used to rooting for, I am still pumped! No longer am I going to be an avid Orchard View Cardinal, or Muskegon Big Red (as if I have been a Big Red fan that much lately….pshh!) fan. Now it is all about the A.C. Reynolds Rockets!

From what I seen of them last year, they have a large student body, but a small team. Nothing like what I am used to from the schools back in Michigan. Heck, the student body here is bigger than what Muskegon High ever was and the team (from what the fielded last year) had less players than Orchard View fielded.

Muskegon Big Reds 2007 Football Team (via blog.mlive.com)

Muskegon Big Reds 2007 Football Team (via blog.mlive.com)

Just to let you all know what I am talking about that are not from my home town. Muskegon has a student body of approximately 1200 and Orchard View is approximately 800-900. Muskegon fields a team of approximately 60-65 players, and OV fields approximately 40-45. A.C. Reynolds student body is approximately 1300 students, and they field a team (from what I seen last season, it could be more this year) of approximately 45-50 players.

Orchard View Cardinals 2007 Football Team (via blog.mlive.com)

Orchard View Cardinals 2007 Football Team (via blog.mlive.com)

OK, now that I have explained that, and I hope that I did explain it well, I am not saying that I no longer care about Muskegon or OV, I really do hope they do well in their respective Divisions and Conferences, and I hope that they both win State this year. But, I have a whole new school and team to follow.

I am a little excited for the high school season to begin. I already have some Reynolds Rockets gear (still need to buy a hat yet, probably tonight). I am more excited than my daughters are, of course. But, hopefully they will come around. One other good thing, the Rockets seem to be a powerhouse team from WNC! They have won a couple State Titles in 4-A, and they went really deep into the playoffs last season, losing a close game in the semi-finals (I believe).

The only bad thing will be if it actually rains tonight like is being predicted. They are calling for scattered storms tonight. And trust me, lately, when it rains, it pours around here. I am not sure if I want to get that wet for a game (not like I haven’t before, but still!).

Anywho…good luck to all teams that are beginning their seasons. I wish them all the best of luck. That is, of course, unless they are playing against the A.C. Reynolds Rockets, Orchard View Cardinals, or Muskegon Big Reds!

           A.C. Reynolds Rockets     Orchard View CardinalsMuskegon Big Reds
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In other news…

Along with High School football comes the NFL. And, yes folks, I am still a DIE-HARDDetroit Lions fan. Hey, they at least won their first pre-season game! (So, don’t hate! 😉)

Alright, I know that they were also the only team to will all their pre-season games last year just to lose all their regular season games and go down in history to be the only team in the NFL to lose 16 games in a season.

But hey, they are still my team and I will not trade them for any other. Not even the Panthers that are right here in NC! And now that the wife has a job, I may just splurge a little bit and get DirecTv just so that I can get the NFL Sunday Ticket in order to watch my Lions on Sunday’s.

Until next time, my friends…