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…