The Lions of Detroit

Anyone who is a fan of the Detroit Lions (and yes, if you are emotionally attached to the team you are still a fan even if you don’t admit it in public) can tell you that this season has been one of the most frustrating and emotionally draining of any season in recent history despite the fact that the teams play on the field is greatly improved.  Maybe its the close calls on the scoreboard, maybe its the bad calls from the officials, maybe its the same dumb mistakes despite an obviously new feel to the team. So why do we care? Why do we check in to see how they are doing, why do we go to the games or spend our Sunday on the couch watching?  Why does this team matter to us?  There could be lots of reasons, but one in particular comes to mind.  The struggle of the Detroit Lions, in so many ways, mirrors the struggles of Detroiters and their City.  Lets take a quick look…

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~ by rmkasak on November 9, 2010.

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