Yesterday, Michigan’s semi-professional football team, the Detroit Lions played their annual Thanksgiving Day football game. This enabled the entire country to see how they have managed to compile a 0 and 12 record. Playing against Tennessee, the final score was a dismal 10 to 47.
It’s been years since I watched an entire football game. So not surprisingly, I only caught about 5 minutes of this one. Amazingly, it was when the Lions scored their lone touchdown. A heads-up defensive play gained possession of the ball, leaving it a debatable few inches shy of the goal. A few plays later, the offense scored.
I’ve talked with a few Lions fans who are actually hoping for a 0 and 16 season. Their reasoning seems to be two-fold. First, going 0-16 may be the Lion’s only chance to set a record this year. Second, it will guarantee them the best draft pick next year.
Besides, if they go win-less for the season, next year couldn’t be any worse!