Are the Lions now the outermost Detroit group from a championship?
Are the Detroit Lions stagnating while the city’s other groups have instructions?
The Detroit Lions, a minimum of for the time being, appear to be on a consistent course to nowhere. Meanwhile, the mess that has actually been the Motor Cities other three major sports franchises are browsing for an instructions.
The Detroit sports franchises haven’t always been good. As a matter of truth, they have actually turned out some pretty bad designs, like the 2003 Tigers who lost 119 video games or the 1985 Red Wings who finished with a 17-57 record. Then there was the 1980 Pistons that completed with a paltry 16-66 mark and naturally the 0-16 Lions of 2008.
Those were all bad groups that led the Detroit faithful to imagine better years to come. Considering that those horrible lows, all of Detroit’s groups have either won championships like the Red Wings and Pistons or at least had the opportunity to bet a champion like the Tigers. All other than the Lions that is.
As a matter of fact, the Red Wings had a string of 25 straight years in the playoffs, the second-longest streak in NHL history. The last number of appearances were just sort of padding the streak, but for the many part, in nearly all of those postseason looks the Red Wings were legitimate championship competitors.
The Pistons ‘Bad Boys’ at the end of the 1980s and the start of the 1990s are the most underrated champs in NBA history. The method they played defense changed the video game and the San Antonio Spurs dynasty which seems to have finally died was integrated in the image of those Pistons. Except unlike those Piston groups which were vilified, the Spurs have received praise when they not did anything more than copy the Pistons blueprint.
From 2006 till 2014 the Detroit Tigers were one of baseball’s finest teams. For most of that nine-year run, the Tigers were thought about among the favorites to win the World Series. They made 2 looks in the fall classic however were not even close to bringing either title home as they lost to the Cardinals four games to one in 2006 and then were swept by the Giants in 2012.
Then there are the Lions who last won all of it in 1957. They made it to the NFC champion in 1992, but as the blow out by Washington demonstrated, they weren’t a legitimate contender at all.
Now all four groups are down on their luck together. Which leads us to the poignant question of; which Detroit franchise is the outermost away from winning everything?