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Correcting the 7 Biggest Misconceptions About the Detroit Lions
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Public perception of the Detroit Lions has rarely been kind.

But then, public perception of the Lions has rarely been accurate, either.

Mostly, people just entertain themselves with the notion that the Lions are a terrible football team and always will be.

That's fair to an extent, as there's no denying that the Lions have been a historically bad team. But it was difficult for an informed football fan to say that in 2011, while the Lions were busy winning 10 games and making that playoffs

So instead, football fans, the national media and lifetime Lions hecklers found new things to say about the 2011 Lions that were exaggerated, blown out of proportion, or just plain wrong.

I have doubts about my abilities to quiet all of these misconceptions with one article. For that matter, I have doubts that everyone reading this will agree that these are, in fact, misconceptions.

Still, these are seven misconceptions in my book that need to be, if nothing else, discussed.

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