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I have never written an article on Bleacher Report in the first person. This slide is that important to me.
The Detroit Lions own the D to such an extent that it's laughable to assert otherwise.
The Detroit Tigers are extremely popular and now have three bona fide superstars. People flock to the games and rock the Old English D everywhere.
The Detroit Red Wings have been an outstanding franchise for the better part of two decades. To drive their popularity home, Hockeytown was established way before the semi-recent run of success.
The Detroit Pistons have given us the Bad Boys and a lovable bunch of scrappers in the mid-2000s.
However, even when the Lions were bumbling along in their decade of futility while the Pistons and Red Wings were winning championships, the conversation among fans still centered around the football team.
I'm a well-adjusted 28-year-old man who has had successes and failures. These have provided me with perspective.
Yet when the Lions are playing, I talk and analyze everything out loud whether there is someone in the room or not. I know that is representative of the vast majority of Detroit fans.
Much like the New Orleans Saints, we are attaching ourselves to our rising team. The Lions are entering a realm of relevance that hasn't been seen in almost twenty years.
And if we're lucky, they will reach a height that has been 55 years in the making.
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