There are 10 things that became obvious to all regarding the Detroit Lions so far this offseason.
Offseason, as defined by the Oxford dictionary, is “a time of year when a particular activity, typically a sport, is not engaged in.”
That definition is as dated as Chris Berman’s catch phrases and wardrobe selections. Chris, do everybody a favor and lose the button-down collars and loud ties—spice up the closet, my man.
The marketing genius known as the NFL has re-defined offseason and has transformed it from a period of insignificance to a vital component of the 12-month football life cycle.
From the Super Bowl Champion being crowned to free agency and the draft, organized team activities (OTAs), training camp, preseason games and finally the regular season kickoff leading us back to the Super Bowl, there is no end to the NFL spectacle.
Our country’s infatuation with the NFL has spawned satellite radio and cable channels that discuss the league 24 hours a day, along with websites dedicated to the sport with limitless information that can keep even the most ardent football junkie occupied for days.
The Lions are merely a cog in the NFL wheel that continues to roll over any other sport that stands in its way.
Accordingly, here are the 10 biggest epiphanies from the Detroit Lions offseason thus far…