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Why Detroit Lions' Fans 2012 Expectations Should Be Super Bowl or Bust
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Even with the off-the-field incidents that have plagued the Detroit Lions this offseason, there is no reason to not expect a Super Bowl run in 2012.

The Super Bowl and Detroit Lions. The two have been mentioned in the same sentence less than Tim Gunn and masculinity.

Not just over the last few years, but since the first Super Bowl was played January 15, 1967 in what was then called the AFL-NFL Championship Game.

Since then, metropolitan Detroit has enjoyed one NFL playoff victory and had to look to the USFL Michigan Panthers for its only source of professional football glory as it won the inaugural championship for the now-defunct league back in 1983.

But the times, they are a changin’ and the Detroit Lions have become relevant when the discussions of Super Bowl and playoffs inevitably arise.

Is it just a fleeting dream, something that can never possibly come to fruition?

The answer for many of your parents is yes; to those who are less cynical, the answer is the very near future.

Like Robin Williams reminded his privileged scholars, Carpe Diem, seize the day! 

Here are five reasons to worry less about 2013 and push all your chips in for the upcoming season…

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