Detroit Lions Bring Year of Fail to Fans with 2013 Calendar

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 5, 2012

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 18:  Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions is watches from the sideline as his team plays the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Lions apparently want a fairly aggravated fanbase to ring in the new year, because their 2013 calendar might be the worst thing ever. 

Really, they could have screwed up what is really just a collection of days and months worse than they have but not by much. (h/t Pro Football Talk) reports on a calendar filled with fail and give us a breakdown of the most hilarious mishaps in a calendar only rival fans could love. 

They point to this page where, for $16.56, you can purchase a calendar that will surely annoy the Lions fans in your life. 

From the cover athlete to those who occupy the pictures for each month, there are a ton of reasons to shake your head. It's not like you weren't doing that already with a team that is 4-8 on the season and just lost its fourth game in a row. 

If emotions were running high already, consider looking away:

The problems start with the cover. The ad wizards in charge of putting this piece together went with recently exiled wide receiver Titus Young.

Yes, the cover features the same player that head coach Jim Schwartz recently said would have knee surgery, "unless he doesn't show up for it."

I am sure that putting a young player who basically tarnished team morale with his own diva attitude on the cover was a great idea:

The featured player for the month of January is cornerback Aaron Berry. Way to start the year off with a bang.

When did this thing go into production? Berry was released in July.

Other players who are featured include running back Jahvid Best, who hasn't played since the 2011 season, and potential cap casualties Kyle Vanden Bosch and Nate Burleson.

That should be enough fail, especially when you consider that Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford or Ndamukong Suh aren't on the cover.

But if you were following along closely, you know it gets worse. 

It seems the producers of this calendar made sure to include this gem as to what is included with your purchase of this lovely collection of dates:

-- Bonus STATS page featuring Detroit Lions Statistics, Record Holders, Past Results,Super Bowl History and more.

-- The 2012 schedule (doesn't seem very useful in 2013).

The 2012 schedule is fairly useful if you are in the market for things that are outdated, but we really want to see this Super Bowl history they speak of. 

As Pro Football Talk reminds us, the team has never been to the Super Bowl. 

As you can see, there is almost too much fail in this thing to cram into just one year. 

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