Bobby Layne is considered one of the most beloved quarterbacks in Detroit Lions history.
And if you believe he did indeed place a curse on the Lions when he was traded in 1958 to the Pittsburgh Steelers, some could say he is also the most hated.
The debate has gone back and forth regarding whether he actually placed a curse on the Lions.
Granted, he was none to happy when he found out he was traded.
It is rumored that he said the Lions wouldn't win in 50 years.
What has been verified he did say was "I'd like to win a championship for the Steelers and for myself and shove it down Detroit's throat!"
Since then, Detroit has not won a championship in over 50 years and in 10 playoff appearances, have recorded only one win.
Since everyone seems to have an opinion about the curse, I've put together this slide show starting with a bit of history on the Lions and some examples of what the curse may or may not have caused over the years.
The last slide is a bit of a surprise, just for your entertainment.
Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Acknowledgment - Much of the research can be found on The Curse of Bobby Layne website.