Fans are a fickle bunch. Within the best of scenarios, a rabid fan base can find fault. Truth be told, the reason behind the capricious nature of fans is along with every unforeseen victory, the parameters of acceptability are modified.
Thus no fan base will ever be satisfied. There will always be another play that should have been more successful, a game with a fortuitous bounce of the pigskin and always a blown call by a referee in desperate need of a trip to the ophthalmologist.
The fans of Detroit are no different. A majority of Lions loyalists view this team through Honolulu Blue & Silver goggles, which allows for fandom to prosper. Without the irrational fan, where would NFL merchandising be?
Going into the second half of the season, there are still many who can find fault with the 6-2 Detroit Lions, although the boisterous negativity is much more difficult to locate now than in years past.
Here are seven points of disdain for Lions’ fans; some new, some old but all still infuriating…