The 2011 Detroit Lions Are 3-0

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For the first time in 31 years, the Detroit Lions have opened the NFL season with three straight wins.  Yes, you read the previous sentence correctly.  The Detroit Lions are 3-0 in the early going of the 2011 campaign.

However, as these are the Lions, we need to have some perspective.  Yes, the last time the Lions were 3-0 in a season was 1980.  When the dust settled on December 21, the lions finished 9-7 after a 4-0 start and didn’t qualify for the playoffs despite an electrifying rookie season from 1st round pick Billy Sims.

So before my fellow Lions sufferers er, fans, get all our panties in a twist over an (even I a diehard Honolulu Blue and Silver cynic must admit) impressive three game start, let’s remember who we’re talking about here: the Detroit Lions; the only NFL team to have a player collapse and die on the field of play.  This team could just as easily go 3-13 as 13-3.

That doesn’t mean I won’t be watching every game crowing and miserably gloating over mistakes while silently praying for success.

Aw, what the hell, Go Kitties!

(Hat Tip: my late cousin John Pingel – the Detroit Lions 1st Round draft choice in 1939.  Thanks for turning those bastards into generational pain John.)




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