Monday, December 29, 2008

Out Like a Lamb

The most depressing part of the Lions amassing the NFL's first 0-16 record is the realization that I grew up during the post-merger golden age of Detroit Lions football. The reason that is depressing is because the Lions' post-merger golden age of the 1990s wasn't much of a golden age. While they made six of their nine post-merger playoff appearances during the 1990s, they still only won one of those playoff games, never even made it to the Superbowl, and only had five winning seasons. The Lions record from 1990-99 was 79-81, which is much better than the 40-104 record they've managed to amass over this decade, but it's still a losing record.


Michael David Smith said...

I was just thinking that as horrendous as the Lions' record is with Ford as the owner, if they hadn't had Barry Sanders for 10 years, it would be much, much worse.

Unknown said...

Toyota and Honda would have to voluntarily cease all operations tomorrow in order to bail out Ford's other business venture to the extent that Barry bailed out the Lions in the 1990s.