I'm a fan of the Detroit Lions.. If I've learned anything, it's that the Lions will not be winning a super bowl any time soon.. You may want to start thinking the same thing about your team.. It doesn't matter who they draft, or who they sign, it will never be "the move" they need to get over the hump. Both teams, have a reputation of making horrendous draft picks, for a countless number of years
.. There is no way to make up for this, and certainly not by 2018..
I know exactly what you mean and that's why I have been a closet fan most of my life. Periodically, I get my hopes up only to have them be painfully crushed. I've watched countless games get pissed away in the final 2-30 seconds and I'm sure my team holds the all time choke record for blown games. Damn, they piss me off so much. Go 15-1 in during the regular season? Miss an easy FG and lose in the playoffs. Dominate an NFC championship game? Turn the ball over late and lose to a motherfucking FG in OT. I "lose it" when they piss a game away the way they do and they do it every damn year. I don't care if they lose a game to the better team as long as they go down fighting till the end, but to piss games away, it just sucks. I have to beat the hell out of a punching bag, to get all that rage out, then I give my dog a bath to come back down to earth. When my son was about four, he asked "Daddy, why do you like such a suck ass shitty team team that always chokes?". (Not his exact words, of course) I honestly don't know why. I've been a too loyal of a fan since I was 7. That's a lot of heartache and disappointment. How do Browns fans do it?
I have to see how they do against the division rival that has owned our ass for the, I don't know, the last 20 or so fuckng years, before I can shed the closet fan status.
Like many many times before, I think things are finally looking up. We finally have the right coach, changing the culture away from underachievement, and finally have a semi competent GM, and the past three drafts look to be potentially very good. We shall see .... I'm keeping my punching bag and staying well stocked with dog shampoo though. If they continue their losing underachieving ways, fuck it, I'm going to switch allegiances and follow women's beach volleyball instead.
As for the Lions, I used to refer to them as the Kitties. I don't refer to them that way anymore though. You have decent coaches now but Matt Millen fucked you guys over so bad. Brutal. You guys don't seem like the same ole Lions anymore though. My team isn't quite up to par with yours yet, but getting close. Your DC is very good. I hope he leaves. I'm thrilled Suh and Fairly left. Now you got to trade Ansah, to a non NFC North team for a first round pick that you can use next year on a WR. Yes, do that please.