The season has officially opened…and this is where I suspect I will have the most traffic.
Each city that has an NFL team has a fan base that is very loyal to that team. I grew up in Detroit and have been a Lions fan for as long as I remember…and I still have a very strong allegiance to them despite the fact I have not lived there since 1992.
My wife and I moved to the Pacific Northwest over 20 years ago but there I am, looking for any information that I can on the Lions. Thank the heavens for NFL RedZone which allows me to follow them.
I have been often asked why don’t I switch allegiance to the Seattle Seahawks? To be fair, I do cheer on the Hawks and was grateful to be part of their Super Bowl victory. But part of me was sad because it wasn’t my Lions.
Those of you that remember the days of the old FireMillen.com site (where the Seattle Lion Fan was born) knew how critical I was of the Ford Family…but just in regards to how they ran their football team. The Fords in Detroit are royalty and have done so much for the city.
I was pretty ticked off at some of the callousness of folks that publicly stated that when William Clay Ford, Sr. passed away, the Lions might finally have a chance to succeed. Granted, there was no one more critical of the Fords than me. Did I want the Lions to win? Yes. Did I want the Fords to sell the team to give them that chance? Yes, provided the team stayed in Detroit.
But I did not harbor any ill will toward Mr. Ford. I may have questioned his sanity when he did hire Matt Millen, but then I was among the many that did as well.
I would imagine that all NFL teams have their criticisms of their ownerships. A few that come to mind would be Dan Snyder of Washington, Jerry Jones of the Cowboys and Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers.
So here is where I’d like to see opinions of what you think of your teams…again, please keep it respectful…we’re all adults here, right?