The Detroit Lions entered their 2022-23 campaign with high hopes.
Head coach Dan Campbell was the darling of the offseason. First-round pick Aidan Hutchinson was coming off a tremendous college career (plus, his mom is basically a supermodel). Quarterback Jared Goff had played pretty well last year, so people were hoping for that momentum to carry over.
Optimism was off the charts. Unfortunately, it was all for naught.
Through eight games on the year, Detroit is 2-6. Halfway through the season and it’s already another lost campaign for the Lions.
And the team isn’t just struggling on the field. Their fans aren’t going too well with it either.
Obviously, this isn’t the first incident of its kind in an NFL game. Earlier this year, a Minnesota Vikings fan couldn’t help but stare at a Philadelphia Eagles fan with a particularly big butt.
And it’s not even limited to the professional game. At the college level, cameramen couldn’t stop looking for attractive women at a recent Florida game.
So in a way it’s just par for the course.
Regardless of how you feel about this case, it’s just the latest embarrassment for a franchise full of them.
Worst of all, it’s hard to see a viable path for the Lions to improve their season from here. Next week, they face a scrappy Chicago Bears team that just got a well-deserved win.
Then there are the battles against the New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets. It’s really not that inconceivable that Detroit will go 3-11 against the Carolina Panthers on December 24th.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/VVmpMlykQG
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 9, 2022
Not great. And certainly not what people were hoping for this season.
Can the Lions ever regain some semblance of respectability as a franchise?
Could be. However, that clearly won’t happen this year.
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