While the Lions deal with the fallout of four members of their 2011 draft class doing their best to make the FBI Ten Most Wanted list, the one question that keeps popping up in my mind is: Do you have to be bad to be good?
Without recounting the past decades of horror that has been Detroit Lions football, the last couple of seasons have been encouraging. The Lions are beginning to put together a legitimate team.
Its been refreshing to watch Detroits on-the-field progress with the development of Matthew Stafford, the emergence of Calvin Johnson into superstardom and the unlimited potential of Ndamukong Suh.
But the Lions' sudden rise has not been forged without a negative vibe. Arrests, suspensions, fines a stomp and post-game handshake have tarnished the franchise, labeling the Lions as immature, out-of-control and dirty.
Perhaps the Lions are a bunch of punks -- a team made up of nasty men who play a violent game right to the edge of mayhem.
Its football, after all, and as ...