Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The national media, at times, forgets what it means to watch the Detroit Lions. Simply because the team signed Reggie Bush, made other upgrades and should improve upon a dreadful 4-12 record, ESPN’s thinking is that Detroit should be fun to watch either way. Everyone who’s ever lived in Detroit around the beginning of every fall knows that’s not the case. Since the beginning of their lives, they’ve become invested and seen differently. Billy Sims was supposed to make the Lions exciting again, as was Andre Ware and Joey Harrington. Matt Millen was supposed to save the franchise. Along the way, there was nothing but frustration watching that, win or lose (mostly lose). Around these parts, fans have become too warped to get meaningfully excited anymore prior to the start of an NFL season. Yes, 2013′s offseason has brought tangible upgrades and the hope that there is a semblance of a plan from the front office, but that doesn’t mean the results will consistently translate onto the field...
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