Detroit Lions path to Superbowl Glory!!!

Submitted by I'm Batman on December 11th, 2018 at 11:33 AM

All we need to make the playoffs this year is... 

 1. Lions win out

 2. Vikings lost to Lions Bears/Dolphins

 3. Eagles lose to Rams

 4. Redskins lose 2 games

 5. Panthers lose 1 game

 6. Packers lose to Lions

 7. Buccaneers lose 1 game

Honestly i started posting this as a joke. But the only thing in doubt on this list as a possibility is the Lions win out. But if they beat the Vikings, that becomes a realistic possibility. With only the Packers and Bills to play besides Minnesota. 

Feel free to refile this post in the What are you smoking thread. 

Comments

Carpetbagger

December 11th, 2018 at 12:00 PM ^

I'm pretty sure the hallmark of a real Lions fan is concocting the fantasy, hoping enough that it'll happen to pay attention, and once they are eliminated going back to flatline emotionally

I've been a fan my whole life (and I'm 50), and this piqued my interest enough to pay attention this weekend. Key is not to invest too much emotion in the Lions, because the inevitable fail IS coming.

Good thing is the Wings are interesting enough this year that I've been getting a head start on switching from football to hockey season.

GoWings2008

December 11th, 2018 at 12:06 PM ^

I'm 50 as well and your assessment is spot on. I approach it from a different angle, I avoid the emotional investment from the beginning and not even entertain the possibility of any success.  Over the last few years, I'd get excited about a few wins, get emotionally invested and then get crushed.  This year, I promised myself that after their 3-3 start and the week 7 loss, I wasn't going to pay attention until they got back to .500  ... and we all know how that's turned out. 

Wings help, UM hoops helps, believe it or not the Pistons are helping a bit...but definitely going to milk UM basketball for all I can because the Tigers surely aren't going to help.

Carpetbagger

December 11th, 2018 at 3:31 PM ^

Your friend needs help. I'm a fan, but being a fan who gets emotionally invested in the Lions would be like being a college football fan emotionally invested in Illinois or Vanderbilt going to the CFP. 

You KNOW they aren't going to win it all, so why get bent? And if they do win it all some day, I'm  burning down half the state.

Navy Wolverine

December 11th, 2018 at 11:38 AM ^

What will happen is the Lions will win out but only to ensure they go from the 6th pick in the draft to the 19th and still miss the playoffs. The 3 game win streak in meaningless games at the end of the season is another great Lions tradition.

SOL

Don

December 11th, 2018 at 2:24 PM ^

"Can't wait until Detroit gets a professional football team!"

Well, we actually did. Won a championship, too.

With Anthony Carter, no less.

"On July 17, 1983, the Panthers captured the USFL's first championship with a 24–22 win over the Atlantic Division champion Philadelphia Stars. QB Bobby Hebert hit WR Anthony Carter on a 48-yard touchdown strike with 11:59 left in the fourth quarter for what proved to be the deciding score. Hebert was named MVP of the game, throwing for 319 yards and three touchdowns."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Panthers

DCGrad

December 11th, 2018 at 11:42 AM ^

1 and 6 don't happen.  I could see the rest happening though. Minnesota doesn't look nearly as good as they did earlier this season.

Instead of the 6th or 7th pick we get 14 or 15.

Jota09

December 11th, 2018 at 1:59 PM ^

I was read all the comments looking for someone to make this exact point.  Hasn't a similar scenario to this played out before in the last few years?  The Lions are always in dire straights, needing everything to go right for their season to continue.  Miraculously, it all does, but the Lions can't win the final game.  They and fate do just enough to rope their fans back into a lost season just to crush them at the end.  Its an annual tradition.  This is why I've started rooting for these scenarios over the team now.  I've become so dead to the Lions that I find their ineptitude humorous instead of despair inducing.  Although, I am perplexed as to why Lions fans still don't end up on those most tortured fan base lists.  For as often as they crash and burn when goals are right there for the taking, you'd think someone outside of Lions fans would notice