OT: Lions hang NFL Champions, playoff appearance banners before game

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on September 9th, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Just saw this come across my twitter feed. Apparently before player introductions, the Lions unveiled NFL Champions banners from 1935, 1952, 1953 & 1957. Division championship banners from 1935, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1983, 1991 and 1993.

And the strange thing is they unveiled playoff appearance banners. Here is the one from last year. I think that is kind of......sad. Participation banners. Ouch.




September 9th, 2012 at 5:02 PM ^

If you're going to do it, It is a nice touch to match the logo used at the time with the appearances.  It makes me sad that my favorite Lions logo doesn't get a banner.


September 9th, 2012 at 5:03 PM ^

After the "Curse of Bobby Layne," which was probably just an astute prediction by Layne that WCF, who had just traded Layne, would screw up the Lions for fifty years, the Lions need to remember that they were once one of the two or three best franchises in the NFL.  

I'm all for anything that might help reinstall a winning attitude in the Lions.


September 9th, 2012 at 7:32 PM ^

Good grief....... 


Would love to have an updated chat with the "ZOMG THE REDSKINS GAVE UP TOO MANY DRAFT PICKS !!!111!!!1" crowd.  And yes there were many of you LMAO...




September 10th, 2012 at 12:18 AM ^

Did they really hang up ones for other years besides just 2011?. I know there are the banners with the years they made the playoffs which isn't too uncommon.  I am pretty sure other teams and organizations have done similar things.  I know Indiana Hoosiers hangs up banners with various years of accomplishments such as Sweet 16 appearences.


September 10th, 2012 at 2:27 AM ^

Is there really such a difference between a playoff banner and a Wild Card Pennant in baseball? Especially when a divisional champ can have a 9-7 record, the equivalent of an 85-game winner in baseball? I don't think it's that sad, especially when the bar is as low as it is to win a division against three other teams.