If you’re a fan of a perennially terrible team, just think it could be worse. You could be a Detroit Lions fan.
Ford Field, the home of the Lions, will have a slightly different look from here on out, with the team deciding to remove the reminder of just how awful they’ve been during their existence – their playoff appearance banner.
Via NFL.com –
The Detroit Free Press reported that team president Rod Wood revealed Wednesday that the Lions have opted to remove the playoff banners that had previously hung in the upper reaches of Ford Field.
Dig this: the Lions playoff appearance banners are gone.
Rod Wood: “Didn’t see any point in putting them back up.” pic.twitter.com/yAaLp1u1VG
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) July 19, 2017
The Lions had been criticized for hanging banners, which unintentionally acted as a reminder of the team’s long-standing futility. The Lions have won just one playoff game since 1957, a tragic fact that ensured a return engagement for the franchise in our latest edition of the Pain Rankings.
Detroit had banners for one-and-done postseason cameos in 2011 and 2014, and fresh signage commemorating (?) their 26-6 loss to the Seahawks in January’s Wild Card playoffs could have debuted in September.
We think that the team should hang banners commemorating the impressive feat of driving two of the greatest players of all time into retirement.