To this day I cannot understand why anyone likes the Lions, I rooted for them growing up, but over the past few years as I understood more about sports I have come to absolutely hate the Lions. They haven’t had a great player since Barry, they have the worst owner and worst general manger in all of sports, it doesn't matter who coaches them anymore, it doesn't matter who they draft. They are a horrible organization that is lucky enough to be in a football market that blindly shells out the money to go to and watch/listen the games. I love college football (Michigan, but I even like State for their other 10/11 games of the year), but listening or watching Lions football today puts a foul taste in my mouth. A team that has won one [1!] playoff game in the 40+ years owned under the same person (Ford) is ridiculous. The most exciting time of the year for fans of that team is the draft in April when the organization gets another chance to ruin a talented athlete's career. I encourage all fans of the Detroit Lions to stop devoting time/money/brain cells to that team until Ford is finally forced to sell the team. If it's football you want you have it Thursday through Monday. I'm sick and tired of hearing people around me discuss the Lions. I'm of listening to talk radio and rather than discuss teams (Red Wings, Pistons, TIGERS, college), that have championship seasons, up and down seasons, big name free agent deals and trades - they take up their show time to discuss coaching mistakes, player mistakes, and draft mistakes made by the Lions. Here's the answer... THE ORGANIZATION IS A MISTAKE! And don't suggest what some of you might, I change the TV channel/ radio station when the Lions are mentioned, I don’t even know their record this year. When Thanksgiving comes Thursday I know what will be on the TV at my relatives’ house, I know my dad, my grandfather, my uncles, and my cousins will be watching that excuse for a football game. They won’t be interested in talking about where Sheffield should bat in the order, who the five starters should be, if Howard should be in Detroit or Grand Rapids, if Flip Saunders is the right man for the job, or if Lloyd should be replaced for his inability to beat OSU. They will be watching another lousy game in another lousy season, while I sit with my female relatives and day-dream about the first pitch of next season and wonder how this comment set me off. I'm am sincerely sorry that I went nuts at your ranking, and people are entitled to their own opinions without judgment by S.O.B's like myself, but I've bit my tongue too long about my hatred for that organization and their predominately blind-faith fans. This was directed at the fans (not exclusively you) who need to wake up and forget the "Fire Millen" crap, and embrace a Lions boycott. Until the team is sold or wins two playoffs games in-a-row I will continue to enjoy the extra devotion and interest in MLB, NHL and NCAAF, my three favorites. I will buy a Ford if Ford sells the Lions. Apologies to all those I've angered, enjoy your Sunday's. This was a great year to be a fan of (all other) Michigan sports.