Just a quick thought - I looked over at the poll that the site takes regarding our faith in the teams' progress or whatever, and it's about at 100 right now... funny, because throughout the season it was around 40ish... Which leads me to ask:
What is it about the offseason that makes us so much more hopeful than the season? There's such a disparity between how good we think we're going to do vs. how we react to the situation at hand that I begin to wonder if we as Lions fans (yes, this is serious) may have our expectations set too high. I've been a Lions fan my entire life, having seen pretty much every game since about 1990, and it's always the same - big expectations in the offseason, then griping and calling for everyone's heads during the season.
Why can't we temper our expectations and enjoy a slowly climbing team as it is? Why is our faith 100% now, and nonexistant when we actually get to enjoy football? With the CBA taking much of the attention of the NFL faithful, I've been pondering much about the philosophical end of the sport, and the fans' position in it. It's been a sort of wakeup call to me to ENJOY THE GAME, though I live for football... it's a sport, and the minute I begin to lose sight of that, I see a lot of ugly things within it.
I'm not sure exactly where this post was going, but I noticed that about the poll several times this season, and we got nothing to talk about outside of the same BS of who is even going to be available at #13, so, feel free to discuss or flame me as you see fit.