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Saturday open thread: Do you root for teams to end their championship drought?

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Do you like it when teams win their first Super Bowl?

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The Philadelphia Eagles have never won a Super Bowl. They’ve reached the championship game twice before, but failed to lift the Lombardi Trophy by the end of both games.

There are 12 other teams in the NFL that are like the Eagles, including the Detroit Lions. The other teams that join the Eagles and Lions are the Bills, Bengals, Browns, Cardinals, Chargers, Falcons, Jaguars, Panthers, Texans, Titans and Vikings.

Of course, four of those (again, including the Lions) have never reached The Big Game.

The Eagles have an opportunity to shake themselves from the list, and I’ve seen that split Lions fans into two camps. One side doesn’t want another team off the list, because it makes the Lions looks even worse. The other likes the Lions having that distinction, and sees hope when a team wins their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Do you root for teams to win their first Super bowl or hope the Lions have as much company as possible?

My answer: If there is only one team involved in a Super Bowl that has not ever won the game, I almost always root for them. I am a sucker for underdogs, and it honestly doesn’t bother me that it “makes the Lions look worse.” Let’s be honest, being championship-less for 60 years is never going to look good, regardless of how many teams share that distinction.

And how can you not love it when a team wins its first championship? The Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series in over 100 years. The Cleveland Cavaliers putting an end to the city’s 52-year championship drought. These are some of the most iconic moments in recent sports history, and y Dou can’t help but watch these cities go mad with elation and imagine that happening toetroit when it’s finally the Lions’ turn.

Your turn.

Poll

Do you root for NFL teams to end their championship drought?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Yes
    (200 votes)
  • 31%
    No
    (91 votes)
291 votes total Vote Now