It’s not easy being a Lions fan. Decades of budding optimism paired with complete and utter disappointment... it just does things to a person. Yes, Lions fans are a rare breed. But we’ve learned in recent years to distrust anything having to do with management or the organization as a whole, and place all hope in the glorious phrase Stafford-to-Megatron. No matter what the outcome of this season, remember we’re all in this together. #OnePride. One crazy, messed up pride, including the fans you’ll find below.
The Hopelessly Hopeless Fan
"Same old Lions". Repeat.
The Hopelessly Hopeful Fan
"This is the year", he said in 2008 when the Lions went 4-0 in the preseason, then finished out 0-16. "This is the year", he said in 2012, following the Lions first playoff berth in over a decade. "This is the year", he says this year and every year, because if he doesn’t say it, who will?