When the "largest public Satanic ceremony in history" happened here
A crowd of more than 700 jeering devotees and simply curious cats welcomed the unveiling of what could be the world’s largest Satanic-themed statue called Baphomet, a 9ft, one-ton bronze goat, in a secret warehouse location in Detroit. The idol was erected by Detroit’s chapter of The Satanic Temple, and had originally been created to stand alongside a monument of the 10 Commandments, which had been donated to sit outside the Oklahoma State Capitol until the state’s supreme court ruled that state property could not be used to benefit religion. Bummer for Oklahoma.
When Bobby Layne cursed the Lions and it WORKED
Whether you believe in curses or think they are nothing but hogwash, the legendary hex on the Detroit Lions is hard to contest. When quarterback Bobby Layne was traded from the Lions in ‘58 after eight seasons, he reportedly cursed the team, saying it wouldn’t win a championship for 50 years. Sure enough, between 1958-2008, the team had the worst winning percentage in the league -- culminating in what would be the absolute worst year for any team in NFL history when the Lions finished 2008 at 0-16. In comes the weird: in 2009 -- the first year post-curse -- the Lions drafted Matthew Stafford, a quarterback who had played high school football at the same Dallas, Texas school as Layne. With the exception of the 2015 season (which so far is enough to make you spew Honolulu blue), the team has experienced a steady upswing since the suspected curse was lifted.