The Detroit Lions are in the history books!!

Thanks to the Green Bay fans for the shout out for the Lions!

Thanks to the Green Bay fans for the shout out for the Lions!

First of all, I want to say that I am and will always be a Detroit Lions fan. And they will always be my pick in the beginning of the season to take it all. Now that I have said that, congratulations to the Lions for making NFL history and going 0-16 this season. People were definitely talking about the Lions this season, so that is something good isn’t it?

It’s got to be difficult to go out week after week knowing that you were going to make history by becoming the worst team in the league and not win a single game.

Here are some stories from the Detroit Free Press:

It’s history: Lions fall to 0-16

The Lions have done the impossible. After giving up 17 fourth-quarter points to the Packers and losing, 31-21, today at Lambeau Field, Detroit becomes the first NFL team to go 0-16 in a season.

How the Lions went 0-16

Just how did the Lions become the first team in NFL history to finish the season 0-16? Relive the 2008 season, seeing pictures, recaps, notable quotes and other in-game highlights of the Lions’ historically bad 2008 season.

So here is looking at next season, hopefully the Lions will get some great picks in the draft and have a plan for the team to do better that they did this season. Heck, even if they win one game, they already did better!

And for the last post about the Lions this season, this one is for the Detroit Lions and all of their fans — Detroit Lions Fight Song – Gridiron Heroes

Gridiron Heroes
The Victory Song of the Detroit Lions

(Verse)
Hail the colors Blue and Silver let them wave.
Sing their song and cheer the Gridiron Heroes brave,
Fighting for fame, winning the game,
Dashing to victory as they go.

(Chorus)
Forward down the field,
A charging team that will not yield.
And when the Blue and Silver wave,
Stand and cheer the brave.
Rah, Rah, Rah.
Go hard, win the game.
With honor you will keep your fame.
Down the field and gain,
A Lion victory!

GO LIONS!

The Lions fight song, entitled “Gridiron Heroes” dates back to the late 1930’s. When the team become a part of Detroit, owner G.A. Richards called for a fight song. Wayne State University director of bands Graham T. Overgard, who was also the Lions director of entertainment, penned the lyrics and music to “Gridiron Heroes—The Victory Song of the Detroit Lions”.

Still one of the oldest team fight songs in the NFL, Gridiron Heroes is still played after every Lions score. The tradition has been carried over to Ford Field.

Some good things that happened this week in the NFL:

  • The Dallas Cowboys got creamed by the Philadelphia Eagles in a “win and your in” game. I was cracking up watching the Cowboys and Tony Romo lose. As I said before, I have always rooted for any team that played against the Cowboys.

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