It doesn't guarantee any victories in 2022, but HBO (and the NFL) thinks Dan Campbell's Detroit Lions might make for compelling television. And the guess is there might be at least a few references to "biting knee caps" or something similar along the way.
Word is getting around that the Detroit Lions and the city of Detroit are finalists for hosting the 2024 NFL Draft "Experience". Not only would the NFL Draft happen here in Michigan, but also festival like events surrounding the Draft would happen here, too.
This was a fun rabbit-hole to go down as we watched people in Detroit go nuts over Matthew Stafford leading the Los Angeles Rams to a Super Bowl victory, and getting a ring after over a decade of being stuck with the Lions.
While I'm not either a Detroit Lions nor a Los Angeles Rams fan, because of where I live (Michigan) I have pretty much watched your entire professional football career. And I believe, for more than a few years, you may have gotten a raw deal.
The names Jim Campbell (longtime Detroit Tigers GM), Russ Thomas, longtime Detroit Lions GM through many, many years of mediocrity, Jim Devallano and Ken Holland (NHL Hall of Fame GM's for the Detroit Red Wings are all pretty well known; but why not the general manager of the three-time World Champion Detroit Lions of the 1950's?