RealClearSports
Advertisement

RCS Sidelines


November 11, 2008 1:45 PM

The Detroit Lions Are Literally the Laughing Stock of the NFL

The Detroit Lions are 0-9, have been outscored by 126 points, and currently are in a quarterback "battle" that features Drew Stanton and Daunte Culpepper. Simply put: things are bad in the Motor City (Audience: How bad are they?!). Things are so bad that now other teams are literally laughing at the Lions during games.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that arrived in town teetering on the edge of playoff elimination, officially designated the Lions as the NFL's laughingstock with the 38-14 beating they administered.

"They were cracking jokes," Lions running back Kevin Smith said. "They thought we were a joke. They said we (stink). They were saying that to me, that I (stink). And I told them they (stink), too. And they said, 'Well, not as bad as (you).' And I said, 'You're right.' (Because) we haven't won one game."

Things aren't getting much easier for the Lions, either. Their next three games are at Carolina, then home to Tampa Bay and undefeated Tennessee (combined record: 22-5). Expect the jokes to continue.

A Member Of