The Lions Might Save The Bucs

November 28th, 2008
With any luck, the Lions will make Bucs fans forget about the Steve Spurrier era.

With any luck, the Lions will make Bucs fans and every football fan forget about the Steve Spurrier era.

Although it was a long time ago in an era almost (thankfully) forgotten, the 1976 Bucs have the dubious distinction of losing every game in a season, 0-14.

Granted, this was in an era when the Bucs were a new franchise and new franchises were not awarded such luxuries like chances to pick up decent players via free agency.

Thankfully the 2008 Lions may help erase the Bucs’ stain upon the NFL. The Kitties are so putrid, it’s a real possibility they will finish 0-16, a feat previously unthinkable as Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times explains.

The Lions are so bereft of talent, coaching, passion and winning history — one playoff victory in 51 years, zero Super Bowl appearances — that there is a decent chance they can run the table and become the first 0-16 team in NFL history. Such a stench would make the 0-14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers of 1976 smell almost fresh.

Joe never imagined any team would go winless through an NFL season. But after the Bucs rallied from a deficit of 17-0 in the first quarter to blow out the Kitties, Joe was all but convinced the Lions would never win a game this season. Detroit is the worst NFL team Joe can ever remember.

And the quicker the Kitties lose all their games, the quicker football fans across the country can forget about the Bucs going 0-14.

One Response to “The Lions Might Save The Bucs”

  1. Tom Stanley Says:

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    Tom Stanley