We survived Matt Millen and Randy Smith.
The Lions made its fans go through an 0-16 season and the Tigers threatened to match the worst record in Major League Baseball history. This town’s big cats have given their fans big time headaches and this town did not deserve it. Our economy is in the tank and too many of our people are looking for jobs.
Now it is time for this town to lose itself in the Lions and Tigers. Hopefully the big cats can come through and deliver. The Tigers already are. They clinched their first division title since 1987 and it looks like they will play either the Boston Red Sox or Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series. It is a team we doubted right up until three critical moves landed it Wilson Betemit, Doug Fister and Delmon Young. Now the Tigers are title contenders rather than a middle of the road team.
Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski made nice moves that could help the Tigers for years to come.
The Lions are showing so much hope. They are professional in the front office and talented on the field. It is still too early to annoint them anything but a team filled with potential. However, they made a nice step with a road win at Tampa and it has created a lot of excitement headed into today’s home opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
General Manager Martin Mayhew has been a godsend compared to Millen.
The big cats cannot erase all of our problems. But they can make life a tad bit happier. They can make us laugh and cheer and share special moments with each other.
Let’s hope for much success for the Lions and Tigers. This fan base deserves it.