December 28, 2008, - 7:19 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
To paraphrase Avis Rent-A-Car’s old slogan, the Detroit Lions, today, said:
We’re Number 32. We Try Harder. Or . . . Not Really.
Yup, it’s the first 0-16 season in the history of the National Football League. Hmmm . . . may the slogan should be:
We’re Number 32. We Get Paid Millions No Matter How Hard We Don’t Try.
Hey, everything else in Detroit is dismal, so why not the Lions, too? Misery loves company. Problem is, it’s hard to be dismal or miserable, when you get hundreds of thousands to take home every week, even though you did a crappy job and came in last. And yet, your industry continues to make millions, regardless.
That’s the life.
Read my related column, “Another Detroit Entity That Wants a Bailout: Should Detroit Lions Lose Thanksgiving Day Game?”