Detroit Lions’ Home Opener Not Sold Out: Can You Blame the Fans?

Posted: 16th September 2009 by Seattle Lion Fan in NFL
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In the "Extra Points" section of the Detroit Free Press, I came across this information: The Lions aren't saying exactly how many, but there are seats available for Sunday's game. If the game isn't sold out by 1 p.m. Thursday, it will be the first local TV blackout of the season. In an effort to prod sales, the Lions have offered $78 tickets to Ford employees for just $30. Cash for clunkers? Being a big fan of the Lions for so many years, my first reaction to this was to be mad at the fans. But then reality set in.  Lions fans have endured mediocre teams for decades. Lions fans have endured the fiasco known as the Matt Millen era, which in my opinion should be renamed the second Dark Ages. Lions fans have endured William Clay Ford, Sr. for 45 years and his continuous non-involvement a ...

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