It was a storied line, uttered by the most powerful man in the world, once upon a time. The quote is attributed to President John Kennedy, in 1961, recently installed into the Oval Office after a bitterly contested election against Dick Nixon. “What we found out,” JFK said, “was that things were just as bad as we said they were. Maybe worse.” My thoughts turned to that quote whenever the FOX Sports people flashed to new Lions coach Jim Schwartz, taking in his team’s 45-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints Sunday in the Superdome. “My goodness,” Schwartz seemed to think, “what have I gotten myself into?” Actually, Schwartz, who’s not a dummy, no doubt had some inkling that his football team wasn’t exactly an upper echelon unit. ...
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