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      Tough Being A Lions Fan by David Tate

      For my entire life I have been a Detroit Lions fan. Having grown up just a few minutes from the Pontiac Silverdome, it is just the way it worked out. Of course my devotion includes wearing the plethora of Lions gear I have, which forever (and a day) has elicited some pretty mean comments about the sanity of a person who could like a team that has been so bad for so long.

      So imagine my happiness as the Detroit Lions started off the season 5-0 for the first time since I was born. Incredible!! Now I can wear my Lions gear with pride!!! So imagine my disappointment in often times hearing that I have "jumped on the bandwagon". Heart breaking actually. For all those years I've put up with the snide remarks only to continue getting them through the Lions' early success in 2011.

      Guess the Lions can be winners for once while all us Lions fans, outside of Michigan, still get no respect.