“Jeopardy!” takes a shot at Super Bowl-less Detroit Lions franchise
The American game show, Jeopardy, made fun of a very painful fact about the Detroit Lions.
In a question asked by host Alex Trebek, the Lions’ miserable run as being “Super Bowl-less” was opened up, as per Michael Rothstein of ESPN.
In the category “Predictions by 2030” it was asked, “As of 2018, this NFC North team had never even made the Super Bowl, much less won it. But by 2030? Gotta happen, right?” The contestant then got it right by answering “Who are the Detroit Lions” for $600.
Another season slipped out of the Lions’ grasps as they suffered a 23-17 Thanksgiving Day loss to the Chicago Bears. They’ve waited countless years to have their glorifying moment, but to no avail.
Yes, the Lions have won NFL championships before, but those wins came before the merger.
Since the Super Bowl era began, the Lions simply cannot win. They’ve had a string of terrible seasons and have only won one playoff game in that entire stretch. Not even the addition of Barry Sanders in 1989 could lead the team to a Super Bowl.
In 2008, they made headlines in the league as the first team to go 0-16. They’ve been a subject of ridicule ever since.
Matthew Stafford has brought stability to the Lions’ quarterback position. He has put up some impressive numbers in his 10-season tenure in the Motor City. Yet, he hasn’t passed the Wild Card round in three postseason appearances.
Will the Lions finally win one? Who knows? But what’s for sure is that they need to make the proper adjustments to start winning.