Some fans have no idea because they have been spoiled; their teams are always in contention for a championship. 

Gone are the days where people could only talk about how horrible this city was.  Fans are tired of hearing about how bad the economy is and how much people are suffering.  While these are true statements, fans want something to cheer about.  Detroit has always been known as a “blue-collar” city, which is a statement all Detroiters embrace; however, sometimes people just want and/or need an escape.

Detroit Lions Monday Night Football Is Just a Stepping Stone to More Attention