ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The category was brutal enough, but if the Detroit Lions were looking to add some more frustration to another season gone wrong in decades worth of them, all they had to do was turn on the television Monday night.
If they found the quiz show “Jeopardy!,” they were in for a bit more anguish, courtesy of legendary show host Alex Trebek. In the category “Predictions by 2030,” the $600 answer was “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 answer, of course, is “Who are the Detroit Lions?”
As anyone who has followed the Lions is acutely aware, the team has one playoff win in 61 seasons (likely to be 62, considering their current playoff chances are minimal).
Detroit would hope that reaching the Super Bowl by the 2030 season could happen. But it is unlikely to happen this year. The Lions are 4-7, last in the NFC North and in line for a top-10 draft pick.
Historically, people know where the Lions stand. No division titles since 1993. No playoff wins since the 1991 season. Winning a title? The last time that happened was 1957.
It all led to “Jeopardy!” on Monday, with a bit more misery for a franchise accustomed to it.