Quick, name the four teams that have never been to the Super Bowl. Those teams are the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans. Despite never making it to the Super Bowl, vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. is making some, rather large, promises to the Lions fan base.
“We’re going to bring you a Super Bowl, and we are going to help do our part to continue to mend our city and our state,” Ford said at the Detroit Economic Club’s kickoff luncheon, via the Detroit News. “When the Lions win the Super Bowl, this city will have a party like we’ve never seen before.”
Ford Jr. was speaking at a glorified pep rally and normally this type of talk is reserved for those types of events. Talking about a Super Bowl isn’t ridiculous when you look at the core members of the roster and the success they had last season, especially when Ford wasn’t indelicate enough to put a timeline on his vow to give the Lombardi Trophy a home in the Motor City.