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I can't stop rooting for this miserable team

The Lions are one miserable, terrible franchise, but Todd Boyd can't stop rooting for them. Story

Updated: July 25, 2007, 10:11 AM ET
By Todd Boyd | Special to Page 2

Every year at this time I start to get this weird, uneasy feeling about my conflicting emotions on the eve of NFL training camps opening. Something like anxiety and depression. The reason for my Jimmy Carter-like malaise is quite simple, however: I am a native Detroiter and thus, by default, a Lions fan.

There are no Super Bowl dreams here. Not even playoff dreams. If the Lions go 8-8, there may be a parade in downtown Detroit. But when 8-8 seems far-fetched, then it should be obvious why ...

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