No. 56: Detroit Lions

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 7, 2012, 12:13 PM ET
By Eddie Matz | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 94 Title track: 78 Ownership: 53 Coaching: 30 Players: 61 Fan relations: 100 Affordability: 72 Stadium experience: 56 Bang for the buck: 18

Leave it to the citizens of Detroit to recognize a bargain when they see one. Last season, Lions fans, whose city was ranked the nation's poorest according to the 2009 Census (36.4% of residents were below the poverty line), paid the fifth-lowest ticket prices in the NFL ($62.40 on average) for the privilege of watching the ...

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