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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Updated: September 23, 12:34 PM ET
No. 39: New England Patriots

By Scott T. Miller
ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 56
Title track: 113
Ownership: 87
Coaching: 95
Players: 111
Fan relations: 119
Affordability: 96
Stadium experience: 101
Bang for the buck: 101

Lions lovers don't seem to care that Ndamukong Suh hosts an annual wheelchair basketball game. Or that Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson appeared at the inaugural Taste of the Lions benefit. What the good people of Bankrupt City do care about is shelling out more (game-day cost up 7.9 percent -- fourth most in the NFL ) to watch a bang-less bunch that hasn't won a playoff game in nearly a quarter-century and has averaged 11.6 losses over the last five seasons, including last year's Week-15 debacle, when the Lions got manhandled 38-10 by a pathetic Cardinals team that had just been whitewashed 58-0 the week before. Suffice it to say, Detroit denizens have had it with head coach Jim Schwartz. Says mlive.com user danpetry: "Arrogant, cocky, poor leader, in over his head ... however you describe it Schwartz is the worst HC in the NFL." Come on, tell us how you really feel.