Spare the 0-16 Lions your pity -- they don't deserve it

After their historic 0-16 finish, the Detroit Lions did not ask for anyone's pity. They don't deserve any, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Originally Published: December 28, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Detroit Lions heard the raucous crowd at Lambeau Field, and their heads sank as the chants of "0-and-16" grew louder. The final seconds of the Lions' 31-21 loss Sunday to the host Green Bay Packers hadn't even vanished from the game clock, but already the pain was settling in.

Humiliation didn't begin to describe what the Lions felt at that moment.

"You hope something like this doesn't happen, but what do ...

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