The Detroit Lions and their fans don't need a reminder about how unfortunate and disappointing they've been in the Super Bowl era.
Detroit has never played in a Super Bowl, and they haven't won a single playoff game since 1991. With a putrid record of 4-7 in 2018, it's safe to say neither their championship or postseason victory drought will end.
And the iconic American game show, Jeopardy, decided to poke a little bit of fun at the Lions in a recent episode. You can view what the question was below (and yes, the contestant answered correctly).
The Detroit Lions made Jeopardy tonight. pic.twitter.com/FblNfn3Xbu— Detroit Free Press (@freep) November 27, 2018
The Lions have watched their three NFC North foes all make the Super Bowl multiple times. The Green Bay Packers have won two Lombardi Trophies, while the Chicago Bears won it all in the 1985 season.
The Minnesota Vikings have appeared in four Super Bowls, though their last appearance came in the 1976 season. And even though they've endured plenty of of disappointment like the Lions, Minnesota is at least a playoff contender every year - and they've appeared in four NFC Championship games in the last 20 years.
Detroit has only made the playoffs three times in the 21st century - 2011, 2014 and 2016. But even the talents of quarterback Matthew Stafford haven't been enough to help the Lions win a playoff game.
First-year head coach Matt Patricia hasn't been able to bring the winning that he endured as the New England Patriots' defensive coordinator, either. No matter what the Lions try, it simply hasn't worked out.
What This Means
The Lions can draw inspiration from recent Super Bowl champions like the New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles. All three teams spent decades in misery, but each of them managed to win their first Lombardi Trophy over the past nine years.
It's been a half-century of frustration, heartbreak and disappointment in Detroit. The Lions have 12 years to prove Jeopardy was right, but winning a Super Bowl in this day and age is obviously easier said than done.