Just curious what people think. Only a few teams have ever won a Super Bowl that played in a dome. Lions always seem to have more injuries than most—maybe turf vs grass? Most “cold” weather teams don’t have a dome. Why do we?
Maybe ownership figures if we give them a crappy product on the field, at least they won’t be cold?
Just don’t get why we decide to have an indoor stadium. 2 of the other teams in our division play outside. Not much of a road disadvantage for warm weather teams coming into Ford Field is it?
I have always wondered why the Lions play in a dome. I have great memories attending games @ the Silverdome and @ Ford field. But, you are right, we have no real advantage. In fact, it might hurt us when we have to go play in cold/wet.windy conditions in Chicago and GB. The only reason for a dome would be crowd noise that I can think of. But when the team sucks, crowd noise doesn’t matter much. lol
At least they could have built a retractable roof and decided when to open it or not depending on when it helped give us an advantage.
I really think they need to just move, and change their name.
Not that I’m pissed that their having the 40th losing season in my lifetime.
It’s the reputation. This is where headcoaches come to die. This is where aging players come to squeak out a few last paychecks when they’re washed up. Our 3 biggest stars, quit…and we know of many of our drafted players couldn’t wait to get out of here.
I don’t know how you fix that?
No simple fix. Ownership and Leadership matters most, and that’s been the Lions main problem IMO. I’m hopeful that Holmes, Dorsey, Speilman and MC/DC can change that. They have one of the hardest jobs a man could take on.