Last year, the Lions set the benchmark for failure to which all future failures will be compared, at least until the NFL expands its schedule to 18 games and some woebegone franchise (Redskins?) finds a way to lose that many games in a season. This year, the Rams look every bit as bad – possibly even worse – than that Detroit team from a year ago. Other than a matchup at currently winless Tennessee later in the season, this Sunday represents the Rams’ best chance at getting in the win column, seeing as how six of their final eight games pit them against teams with a .500 or better record. As fate would have it, it’s the Lions who could be the guardians of another epic NFL fail. So, WHO YA GOT?
Same Ol’ Sorry Ass Rams____________________2008 Detroit Lions
Point differential through seven games
Number of times shutout
Is there an inconvenient crisis among the prominent industry in town that will lead to innumerable painful bailout jokes associated with the team’s horrid play?
Thankfully not (but they’d still like jobs)______________Oooohhhhh yeah
Are they responsible for Nelly or Kid Rock?
Pictoral approximation of failure
Medical failure analog
Kidney failure________________________Rectal prolapse
Meager redeeming quality
Avoided Rush Limbaugh as owner (through no fault of their own)______Suckered Dallas into paying big for Roy Williams
Laying down and dying quietly (on top of an animal)_________________Necrophilia fodder