Jeopardy game show takes shot at the Detroit Lions


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It's been a disappointing season for the Lions, but things can't get much worse, right?

According to Jeopardy, the quiz game show hosted by the ever-sophisticated Alex Trebek, the answer to that would be a big, fat "What is no?" On Monday night, Jeopardy took a jab at Lions fans for the franchise's pitiful performance.

"As of 2018, this NFC North team had never even made the Super Bowl, much less won it. But by 2030? Gotta happen, right?" read one prompt from a "Predictions by 2030" category.

The contestant answered the question correctly.

The Lions are one of 13 teams in the NFL to have never won a Super Bowl, and one of 4 teams to have never reached it, either.

The franchise's most winning moment, as luck would have it, last came in 1957 about ten years before the first Super Bowl was played. At 4-7 this year, the Detroit Lions have a firm hold onto last place in the NFC North, making the team's four pre-1957 NFL championships seem even more distant.

Lucas Maiman is a fall intern at Metro Times.

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