Everything Good Must Go Sour
Great Thing - Barry Sanders
Turned Ugly When - Barry Quits right before training camp, almost instantly turning him from hero to villain.
Great Thing - Billy Sims
Turned Ugly When - when he suffers a career ending injury to his leg without even being hit.
Great Thing - Lions defeat Dallas 38 - 6 in the playoffs
Turned Ugly When - The playoff run ended in a humiliating loss to Washington the next round, 41 - 10.
You can do this with any good or great Lion moment. I remember when Mariucci was the great thing, I remember when the "run and shoot" was the great thing, I remember when Andre Ware was the great thing, I remember when Chuck Long was the great thing...They almost all end the same way, sour and ugly. Heres a couple more to look at.
Great Thing - Barry Sanders rushes for 2000 yds in one season
Turned Ugly When - Reggie Brown suffered Paralysis the same game.
Great Thing - 12 -4 Season
Turned Ugly When - Utley gets paralyzed and Eric Andolsek dies in the off season.
Go back in history and research it yourself, every good thing that happens to this team almost always ends in disaster. The curse does not want anyone or any fan to feel good very long about these Lions!