Overview of Humiliations


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Almost immediately the curse took affect when Bobby Laynes replacement, QB Tobin Rote was injured in the first  practice  after the trade and the defending champion Lions would finish 4-7 that year, never again coming close to reaching the heights of Laynes championship seasons. More early evidence of the curse was with Bobby Laynes trading card for 1960. The photo shows him in a blue Lions uniform but the team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Could it be the blue uniform represented the curse that had stayed in Detroit after Bobby’s departure?

And speaking of Pittsburgh, don’t you find it a little strange that the one time Detroit hosted a superbowl, the Pittsburgh Steelers won it in Detroit?  Don’t you find it bizarre that when the Lions were having the worse season of any franchise that the Pittsburgh Steelers again would win the Superbowl?

If someone or something is truly cursed, no matter what they did, no matter how hard they try, something always keeps them from succeeding. Sometimes this bending of fate leaves behind an almost humorous bi-product that lingers long after the event. We decided to call these “humiliations” (rather than stench). Lets take a look at some of the most memorable ones.