America gets a new president. The Detroit Lions get a new quarterback. Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press asks, “Which of these events happens every other week?”
When the Lions signed quarterback Daunte Culpepper, he immediately became the most famous player on the team, Albom writes.
“‘Any time you can really add a really good football player …” Lions coach Rod Marinelli has told the media, “I don’t know how you close your eyes to a player like that.’
“Well. That would beg the question of why every other team in the NFL closed its eyes to him. And why the Lions, who could have signed Culpepper at the start of the season, closed their eyes to him until they were 0-8.” MORE