Ahead of the Detroit Lions game on Sunday, fans are lost in the "bliss" of a team that hasn't ever made it this far, post-season.

And there's good reason for that -- it's exciting. Like an adrenaline rush to watch. Emotional to think of all the games people have shared with their family, friends, strangers in bars, etc.

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But let us not forget how the team is "paying back" for your lifelong support while they were mostly winless.

Detroit Lions are jacking up prices.

That history we'd prefer not to remember started with this guy (below). Remember him?

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Former Detroit Lions President & CEO 2001-2008, Matt Millen. Getty Images
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Former Detroit Lions' President & CEO, Matt Millen, sure brings back memories. He presided over eight of the team's worst seasons, like 2008 when they went 0-16.

That was the team's worst performance since moving to Detroit in 1934.

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That depressing history made us wonder why the team is "thanking" its fans the way it has chosen, now. We're not saying they can't charge what they want.

It's America, do you. Teams do it all the time... but this?

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But take a look at these 2024 increases The Detroit News reports and remember season ticket fan support...er, tolerance, all those years.

  • Upper Deck +80% (from previous season)
  • Lower Bowl +69%
  • Club Level +59%

The price of individual fan tickets, which by most of Ford Field's 65,000 seats are filled, will go up, too.

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According to MLive, some sections won't see an increase.

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Jared Goff didn't play in that history, but surely, he remembers it.  Credit: Getty Images, Canva
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The Lions know fans won't be happy paying more.

Even die-hard, skeptical fans are happy the team is winning games.

Perhaps their current President, Rod Wood (below), is aware of that and has decided the increase doesn't need explanation?

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Detroit Lions' Team President Rod Wood. Credit: Getty Images
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Maybe that's the reason the increase notice didn't come with a letter, from him, as it has during the rest of his tenure?

Fan Reaction

Reddit users have been commiserating over sticker shock, too.

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We're not trying to jinx the lions before the game. We're still excited "this could be the year."

Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff's $10.5M Mansion

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff has a new pad and it is fabulous. The $10.5 million estate is located in Manhattan Beach, California, and it is nothing short of stunning.

The five-bedroom mansion was once owned by Shaquille O'Neal and 'Modern Family' Executive Producer Danny Zuker.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre

Jeffrey Epstein's Cabin in Northern Michigan

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The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in Michigan

What are the most popular fast-food restaurants here in Michigan? If you're automatically assuming that the chain with the Golden Arches has the most locations, you're in for a shock.

As you take a look at the pics below, see if you can figure out which location we've featured. All pictures are from the greater Flint area, and we've left in just enough background for you to be able to make an educated guess.

The answers are below.

By the way, the ranking is based on the restaurants with the most locations in The Mitten, based on data from the Friendly City Lab at Georgia Tech. Their numbers are based on data compiled in 2021, so some numbers may have fluctuated since then.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre

 

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