Lions Fan Carries Torch for Dumbest Trend in Sports Fandom, Gets 2015 Super Bowl Champs Tattoo
Some of you might remember Tyler Black, the unfortunately overconfident Kentucky fan who made national headlines when he got a 2014 national champions tattoo on his calf before the NCAA tournament even began. Black was but another endorser of what has quickly become the dumbest trend in sports fandom: Getting tattoos celebrating championships that your teams haven't won yet.
It seems that the Detroit Lions fan above has become the newest member of the dumb tattoo fraternity. Overlooking the fact that the Lions currently have 40/1 odds to win the title, didn't make the playoffs last season and have never won (or even appeared in) a Super Bowl, this fan decided that getting a calf tattoo celebrating Detroit's Super Bowl title in June was a pretty good idea.
Let's look at this from a practicality standpoint: Even in the best case scenario, you're still stuck with a pretty crappy looking tattoo on your calf. And odds are that "Hey, see this awful calf tattoo? I got it before the Lions season even started" isn't going to impress people at parties, but rather just make them question your sanity. Please, just... don't do this.