The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team that is based in Detroit. In the National Football League, the Lions compete in the North Division of the National Football Conference. In Downtown Detroit, at Ford Field, are hosted the home games.
The Portsmouth Spartans football club was founded in Portsmouth, Ohio, and it made its NFL debut on July 12, 1930. Due to financial issues, the franchise was transferred to Detroit in 1934. The team was also given a new name, the Lions, in homage of the city’s Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the Tigers.
Sheila Ford Hamp has been the owner of the Lions since 2020. The Lions won four NFL Championship Games between 1935 and 1957, before the Super Bowl era. Since winning the league championship in 1957, the team has had the longest postseason winless run in the league. They are the only active franchise from the Super Bowl era to not have participated in the championship game.
On June 13, 2016, the Lions made their decision to officially include cheerleaders in the squad. The organization also appointed Rebecca Girard-Smoker as the cheerleading squad’s coach. She previously served as the dance team coach for the Detroit Pistons.
Has Detroit won a Superbowl?
The Detroit Lions are the only NFC team to have never participated in a Super Bowl and the oldest NFL team to have never made an appearance in one.