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If you have a Detroit Lions fan in your life, and he’s someone you like and respect, you will certainly not want to buy him this Lions-themed 2013 calendar for Christmas. But if you have a Lions fan in your life and you really want to get under his skin, then it’s the perfect gift.

In a stunning display of holiday awfulness, the official NFL-licensed Lions calendar that is being pushed as a holiday gift somehow managed to get everything wrong. Justin Rogers of MLive.com details some of the problems with this calendar, including:

1. Titus Young is on the cover. Yes, Young, the second-year receiver who was just ordered to go home and not come back for repeated insubordination, is the person the makers of this calendar thought Lions fans would want on the cover. Not Matthew Stafford or Calvin Johnson. Titus Young. Really.

2. Open the calendar to the first month, and whose picture do you see to go along with January? Aaron Berry. The cornerback who was arrested twice during the offseason and cut by the Lions in July.

3. Other months have pictures of receiver Nate Burleson (whose future in Detroit is in doubt after a season-ending leg injury), defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (who’s 34 years old and not playing up to his contract and looks like a potential cap casualty), and running back Jahvid Best (whose repeated concussions call into question whether he’ll ever play again). Those are definitely the guys Lions fans are going to want to be thinking about in 2013.

4. The company selling the calendar boasts that it contains information about the Lions’ “Super Bowl History and more.” One problem: The Lions have never been to the Super Bowl. Apparently the Super Bowl history section will be devoted to the Super Bowls the Lions didn’t play in (all of them) or maybe the Super Bowls that were played on the Lions’ home field. (Did you know that Jerome Bettis is from Detroit? The people who made this calendar probably didn’t.)

5. The calendar includes the 2012 schedule. Very helpful in 2013.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/05/detroit-lions-2013-calendar-is-the-worst-holiday-gift-ever/

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Jim Schwartz wanted this calendar to be reviewed before it was released but was told it was unreviewable.
 
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Best thing Ive read so far this morning ...granted it's only 9:00...but awesome nonetheless
 

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Man, that is hilarious. Eagles are my team, but I root for the Lions because they are close to home, watching them implode this season has been hard to watch. They aren't good, and watching some of their die-hard fans exclaim that they are only a few breaks away from being a Super Bowl contender is utterly hilarious. There are homers everywhere, but the nutjob UM/Lion fans are the greatest on the face of the earth.
 

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If only I knew some die-hard Lions fans.
 

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Man, that is hilarious. Eagles are my team, but I root for the Lions because they are close to home, watching them implode this season has been hard to watch. They aren't good, and watching some of their die-hard fans exclaim that they are only a few breaks away from being a Super Bowl contender is utterly hilarious. There are homers everywhere, but the nutjob UM/Lion fans are the greatest on the face of the earth.
Not Super Bowl contenders, but they are legitimately way better than their record indicates. They've had a ton of wacky losses.
 

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Not Super Bowl contenders, but they are legitimately way better than their record indicates. They've had a ton of wacky losses.
And a team that is way better than what they are currently playing is not dropping all of those "whacky" games. The Thanksgiving day game I'll give you, but everything else? That's on the Lions.
 

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Good teams find ways to win games and bad ones find ways to lose them. That's the entire essence of football. If you minimize your mistakes and hold onto the ball you can win a lot of games and have people say that you're not as good as your record. If you turn the ball over and make too many mistakes they will say you're better than your record. Good teams win games and bad teams lose them, that's about all there is to it and nothing else matters.
 
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