Big Sean 'tired of having my heart broken' by the Lions


In most ways, Big Sean is nothing like the rest of us. The Detroit-raised rapper has a record deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation and a reported net worth of more than $25 million.

In one way, he's just the same: a tortured Lions fan who can't look away.

In an appearance Wednesday on ESPN's First Take, Big Sean was asked which of his two favorite teams has a better chance of turning things around: the Pistons or the Lions.

"To me, the Pistons have always come through. Obviously from the Bad Boys to the ’04 Pistons team to even now, I feel like the Pistons have what they need," he said. "I mean, we went to the playoffs last year. I do think the Pistons could come through."

Skip to 4:47 to hear the segment on Detroit teams.

Which brought him to the Lions. And left him sounding a lot like the rest of us.

"The Lions, I love the Lions, but there’s always rumors of a Lions curse," said Big Sean, who performed at the halftime show of the team's Thanksgiving game in 2015. "And I’m tired of having my heart broken -- even the last game, them being up 14-3 and then losing to Green Bay."

Stephen A. Smith said it could be worse. The Lions could be the Falcons, who blew a 15-point fourth quarter lead in Week 2 against the Cowboys.

Of course, the Lions blew a 17-point fourth quarter lead in Week 1 against the Bears. And at least the Falcons have a few playoff runs and few recent division titles to their name. The Lions haven't won their division since 1991 and have one playoff win since 1957.

Big Sean thinks the organization needs wholesale changes, potentially starting with ownership.

"Here’s the thing, I do think the Lions need to change the behind the scenes of the team," he said. "Really, I think Jim Caldwell was probably the best coach we had in a long time. It was weird to me that he got fired after a 9-7 season and Matt Patricia’s at like, what, 9-33-1 or something like that? (Patricia is 9-24-1 through 34 games.)

"And there are people who have tried to buy the team or come into ownership to help change things around, and it’s not happening. So I do hope the Lions, I’m praying that they get it together. But I’m a diehard, I’m a Lions fan for life, so I’m riding with them either way."

Maybe, one day, it will all pay off.

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