Ned Flanders, Detroit Lions Fan
On last night's episode of The Simpsons, Ned Flanders became the Simpsons' landlord and, when he evicted them, was portrayed as the devil, wearing a "Detroit Lions Fan" shirt.
Now, I don't want to be an oversensitive Detroiter here, but why, exactly, is the devil a Detroit Lions fan? Wouldn't the devil admire ruthless and conniving sports teams who want to win at all costs, like the New England Patriots or New York Yankees?
OK, so maybe the idea is that the Patriots and Yankees are successful, and the devil should be associated with a bad team, and they want to make jokes at the Lions' expense after an 0-16 season. But I still think the Simpsons' writers missed the boat here. If they wanted to associate Flanders with evil, they shouldn't have had him morph into a Lions fan. They should have had him turn into Matt Millen.