Nice to see that NFL Europa (RIP) has turned on some of our neighbors across the pond to the concept of "American Football".
Now, as to your question regarding whether or not Magnum is a Detroit Lions fan, coming from a native Detroiter and for whatever reason, Lions fan.....
I would say that Magnum is NOT a Lions fan. The Lions, over many, many, many years, have consistently underperformed, underwhelmed, and well, just plain STUNK.
Were it not for Barry Sanders, the Lions would have been the laughingstock of the league for well over 30 years. Heck, they are anyway! From earlier posts (see "One More Summer"), I had supported my beloved Leos from year to year , hoping that this next year would be the "Leap" forward.
Quantum Leap references aside, the Lions are for lack of a better term, either hopeless or a tease in the city of Detroit. And people, like me, still continue to support them for whatever reason due to ineffectual scouting, management and ownership.
Now, you may say "Doc, true, the Lions may be terrible, but why would Magnum (i.e. Tom Selleck) support the Tigers since they have also had their share of bad luck?"
Well, Jean-Claude, the answer is that while the Tigers have had their down years, they have at least given us a few playoff runs, World Series championships and appearances, and above all, HOPE, which is what the city of Detroit thrives on, especially now. The Tigers are an organization of history, but even more so, they strive towards the future.
To me, and thanks to Tom Selleck for taking an aspect of his childhood and highlighting them on his show, the Tigers are about YOUTH. Playing baseball, summer afternoons, hot dogs, and just enjoying yourself. Going to a Tigers game isn't just a game, it's an event.
Plus, I would like to say that the Tigers references on Magnum were YEARS before they won the World Series in '84, so he was representing long before it became cool to do so!
Wow, this post has really gone off on a tangent.
So, to summarize, Magnum a Lions fan. HECK NO!
So, JCF, while going against my NFC and hometown roots, I say go Green Bay! (If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!). And thanks for keeping up on our sport!