Well, it hasn't been hyped to the degree of a nearly perfect Patriots season -- where the NFLN was simulcasting the Pats-Giants on three networks (two of them people actually watch). It is barely mentioned other than the usual gags reserved for the lower-level teams each season.
Why? Since every NFL team TRIES to win, to go undefeated is actually as hard, or harder, than winning every game. Most teams luck into a win now and then (the Lions came close in the first Minnesota game). Why? Because they are trying their hardest to win, some team looks past them or has a bad week and BAM! there is a win.
SI.com is at least front-paging a story on the Lions possibly going winless. It includes some very direct and concise analysis of fan reaction by Michael Rosenberg that really just hits it right on. A great read, if somewhat disappointing read for Lions fans. NFL.com is barely, if at all, making mention. Parity is a long-term ideal in the league -- not a year=by year ideal. It is the ideal that any team can stretch out and snag the big one in any given year. That decades long Dynasties are near impossible to create, much less maintain. Things are geared to assist the lowest to become the highest. Here is another article, with links to yet more stories on 0-16. I understand Drew Sharp's take that many fans want to see 0-16 not for their team, but as a scar WCF Sr.
Yes, here we are as fans. Hello history. You have finally come knocking for our Lions. Please don't disappoint.
***Thing I'd love to see tomorrow #2: Onside attempt every kick. Even if you only recover Half of the kicks (the average for expected onside kicks 2004-2008 as per Elias Sports Bureau), the Lions defense didn't get one stop last week. Not ONCE. What the heck does 17 or so extra yards (Avg starting FP is 30 vs the Lions, avg onside kick is 47) matter when your defense couldn't stop me from rushing for 100 yards and 2 TD's bad back and all?? how do you keep the Lions defense off the field? By making sure the offense stays on the field!! [combined with my first request, no punting, this will really add excitement to the game!! At the least, we'd get to see the guys announcing heads' explode!]