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Detroit Lions: The Beautiful Dreamer

By C DeGetmon On September - 19 - 2009

How does one really understand the beautiful dreamer of professional sport?

If you have not guessed it, I am talking about the fantasy elite who remain ever vigilant to squeeze every drop of blood out of their pet rock. In this case, the "pet rock" is the perpetual comedy known the Detroit Lions football.

But I suppose the metaphor transcends our local team, making it ubiquitous in the world of sport.  

So that leaves me to ask, what are the archetypes driving the platitudes, optimism, and denial so prevalent in our contemporary moment?

In case you are unfamiliar with the term I am using, an archetype is a pattern that is replicated collectively, often by memes or in the case advocated by the renowned Depth Psychologist, Carl Jung, through the collective unconscious.

Archetypes matter because it perpetuates the myths which help keep a class of sheep in perp...

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