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PostLions, Bears, and Ford Stock (David Duggan, USA, 11/20/23 12:38 pm)
Maybe there's an inverse relationship between Ford stock (down 18% this year) and the performance of the team that family owns, the Detroit Lions.
Lions Are 8-2 for 1st time since 1962.
The Chicago Bears gave the Lions a run for their money in yesterday's game, but Detroit notched their third straight win thanks to a fourth-quarter comeback that included 17 points in the final frame. The Lions beat the Bears (31-26), and they're 8-2 for the first time in the Super Bowl era.
Wasn't it in 1962 when Ford made overtures to buy Ferrari?
What would have happened had the situation been reversed? The Lions would have been sold to somebody who knows something about football, and Ferrari would have disappeared, except for museums.
JE comments: David, your thesis is provocative, but how about that annus horribilis 2008? The Lions achieved perfection that year, with no wins in 16 tries. You would think then that Ford stock would have skyrocketed. Nope: it was down 66% for the year. Not a lot of joy in Mudville, or on Wall St. Or Dearborn.