Lion Dave was urged by friends to give the Lions one final chance. It was midway through the fourth quarter and it was not looking good as the home team trailed the New Orleans Saints by double digits.
So one friend bought a couple beers just before last call at Ford Field and handed it to Dave.
“Let’s finish these beers, then leave,” one friend said.
Dave grabbed one beer and downed it. He grabbed the other and downed it to.
“Let’s go. I am tired of this team,” he said.
Bad move. The men never saw the rally. They heard about it later on radio. I ran into a few Lions fans that missed the comeback 24-23 victory against the New Orleans Saints. They gave up on their team and regretted it.
“I was just thinking same old Lions,” one woman confessed. “The Saints were kicking our ass and I was pissed.”
The Saints should have won. The Saints were the better team for much of the day. But you never know what will happen in the NFL. The Lions have won a few games lately like this.
The Lions are lucky but they also realize that you need to play 60 minutes of football in the NFL and let the chips fall where they may.
Some upset Lion fans learned that lesson the hard way.