Damn it. I feel dirty. I fell victim to the NFL’s dirty tricks. I cannot help it. Like many of you, I am addicted.
I wanted to come home Thursday night and watch the NFL Network schedule release. But I was tired and passed out on the couch. But when I woke up a few minutes ago I immediately checked out the Lions schedule. I don’t know why. But I could not wait.
The NFL could sell stale fruit pies on the Internet and some of us would buy them. All you have to do is put the NFL logo on the crust along with Roger Goodell’s signature. Hey, if they were to sell vintage pies with Paul Tagliabue’s name on it I might pay extra. The league has found a way to be relevant all year, which is amazing. And with that said I am actually excited about the Lions schedule.
Now if only I could get excited about the Lions. But seriously folks, the Lions have a great home schedule. Of course Green Bay and Chicago make up the usual suspects that come to Ford Field. But we also get to see the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants. And is there anybody up for a few road trips? We could also hit Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburgh on a tank of gas if we wanted.
Hell, let’s do it. That is like extending the home season to 11 games. I love the NFL. And I get excited when the Lions training camp and games begin. I rarely have expectations but there is just something about it. I am already ready for fall. I will see you at Ford Field and maybe in the stands in Cleveland.
(Join me tonight (Friday) for a book signing at the Shelby Township Barnes and Nobles on Hall road as my book 100 Things Tiger Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die is released there. I will be there from 7-9 pm)