As a life-long Detroit Lions fan, tomorrow, Sunday, the 13th of November looms LARGE! Why?
How could you even ask such a crazy question?
I’ll tell you why… This game is the type of game that can change the course of a franchise. We as Detroit Lions fans are already enjoying a season that is showing signs that our team and franchise is definitely on the right track, this Lions team and organization is on the upswing in regard to talent and nearly every other measurable entity.
So why am I so stinkin focused on this game against the Bears?
Because we can do to them what they did to us on Sunday, December 24, 2000, push them off the cliff. Do you remember that Paul Edinger kick that stuck the Lions at 9-7, out of the playoffs and headlong into the Matt Millen/Marty Mornhinweg disaster? Well, hopefully not, but you probably do, most of us do.
That Bears game changed the course of our team history, for the horrible.
Now a decade later, we have the opportunity to return the favor, the Chicago Bears have been a fluke for a while now, these guys were a joke that nobody wanted to watch last year in the playoffs and everyone knew they sucked besides dorks from Chicago. It’s time to use their foreheads as a stepping stool.
There is no doubt that the Lions are an up and coming team, with talented and young stars, but tomorrow we will get a chance to see if they have killer instinct. Will they grow up right before our eyes?
Don’t get me wrong, no matter what happens tomorrow, I wouldn’t trade what the Lions have for what the Bears have, the Detroit Lions have young talent for now and the future and the Bears have Matt Forte and a kick returner. The Bears are fragile mentally, they don’t know if they are good or bad. These are the times that you impress upon a team like that, that they are not on your level. These are the times that you crush hopes and dreams.
MAKE IT HAPPEN LIONS!!!