Rarely one for demonstrative expression, Calvin Johnson flung off his helmet following the afternoon’s final incompletion. He snatched the skullcap from his head and slammed it onto the Soldier Field turf, a fitting exclamation for the same old Lion torture welcoming in a new season.
The Bears may be 1-0 in the standings. But they’re 0-for-1 in restoring confidence in the minds of many who watched the season opener at Soldier Field. They barely beat the worst team on their schedule despite giving up four sacks and committing nine penalties.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.