We all know the saying that Free Agency and the NFL Draft are the Detroit Lions fans’ Super Bowl. Often times we turn to draft talk as early as October plotting out not only the Lions draft slot, but which All-American will be there to select. In February, Free Agency gives us hope for the future as the Lions often make splashes–that sometimes turn out to be ripples in the pond (I’m looking at you Damien Woody)–to restore their depleted rosters.
While the NFL lockout gave us nearly a half year of hibernation (other than an eeriely unexciting NFL Draft) it’s all being made up for this week.
Twitter is blowing up with rumors, hundreds of NFL blogs are offering up-to-the-minute news and the Detroit Lions are squarely in the middle in much of the talks. The best part is that we don’t have to wait 6 months for training camp to start because it starts tomorrow! Following such a dark time to be an NFL fan, we’ve been treated to one of the best weeks ever to be one. It’s the greatest time to be a Detroit Lions fan–on steroids.
So while we’re waiting for the eventual dissapointing news that Jeff Backus will go on the PUP, the Lions lost out on Stepen Tullock or that Jonathan Joseph said “thanks but no thanks” lets all sit back, take a deep breath and appreciate “our time” to shine.
Now if we could have just got the NFL Draft moved today…