I recently had a friend tweet at me about how excited he is about the start of preseason football and that he wasn’t even ashamed of it. I have to say, I feel the same way.
The game ultimately counts for nothing, the Lions best players will be wearing baseball caps well before halftime and the stadium may only be half full but football is back! Perhaps it was the lockout followed by a flurry of activity but the start of real-fake games feels sort of surreal. Of course, I’d like to see the Lions win but seeing the team on the field again feels like enough of a reward.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the day than a rousing rendition of “Gridiron Heroes”, the Detroit Lions fight song. I love the way these guys do it: