There are few things more satisfying than seeing a bully exposed as a fraud. And when the bully gets hopping-up-and-down mad about it, and keeps trying to act tough, yet keeps getting exposed, well, that’s just straight-up comedy.
Matthew Stafford spent most of Sunday afternoon throwing in the general direction of other players, except for a few times when he threw absolute lasers to gentlemen who happen to play for the other team. I don’t know how he missed them. The Bears were all dressed in traffic-cone orange. I thought they might ticket him for passing recklessly through a work zone.
This is what we want from our NFC North football, isn’t it? We want two hard-hitting teams bashing heads, before the whistle and after, for 60 minutes. We love it when weather conditions affect the game. We live for all-out brawls that reduce our heroes to raw gladiators.
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.