This has been a breakout season for the Detroit Lions, and they still have their sights on a playoff berth. The Lions’ roster has a lot of young and talented stars, but they still have few holes to plug; one of those holes is at the cornerback position.
While there are few traditions better than the annual NFL/turkey combination on Thanksgiving, the NFL is missing out on an opportunity to make these games the most exciting of the year (aside from the Super Bowl). Is anybody else tired of seeing the Detroit Lions get blown out and watching the Dallas Cowboys play some who-cares team every year?
When Nickelback took to the stage in Detroit Thursday afternoon during the Lions’ Thanksgiving game, they were greeted by a lukewarm mixture of cheering, polite golf clapping and a few jeers. And they were probably relieved because it could have gone worse — much worse.
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.