The night before the 2009 NFL draft, a text flashed across Matthew Stafford’s cell phone. It was Mark Sanchez, who was holed up with some friends at a dive bar in Manhattan. Sanchez wanted Stafford and his crowd to join them.
When pro football fans these days think of NFL teams in Houston, Denver, Detroit and San Francisco, they rarely think, in the immortal screech of Jim Mora, “Playoffs?!” After wandering in the playoff desert for a combined 37 seasons, those franchises are eager to quench their fans’ postseason thirst.
Topics:Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions, Mark Sanchez, Matthew Stafford, Playoffs
About the Author
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.