Nov 4, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) before the start of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE.

Which Detroit Lions are Most 'Presidential'?

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Today’s presidential election promises to, unfortunately, bring plenty of heated moments all over the internet.

Sports often serves as a haven from the troubles of the day and that is what I hope to make SideLion Report on this Election Day. No matter who you’re voting for or who ultimately gets elected, SLR is committed to staying above the political fray and focused on Detroit Lions football.

However, the election can’t be completely ignored – I’ll just not ignore it in a way that we can all have a little fun with. Using the election as a theme, here is a light-hearted look at the Detroit Lions players that are the most ‘presidential’. Feel free to add your own.

Matthew Stafford – A proven track record for reducing the deficit, especially in the fourth quarter.

Stefan Logan – His performance in the return game shows promise for creating a job for someone else.

Stephen Tulloch – Sees a problem and attacks it, has no problem stepping up to fill a void.

Louis Delmas – No other Lion should be better suited to fix the nation’s health care situation at this point.

Jason Hanson – Steady, dependable and gets the job done without controversy.

Jeff Backus – Possesses that “has done it for a really long time but not actually that great at it” quality required of all true politicians. One of just two Detroit Lions players actually old enough to run for President (Jason Hanson is the other).

Drayton Florence – A pretty sweet name that would look awesome in that old school script used by the founding fathers.

Gosder Cherilus – The president should be someone we can look up to. At 6′-7″ tall, every other Detroit Lion has to look up to Gosder Cherilus.

Dylan Gandy – “I like Ike”, “Gandy is Dandy”. See where I’m going with this?

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