As if it wasn’t already painfully obvious that big time sports is all about money, this makes it official. The Detroit Lions are offering pieces of the newly replaced Ford Field turf for sale.
It appears the Lions are currently just trying to gauge the market. A form on DetroitLions.com asks for name, email address and whether or not the interested party is a season ticket holder. Specific details to be provided at a later date.
If interest is low, my guess is the price is too. If the interest is high, expect the price to reflect that and for season ticket holders to get the first crack at a purchase.
So where will the interest level be? I can’t imagine it will be very high as I doubt many Lions fans are looking for an off-beat way to remember a decade’s worth of losing. The turf did see a Super Bowl but that is about it. Other than that it was a lot of Lions loses, 11 Motor City/Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowls and some MAC Championship Games. Hardly a must-own for the average Detroit sports fan. Honestly, it would seem like a better purchase for a Pittsburgh Steelers fan looking for an unusual piece of memorabilia tied to one of the franchise’s Super Bowl victories.