Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown became the part-time programming director for NFL Network on Tuesday, as he took a turn for "Player's Choice." An episode of "Hard Knocks" kicked things off at 1 p.m. ET, and in the early morning hours Wednesday the "Football Life" stories for Calvin Johnson and Barry Sanders were among St. Brown's choices.
More than one episode of last year's "Hard Knocks" might have been nice.
Second up on St. Brown's programming docket was the 2014 NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. When it came on, it was confusing as a choice for St. Brown. Some people surely thought, "Why would he choose this game?"
Then, it eventually became clear.
The Packers had a 19-7 lead deep into the fourth quarter. Then the Seahawks scored 15 points in the final 2:09, leaving Green Bay to rally for a tying field goal to force overtime. The Seahawks would win the game 28-22 in overtime, and to go on to the Super Bowl. For Packers' fans, it's widely marked as one of the worst losses in franchise history.
Amon-Ra St. Brown mercilessly trolls the Packers with "Player's Choice" selection
As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recalled in 2020, the name Brandon Bostick became infamous in Packers' circles based on his mistake late in the fourth quarter.
"At the center of fans' memories, of course, is a botched onside kick with 2:07 to go in the fourth quarter. Brandon Bostick, whose instructions were to allow Jordy Nelson to retrieve the kick, inexplicably jumped for it and lost it, allowing Seattle to recover and set up for a go-ahead touchdown.""
We know St. Brown is not afraid to go after opposing fanbases. After his experience announcing a Lions pick at April's draft, he pulled no punches to to rip Chicago Bears fans on his podcast with brother (and Bears wide receiver) Equanimeous back in May.
But this epic, subtle and initially confusing, troll of the Packers and Packers fans took it up a notch.