Nov 4, 2012

What I've learned from the Lions

I haven't talked in awhile about my football team (the Detroit Lions in case you missed it), but we are well into the season so I thought I'd share what I've learned from the Lions so far. 

I don't get to watch a lot of the games because Ben and I don't have cable (we watch everything online), and because of the regional coverage the Lions' games aren't picked up around here a lot. (The Redskins are the local team so they always trump the Lions for coverage. Lame). However, I get updates on my phone from the ESPN Sports Center whenever there is news about the team, and anytime they score a touchdown so I feel like I keep up pretty well.

So...what I've learned from the Lions:

*They keep me on my toes. They have played like CRAP for three and a half quarters in a game and twice this season turned it around and won in the last 20 seconds.

*Chemistry matters. I fully believe the amount of bonding and camaraderie between teammates shows in how they play on the field. (I'm looking at you Matthew Stafford - maybe time for a team retreat?)

*Football is dangerous. This kind of seems like a no-brainer, but half the time I feel like the alerts on my phone are indications of injuries - sometimes the guys play through them and sometimes they don't but I don't know how anyone with kids watches them play football - I would be terrified!

*Next year we are getting The Sunday Ticket. Again, Ben and I don't have cable, so getting TV and this on top of it might take some convincing for Ben, but I've got time. (I need to see ALL THE GAMES).

*I'm a Fan with a capital F. As in, I can talk about how my team is being crappy but YOU cannot. Got it?

Aaaand since I'm still high from our win against the Jacksonville Jaguars today (31-14 thank you very much), that'll about wrap it up for me today.

Do you follow football? What has it or your team taught you?

Hope you had a great weekend!


AshleyD said...

Cute idea! I'm a big Cowboys fan since I grew up in Texas watching the Cowboys with my dad and it just kinda stuck... I think the biggest lesson I've learned from football (and the Cowboys) is that there will be haters and that's okay. They have nothing to do with you and your love for your team. :)

Nora said...

It is so dangerous. I get so nervous watching the Packers play (my preferred team, though I don't get the games either due to our region) and really, any team, especially when someone goes down. I'm pretty sure of all the games I/we have watched this season, at least one person is "out for the season" in every game!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

My favorite college team (and league) gets trumped for the obnoxious Big 10 around here, so I used to go to the bars to watch games. Surely, there is a bar in your area where other Lions fans gather, no?

I'm not a huge fan of the NFL. While I will cheer for my local Bears, I do not watch the games and worry about the prospects of my son playing a sport that turns brains to mush.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

yeah, the lions have taught me over the past 28 years to have low standards and keep the hope to a minimum

Alli said...

I'm a Jets fan and all they've taught me is heart break... sigh.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ha, I think your enthusiasm for the Lions is adorable! I am so NOT a football person (or sports person in general), but I do pay attention enough so as not to sound like an idiot when the conversation turns to football during client meetings...

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