2020 has been a complete shit show and there’s no other good way of saying it.
This has been the opposite of a traditional year in sports: starting with the shocking death of Kobe Bryant that stunned the world, then the ongoing coronavirus that is putting this country on hold and the continued protests against systematic racism. And everything else that has fallen through the cracks. Mind you, we are only halfway through.
But you know what? NFL Football will be played in the fall. Thursday Night Football, Sunday football, Monday Night Football, fantasy football, all football will be BACK and you can take that to the bank.
Troy Aikman gives a nice play-by-play to explain my excitement football’s return.
2020 is the year of the Detroit Lions.
There I said it.
This is the perfect year for the Detroit Lions to jump out of the dumpster fire of the NFC North. The Packers have pissed off Aaron Rodgers by drafting a rookie QB with their first pick plus Rodgers is another year older and declining like an old man, the Vikings will have Dalvin Cook holding out for a contract extension and Kirk fucking Cousins is their QB LOLOLOLOL, and well you know… the Bears have Mitchell Trubisky…
Literally, the division is open for anybody and everybody.
Whatever, I may be drinking the Honolulu Blue Kool-Aid for the 150th consecutive year, but I have tingling sensation around my genitals that is telling me that something special is going to happen to the Lions this year. It may result in a Super Bowl victory or Trevor Lawrence, but hey who knows.
Matthew Stafford gave us a nice little tease of what he can become under Bevell’s offense and I fully expect a MVP trophy from #9 with a career year. A new RB toy in D’Andre Swift, a revamped offensive line, year 2 of the HOCK, and another offseason for Quinn and Patricia to get THEIR guys on the defensive side of the ball. Honestly, they probably don’t lose a game.
2020 has been weird, but let’s make it weirder by having the Detroit Lions winning the NFC North, winning a playoff game, and you know what? Fuck it, raising the Vince Lombardi trophy at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida for Super Bowl 55. The stars are aligning for an unorthodox season in 2020 and an unexpected champion.
So… why not the Detroit Lions
Because we’re the Lions.