Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Lions Lost Again

I haven't seen a football game in over 3 years and I don't even know who any of the players are. Yet somehow it really bothers me that the Lions lost to the Bears. What makes it even worse is that I ride the train every morning with someone originally from Chicago. Its not like I have pride in the city of Detroit or a great hatred of the city of Chicago. Somewhere deeply ingrained in me is a need for the team of the city that I grew up in to win. God knows that the Lions will never make it to the Super Bowl, but if they did I would probably stay up all night watching them lose. I don't know what it is about sports that creates that magnetic pull that you are unable to break. It must be the first 18 years of life when every breath you take includes statistics and who is better and the most addictive part of all sports - the rivalry.
Because when it comes down to it, if the lions lose to the colts or
someone, I couldn't give a damn but after a loss to Chicago (or Green
Bay for that matter) I just have to say to the Lions, In the name of
all the people who have a connection to Detroit sports, you let us down.

4 comments:

Jordan said...

In honor of the new year the lions play the packers on sunday. Maybe they will give us something to celebrate. Otherwise, fire millen. Shana Tova.

traintalk said...

There were more points scored in this game than the last half decade - though I did not actually check this. This was an "off" game and I personally refuse to consider it a part, based only on the score, of the traditional rivalry between these teams. The Mets are winning games like crazy - its all upside down. Look at it this way - Pittsburgh was shut out on Monday Night Football. But far more humilating is Israel treats the Olympics like it treats her teachers.

Luz said...

There's always the Redwings....

Rafi G said...

My Bears took your Luions down. We mauled you guys!! and then we brought down the Vikings.. Go BEARS!!