Posted by Bob Biscigliano in Detroit Lions
The Lions were losing 21-3 at halftime. I seriously considered turning off the game because I had a school paper to write and I was losing time and hair. I guess I can be happy that I didn't go to a bar to watch the game like I usually do. I might still be there, crawling.
Another incentive of listening to the game was that I was hoping to hear Dan Miller SNAP and go off on an expletive laced rant. I really wish he had. There were about fifty six different times I wanted to pound my laptop up against a wall in a fit of rage. I know Dan Miller had to have been dog cussing Kitna and the Lions during all the commercial breaks. Also, I was thinking if I hear Dan Miller mention that a San Francisco wide receiver is "WIDE OPEN" one more time, I might freaking lose it.
Also, the Lions apparently declined to try at the end of the first half. They had a chance to extend the first half because the 49ers had a penalty as time expired. The Lions declined the penalty. End of the first half. Throw up the white flag why don't we.
I was not able to listen to the last half of the 4th quarter because I had dinner with my girlfriend's family. I'm always thankful for these blessings in disguise. It's a shame that in about 20 some NFL cities in America, a man would absolutely HATE to miss his team's final quarter to have dinner with potential future in-laws. Adversely, I put on my Sunday best and went over with glee. We had pasta and it was delicious.
When I returned from dinner, I was listening to the post game wrap. I heard a 49er player fell on Kitna's knee. It was at that point, I prayed for a non-life, but season threatening injury. The curse lives on. Kitna says he should be just fine to play in week 5 after our bye week.
As I said in my last article, giving you all the one reason why the Lions would not start 0-3, there is a silver lining to starting 0-3. In 1995, the Lions started 0-3 and battled back to make the playoffs as the NFC Wild Card. Just like then, everyone will throw their JT O'Sullivan at us thinking they can just walk all over us. That's when we will blind side everyone and win 7 straight. I still have faith.
As for now, I'm decorating my brown paper bag and cracking open the tub of cookie dough as we speak.....