Thursday, December 08, 2005

As The Tempest Un-Brews

In one of the worst developments yet to occur surrounding the Detroit Lions saga, a rumor hit the airwaves yesterday that Ford Field may suspend alcohol sales during the Lions game against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 18th, the team’s last home game of the season. The speculation is that because of the universal anti-Millen actions of the crowd last week and the public reaction encouraging the antics, the organization did not want to mix booze into an already volatile environment and end up facing an incident much like the melee that occurred during the Detroit Pistons basketball game last year. At present there is a circus-like atmosphere surrounding our much maligned team and the entire city is now glued to the game, not so much for the dismal performance of the Lions, but for the activities taking place in the stands which grow more and more outrageous by the game and, with Duncan deBruin’s display last Sunday, more brazen.

At this point, the decision to suspend alcohol sales at the game is still a rumor but if it proves true it will be a mistake of biblical proportions. The only thing worse than 60,000 drunks storming the field in an effort to overthrow Matt Millen by force is 60,000 sober people trying to do the same.

As for next week’s game at Green Bay, the bookmakers in Las Vegas are expecting Green Bay to win with a 5 ½ point spread. This speaks volumes as the Green Bay Packers are at the very bottom of the conference, having only won 2 games this season (the Lions have won twice as many). I’m expecting the fans in Wisconsin to be chanting “Keep Millen!” inside of the first quarter.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Aussie said...

Although I don't really know sqat about NFL , when your partners team wins the game the private 'after party' is always so much better - this is how I came to be a Packers fan.
GO PACKERS !!!!

8:46 PM  
Blogger JEP said...

Too bad the Packers have won even less than the Lions. You came to the US in the wrong year, Aussie. If you had made it last year, you wouldn't even be able to walk.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Fade_to_Blah said...

The poor poor soul that drafted Harrington to his fantasy team expecting him to do anything

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Aussie said...

"Too bad the Packers have won even less than the Lions. You came to the US in the wrong year, Aussie. If you had made it last year, you wouldn't even be able to walk."

I was walking like a cowboy who'd spent a month in the saddle as it was - So i'll take it as a good thing that the Packers aren't having a good year!

4:21 PM  
Blogger JEP said...

Well, I'm betting you're in for some savage sex tonight as I'm pretty sure the Lions are in for yet another brutal beating.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Aussie said...

Unfortunately I'm on the other side of the globe to the object of my affections - distance induced celibacy sucks.

4:49 PM  

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