Score another one for the internet folks! What a wild place it is. I wanted to open the blog with some reference to the last coach to actually lose to the Lions at home and typed 'lindy infante' into youtube's search with zero expectations and it came back with this gem of an Arctic Cat ad from the exact year the loss took place. Like somebody actually took the time to dub this from VHS to digital and upload it to Youtube. I don't know who user 'Roger Bunnell' is but I thank him for his efforts. Today you have made literally tens of people's lives a little brighter.
Anyhow I know at some point the law of averages will take over and the Lions will win in Lambeau but in a different way it may never happen. Even when we were down 14-0 I wasn't panicked. I mean had I pulled out my copy of 'Don't Jump!' I always have on hand for Packer games? Sure. But I didn't have to read a single page. You just feel like that team is doomed in Wisconsin and after they got their early lead the Packers ripped off a 27-3 run to ice the game. I actually sort of felt bad for Jason Hanson. Like there is a legit chance he just pulls a Costanza and says 'Goodnight Everybody!' if they win that game last night. Dude's been in the league since 1992 and hasn't won a game in Wisconsin. Unbelievable doesn't even begin to describe it but I spent most of my time drinking and playing video games in college so I have a limited vocabulary.
Also nice to see yesterday? A rushing attack. Now Green had a solid effort, Grant a great run, but something about this DeJuan Harris guy seems legit. I can't tell if it's his burst, his cuts or what but something just seems special about him. He passes the eye test so to speak. I compare it to tag teams in wrestling. One of them is always destined for greatness and the other mediocrity and you can always tell within 2 minutes of a match which is which. Shawn Michaels over Marty Jannetty. Bret Hart over Jim the Anvil. Jeff Hardy over Matt. They just had 'it' and eventually separated themselves. That's the vibe I get from Harris. Now all he has to do is give Alex Green sweet chin music through the window of Brutus the Barber Beefcake's Barber Shop and the backfield will be his and his alone.
PS: A Lindy Infante and Marty Jannetty reference in one blog. This is either the proudest or saddest I've ever been and I can't decide which.
Doule PS: Booker T. How did I not go with Booker T from Harlem Heat. He's got the dreads, he's blacker than Jannetty, just a better metaphor all the way around. Plus killer intro music.