Detroit Lions Learn Nothing from Minnesota Vikings, Post Cringe-y “Rocky” Tweet

PHOTO CREDIT: KIRBY LEE-USA TODAY SPORTS

Show some respect.

The Philadelphia Eagles are set to sweat out a hot one tomorrow afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field against the Detroit Lions. You could have learned this just from looking at the NFL schedule, but the Lions’ Twitter feed wanted to make absolutely sure you knew where they are and who they will be playing tomorrow:

Oh look! It’s the Lions logo at the foot of the “Rocky” statue! Wow, they really owned you with that one, Eagles fans. And look at all of those fired-up Lions fans ready to storm the Linc tomorrow! It’s terrifying.

I really didn’t want to do this, but let’s do a quick rundown of just a few of the highlights of the Detroit Lions franchise:

  • Three playoff appearances since 2000, all three of which ended with losses on Wild Card weekend.
  • 6-10 last season.
  • Gave Matthew Stafford — yup, that chugging guy — $135 million over five years in 2017, with over $60 million of it guaranteed.
  • Had one of the most transcendent wide receivers in football and did such a horrible job putting a team around him that he retired due to frustration and the need for self-preservation.
  • Had one of the most transcendent running backs in football and did such a horrible job putting a team around him that he retired due to frustration and the need for self-preservation.

Picking on the Lions kind of feels like picking on, I don’t know, the Minnesota Vikings, which I’m going to do right now. I don’t know what it is with these inferior NFC North teams, but every time they come to Philadelphia they somehow manage to show their whole ass:

Funny, the Art Museum in that shot looks a lot like it did a bit later:

Add all of that to the fact that the Eagles will always have 4th-and-26 to stick in the eye of the Green Bay Packers and the double-doink to shut Chicago Bears fans down with, and it’s fair to say that maybe the entire NFC North should just go back to the inferior places they came from.

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16 Comments

  • Joey Boots September 21, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Wow that harmless tweet triggered you pretty hard didn’t it?

    Soft.

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  • Dewars in a solo cup September 21, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    And yet you know the birds will start slow and barely pull the game out in the final minutes!

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  • An injury-riddled Eagles team is ripe for the picking therefore I like the Lions 27 - 24 over the Eagles September 21, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Just saying.

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  • Hardcore 2 1/2 for 4 September 21, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    I watched Rocky 100 times with the Cuz.

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    • Hardcore 2 1/2 for 4 September 22, 2019 at 12:26 pm

      Did you give him an old-fashioned while you were watching?

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  • Steve Stevedore September 21, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I’d bet the house on the Birds tomorrow but I lost it by playing BWanks Thursday night pick. Has that slow adult picked a game correctly yet this year? I’m outdoors people. Everybody funny now you funny too. Fuck you BWanks.

    Reply
  • Toby kinte September 21, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Why are Philly fans so insecure? It is very embarrassing.

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  • Black earl September 21, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Brace and Adair are all over ND tonight. They say the spread is too high. I’m betting huge tonight on the Irish !

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    • Hardcore 2 1/2 for 4 September 21, 2019 at 7:24 pm

      I have a ND calf tattoo.

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      • Loyd September 21, 2019 at 8:01 pm

        Brace and Adair are always on point.

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        • Cary September 21, 2019 at 8:29 pm

          They both have big dicks too.

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          • Essington ave September 21, 2019 at 9:07 pm

            Thank you Brace/Adair. I bet 500 on the Irish. Looking good.

    • Jimmy the Greek September 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      Great O & A reference!!

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  • JG September 21, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Twitter is not real life. Get over it and get off Twitter.

    Reply
  • Big al September 22, 2019 at 2:06 am

    K lot crew need to come out of retirement & fuck these lions fans up

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  • Brian Snell September 22, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    27-24 Detroit! Have any more crap to say?? “maybe the entire NFC North should just go back to the inferior places they came from.”….

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