Every isle was crowded with blue jerseys as fans tried exiting the stadium. Baffled by this, my dad and I wondered out loud "What???". Looking at the scoreboard, the Lions were clearly only down 3 points and had all three timeouts remaining. Hell, even after the Niners went three and out and kicked a FG, the Lions still had over one minute to drive the field for a game-winning (not tying) TD. I'm pretty sure most people that follow the NFL (not just watch it because it's fun and everyone is), know that anything can happen. It didn't, but that's not the point.
Again, I don't want this to reflect upon the real true-blue Lions fans that are loyal and know their stuff. A lot of the Lions fans in the section I was sitting had been talking so much trash and just up and left when the game was far from over. Some of them were constantly yelling "Scoreboard!!!" in the first half. I guess they forgot to look at it when they left. Yes, the 49ers came through and sealed the deal, but seriously Lions fans (that left early) what up with that?
Maybe I shouldn't have sour grapes after the 49ers won, but it was confusing and infuriating to see so many Lions fans just leaving. These aren't the 0-16 Lions anymore, far from it. Had those fans not watched the Lions improbable comebacks against the Cowboys and Vikings? I'm hoping my anger for this subject subsides when I press the publish button. Do 49ers fans do this at Candlestick Park? That's not a rhetorical question, I would like to know.
To the Real Lions fans: I respect you and the hostile enviroment you have created at Ford Field. It truly was awesome seeing such a different atmosphere than in years past.