At first, I was kind of like LOLions after Fairley kept getting in trouble. However, despite the Schwartz drama and cockiness of some POD fans, I realized that we need to look past these things and help them out with the rampant DUI problems. Much like the pre-realignment Cardinals, many of us have probably pulled for the Lions for a couple reasons. First, it’s hard not to root for the underdog. Secondly, there’s much more animosity towards their division mates, which have been fierce rivals of the Niners from time to time. Rather than dog-piling on them, I think there’s a way to help.
I’m going to need help with implementing this proposal, because I don’t have contacts with all the fansites for the teams on the Lions schedule and I don’t even live in the Bay Area anymore. So, without further adieu, here’s the plan. Fans from each road opponent for Lions 2012 schedule will compile a contact list of reputable, 24-hour limo and taxi services. We could start with some San Francisco companies and start passing it along, for each team to add, much like the chain letters we were all so fond of from the infancy of the internet. Once we’re all done, we could send it to the Lions front office and they should be able to migrate it to Lions letterhead or maybe create some laminated wallet size cards. Or, if someone is brave, maybe they could create a mobile app with the taxi lists?
Hopefully people will band together to help the Lions in their time of need. While an extra bye would probably help the team rest, we really don’t need one in week 2 and I’d be really bored if the Lions had to forfeit or couldn’t field a competitive team due to suspensions. So, even if you don’t have a soft spot for good ol’ Detroit, it’s in our own best interests (at least from an entertainment standpoint).
I know this topic is probably a bit of a downer, so to be a little less serious and introduce some levity, I created a nice poll to guess at what will happen with the post game handshake. Assuming the Lions don’t forfeit.
P.S. We need to make sure we don't overlook preseason games. There may be heavy drinking amongst the starters that realize preseason reps are useless.
How will the handshake go down following the Lions@Niners 2012?
Friendly handshake, showing there’s no hard feelings (23 votes)
The quick-shake, which seems to say, "Goodell said we best do it" (60 votes)
Harbaugh pulls back at the last second, runs his hand through his hair and says, "Syke!" (29 votes)
The no-shake, because Schwartz stormed off following the Niners win (45 votes)
Handshakeageddon 2.0, which leads to fisticuffs this time (24 votes)
181 total votes