It’s fitting that the Lions play the Ravens today. In various cultures, ravens have been feared as omens of doom, or the manifestation of damned souls. With their jet-black plumage and beak, and their taste for the flesh of dead animals, it’s easy to see how the legends began.
At 2-10, the Lions certainly look more like carrion than kings of the jungle. However, if they can beat back the Ravens, the Lions will close out their last three games with two more winnable ones--and a decent shot at a 4- or 5-win season. Today is either the day the Lions roar back to respectability--or the day the scavengers pick their bones clean.
Today is momentous for this site as well; the early birds (heh) amongst you may have already noticed. Mlive.com sports producer Phil Zaroo has asked me to contribute to his Lions blog, The Highlight Reel. It was an honor to be asked, and my pleasure to agree! This week’s piece is already up. Please, check it out, and let me know what you think.