Those of you who follow me on Twitter know my home Internet service is currently out; this whole blogging thing gets much harder when all you have is a non-tether-able smartphone. So, my comment replies are going to be a little tardy; I appreciate your patience (KFFE and Matt, I especially owe you two some replies! Fanastic stuff). Also, the outage will threaten tonight's Fireside Chat . . . I'll keep you posted.
Anyway, the Lions are playing a game today--and as Matt noted in the Watchtower comments, it's a study in "which team will show up?". The Cowboys could be the aggressive, dynamic team we saw handle the Giants in New Jersey last week--or the moribund 1-7 team we saw the weeks before. Similarly, the Lions could be the scrappy, physical, pass-and-rush-the-passer, make-mistakes-and-overcome-them team that nearly beat the Jets--or the wholly lifeless side that sleepwalked through Buffalo, making the Bills look like the Jets.
If it's last week's Cowboys against last week's Lions, this is going to be nasty, brutish, and short. Any other combination, though, and it will be interesting. Here're my Tortured Sponsor-Name Metaphor Keys To The Game:
* Shaun Hill Having Two Arms
* Attacking the "D"
* One For The Road?!