Detroit Lions Once Again the Medicine the Doctor Ordered for an NFL Opponent

September 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The problem with the Lions is that they’re available without prescription.
You don’t need a junkie to score a dose when you find yourself ailing and in need of a pick-me-up victory.
For years, the Lions have been the NFL’s elixir—something you take when you’re feeling gross.
I can’t imagine that there was real, genuine panic in and around the Twin Cities after the Minnesota Vikings fell to 0-2 after last week’s loss to the Miami Dolphins. Disappointment? Sure. Anxiousness? Probably a little bit.
But panic?
How could there have been, when the best cure-all since Dr. Jonas Salk accidentally discovered penicillin was on the schedule for Week 3?
If you’re the other team, and you need a win to chase away the doldrums, you take the Detroit Lions, wash them down with a glass of water, and wait.
Sometimes the Lions kick in right away; other times, you have to wait three quarters for results, occasionally even lo...

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