Apparently Snoop Lion (Dogg) wasn't the only one that went to Jamaica during the off season. Rookie running back Bob Mar, I mean Daryl Richardson, showed up sporting some dreads most Rastafarians would have to skip years worth of showers to develop.
The crowd was pretty polite to the opposing players due to the fear of potentially losing the first must-win on the schedule. But they were highly amused when Rams offensive tackle, Rodger Saffold, got completely cussed out by his coach -- after allowing Corey Williams, the Lions defensive tackle, to force a fumble early in the fourth quarter.
Overall, the crowd was intense, the game was filled with drama, lots of trash talking and pushing, replacement refs that often resembled The Three Stooges, etc. But the best highlight of the Detroit Lions home opener occurred outside of the stadium, when a fellow tailgater wasn't able to fit his truck into the tight parking spot. See the attached video.
Now that's teamwork. 'Til the next time we head Forward Down The Field…GO LIONS!
The author of this blog is a Detroit Lions season-ticket-holder seated directly behind the visitor bench (Section 128, Row 2).