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The Greatest Thing About Sunday's Loss to Philly

I was sitting at the bar in So Fla watching the game last weekend. Wearing my Best jersey, I identified 3 Eagles fans on the other side of the bar. When they are Eagles fans, it's pretty easy to identify them right?

I watched the game and listened to them obnoxiously celebrate as the Eagles ran the lead up to 35-17. After that score, I realized that this wasn't just about football...it was about M-O-N-E-Y!! When Shady ran into the endzone to make it 35-17, two of the guys jumped up and down and hugged each other. One guy says to the other "2 Large baby!!! Put it in the bank! It's a LOCK!!"

Well, as Paul Harvey said..."now for the rest of the story". The Lions scored quickly, and I watched them slump a little bit on their bar stools. One says in a loud Philly voice "No biggie. It's Over anyway!" Then the Eagles punt, and I watched them squirm a little lower in their stools. Then Calvin scores a touchdown, and one guy slams him mug onto the bar. "What the FUCK!!!", he says. The other guy says "Wait, there's a flag". Penalty on the Lions. It's coming back. They high five and pour another beer.

But before they could raise their freshly poured brew to their lips, Calvin scores again. No Flags. As the clock wound down to zero, they sat in stunned disbelief at what had happened to them. Their team won, and it cost them $2000.

As I watched their day melt before my eyes, it occurred to me that in the absence of a win for the Lions...this was the most fun I could have had. Because the only thing more obnoxious than watching a Lions-Eagles game with an Eagles fan...is watching a Lions-Eagles game with a betting Eagles fan that has already spent their money on the "sure thing".

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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