The Detroit Lions are getting closer and closer to potentially earning their home playoff game since moving to Ford Field in 2002. In fact, Lions fans haven’t been treated to a home playoff game since 1993. Over the past two decades, Detroit residents have been more likely to see a Tigers no-hitter or the raising of the Stanley Cup.
But with the Lions closing in on an NFC North championship, Detroiters may finally get the opportunity to see their football team in a playoff game in the comforts of their own city. So today’s Question of the Day is:
If the Detroit Lions are hosting a playoff game this season, are you going to go?
My answer: I am going to try. I was lucky enough to have season tickets to Lions games up until 2008. But during those years, I didn’t see a single game at Ford Field with any true stakes on the line.
Since moving to California, I’ve seen how amped Ford Field can get with the 2011 Monday Night Football game against the Bears, or the playoff-clinching win over the Chargers in the same year or even the Thanksgiving win this year. I want to be a part of that. I want to see and hear Detroiters scream their heads off in support of this team. I want to see Detroit officially become the football town it has been desperately trying to become for decades. Hopefully the stars align and make that dream a reality.