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Detroit Lions Week 16 Song of the Game: ‘Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer’

Nobody got time for bad eggs.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Cincinnati Bengals David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

I refuse to be hoodwinked into this mess, these “Lions songs of games” and “football reactions” after a terrible game, and I just happen to have a belly of vodka. But Jeremy said it was my turn, and we’re almost done with this miserable game and the season. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.

Lions - Bengals Song of the Game: “Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer” by Elmo & Patsy

I have a lot of questions about this song, how it came about and why people find it endearing. But moreover, it’s a good song to think about in regards to the Lions. Who, in this case, is grandma? Who is the reindeer? The narrator? The newly bachelor-ized grandpa? If reindeer did kill grandma who is Santa Claus? So many questions, but still a mangled corpse on the side of I-75 wearing Honolulu blue.

I know this will post a day after Christmas, but since the scene of the crime took place “walking home from our house Christmas eve” then this stands. It also doesn’t take a lot of imagination, or bourbon, to reimagine a bengal as a reindeer. We’ll make it work somehow.

Note: Week 3’s choice of “Sober” by Tool has been replaced by “Popcorn” by Hot Butter because Tool is not currently available on the platform and “Popcorn” is hilarious.

To read the reasoning behind every choice this year, check out our Song of the Game archive.