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Friday open thread: What is the hottest Lions take you’ve ever heard?

Give us your best/worst Lions hot takes.

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The art of the hot take. Some have it down to a science, others just try it out as a hobby.

If you don’t know what a “hot take” is, it’s typically defined as an outlandish opinion—typically related to sports—that has little basis in fact, and is often just said to elicit a reaction from people. Essentially it’s a form of trolling, and, sadly, it has become commonplace for sports discourse/entertainment.

We’ve all seen hot takes in regards to the Detroit Lions. Maybe you heard it from sports talk radio, maybe you read it from a few notorious hot take columnists, or maybe your friend that doesn’t really like sports said it to you, not knowing how ridiculous they were being.

Let today be the day to out the hot takers in your life. Today’s Question of the Day is:

What is the hottest Detroit Lions take you’ve ever heard?

My answer: I spend most of my work day on Twitter, where hot takes fly down my screen at a pretty rapid pace. But nothing, NOTHING compares to the flames coming from our Facebook Page. Just this week Calvin Johnson has been called a “bitch ass,” Matthew Stafford is “Pad Statford,” and Bob Quinn is a failure because he hasn’t fired Jim Caldwell yet.

Facebook was at its absolute worst when the news of Calvin Johnson’s disappointment in the Lions hit the news cycle. There wasn’t one specific comment or person that said something, but it was just the overall reaction that was both ignorant and disappointing. I saw people call Calvin lazy and selfish. I saw people suggest that Calvin would have been nothing without Stafford—an odd inverse on a fairly popular hot take.

The worst I saw, however, was people diminishing Megatron’s accomplishments in Detroit. People said Calvin was overrated, pointing to one of his few errors (Seahawks fumble, Buccaneers drop) as proof that the Lions are better off without him, as if every NFL legend before him played a perfect career. The revisionist history that some Lions fans twisted themselves into out of frustration and anger is some of the stupidest things I’ve seen from this fanbase. Luckily, it was only a very small contingent of fans.

Your turn.

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