Comedian Keegan-Michael Key is a Detroit native and a proud Detroit Lions fan. In 2015, he gave a passion-filled interview with ESPN about what being a Lions fan meant to him and how he reacted to that fateful night in which Aaron Rodgers ripped a win from Detroit’s grasp via a last-second Hail Mary.
“I was in the sky on an airplane when they lost that Thursday night game on a Hail Mary to Green Bay,” Key said. “I could have opened the window and jumped out the plane. I couldn’t believe it. And I had this feeling of dread come over me as soon as they made the face-mask call, which, by the way, I thought was a wonderful piece of acting by my friend Aaron Rodgers.”
Now that Lions fans are in the wake of another devastating last-second defeat, Key was called upon again to share what is the constant struggle of being a Lions fan. This week, he joined the crew at Inside the NFL to give his thoughts on the 2017 Lions, 10-second runoff rules and why hope springs eternal in Detroit. Give it a watch.
You can really tell Key knows his stuff and goes through all the same emotions we do. The eternal optimism, the boiling frustration with refs, the self-deprecation, it’s all there and it’s all too familiar. We’re here for you, Key. And hopefully one day soon, we’ll all be there to celebrate our Lions fandom.