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Notes: Documentary depicting life as Detroit Lions fan on Amazon Prime

Cozy up with a nice 60-minutes of depression.

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Life is currently miserable for Detroit Lions fans. Of course, misery is pretty much a second language for us. The players and coaches change—probably more often than they should—but the results remain the same. We’re in December and we’re talking about firing coaches, cutting players and our favorite topic, the NFL Draft.

If you’re not quite ready to move onto 2020 and still want to live in misery for a little while, then the world of internet streaming is ready to tuck you into that warm, cozy depression before the new year hits.

Directo Michael Vanderpool has created a documentary entitled “The Heart of a Lions Fan.” The movie—now available for free for those with Amazon Prime—is described as “one fan’s journey to determine if it is right for him to raise his son as a Lions fan.”

It’s a question many have asked of ourselves as potential parents that have the conflicting morals of wanting to pass on our Lions fandom while wanting to protect our family from harm.

While that question sits at the center of the documentary, it’s really a tale of Lions fandom and the people that devote their time, money and emotion towards this hapless team. Misery loves company, and now you can connect with your Lions brethren from the comfort of your own couch.

  • On Tuesday, Detroit Lions players—including former Lions guard T.J. Lang—surprised students at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School with gifts and activities for Christmas:

  • File this under the bloated “Why Kenny Golladay should be a Pro Bowler” folder:

  • No surprise, but Darius Slay is happy as hell that Quandre Diggs is killing it in Seattle.

  • In case you didn’t get enough Chris Spielman on Sunday, here he is breaking down film with’s Mike O’Hara:

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