As we all look for ways to cure our boredom—and at the same time keep ourselves socially active—in the wake of the quarantine, we here at Pride of Detroit are always looking for creative avenues to connect to our viewers. We’ve broadcasted live mock drafts, we’ve played video games while chatting with y’all, but tonight (Friday, April 10) I’d like to try something a little different.
This week, NFL placed one of the most memorable Detroit Lions games in recent history up on YouTube. Not just highlights, literally the entire game in its two-hour glory (with no commercials!).
The game: Detroit’s Week 9 overtime win over the Minnesota Vikings in 2016. Yep, the Golden Tate buttflip game is now available to watch for free on YouTube, and I think we should all watch it and experience it again tonight.
So tonight at 7 p.m. ET, head to our Twitch page and we’ll coordinate it so that we’re all watching it together, commenting as we watch and celebrating as the Lions will eventually pull off the 22-16 victory.
Unfortunately due to copyright laws, we won't’ be able to broadcast video or audio of the game itself, but once you join our Twitch page at 7 p.m., we’ll coordinate it so that we’re all hitting play on the YouTube video at the same time and watching the exact moments in sync.
If this is fun and popular enough, we’ll do it with some of the other popular games on YouTube, including Barry Sanders’ 2000-yard game, Matthew Stafford’s rookie game against the Browns and others.
Of course, if you can’t make it tonight, you can always just watch the game on your own time and throw your comments in the chat here.
(h/t to my buddy @DetLionsFTW for the idea)