In an article entitled “The Year 2020 Is Already Sideways. So Let’s Just Pick the Detroit Lions to Win the Super Bowl,” Wall Street Journal sports writer Jason Gay basically explains — I learned after buying a trial subscription but I committed to this as the lead for Notes — all that’s wacky with the season this year. By that I mean Tom Brady playing for the Bucs, Cam Newton playing for the Pats, yada yada.
Then he’s got a blurb at the end about who is going to win the big game.
“The Lions haven’t ever been to a Super Bowl, but 2020 couldn’t get possibly weirder—a life-altering pandemic, a contentious election, forest fires allegedly caused by gender-reveal parties, work from home, school from home…the Lions winning the Super Bowl feels on brand for what we’ve all seen this year.”
I’d never actually heard of the guy so I Googled his name and “Lions” and:
Ah, so he’s been a Detroit fan for a while now.
And onto the rest of your notes.
- NFL Network’s Peter Schrager tells John Maakaron with Sports Illustrated’s All Lions that the Lions are making the playoffs.
- Dave Birkett for the Detroit Free Press offers a piece on how COVID-19 will change sports as we know them.
- A season preview from the Detroit Lions media crew:
- Thinking ahead to Sunday, Justin Rogers for The Detroit News explains how containing Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky — who wasn’t very good last season but somehow dominated the Lions — is the key to a win.
- More of this: