The new year arrives, and the Lions season is hurtling towards its end.
Everything that was evil and wretched and vile emancipated itself this year for the Lions. The crash came and it was not pretty; every plan of its rocket scientist coach blew the hell up. The lie fell apart, and this just wasn’t a good team by any stretch of the imagination.
To a lesser degree, the same thing happened to the Vikings. Not that they’re on the verge of firing Mike Zimmer, but it would be a lie to call their own season anything but disappointing: this was a team that many pegged to win the division, to continue its defense-heavy ways and build upon Dalvin Cook’s excellence.
But the early season sank the Vikings like it did the Lions. Now both Minnesota and Detroit clash to end the season, with nothing of any meaning on the line—draft position doesn’t count, it’s simple-minded pedantry, not any real part of the game of football, nor does it enter the mind of any player who sacrifices his body for the bloated enjoyment of middle class Americans.
That’s not to say it’s not worth watching, of course. This is the last gasp of Lions football until next September; maybe not even that is guaranteed given the pandemic. Last shot for misery, happiness, all things in-between. Enjoy.
How to watch Vikings-Lions
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Ford Field — Detroit, MI
Announcers: Joe Davis, Robert Smith
Week 17 TV Map: Courtesy of 506 Sports here
Online streaming: Yahoo Sports app, Fox Sports Go
Local radio: WJR-AM NEWS TALK 760
Radio announcers: Dan Miller, Lomas Brown
Odds: Minnesota -4, 54 o/u