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Notes: Keegan Michael-Key does perfect impression of Detroit Lions fan after winning Super Bowl

Do you dare allow yourself to imagine?

Super Bowl LVII - Winning Head Coach and MVP Press Conference Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

If you had to do an impression of yourself reacting to the Detroit Lions finally winning the Super Bowl, what would it look like?

Detroit’s own Keegan-Michael Key, known for doing impressions of all types, was asked on Jimmy Kimmel Live to do one of himself if he had just watched his beloved team hoist the Lombardi trophy.

“I have to prepare,” he said, getting himself into a headspace not many of us have dared to allow ourselves to enter — up until this season, that is.

Moments later, he bursts from his chair, jumps in the air, runs across the stage, sprints through the audience, and nearly kisses a stranger, all while screaming “Oh my God.” Finally, he collapses on the floor. Incredibly accurate for most Lions fans, I’d say.

With a few ugly losses under their belt in recent weeks, there are rumblings among fans that this may not be the team to reach the big game. But right now, there’s still something very special that sports fans worldwide cling to — hope. So I thought you could enjoy this clip before it may become a bitter reminder of what could have been and ask yourselves: How would you react if the Lions won the Super Bowl?

And onto the rest of your notes.

  • I’m going to let the title of Jeff Seidel’s article for The Detroit Free Press speak for itself: “Listen, Detroit Lions pessimists: Your team doesn’t stink. It just has fixable problems.”

  • Another great player one-on-one from FOX2’s Dan Miller:

  • “This is one of the coolest plays I’ve seen in the NFL this year.” High praise for Ben Johnson in one of Baldy’s Breakdowns.

  • Once again the Lions social media team is elite. This fan went viral for a funny post where he imitates the kind of thing college players post when they announce they’re entering the transfer portal, but instead he’s entering the fan transfer portal because the Carolina Panthers’ season... is not going well. So the Lions pounced and sent him an “offer.”

  • An update on how Bruce Irvin is feeling and what kept him off the field last Sunday:

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