Around the NFL, most fans think the Detroit Lions are further along in their quest toward the zenith of the NFC than the Green Bay Packers. That excitement is showing in Lambeau Field of all places on Thursday Night Football.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press made this comment pregame:
“Good amount of Honolulu blue in the stands at another road game. Lions fans travel so well,” said Birkett of the shade of blue associated with the Lions.
Good amount of Honolulu blue in the stands at another road game. Lions fans travel so well.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 28, 2023
Justin Rogers from The Detroit News piggybacked on the tweet, with one (positive) criticism.
“Feel like Dave might be underselling it. I’m looking across the field behind the Lions bench (always biggest concentration) and it feels like it’s 35+ percent goal line to goal line.”
Then he shared this video:
Sure there is a lot of yellow, but if you look, a lot of that is static parts of the stadium and not fans. There really is a lot of blue in the stands.
In the second quarter, Amazon Prime’s Al Michaels even mentioned the presence after a Lions interception.
“Man there’s a lot of Lions fans here tonight. You can hear ‘em,” remarked the legendary play-by-play voice.
According to the team, there are roughly 147,000 people on the waiting list for Packers season tickets. Fans have calculated the multiple decades it’s going to take for them to make it into the exclusive club. It is a sign of pride for those hearty fans.
Apparently, Lions fans are surpassing those fanatics from Green Bay. Here’s the first celebration video, with some Lions fans in the first row celebrating the opening touchdown of the game with Amon-Ra St. Brown.
As the Lions put away the game, the blue only got more prominent.
The postgame show stopped to acknowledge the fans, too.