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The NFL Is Officially The No Fun League For Not Allowing Dan Campbell To Have An Actual Lion On The Sidelines Of Games

You gotta love Dan, Campbell, man,. Even people like me who were skeptical about the hire have to admit that dude is likable. Dan Campbell is essentially what would happen if football was a person. The antics and the rhetoric are way more charming when the team wins, which they did down the stretch last year. I wrote a blog earlier today about how expectations are very high. I feel like Lions fans are still very much in the honeymoon phase here. He can do no wrong. If they start 2-7 this year, nobody except me will wish for a Lion on the sidelines. I didn’t realize this was something I needed in my life until I saw that clip.

From a logistical standpoint, it is absolutely absurd to have any animal, especially one as dangerous as a lion, on the sidelines of a professional football game. As much as I love the NFL, it would be infinitely more interesting if this kind of shit was allowed. And don't just have it on the sidelines sitting there like Georgia's bulldog mascot. I want Dan Campbell riding in on this thing with a fur coat on. Put the headset on the beast and let it roar a few plays. And don't stop with the Lions. I need Eagles on the sidelines of Eagles games. I need Boeing 747s on the sidelines of Jets games and for Patriots games? I don't know, get people that love America or something. 

It kind of goes against my brand to be optimistic, but can you imagine the sort of phenomenon the Detroit Lions will be if Dan Campbell takes them to the promised land? You have a coach that looks and sounds like what a Hollywood script writer thinks a football coach looks and sounds like. With any success at all, this becomes America's team. At the end of the day, sports are supposed to be fun. Let the man have a lion on the sidelines. Do it for football. Do it for America.

Check out the full interview down below.