The Bears (5-3 and on the rise) and hosting the Lions (6-2 and hopefully on the decline). Earlier this season, the Lions beat the Bears in Detroit on Monday Night Football. I was at that game. It wasn't pretty from a lot of angles.
It was a fun experience though. I went there with my sister Jean, her husband Scott, my nephew Matt and Tom and Rose Nestlehut. We stayed at the Greektown Hotel and Casino and had a blast watching football all day Sunday, playing Pai Gow poker whenever we could and tailgating before the Monday night game.
Okay, some of the fans there crossed the line into obnoxiousness, but most were pretty cool about things. The tailgating Detroit fans were pretty sociable, but gave us plenty of good-natured ribbings.
Some of the insanity was captured during an interview for a Detroit media outlet. Tom was the main focus of the interview, but the rest of us can be seen at various points in the video.
Hopefully today's game will be newsworth in a favorable way to Chicagoans, although I doubt any news crew will be looking for my thoughts. Go Bears.