At one point during the Sunday Night Football game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, the Lions led 14-0 and Lions fans had reasons to be excited. However, then the Packers took control of the game, outscoring the Lions 27-6 to wind up with a 27-20 victory.
This, of course, led to Twitter reacting in much the same way as Twitter is wont to do, with knee-jerk reactions, displays of emotions and even some curse words (since this is a family website, I won't publish those).
Here's a look at some of those reactions from throughout the game.
One prominent Lions fan in former Fab-Fiver Jalen Rose was excited prior to the game, based off of this tweet:
National Stage. Let's go Detroit Lions! #NFL— JALEN ROSE (@JalenRose) December 10, 2012
Also prior to the game, comedian and official John Madden impressionist Frank Caliendo didn't seem so excited about Detroit's chances, and now looks prophetic.
But as the Lions saw their 14-0 lead slip away, their fans definitely kept their mouths shut. No I'm just kidding, they griped about what could've been, and rightfully so.
Thought the lions was gone make me proud smh— ❤Mz May♎ (@LadyLoyalty_23) December 10, 2012
Being a lions fan is so hard— Ben Murdoch (@benmurdo14) December 10, 2012
Lions blew that game. #smh— Easton Shaw (@EastonShaw) December 10, 2012
Of course some Lions fans do choose to look on the bright side of life.
One of these years the lions are gonna be sweet in all areas of the game, and it's gonna be awesome— willie pickvet (@thepick40) December 10, 2012
Well on a brighter note maybe the Lions will draft Tio'e or how ever you spell that studs name— Charlie Murdock (@CharlieMurdock3) December 10, 2012
That is something to be optimistic about, I will give you that.
Jim Rome decided to burn on the Lions with this tweet following the game.
Remember when the Lions jumped on the Packers 14-0 and it was going to be a blowout?Neither do I.— Jim Rome (@jimrome) December 10, 2012
Then, of course, Twitter was filled with tired comments about why they hate the Lions for being a "dirty" team.
Ndamukong Suh continually epitomizes everything that is wrong with the Detroit Lions.— Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) December 10, 2012
I HATE the Lions. Fairley is a dirty scoundrel. They're cultivating a dirty culture on that team and it needs to change.— Matt Coldagelli (@M_Coldagelli) December 10, 2012
Speaking of tired comments, I think I've seen this joke before, only it was about LeBron James prior to last June. So unoriginal.
What do the lions and 75 cents have in common? You can only get three quarters out of 75 cents.— Carlton Clark (@Carlton_Mukasa) December 10, 2012
Now maybe I shouldn't be so self-righteous with that comment, lest they start telling jokes like this about me. It does describe the game well, though.
But whether you love the Lions or hate them, you do have to agree with Alex Marvez that they do sometimes act stupid on the field. Here's Marvez with his commentary during the game.
Leave it to the #Lions to group celebrate & draw a penalty. No discipline. It's a shame because they're a talented team. Should know better— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) December 10, 2012
Let's not forget the gambling implications.
Jim Schwartz trolling bettors. Packers were/are seven point favorites.— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) December 10, 2012
Finally, a quote about the Lions reflecting on their attitude.
[Article]: Lions make no apologies for their existence bit.ly/LtVLW7— Kyle Newman (@KyleNewman_UK) December 10, 2012
Oh, sorry, apparently those aren't the Detroit Lions. With that, thanks for reading.