Thursday, November 22, 2012

Benster and D Pick Your Game -- Turkeys in Detroit Edition

A holiday tradition!
Hope you all are having a great Thanksgiving! I'm here to pick the traditional Thanksgiving Game in Detroit, because (a) it's a tradition and (b) it gives us a chance to bust out our favorite picture, which we love. Right, old dude?

The older I get, the more I look like that guy, so I'm not so sure.

Well, that's your problem, not mine! I'm enjoying the youthful glow of being 17. And I'm ready to make the pick. So watch me work:

Ndamukong Suh pleads his case to Ed Hochuli
Houston Texans (-3.5) vs. Detroit Motor City Kitties. So, we've had a pretty good look at the Lions over the past few weeks, as they've lost to the Vikings and to the Packers. So we know this much -- they certainly know how to lose. In fact, the old dude reminds me that the Lions have been losing on a regular basis since 1957, when the Curse of Bobby Layne was issued. All the great Lions of the past -- Barry Sanders, Billy Sims, Joey Harrington -- all played for naught. Now we see another star-studded lineup of malcontents and disappointments on the field, with psychotic coach Jim Schwartz in the lead. The question isn't how much the Lions will lose by this week. The real question is will Ndamukong "Hong Kong Phooey" Suh get ejected on national television again. It could become the latest holiday tradition in Detroit -- when does the big Nebraska turkey get roasted? Texans 49, Lions 48.

So they're gonna beat the spread, then. Well, maybe. The Lions seem to be a hot mess again this year. I see that Titus Young almost got cut from the team for insubordination and there are other dramas here and there. The Lions have talent, but Houston isn't probably a good visitor for their purposes this time around. The Lions have played 17 games since you were born on Thanksgiving, with the first one when you were two days old, young fella. Their record in that stretch? 6-11. And they haven't won on Thanksgiving Day since 2003. Yeah, I think picking the Texans is probably a good idea. Texans 34, Lions 24.

We'll be back tomorrow for another round of games. In the meantime, enjoy your Thanksgiving HYYYYYYPPPPPE! Ben out!


Gino said...

by all rights, Lions should have gotten the W today.
but their coach got stupid..

Mr. D said...

but their coach got stupid

A recurring theme in Detroit.

CousinDan 54915 said...

And Suh reared his ugly foot again. Suspend for the season please, Roger.