An explanation may be required: Coinkydink = Coincidence and Coinkydonk = Not. Happy now?
Today the new and “improved” Detroit Lions make their debut against the Atlanta Falcons in the first game of the preseason. Considering the Lions haven’t won a game in quiiiiite awhile, do they have it in them to win?
They haven’t won in so long that a play was produced earlier this year in Los Angeles entitled Lions. Its plot synopsis:
It’s the 2007 NFL season and the Detroit Lions are on a winning streak — unfortunately John Waite is not. With his lifelong friends at The Tenth Ward Club, he places his hopes on his team, and attempts to escape the creeping demise of his city, and of his way of life.
If anyone remembers that season, it’s the one that started with a winning bang (8-0), peaking with the 44-7 win over the Denver Broncos, then ended with only one more win out of the eight remaining games. And how could you forget a completely winless 2008 season?
Here’s where the Coinkydink or Coinkydonk sneaks in… former Falcon quarterback Michael Vick just signed to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, so he’s back in the news after being released from jail for underground dog fighting and animal abuse. Both teams have some dark recent history to overcome, and in this game, who will rise to the challenge?
So is it fate? Or just the luck of the draw?