Rallying Around Detroit Lions Unconditionally Is Great For City

By Chris Loud
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With a huge Monday Night Football game coming up on December 16, the city of Detroit will be showcased in prime time by way of a collaborative “blue out”. For Arrested Development fans, I imagine Tobias one-liners are finding their way to the tip of your tongue, but for Detroit Lions fans, the chance to rally together is sweet.

The 2013 season has been an up-and-down roller coaster ride. There were moments that may have felt like that summer trip to Cedar Point, but there were moments that reminded you of that trip to the DMV. The lowest of lows took place against the Philadelphia Eagles with heavy snow crippling the team, reflecting the feelings of many Detroit citizens facing financial hardship over the holiday season.

All you could do was watch as LeSean McCoy ran over the defense as if they weren’t even there. This Monday Night against the Baltimore Ravens will be one of the most important games in the Lions’ history with the playoffs on the line, the city in the spotlight, and locals in desperate need of a win.

No pressure, right? Well, it will help with the home crowd showing up in full support. The team, the fans and the city have organized a “Blue Out”, encouraging everyone to wear the color blue on Monday night. To take it even further, they’re encouraging people all over the city of Detroit to wear blue, even if they’re not attending the game.

It will be interesting to see pictures on social media of folks taking part. Hopefully some will be broadcast on national television to show off the support all over the world. No matter how you slice it, it’s a huge game for the Lions and it’s very important for the city to enjoy some success; but whatever the outcome is, it’s a win for Detroit.

Chris Loud is a Detroit Lions writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @cfloud, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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