Created several years ago as a way to create an annual “rivalry” between these two teams, the Battle of Lake Erie matches up two of the historically worst teams in the NFL each preseason.
Perhaps the thinking was to play off the natural rivalry between the fine residents of Ohio and those scum up in Michigan (little known fact … years ago, these two states’ militias engaged in war over, of all things, the rights to Toledo. No shots were fired as both armies got lost in the swamps. Obviously, Ohio lost this battle as Toledo remains a part of the Buckeye State).
Whatever the reasoning, it is refreshing to have the outcome of a preseason game actually count for something, even if it is a made up trophy. Hey, whatever works.
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to tonight’s contest. And, I believe Shurmur is quite confident, as this memo to Holmgren was leaked out of Berea:
There you have it. It's on!Dear General:I have met the enemy and they are ours. Two receivers, two runningbacks, one quarterback and one badass defensive tackle.Yours with great respect and esteem,P. Shurmur
Rocco the Blawg Pound Mascot says:
|"What do you get when |
you breed a groundhog and
a Detroit Lion?
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