DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHECK!!

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In case you have a life and weren’t watching Thursday Night Football last night (STILL weird); you missed a giant WTF-JUST HAPPENED game between the Detroit Zombie-Lions and the Green Bay Injured-Reserved Packers.  Let me briefly fill you in on what you missed: THE LONGEST HAIL MARY-WINNING PLAY IN NFL HISTORY.

The Miracle in MoTown!

The Lions lead 17-0 at halftime, the game was a train-wreck to watch and completely boring on all accords.  The Packers STILL apparently hadn’t woken up from their multi-week, sleep-walking, too much turkey and gravy, game plan that’s been plaguing fantasy owners and Green Bay fans like the nut-check torture  scene in James Bond “Casino Royale” .

Then, all of a sudden as if God is a Packers fan (he definitely hates the Lions), Aaron Rodgers reminded us why he’s the Discount Double-Check KING of Insurance and Football in the mid-west.   An incredible 61-yard “please somebody catch it” heave for a game-winning TD by everyone’s favorite QB-who can save you 40% on auto insurance.

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I know they didn’t play the Bears last night, I just thought this was funny.

The hail-mary wouldn’t have happened if there wasn’t a suspect (but justified in the moment) face-mask call on the previous play when DE Devin Taylor reached out to bring down the mighty A-A-Ron, and Taylor’s right hand made contact with Rodgers’s mask.  In super-slow-mo, the replay showed it wasn’t as bad as it looked and in fact, maybe wasn’t even a penalty.  BUT, in real time you can’t blame the refs for making the call.

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This penalty gave the Packers one more play with ZERO TIME remaining on the clock.  Time for the old back-yard, everybody go deep and we chuck it to the sky-play that NEVER works…..even in the backyard.

One more time:

That’s GAME-TIME folks.  Let’s go home.

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