Here’s Some Classic Packers-Lions Action Because Why Not?

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Sterling Sharpe

Sterling Sharpe

Hey, the Green Bay Packers play the Detroit Lions this week. The Lions are a pretty uninspiring rival, mostly because they always suck.

Like, the Lions haven’t won a game in Wisconsin for 22 contests. That last win came on December 15, 1991. That year the Lions were 12-4 and they lost the NFC Championship game to Washington.

Yes, the Lions actually at one time made it to an NFC Championship game. Barry Sanders was on that team. It also featured Detroit legends like Erik Kramer, Brett Perriman and Ray Crockett.

How the hell did these guys win? Well, mostly with Barry Sanders and their defense. The defense actually featured three Pro Bowlers in Chris Speilman, Jerry Ball and Bennie Blades.

That 1991 Packers team was 4-12. It got Lindy Infante fired. Mike Tomczak started at quarterback in that Lions’ win.

Anyway, better times were ahead. The next season a young gunslinger showed up and started slinging guns… or whatever it is gunslingers do.

After the 1993 season, the Lions and Packers met in the wild card game. That’s when this shit happened. The Packers also began their ascension and the Lions pretty much started going to shit.

Brett Favre’s first playoff win, capped by the unstoppable Sterling Sharpe.

And for good measure, here’s a Packers fan taunting a Lions fan back in 1993 at a place that doesn’t even exist anymore — County Stadium.

“They brought their grandma along, that’s what they did. They couldn’t do it alone.”

I don’t know what the fuck that means, but it’s awesome.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

7 Comments on "Here’s Some Classic Packers-Lions Action Because Why Not?"

  1. TyKo Steamboat

    Ahhhh…1990/91
    (or as I know it as, “The Techmo Bowl Era”

    That pass that Sharpe caught from Favre in the back of the end zone in that ’93 Wild-Card game in Detroit…Sterling tossed the ball to the referee & said the words, “Now that one had some sauce on it.”

  2. rebelgb

    Man I will NEVER forget that play. Sterling Sharpe is still my favorite Packer of all time. The guy was incredible. His reaction after that catch is one of the greatest sports moments of all time (for me). That was Sterling. He didnt jump up and do the first down signal and wiggle his legs after every catch, and he didnt dance like gay flamingo in the end zone after a TD catch. He was the man, he knew it, everyone else knew it, he didnt have to dance for no man.

    Fucking miss that guy.

  3. typical fat packer fan

    Oh that’s my uncle Tommie, he died of a stroke heart attack er sumptin after he hit his wife for blocking the tv

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