Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Just... read the quote, OK? Just read the quote. I can't prepare you for this. You just have to read it.
"It's really good for us right now to have a chance to get under the spotlight," Lions coach Rod Marinelli said Monday. "I'm really looking forward to that, where everybody is scrutinizing everything about us right now."
Some would argue that if the Lions were trying to win, then all the talk about 0-16 might get in their heads. As I thought about that hypothetical scenario, I asked Marinelli: Couldn't the spotlight be ... you know ... a bad thing?
"I guess if you're from Hostess Twinkies it would be," Marinelli said.
I was poised to ask a follow-up question, but the only one I could think of was "Huh?" Are the Hostess people worried about scrutiny? Do they have nightmares that somebody will figure out how they put the cream inside the cake?
Marinelli later was asked if he was worried some of his players were soft, like Twinkies.
"I'm not saying we're Twinkies," Marinelli said. "I'm saying the question was a Twinkie. It was a Twinkie question for me."
It. Was. A. Twinkie. Question. For. Me. For me, Rod Marinelli, the head coach of an NFL professional football team.
The Detroit Lions are like some sort of horrible practical joke that is being played on all of us.
Labels: Lions, NFL, Rod Marinelli, twinkies, wtf