The internet is full of bad takes about sports.
But every now and then, you come across a take so bad that it makes you do a double-take.
That’s what happened this week when I stumbled across a Chicago Bears take from a Detroit Lions fan that was so terrible I couldn’t ignore it.
The 2022 NFL schedule is set to be revealed on Thursday night, so naturally, there’s been a lot of discussions this week about what the optimal schedule for each team would be.
A Lions fan took to Twitter this week to express his hope that Detroit opens the 2022 season against the Bears. His reasoning is that he thinks a season-opening matchup against Chicago would get the Lions off to a quick start in 2022.
Here’s the full take in all its splendor.
It would be very encouraging for this team to get Chicago Bears week 1 of the schedule release.— 🦁 Brad Holmes Serving Honolulu Blue Koolaid 🦁 (@DumasMike) May 10, 2022
Bullying the worst team in football and starting the season 1-0 would really set the tone in 2022.#OnePride what say you?
Look, I get that the Bears aren’t expected to be very good in 2022. The franchise, after all, is going through a massive rebuild right now.
But this is still going to be a competitive team. They aren’t going to be an “easy win” on anyone’s schedule. New head coach Matt Eberflus is building a culture that is built on toughness, accountability, and hustle. This team won’t be laying down for anyone.
By the way, let’s not forget that Detroit finished the 2021 season with three fewer wins than the Bears. It’s laughable that Lions fans think they can “bully” Chicago this season.
I think this fan is also forgetting that the Bears won both games against the Lions in 2021.
Detroit, in fact, is 1-5 in their six games against the Bears.
You know, now that I think about it, maybe it’s Chicago that should be hoping to open with Detroit in 2022.
Lions fans should probably stay away from social media this season. They’re likely in for a season of disappointment if they think they’re going to be relevant in the NFC North in 2022.
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