Well well, Detroit Lions.
Thank you so much for this fleeting moment of joy.
You blew your lead by letting a field goal kicker beat you all by himself as the Baltimore Ravens beat you Lions 18-16.
And now the Lions and the Chicago Bears get to trade this sentence: "We control our own destiny."
It has mystery, that word.
There should be dragons and swords and maidens involved.
Or maybe tommy guns and money.
Or maybe this: for my bachelor party 21 years ago, a bunch of my buddies took me to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe where the Arizona Cardinals lost a pre-season game.
Then they carted me to a club called the Bourbon Street Circus, where a young woman wearing only a thong was doing a dance in front of me that made me so nervous I tried to change the subject and said, "So ahhh...what's your name anyway?"
She looked deep into my eyes and said, "Desssstiny."
To which I replied, "Wow."
Then, I guess it was kind of impolite of me but I just could not stop laughing.
Anyway, no matter what anybody says, no one is ever in "control" of destiny.
My hope is that the Bears and Packers win this next weekend, so that they're both atop the NFC North.
And all week long leading up to December 29th we can all say it was destiny - DESTINY - that the Bears and Packers would again be playing a game with such importance at the end of the season.
Because that's the way it should be.
Or I should say, that's the way it should be destined to be.
If I could go back in time to my bachelor party, instead of laughing I wish I would have said, "Tell me, Destiny, what's going to happen to the Bears at the end of the 2013 football season?"