Jan 16·edited Jan 16Liked by Chris Liss

The game was awesome. I went with my wife and son. Hell, I cried before kickoff. I was 9 at our last playoff win, and I was at that one, too. Both my son and I cried at the end of this one. I was two months older at our last win than he is now, so it's full circle of sorts.

The stadium was insane. As an observational aside, the Chiefs have to be pumping sound in because there is no way a stadium, let alone an open-air one, could possibly be louder than Ford Field was Sunday night. It just isn't possible... Every person there was screaming on every play, on their feet, and had nothing left to give. We were rabid. It just isn't possible to be "more loud." Human beings just can't make more noise than we did. It was the ceiling without a doubt.

I'm not a fan of Eminem and how he does the bidding for the authoritarian state, but when they showed him and the whole crowd of 66,000 started singing along to "Lose Yourself," it was as if we were at his actual concert., truly hair-raising. I don't know how else to describe it.

The Bucs will be walking into a hornets nest. I'm not sure the national public understands the home-field advantage the Lions have. We cost the Rams two timeouts at a minimum and we probably lose that game anywhere else. The Packers gave the Lions a huge gift, and I hope they can give us one more. Also, to the Cowboys, karma is a bitch. They didn't deserve the two seed with the fraudulent win in week 17, and the Packers exposed them. It's clear that NFC East is nowhere near as good as the public perceives them to be.

Lastly, I think the Bucs have reached the, "It was a successful season and we exceeded expectations," portion of the season. I would lay the 6. "Backdoor" is always a possibility, but I feel that we will have to be in control of the game, come Sunday.

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Congrats on the win, Tony -- sounds like a great experience. Agree they should handle the Bucs this week. Thinking of laying the wood myself.

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