Technically, I’m not certain that the book of Revelation specifically mentions the Detroit Lions football team, but it might.
There’s a lot of descriptive language in that book. In fact, Revelation 13:2 says,
“The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.”
Is it possible that in the Hebrew translation, “mouth like that of a lion,” actually means “the Detroit Lions will be 3-0 to start the 2011 football season?” Because that’s how I’m interpreting it.
When I saw that the Buffalo Bills beat the team I grew up near, the Patriots, I instantly threw the “fourth horseman of the Apocalypse Card. You don’t carry an F-HAC? You’re weird.
But just when I felt good about throwing it out, I saw that for the first time since 1980, the Detroit Lions are 3-0 too. I had to grab my F-HAC card right back off the table and throw it again. (And I am constantly throwing it.)
Am I saying the Detroit Lions are evil or somehow related to the Antichrist. Of course not! I hate when people dramatically exaggerate. What I’m saying is that if they win their next game, the crust of the earth will probably be torn asunder and the sky ripped in half. That’s all. (And after last night’s Red Sox collapse, in which three different games ended the worst possible way they could have, I’m almost ready to add a fifth horseman to the Apocalypse.)
Have you ever seen something happen and thrown a “Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse Card?”