November 22, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) knocks down Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) during the second half of a game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. The Texans won 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE
How does one allocate poetic justice? A simple question, yet some much hangs on such a simple statement. In the case of the match between the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions, justice was fittingly served, to Texans fans and a few other unbiased individuals, the Lions were served their just desserts.
Like many other Texans fans, I had a nagging hunch that Ndamukong Suh would have a terrible, dirty play like last Thanksgiving against the Packers. The dirtiest and least liked player in the game, according to Sporting News and a Forbes-Nielsan report respectively, made my ill feeling come to fruition.
I was devastated, angered, and honestly not surprised when Suh kicked Schaub in the groin.
I did not hear a single peep from any Lions fans about that play, and while it’s not as egregious and blatant as last year’s kick, but this was more tender and far more unsportsmanlike.
I’m stopping myself before I go on a tear about Suh’s nasty play, rather, how sweet it is that they’re all mad about Forsett.
I think we can boil it all down to just one simple word: karma.
The Lions are seriously expecting sympathy from a mistake their head coach made, but are completely cool with having Suh’s nutshot overlooked as if it never happened.
OK, Forsett was down, I’ll admit it, but your coach also broke the a rule. Mind you, I had no idea the rule existed, but with a play that get AUTOMATICALLY reviewed, you’d think that Jim Schwartz would have figured not to have thrown the red flag.
I find it ironic that they’ll support a dirty player who enjoys taking cheap shots, kicking opponents in the crotch, but whine as of they’ve never harmed a fly when a rule was clearly broken. Being professionals, you’d think that Schwartz or his staff would be aware of this rule.
Regardless of the outcome, I feel that a lot of whining and complaining would come from Detroit about that play, and now that they Texans won, they’ll moan all day long about it. To be honest, they can cry till the cows come home, it was almost as if the football gods bestowed upon Schwartz and coaxed him to throw the flag, as punishment for Suh’s nasty track record.
To be clear, I’ve got no beef with Suh as a human being, he does his own thing, and I feel that what he does on the field should not reflect on him off, but that leniency does not extend to the field. I’m sure he has his own foundation to help the dis-privileged families and contributes to help those in need.
I’m sure he’s a decent person off the field.
On the field, I think he’s despicable.
In a way, I think they had it coming and had deserved it. A little bit of humble pie could do them good, and the heartbreak of a loss for them only makes it worse and will intensify their cries.
Stay mad, Detroit.