By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN
My dad used to always ask me if the Atlanta Braves had won when I was a teenager. Finally, I figured out who they were, and followed them. As I got older, I started paying attention more to sports. First baseball, then onto football.
Being born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michigan Football was a way of life. Ohio State is the enemy, and that’s just how it was. My love for college football grew, and eventually expanded to the NFL. I enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl in ’98 and ’99. When I came back from college, I moved to downtown Detroit. Right across from what would eventually be the Detroit Lions new home. I loved football, so I was all about the Detroit Lions.
It’s tough being a Lions fan, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the team the hard work and grit that they have (and sometimes have not) displayed. Surviving 0-16 was tough, but it was done. And if you can stick with a team through a season without a win, you’re a true fan. I also love all the Lions fans that I’ve gotten to meet via Twitter. Knowing that we’re just as hardworking, and blue collar as the team that represents us, is a great feeling!
Getting to write about the Detroit Lions for NFLFemale, and now OurTurf Football has been an amazing journey. I’ve met some wonderful, smart and knowlegeable women who have become like family to me. I’ve also gotten great opportunities to write for other sites and guest on podcasts. It’s been a lot of fun!
When I’m not writing about the Lions, I’m quoting lines from the movie Bad Boys with the husband, shuttling kids here and there, cheering on University of Michigan teams, and all other Detroit Sports Teams!
Chat Lions with Sonja on Twitter @Mom23RN