Here's the thing: my brother and his wife are both medical students at Michigan State (actually at this point they've both graduated and are doing their rotations, etc., all that jazz between the school part and the actual becoming a full-fledged physician part.) Anyway, ever since he started going to school there he's been trying to get me to go over there for a Spartan home game, and every year something comes up and I've never been able to go, until this year, when I'm finally flying over there for the their game against Purdue on Nov. 8.
So last night bro calls and says, "The day after the Spartans game, do you want to go to a Lions game?" At first I was all
, because bro (unlike me) never abandoned his cheesehead roots and still roots for the Packers. But with how god-awful the Lions are this year, the tickets are going for 25-30 bucks.
On the one hand, it'd be something to do, and it's hard to beat going to any NFL game at that price. Plus both bro and me think it would be cool to see Ford Field. And it's against the Jaguars, who I've never seen before (I've already seen the Lions when I went to the Packers-Lions game at the Silverdome 10 years ago - saw Barry Sanders in his last season!) That, and it might be fun to just go to a game where I don't really care who wins. Finally, last year I went to the Pats-Browns game, and the way the Lions are going this year I could tell people that I saw both the only team to go 16-0 and the only team to go 0-16.
On the other hand, the Pats play the Bills that day, and for the first time in years that game may actually mean something. (Then again there's no guarantee that game will be on the CBS station where they live, though we could probably find a bar showing all the games.)
DISCLAIMER: The purpose of this thread and poll are solely to gauge the opinions of other Pats fans and see what they might do in this situation. I am not that much of a wishy-washy indecisive putz that I need to consult strangers on the Internet to make up my own mind. I think I've made my decision anyway, now that I think about it.