The Detroit Lions defensive line of Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and Kyle Vanden Bosch haven’t played a single down together, but head coach Jim Schwartz’s month-long mission to give them a cool nickname is finally over.
“I’ve heard a lot of people suggesting names for the Lions’ front four. Send your ideas. Whoever has the best, gets an autographed fball.”
And the autographed “fball” goes to whoever came up with SILVER CRUSH. The nickname comes from the fact that defensive linemen enjoy crushing, and (in this case) wear silver. It is nothing like the Orange Crush of the Denver Broncos. In fact, I don’t even see where you could get that. A close second place finisher was the “Dis-Assembly Line” (I see what you did there), followed by “Non-Stop Motors” and “Detroit Pride”. My source says another suggestion was “Ghost Lamp Darkness”, but that doesn’t sound like a thing so I’m not going to cite it. My suggestions, the “Blundercats”, did not place.
As we’ve learned from Major League Baseball, a fun nickname is just behind new uniforms on the list of things that suddenly make your terrible team great. Now the Lions just need to get a new stadium and a mascot that rides a skateboard.