Newest Tiger Jordan Zimmermann accidentally trolls Lions fans after Aaron Rodgers' Hail Mary
J-Zimm accidentally trolls Lions fans after loss
Detroit Lions fans have it rough. Like, really, really rough. The Lions have won exactly one playoff game in the Super Bowl era. The team has posted double-digit wins in only six seasons during that time frame, went 0-16 in 2008 and once employed something called a Dan Orlovsky as a starting quarterback ... who ran out the back of his own end zone for a safety.
So, being a Lions fan isn't exactly easy, but Thursday night made it particularly difficult. The last-place Lions jumped out to a 20-0 lead over Aaron Rodgers and the rival Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football, but later let the Pack back into the match up - leaving it all up to one final play.
With the ball spotted at the Packers' 39, Rodgers took the snap, scrambled around, heaved up a Hail Mary and, wouldn't ya know ...
What. A. Win. Unless you're a Lions fan, in which case that game might have been not be so fun.
And, to make it worse, their favorite baseball team's new star pitcher took to Twitter and accidentally trolled them on the loss.
That's right: New Tiger Jordan Zimmermann is a Wisconsin native. He was born in Auburndale, Wis., and went to college at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He's a big, BIG Packers fan and celebrated appropriately after his favorite team's incredible win:
That prompted fellow MLB hurler Dan Haren to shake his head at the whole mess:
And Zimmermann explained himself:
It's hard to fault a guy who was born and raised in the shadow of Lambeau Field for being a bit exuberant after a walk-off, Hail Mary win like that -- even if he does play for the Tigers now. Plus, by the time he takes the mound at Comerica Park and does something like this ...
... Tigers fans will have completely forgotten about the cheesehead in his closet.