We understand that desperate times call for desperate measures, so maybe that’s why Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell recently expressed interest in having a pet lion. Perhaps for good luck?
Campbell was on the “Pardon My Take” podcast Monday (May 17) and said he asked Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp about possibly getting a pet lion to housed the Lions’ Allen Park practice facility.
“I don’t think we’re going to be able to do it, but I would love to literally just have a pet lion,” Campbell said. “Just a legit pet lion on a chain, a big a** chain, and he really is my pet. We just walk around the building, we go out to practice, we’re at seven-on-seven, we’re behind the kicker when he’s kicking.”
Well, nothing else has worked, right?
As it turns out, Campbell was joking. The Lions issued the below tweet to clear up any confusion.
Guys, coach was joking.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) May 18, 2021
But it'd be cool, right? Imagine the possibilities😎 pic.twitter.com/KIl4yZNFXc