There’s a chance that God is not a Detroit Lions fan. Basically everything after Yale Lary retired strongly suggests so. That said, if Jon Kitna is to be believed — and let’s just say up front that he is not — then the Lord was hard at work reducing the swelling that occurred in Kitna’s brain after he (Kitna, not God) was knocked out of last Sunday’s Lions game against the Vikings. The story is from the AP, via ESPN:
Kitna was knocked out of the game against Minnesota on Sunday with a concussion, only to return and lead the Lions to an overtime win over the Vikings.
“I’ve never felt anything like that, and for it to clear up and go right back to as normal as I can be, is nothing short of a miracle,” Kitna said Monday. “I just definitely feel the hand of God. That’s all it was. You can’t explain it.
“I have no headaches, no symptoms, no lingering effects. But that was the worst my head has ever felt, and the worse my memory was in the second quarter. Yet, after halftime there was nothing.”
Kitna said it was the third concussion of his NFL career, and the first since 2001.
After saying he knew who he was during the game, a reporter asked Kitna if he knew where he was.
“Barely,” he said.
So, there you go. Nice to know that God also plays fantasy football. Scary to know that He also reached for Jon Kitna.