The Detroit Lions suffered a heartbreaking defeat against the San Francisco 49ers in the 2023-24 NFC Championship Game. Head coach Dan Campbell’s Lions led 24-7 at halftime but still managed to lose. Campbell has his critics because some people think he should have been more by the book, even though it was his aggressiveness that had gotten them to that point.
But the most savage internet trolls had even worse things to say. Campbell insisted that he had no regrets even if it was his only opportunity to make the Super Bowl. And he admitted to the team that it very well may have been. However, these savage trolls won’t allow him to forget about it anytime soon. Check out their wild reactions here.
One of the most savage trolls compared Campbell to the legendary reckless online gamer Leeroy Jenkins. They tweeted: “Detroit fans: TAKE THE POINTS” Dan Campbell: LEEROY JENKINS.” This is a reference to a legendary World of Warcraft video from 2005. A group was making an intricate battle plan when Jenkins roared his name and stormed into the melee, promptly getting the team destroyed.
His teammates couldn’t believe what happened but they followed and lost for their efforts. Detroit fans loved this comparison because Campbell made wild calls instead of playing it safe. They could have had a couple of field goals but that’s not how Campbell plays. To be fair, he made the correct decisions by a very slim margin according to the analytics but it still doesn’t feel right.