LOOK: NFL teams break out their best (and worst) puns for Valentine's Day
The Giants and Lions did well, the Colts barely tried, the Panthers tried too hard, and the Eagles played it perfectly
It's February 14. You football-lovers out there know what that means. It's the day when NFL teams attempt to get creative with their pun game by sending out team and player-themed Valentine's Day cards for their fans to use on their significant others.
This year, things got weird.
The New York Giants kicked things off early this morning by giving their fans four different options. For the Giants fan in your life, please consider a Valentine's Day card that features Eli Manning and Odell Beckham reenacting "Dirty Dancing."
Division rival Washington played things safe, simply going with football-related themes for players like Josh Doctson and Josh Norman. The Colts did the same thing. There is almost no creativity here.
The Packers did a little better with a Lambeau Leap-themed option.
The Lions tried to sneak in as many player-name puns as humanly possible. And it was great. Even better was their coach Matt Patricia-themed card, referencing the inside baseball-knowledge that Patricia always keeps a pencil behind his ear.
Sometimes none of your players have Valentine-themed names and you have to try WAY too hard to make a poem. The Panthers know all about that.
Maybe you're trying to get cute and "appeal to millennials." (I can make fun of brands that try to do that because I am a millennial and know that anyone "trying to appeal to millennials" is already doing it wrong.) In that case, you might hope your valentine is a Rams fan.
Then again, sometimes the simplest Valentine's Day card is the best. Just ask the Eagles.
Yep. That'll work.
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