After months of anticipation and even more speculation, the Detroit Lions finally return to football the evening of Friday, August 9.
But at the same time, the Detroit Lions are going to be playing football at Ford Field. Even when you consider that it's only a precursor to "real" football, it's still exciting.
Once you get past the initial "football is back" hype, though, remember that preseason games are exciting for a completely different reason than any other games. They're exciting because the team finally gets a chance to see how their new acquisitions play in a game situation, and how far their returning players have come.
It's not a "real" football game, but it's a worthy precursor in which we can get a first look at some of the Lions' most interesting players, new and old.
Who are those guys and what makes them so interesting? Well, you're here to find out, aren't you?