Jimmy loves his Lions

Jimmy Fallon virtually commits to Detroit Lions

By Philip Zaroo | MLive.com

April 27, 2010, 2:20PM

If Matthew Stafford and Ndamukong Suh make it big with the Detroit Lions, general manager Martin Mayhew might want to consider bringing in Jimmy Fallon as a talent scout.

Fallon, the veteran star of such comedic smash hits as The Entrepreneurs,Taxi and The Grungy Clementine – OK, that last one was completely made up, but really, would you have known had I not told you? – has had a knack for hosting future Lions draft picks on his late-night show … before they even become Lions draft picks!

Happy to be the beneficiary of Stafford last year and Suh this year, Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz sent a Lions jersey to Fallon with his name embroidered across the back.

Fallon was thankful, but quick to point out, “Maybe this is an invitation to play for the Lions. I don’t know what this is, but I’m not that good at football. I’m pretty awful. I’m good at Madden football. So if they need a virtual video game guy who plays football, I can do that. And I can tell you right now, because I do love Detroit, my team on Madden ’11 will be the Detroit Lions.”

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