Afterall, across the street tickets are cheaper for the same result.
Six to 2. Who's up to bat?
With 11 ticks left in the half, Lions' quarterback Joey Harrington provided the Ford Field spectators with both a sigh of relief and a reason to stand and applaud.
Dropping back, the second-year former Duck lofted a wobbly, 13-yard pass that found the finger tips of wide receiver Scotty Anderson for the touchdown. Extra point is good.
Nine to 6. Whew.
"I had a good view of it," said Harrington, who tossed for a game-high 136 yards on 13 of 25 passes. "The corner held up a bit and allowed Scotty to get by. He went up and made a great catch."
After witnessing last year's dismal 3-13 record, which packaged poor offensive production from the then-rookie Harrington and unbalanced West Coast Lions offense, fans simply wouldn't stand for a lack of progress.
No one should. Twenty-seven losses in two years can do that to a football fan.
While a failure to put the ball in the endzone at least once with the starting unit might not have been disastrous, it certainly would've raised concern and, of course, pessimism. Heck, the SportsCenter folks would've had a field day.
Instead of doubt, however, the play will give the entire offense a positive when practice resumes on Monday. And, perhaps, momentum.
Joey Harrington's connection to Scotty Anderson probably won't be dubbed "The Touchdown" anytime soon, but with Lions fans down and the offense laying a goose egg early, Harrington delivered the grand slam.
And that is something the building across the street can't provide.