Arizona Cardinals come to grips with upset loss to Detroit Lions ‘Love Really’-style

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  • Kelly CohenESPN

On the holidays: you have to be honest.

Well, if you stick to the standards of the 2003 Christmas movie “Love Actually”. In one of the scenes towards the end of the film, Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his wife Juliet (Keira Knightley) are watching TV when someone knocks on the door.

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Juliet responds to find Mark (Andrew Lincoln), Peter’s best friend. Mark has a boombox and giant note cards in his hand. On these greeting cards, Mark Juliet says that “The truth is told at Christmas” and that the truth is “For me you are perfect”.

So in the spirit of Christmas, the 10-4 Arizona Cardinals decided to tell their own harsh truth: they actually lost to that Detroit Lions last Sunday. Despite finishing under 13 points, according to Caesars Sportsbook, the previously 11-11-1 Lions beat the Cardinals in Detroit 30-12.

Obviously, the Cardinals wanted to quickly forget about the angry loss as they didn’t tweet the bottom line from their official Twitter account.

Now, just days before Christmas, Arizona is ready to be honest about Love Reality-style game.

A message for all of our new Twitter followers as a tribute to a classic Christmas movie scene. pic.twitter.com/rhlrjgSZeM

– Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 23, 2021

In an ode to romantic comedy, the Cardinals mascot Big Red admits the defeat of the past week with large cue cards.

For Arizona at least, love is actually omnipresent.