Lions rookie Darius Slay thought Lambeau Field was a car

Lambeau Field is generally regarded as a legendary venue, housing some of the most iconic figures in NFL history.

That fact, apparently, isn’t universally known.

As featured in the latest Monday Morning Quarterback article, Lions rookie cornerback Darius Slay confused the Packers’ longtime home with a luxury automobile.

“Lambo? Like the car?” he asked during a defensive backs meeting this summer.

Slay’s veteran teammates were said to be “flabbergasted” that the first thing to come to his mind was a Lamborghini.

“I knew what a Lambo was, but I didn’t know it was Green Bay’s stadium. They said, ‘Man, that’s the stadium!’ I said, ‘Oh man . . .’ ” Slay recalled.

Fortunately for Slay, who’s in line for significant playing time, his football acumen is much sharper.

“This kid knew the game coming in. I kept quizzing him. He knew things that a lot of coaches don’t know,” Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said.

Cunningham continued: “He is one of the most gifted guys I’ve seen in a while. I don’t want to put too much on him at this stage, but he’s got the raw skills you need at that position.”

Slay seems like someone you wouldn’t want to go against on the football field. But in Trivial Pursuit? Game on.

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  • BinKee

    How can any college football player with aspirations to play in the NFL not know about Lambeau Field? He must have had his head in the sand. Darius and sharp don’t belong in the same sentence.

  • Bry

    I know people who have never cared about football in their life and they know about Lambeau Field. How can ANYONE who wants to be a football player not know about it? Makes you wonder where he has been hiding.

    Heck, I bet the foreign guys who just came here for college football know about Lambeau.



  • football fan

    Get a clue! He is not very smart.

  • Deb

    Lamborghini = Lambeau..I can see why he was confused. Give the kid a break. Probably didn’t grow up watching the Packers, he was probably busy playing football himself.

  • JoeB

    Yup, Lambeau ….just a great place..what other venue can U pay a couple hundred to sit on a 12 inch wide slab of cold aluminum.