With the Lions 4 and 0 for the first time since 1980 and the Tigers first division title since 1987, retailers and sports bars are getting ready for some increased traffic.
Lou Brown, owner of Legends Sports and Games at the Woodland Mall, says they’ve seen about a 20 percent hike in business, which he said will grow as the wins do.
“It’s going to just balloon,” said Brown. “Especially with the holidays coming up.”
“We talk about sports, we share our passion, get excited, just like everybody walking in here is excited,” said Brown.
Christy LeBaron was at Legends Monday picking up some Tiger gear. But it’s not for the living room.
“Picking up the kids from school about 3:30 and heading down,” said LeBaron. “Going tonight and tomorrow since they’re playing both days.”
Her family will be at game one and game two in Detroit. It may be easier seeing the game in person than it was on Sunday in front of the T.V. trying to decide which big game to watch.
“Flipping back and forth yesterday the Lions looking so good in the beginning, then the Tigers weren’t looking so good in the 9TH,” said LeBaron. “But both of them came out on top so here we are.”