Great stories have great villains. Star Wars has Darth Vader, Batman has the Joker, Austin Powers has Dr. Evil. The NFL wants to turn good football stories into great stories so they’ve manufacture a great villain—because in real life, people aren’t purely evil.
It just took the perfect player to make the bad guy. They found that player in Ndamukong Suh.
You don’t think he’s villainized? Cheap shots on Suh are ignored, the media goes on about how dirty he is, and the NFL fines him way out of proportion with the rest of the league. $31,500 for that hit on Weedon in Week 6? Come on. Why not just ask Suh to play two hand touch or flag football!
So why is Suh the perfect player for villainization? 3 reasons.
1 – Suh is powerful.
Great villains strike fear into hearts because they are ominous threats to heroes.
Suh dominates. He’s physical, fast, strong, powering through offensive lines and hitting quarterbacks hard.
If I were a fan of any team facing the Lions, I would already have ple...