(from our friends at the Detroit News) General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson was in Kansas City Monday to announce a $600 million plant investment.
But Akerson opened his speech talking about football — specifically the NFL and the Lions.
"I can feel the excitement in the air: Only eight more weeks until the NFL draft!" Akerson said, according to prepared remarks. "I hope you don't feel too bad about the Chiefs' recent performance. It's not like you're Lions' fans."
The Lions, owned by William Clay Ford Sr., finished the 2012 season 4-12, last in the NFC North. The Chiefs were 2-14 and finished last in the AFC West.
But Akerson wasn't done; he prodded Lions fans a little bit harder.
"The Detroit Lions have never been to a Super Bowl and the last time they won an NFL championship, GM was building the Pontiac Catalina here and Elvis was topping the charts with 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'All Shook Up,' he said.
Akerson is not a Michigan native; he was born in California and grew up in Minnesota.
(Wonder what Dan is thinking in this picture?)