Growing up in South Dakota, Riley Reiff didn’t have many options when it came to rooting for an NFL team.
Detroitlions.com columnist Mike O’Hara, who grew up for a time in South Dakota, tells me that most football fans in South Dakota are Vikings fans.
It turns out Reiff was a Raiders fan growing up, but only because he was talked into it by the mailman.
“The mailman was a Raiders fan and he liked to talk and he talked me into being a Raiders fan too,” Reiff said.
“He’s a character. He likes to talk. Some days, I would come home and he would be hitting golf balls while he was on (his route) – because we lived right next to the golf course – he would be hitting golf balls on the par 3 there.
“He kept on telling me about all of the old players and stuff. He’s a character.”
Reiff assured the Detroit media on Friday he is now a Lions fan.
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