Lynn finds an unexpected TV sports watching buddy in the family's next-door neighbor, Mr. Grouse.
Today is the football championship game, and Lynn is eager to see her favorite team, the Lions, win. However, she finds that Leni, Luna, Lola, and Charles aren't interested in watching the game with her, leaving her to cheer for her team alone. The moment she sits down to watch the game, she suddenly hears Mr. Grouse celebrating the exact same time as Lynn. This makes Lynn realize that Mr. Grouse is watching the same game, and asks if she can watch alongside him, and Mr. Grouse agrees.
The moment Lynn enters, she discovers that Mr. Grouse is a bigger fan of football than she thought, as his den is filled with Lions memorabilia. As the two watch, they initially get on each other's nerves, but as the game progresses, the two start to share a bond and are more than happy to see that the Lions have won the game. Realizing how much they appreciated their company, Mr. Grouse decides to give Lynn a football signed by one of the Lions quarterbacks and Lynn quickly gives Mr. Grouse her lucky pair of socks that she wore for the entire season. Before they leave, Lynn realizes that baseball season is approaching and asks if she can come to watch, and Mr. Grouse agrees.
When spring arrives, Lynn is prepared to watch the entire baseball season at Mr. Grouse's. However, to their horror, they actually root for opposing teams, with Lynn being in support of the Volcanoes, and Mr. Grouse in support of the Meteors. The two attempt to watch the game together, but because of their support to their respective teams, they find the task of bonding impossible, so they decide to break off their friendship (but not before returning each other's possessions).
With Lynn by herself, she attempts to enjoy the game, but she quickly realizes that by being alone, she no longer has anyone to share her excitement with. However, as the game goes on, she suddenly starts showing signs of support for the Meteors, with Mr. Grouse showing signs of support for the Volcanoes in response. Realizing they still enjoy each other's company, Mr. Grouse invites Lynn back to his house and states that they may support different teams, but they would rather watch together. When the baseball game ends, Lynn and Mr. Grouse immediately make plans to watch hockey together when that season comes.
Starting from this episode onward, Michael Rubiner's credit on the show is now executive producer instead of co-executive producer.
Premise of the episode is similar to "Changing the Baby", because on the start both Lincoln and Lynn try to hang out with siblings only to be rejected and eventually find a companion with similar interests, Lily and Mr. Grouse respectively.
The episode reveals that Mr. Grouse is a widower.
Grouping this episode with its sister episode, this is the first episode outside of the Casagrande story arc where Lincoln is absent from both segments.
Lincoln appears on the title card as the logo on Lynn's jersey. In addition, her jersey is colored orange, like his theme color.
The name of the football team Lynn and Mr. Grouse were fans of is called the Lions. In reality, there's actually a football team in Michigan called the Detroit Lions.
Furthermore, in Mr. Grouse's den, there are two championship trophies, one for 1935 and one for 1957, both years in which the Detroit Lions won the NFL championship.
Also, there's a pennant in the den that says, "Defend the Den", which is a slogan used by the Detroit Lions.
The Roman numerals on the "World Championship of Football" screen read 1977.
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This Saturday on Nickelodeon, check out The Loud House "Good Sports!" Although Lynn Loud is a Michigan "Lions" fan, I had to toss in my favorite QB numbers of Favre and Rodgers. #GoPackGo Nov 12, 2019
Good Sports - The title of this episode is an expression that describes a person who is not rude or angry about losing.
Green Bay Packers - According to storyboard artist Sarah Johnson, the quarterbacks in the championship game are wearing numbers 4 and 12, an intentional nod by Johnson to the numbers worn by the former (Brett Favre) and current (Aaron Rodgers) quarterbacks of her favorite team.
When Lynn is giving Mr. Grouse her lucky socks, she is still wearing socks, but when she goes home, she's not wearing any.