September 26, 2016

The Lions are turkeys, what about the game?

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The Detroit Lions are so bad, and have been for so many years, that some in the national sports media are suggesting the NFL pull the plug on their annual Thanksgiving Day game so fans can watch a better game on Turkey Day.

The Thanksgiving Day game originated with the Lions back in the 1930s and they've been playing it in Detroit every year since.

The Dallas Cowboys started hosting its own Thanksgiving Day game back in the early 1970s, and the NFL recently started televising a third game on Turkey Day.

Should the traditional game in Detroit continue, or should the NFL tell the Lions to stuff-it and take it away?

Let us know what you think by posting a comment.

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Let them keep it, but move it to the evening when many people in this country are sleeping after they have feasted on their Thanksgiving dinner and capped it off with a big piece of pumpkin pie -- nothing more soothing than the sound of a boring football game while trying to take a snooze on the couch.

The NFL could call it the National Take-a-Nap Game. I can hear the promo for it now "After you've feasted on Thanksgiving dinner, unbuckle your belt, settle into your couch or easy chair and tune in to the annual Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day game."

Once the Lions get better (okay, start laughing), move it back to a 12:30 p.m. kickoff when most of us are awake.

Friday, November 20, 2009 | Report this

I like that idea. I'd say move them to about a 6 p.m. start, that way even the West Coast would be forced into boredom during their meal. I'd say move them to like 8:30 but that would probably be considered prime time. Maybe a 10 a.m. start would ease peoples minds? Any which way you look at it, they shouldn't take it away, we started the thing.

Not everyone can be a trendsetter.

Friday, November 20, 2009 | Report this

Please NFL, don't take away my family tradition of screaming at the TV angrily as the Lions get thumped. There's nothing that says Happy Thanksgiving quite like a turkey leg heaved at the TV screen during a closeup of LT Jeff Backus after his third holding/offsides penalty. What's better than hanging your head in shame, only to have it splash in mashed potatoes and gravy, after the Lions' defense makes a bonehead?

Ahhh... Thanksgiving and Lions football. Nothing beats it.

Friday, November 20, 2009 | Report this

Chill, Tbarnum. It's only the Lions. A good turkey leg or a nice pile of tasty mashed pototoes and gravy shouldn't be wasted on them. Keep all of it for the next time you watch FOX (don't laugh) News -- don't forget the tea bags!

Friday, November 20, 2009 | Report this

IM A TITANS FAN IN TENNESSEE AND I'M HERE TO TELL YOU. YOURE GIVING UP AT THE TURNING POINT FOR THESE GUYS. STAFFORD IS , AND WILL BE EXCELLENT. THE SAME FOR MOST OF THE TEAM. YOU CAN SIT BACK AND WATCH, WITH YOUR BACK HANDED COMMENTS, BUT I'M STILL ROOTIN FOR EM EVERY TIME THEY PLAY. DETROITS (THE CITY) CRUMBLING, BUT I REMEMBER WHEN THE FANS WERE HARD CORE, AND YOU DID'NT HEAR ALL THIS WHINING. GREG IN TN. OH YEAH , ALMOST FORGOT , KEEP EM ON AT THANKSGIVING. HAVENT Y'ALL LOST ENOUGH UP THERE ALREADY ???

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | Report this

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