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    Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    So Mike and Mike today were whining about having to watch the Lions every Thanksgiving and wish the league would change it up. I personally would rather have the Cowboys and Lions continue to play on Thanksgiving because I don't care about either of them. It's great to eat, cheer for whoever is playing the Cowboys, and then fall asleep during the Lions game when they're down 21-3 in the 1st quarter. Thoughts?



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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    It was kind of funny. I like how they said Detroit was luccky, at least they don't have to watch it because of the black-out...



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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    I heard a few weeks back an interview with Jimmy Johnson about the Thanksgiving day games. He was saying that only a few teams want to have the thanksgiving game because it's hard to find workers to work during Thanksgiving. I thought that was a load of crap. He's still a Cowboy homer.

    I hate that the Cowboys get to play every thanksgiving and we get to hear how they are "Americas" team. I don't really care about the Lions. One of the ideas on the show was to have the winner of the game gets to host the thanksgiving game the next year. I thought that was a great idea.


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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    I think it should be a rotation as well...

    My other idea is that you let the two losers of the conference championship game host the games on Thanksgiving (or the 2 super bowl participants).

    We need a whole other thread on my thoughts on the NFL Network only on dish though :)


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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    I guess I just like not having teams I care about play on Thanksgiving since I'm not always able to watch the entire games.



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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    It looks like Atlanta-Phoenix is a Thanksgiving Day game, according to the commercials last night. I was surprised.

    Fine with me if the Cowboys and Lions are the ones stuck with playing on a holiday. With family, those games are usually in the background anyway.



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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    Even as a Lions fan, I have no basis for an argument to keep the Thanksgiving game. I guess you could argue it is the only tradition for a long-suffering team and fanbase. Well, that and the tradition of losing.

    I like the idea of having the winner host the next year's TG game or some other kind of rotation.



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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    I don't like either teams, but I am a sucker for tradition. Leave it as it is.



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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    I think its a good opportunity for the NFL to showcase some elite games because basically everyone is watching on Thanksgiving. They should do the flex scheduling thing like NBC does. Give us a meaningful, top notch game(s).



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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    I like having the cowboys and lions and having it the same every year mostly for tradition. I can't imagine having a game where the Raiders were playing the Chiefs or Texans or Seahawks this year. There are a lot of NFL teams I could care less about and would rather watch Cowboys/Lions than some other crappy matchups we might have.


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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    Why don't the Cowboys and Lions just play each other every Thanksgiving? That way both teams' crapulence is isolated to a single game and their "fans" are pacified.

    Then the NFL can put on a game involving 2 relevant teams.


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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    I guess there's more people who can watch the games uninterrupted than I thought. Like others have suggested, the games are usually kind of in the background at our Thanksgiving and I can't watch them as I would like to if one of "my" teams were playing so I'm glad to have a couple of crappy games to pacify me.



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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    I don't really care either way but I currently live in MI and have a lot of friends whose Thanksgiving traditions revolve around the game (no matter how bad the Lions are). Let them keep this tradition, they deserve it for being Lions fans.



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    Re: Thanksgiving Day NFL Games

    The Lions are like the stock market - they are in a L shaped depression.


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