Every Thanksgiving, America enjoys a tradition that has been passed down from generations. Our Fathers…and our Father’s Father’s have all experienced this Thanksgiving ritual for years…for which there appears to be no end. What is this ritual? Does it involve food? Drink? Far from it…
It is the annual suck-fest, that is The Detroit Lions.
As I type, the Kittens are being blasted by the Tennessee Titans, 47-10 on Thanksgiving Day. They are a mere 0-12. They may not make the playoffs at this pace. However, their ineptitude is not why I write about the Lions…indirectly. It is the fact that they play EVERY SINGLE THANKSGIVING DAY! It is a tradition for Detroit to host an NFL game on Thanksgiving day. It is also tradition for John Goodman to close down the buffet at Chuck-A-Rama…but we don’t need it televised. Ever.
The NFL has a WONDERFUL idea…called Flex Scheduling. They will move the game that they feel might make the most sense to a national audience to a prime time slot late in the season. I would propose that in this instance, they use that rule for Thansgiving Day games as well. This way, we actually have teams that we may want to ACTUALLY WATCH on Thanksgiving. Instead, we get games that make us lose our appetite…Thanks, Lions.
I’m all for tradition, don’t get me wrong. But, in this case…no one outside of Eastern Michigan needs to see first hand the nightmare that is Detriot Lions Football. Sometimes…”we’ve always done it this way” does not bode well.
In fact, at this pace…I may go as far as to suggest that the Lions NEVER be allowed to play on National Television again…
Yes, it’s harsh…but geez they suck.