What a yuk! Actually, being the only single female in the family, my sisters always have the holidays. This year I volunteered to make the turkey and bring it over. I have new respect for the poultry cookers. Who wants to get up at 6am just to throw a turkey in the oven for 6 hours? Next year, tofurky.
Best way to improve while keeping the rules the same is to have the Lions play the Packers and the Cowboys play the Redskins, and have all four teams wear their throwback Jerseys. This way, the Lions and Cowboys are still playing their annual games and they both play (somewhat) meaningful, divisional games in late November.
Don't have the Cowboys and Lions host a game every year. The Cowboys were only given the Thanksgiving Day game back in the 1960's because they were an expansion franchise that needed more exposure to survive. Now that they're called "America's Team" I think they have plenty of exposure, especially considering how unimpressive their team is.
The Lions haven't been contenders in a generation. They are an awful franchise going nowhere fast. They haven't won a road game since 2007. Why do they get a game on Thanksgiving every year? Why do we have 2 NFC teams hosting games on that special day? The Lions are so bad I just had to check to make sure they're in the NFC. It's really been that long since they've made the playoffs.
How about having each of the previous year's Super Bowl teams host a game on Thanksgiving?
I like several of the suggestions up there for alternatives. I too am usually uninspired by those games and often only watch parts of one of them.
I think the tradition needs spicing up for sure. Even if it was just a lottery or something every year, I'd be fine with that too. Anything but Lions and Cowboys over and over and over and over and over.
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