I would like them to change it so that the Cowboys and Lions didn't play every season. The Lions haven't won since 1993, so you know one game is going to be bad right off the bat.
My idea would be that the winning teams then host the Thanksgiving games the next year. So, New England would host a game and New Orleans would host a game, hopefully against good competition.
By putting it on the day after Thanksgiving. That way all the men can actually sit at the table and eat with all the women who spent all day cooking the food.
But then the women would struggle to find something else to bitch about....
actually, not much of a struggle.
BTW - the women of my family badger me for weeks asking me how to cook a perfect turkey. I give them MOST of the necessary info.
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.
by starting the games on time...a 12:30 games starts 12:36 and a 4:15 game starts 4:22
I wouldn't change a thing. Thanksgiving football is a tradition that shouldn't be messed with.
I agree with Mighty Mom here guys. The NFL is already proven statistically to be the most popular sport in America by far, so why fix what isn't broken?
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?
How about a rematch of the Superbowl contenders last year scheduled late game?
this is another one - hmm, I am just thinking, why not change the referees uniform, I don't like the color and the black and white stripes is just not good, LOL...
my suggestion == black shoes black belt with red orange shirt with the flag of US and logo of NFL - black pants of course. then a white or black cap will do..
By not giving it to Detroit every week. They're getting better, but still far too painful to watch in a national game.
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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