How Could They Improve Thanksgiving Day Football?

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  1. bogerk profile image71
    bogerkposted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.  lol

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
        Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        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. wink

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          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.

  2. profile image53
    i love tristinposted 12 years ago

    i know i wish that they would change it to

  3. JordanBucher profile image60
    JordanBucherposted 12 years ago

    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.

  4. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 12 years ago

    by starting the games on time...a 12:30 games starts 12:36 and a 4:15 game starts 4:22

  5. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image72
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 12 years ago

    A fourth game.

    1. wavegirl22 profile image52
      wavegirl22posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I second that !

  6. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 12 years ago

    I wouldn't change a thing. Thanksgiving football is a tradition that shouldn't be messed with.

  7. Stevennix2001 profile image83
    Stevennix2001posted 12 years ago

    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?

    1. bogerk profile image71
      bogerkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The game of football is fine. The games on Thanksgiving rarely are.

  8. I am DB Cooper profile image63
    I am DB Cooperposted 12 years ago

    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?

    1. bogerk profile image71
      bogerkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Now that is a great idea, DB Cooper! Very rarely does a Super Bowl contender completely fall of the map the next season.

      1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image72
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I guess you've never heard of the Super Bowl hangover.

  9. prettydarkhorse profile image54
    prettydarkhorseposted 12 years ago

    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..

    1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image72
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Green and yellow stripes and a purple hat.

      Or a Charlie Brown shirt and black shorts with a frying pan on their head.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image54
        prettydarkhorseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        LOL< colorful ..

  10. MatthewLBrennan profile image61
    MatthewLBrennanposted 12 years ago

    By not giving it to Detroit every week. They're getting better, but still far too painful to watch in a national game.

  11. Shadesbreath profile image80
    Shadesbreathposted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image72
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 12 years agoin reply to this



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