Turkeys, Detroit, and bad football

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Hope you enjoyed that timeless Thanksgiving tradition.  You know – watching the Detroit Lions lose yet another nationally televised turkey bowl.

This year’s affair – a 34-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers – makes it 6 straight losses for the Lions on one of the nation’s most cherished holidays.  Oh, the humanity!

Why do the Lions have this game anyway?  The Mitchell & Ness blog has all the scoop on this 75-year tradition here.

There has actually been quite the backlash building lately from the masses tired of watching yet another Lions’ blowout loss before feasting on their turkey and stuffing.

Taking the opposite view, Michael Rosenberg of SI.com makes a passionate plea for the masses to leave his annual Lions’ game alone.

Me, I’m ambivalent, I guess.  There is an outside chance that the Lions could someday be relevant again.  OK, scratch that.

But, still – in a league (and world) devoid of so many long-lost traditions, I say let Detroit have its game.  The good people of Michigan don’t have much to cling to anymore.

Losing the Thanksgiving Day tradition of watching their Lions lose would truly be the final indignation.

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~ by acm213 on November 26, 2009.

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