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(Fox Sports)   "It's again time for millions of Americans to get stuffed, plop on their couches and wonder why they have to watch the Detroit Lions"   (msn.foxsports.com ) divider line
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2013-11-27 12:20:25 PM  
It is Turkey Day, subby.
 
2013-11-27 12:24:14 PM  
i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-11-27 12:26:04 PM  
Because FARK YOU, that's why.
 
2013-11-27 12:27:25 PM  

12349876: Because FARK YOU, that's why.


Came here to say this.
 
2013-11-27 12:29:36 PM  
And this year, we don't even have to root for the Lions out of sympathy. Although I fully intend to root for them anyway, because fark the Packers.
 
2013-11-27 12:29:45 PM  

Nature Spirals: 12349876: Because FARK YOU, that's why.

Came here to say this.


Thirded. We have to watch your Broncos and Patriots and Colts and whatever else, one time a year you have to watch our crap team. Deal with it.
 
2013-11-27 12:30:02 PM  
Much like the Barry Sanders days, Megatron is well worth the price of admission.
Though when they don't have an all time great on the team, it should be a requirement that Wayne Fontes do a Truffle Shuffle halftime show or a Matt Millen 15 minute report on unearned entitlement.
 
2013-11-27 12:32:51 PM  
Watching the Dallas Cowboys is much more offensive on this day of slaughtering turkeys and indigenous peoples.
 
2013-11-27 12:33:30 PM  
Because Detroit's been doing it since FDR was president. Start your own damn league and have your own damn traditional scheduling if it bothers you so damn much.

Also to subby and the author: Fark you, in case you were wondering.
 
2013-11-27 12:35:00 PM  
Because everyone needs a nap after TG dinner and you don't want to miss anything good.  Duh.
 
2013-11-27 12:35:42 PM  

violentsalvation: Watching the Dallas Cowboys is much more offensive on this day of slaughtering turkeys and indigenous peoples.


You think the game against the Raiders will be that one-sided?
 
2013-11-27 12:38:41 PM  
Because it's better to watch bad* NFL football after gorging on awesome food and drink, then to have to watch some dumb crap like a parade? Because I'd rather watch any football game than whatever else might be on?

/* historically speaking; does not apply this year when compared to my NFC North team
/barring a meteor strike, I will be rooting for another tie, or a lot of injuries
 
2013-11-27 12:40:43 PM  

forteblast: Nature Spirals: 12349876: Because FARK YOU, that's why.

Came here to say this.

Thirded. We have to watch your Broncos and Patriots and Colts and whatever else, one time a year you have to watch our crap team. Deal with it.


Why you leave out Dallas Cowboys? If I never see another America's Team football game, I will almost be happy. But see I live in Phoenix. Yeah. Cardinals. Oh yeah they're in the running for a wildcard. Until they play better teams at the end of the season.

/all right. they beat the Colts. they are actually pretty good as evidenced by them beating a good team. but they'll fark it up somehow. it's the Cards. it's what they do. we know who they are....
 
2013-11-27 12:41:27 PM  

Super Chronic: Although I fully intend to root for them anyway, because fark the Packers.

 
2013-11-27 12:42:56 PM  
Because they did it when nobody cared and everybody said it would never work.  Now everyone wants a piece of their hard work.  That's communism and that just isn't going to fly around here.
 
2013-11-27 12:43:38 PM  
I'm far more excited about Lions/Packers than the "Battle of Hispanic America" (at least through the Southwest) and "Battle of Two of the Crappiest 'Elite' Quarterbacks in NFL History."
 
2013-11-27 12:43:47 PM  
So do we get to watch Ndamukong Suh boot someone in the nuts again?
 
2013-11-27 12:44:44 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Yeah. Cardinals. Oh yeah they're in the running for a wildcard.


And, of course, have a better record than the Cowboys.
 
2013-11-27 12:45:35 PM  
 
2013-11-27 12:46:25 PM  

fatalvenom: So do we get to watch Ndamukong Suh boot someone in the nuts again?


Not on Turkey Day. It's traditional for him to reach in, pull out a guy's collar bone and shout "Make a wish!"
 
2013-11-27 12:47:33 PM  
Well, at least it's not the 2008 Lions.  And it's not like Steelers-Ravens is what it used to be.
 
2013-11-27 12:51:34 PM  
Any game is fine by me. That means my inlaws can enjoy each others company.
 
2013-11-27 12:53:26 PM  
the tradition could be worse. It could be the Cleveland Browns out there every Thanksgiving.


btw, we're back to (say it......wheeton, wheaton, weeden, weedin)
 
2013-11-27 12:58:56 PM  

LibertyHiller: Because Detroit's been doing it since FDR was president. Start your own damn league and have your own damn traditional scheduling if it bothers you so damn much.

Also to subby and the author: Fark you, in case you were wondering.


Wow. Who knew Lions fans were so easily offended?

/looking forward to lions/packers game.
 
2013-11-27 12:59:02 PM  
Put me in the number that want to keep seeing the Lions on Thanksgiving. Its usually their one big prime time everybody watching gig of the year. It fits. Its been happening since before almost any of us was born. F*ck you yahoo sports troll.
 
2013-11-27 01:02:38 PM  

fatalvenom: So do we get to watch Ndamukong Suh boot someone in the nuts again?


Of course. It's a holiday tradition to see what sort of thing he tries to get away with this year. I say he "accidentally" clotheslines one of the Packers' coaches this year chasing Lacy out of bounds.
 
2013-11-27 01:03:13 PM  

fatalvenom: So do we get to watch Ndamukong Suh boot someone in the nuts again?


i1247.photobucket.com

Bring it on biatchEZZ!!
 
2013-11-27 01:09:11 PM  

Krowdaddy Chixdiggit: fatalvenom: So do we get to watch Ndamukong Suh boot someone in the nuts again?

[i1247.photobucket.com image 490x368]

Bring it on biatchEZZ!!


Somebody needs to collect a series of gifs of all the NFL crotch shots over the song "Nut Smack" (to the tune of "Love Shack")
 
2013-11-27 01:11:50 PM  

Krowdaddy Chixdiggit: fatalvenom: So do we get to watch Ndamukong Suh boot someone in the nuts again?

Bring it on biatchEZZ!!


Where's the asshole who argued that only happened because the mean refs are conspiratorially biased?

Sorry, desperately in search of Lols
 
2013-11-27 01:13:08 PM  
Outside of a few Romo seasons, the Cowboys have been a shiatshow since the late 90s and nobody biatches about that.  I'd be much more entertained with Patriots, Packers, and Colts over that stretch.  Even the Bears would have been an improvement over the Cowboys.

The Cowboys just lucked out simply by being better than the Lions - which really isn't that great a feat.
 
2013-11-27 01:23:03 PM  

skrame: Because it's better to watch bad* NFL football after gorging on awesome food and drink, then to have to watch some dumb crap like a parade? Because I'd rather watch any football game than whatever else might be on?


...the question wasn't "why do we have to watch football?" It's "Why do we have to watch the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys every year?"

/And no, "It's tradition" isn't good enough for the latter question.
//A third Thanksgiving game's a start. Making the other two Lion and Cowboy-less is the next step.
 
2013-11-27 01:25:27 PM  
Because Megatron you farking dicks.

/The Lions should be contractually obligated to have one of the top 3 most exciting players in the league at all times.
//And the league should be obligated to make sure they have them.
 
2013-11-27 01:30:51 PM  

LibertyHiller: Because Detroit's been doing it since FDR was president. Start your own damn league and have your own damn traditional scheduling if it bothers you so damn much.

Also to subby and the author: Fark you, in case you were wondering.

 
2013-11-27 01:32:12 PM  
Anyway, since I never get to see the Lions, I'm fine with this. Now, since I see NFC East games every f*cking week despite living on the West Coast and not giving a damn about any of their teams, I'm fine with removing the Cowboys from the Thanksgiving slate.
 
2013-11-27 01:36:01 PM  
Raiders- Cowboys. Will Romo ever learn the plays or use that wrist band for the rest of his career?
 
2013-11-27 01:37:01 PM  
Every Lions/Cowboys fan says "I'M SO GLAD WE GET TO WATCH OUR TEAM ON THANKSGIVING!!"

Every Non-Lions/Cowboys fan says  "UGH WHY DO WE GET STUCK WITH THE LIONS AND COWBOYS ON THANKSGIVING?!"

You will  NEVER be able to satisfy both sides, that's why the Thursday Night game rotates.

Although I think it was once suggested to make Detroit and Dallas face each other every year on Thanksgiving, which could be a solution.
 
2013-11-27 01:44:46 PM  
BTW, the Lions have the best record (okay, the Cowboys are tied with them) of anyone playing this Thanksgiving, so this is about the dumbest year to complain about this.
 
2013-11-27 01:46:55 PM  

violentsalvation: Watching the Dallas Cowboys is much more offensive on this day of slaughtering turkeys and indigenous peoples.


and they play,

*insert Al Davis voice*

the RAIDERS.  The other team's quarterback must go down, and he must go down hard."

sorry Di!!!!!   Romo's going dowwwwwwn.....
 
2013-11-27 01:48:05 PM  

IlGreven: skrame: Because it's better to watch bad* NFL football after gorging on awesome food and drink, then to have to watch some dumb crap like a parade? Because I'd rather watch any football game than whatever else might be on?

...the question wasn't "why do we have to watch football?" It's "Why do we have to watch the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys every year?"

/And no, "It's tradition" isn't good enough for the latter question.
//A third Thanksgiving game's a start. Making the other two Lion and Cowboy-less is the next step.


No, the Cowboys weren't part of the question. And I answered the question for me about why I have to watch the Lions by saying I'd rather watch bad football than anything else.

/Why isn't "tradition" a good enough reason? Would it really be better if it was 2/4/6 random teams each year instead of those that have been doing it for decades?
//I know that for my team, I'd rather they play on Sunday and have a full week to practice/recover/plan.
 
2013-11-27 01:51:06 PM  
It's not about watching the Lions and the Cowboys.  It's about watching good teams beat up on the Lions and the Cowboys.

Granted, this does not explain the Raiders being scheduled this year.
 
2013-11-27 01:52:17 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Krowdaddy Chixdiggit: fatalvenom: So do we get to watch Ndamukong Suh boot someone in the nuts again?

[i1247.photobucket.com image 490x368]

Bring it on biatchEZZ!!

Somebody needs to collect a series of gifs of all the NFL crotch shots over the song "Nut Smack" (to the tune of "Love Shack")


Dude !  Just no! Its the holidays! The song should be from the nutcracker suite
 
2013-11-27 01:55:05 PM  

IlGreven: /And no, "It's tradition" isn't good enough for the latter question.


Yes, it is.
 
2013-11-27 02:00:49 PM  

Professor Farksworth: Every Lions/Cowboys fan says "I'M SO GLAD WE GET TO WATCH OUR TEAM ON THANKSGIVING!!"

Every Non-Lions/Cowboys fan says  "UGH WHY DO WE GET STUCK WITH THE LIONS AND COWBOYS ON THANKSGIVING?!"

You will  NEVER be able to satisfy both sides, that's why the Thursday Night game rotates.

Although I think it was once suggested to make Detroit and Dallas face each other every year on Thanksgiving, which could be a solution.


Except that the two teams can't both host a game against each other.
 
2013-11-27 02:04:04 PM  
I don't see why people think they need to stop having the Lions and Cowboys host a game in order to let someone else do it, too.

It's certainly a tradition in Detroit to go down to the game on Thanksgiving.  There's really no need to take that game away from them in order to have someone else host one at the same time.  Some how they manage to do that on Sundays without a problem.
 
2013-11-27 02:07:40 PM  
One thing I really like about Dallas and Detroit is that I can watch any NFL game but I have no rooting interest in either Detroit or Dallas.  On Thanksgiving, you have to get up, cook, clean, do other stuff, talk to family, drive to people's houses - you miss a lot of the game.  I'm usually unhappy when my team's involved.
 
2013-11-27 02:09:15 PM  
This just in:  pretty much everything associated with Detroit is a toxic pile of suck..
 
2013-11-27 02:12:44 PM  
Even though I have the Sunday Ticket from DIRECTV, I have somehow managed not to watch the Detroit Lions play at all this year, except in the highlight replays. So I am looking forward to watching them play the Packers tomorrow.
 
2013-11-27 02:26:57 PM  

Professor Farksworth: Every Lions/Cowboys fan says "I'M SO GLAD WE GET TO WATCH OUR TEAM ON THANKSGIVING!!"

Every Non-Lions/Cowboys fan says  "UGH WHY DO WE GET STUCK WITH THE LIONS AND COWBOYS ON THANKSGIVING?!"

You will  NEVER be able to satisfy both sides,


BSABSVLAC? Really?
 
2013-11-27 02:27:38 PM  
As an old guy I'd like you young farkers to just let me have this one farking thing without biatching about it. I'm neither from Detroit nor root for the Lions. But I've been watching them on Thanksgiving for like forty years and I like it. I don't know why, it just seems right, and I'd prefer to keep this one farking thing like it is so just stop it already.
 
2013-11-27 02:27:48 PM  

mikaloyd: IlGreven: /And no, "It's tradition" isn't good enough for the latter question.

Yes, it is.


Hell, it's barely good enough for football on Thanksgiving.
 
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