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Get Detroit off of Thanksgiving Day NFL

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#26 OFFLINE   vurbano



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Posted 29 November 2008 - 01:06 PM

but its true....the 3 highest rated super bowls over the last 21 years all included the cowboys....coincidence....i think not.

Wasnt the last packers /cowboys game the highest rated MNF game?
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#27 OFFLINE   SDizzle


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Posted 29 November 2008 - 01:08 PM

Thanks for the additional history... I think the real measuring stick here is asking vs taking away.

IF the league asked Detroit if they wanted to change things up, and Detroit agreed... then that would be fine.... but I wouldn't be in favor of just taking it away from them.

Sounds like the Chicago/Arizona thing just voluntarily went away and then Detroit established a new history. It's not like Detroit came in and took something away from those other teams.

That said... Maybe the NFL could at least try to get creative every once in a while with the matchups. As one person noted, why not a Dallas vs Detroit matchup sometimes and then they can have a completely different set of teams for the other game.

A Detroit/Chicago game would be a good option to move here too and it would be one that would happen every year anyway and get Chicago back on Thanksgiving. Dallas vs Arizona is on the schedule this year too so that could have happened as well.

There's lots of ways to enhance this thing without taking anything away.

In the meantime, it would be nice if the Detroit ownership/management would get on the stick and turn things around. I miss the good old days where Barry Sanders was around and the game was worth watching even if they lost.

I agree that Detroit should have the option, not have it taken away. My guess as to why Det/Dal isn't a "tradition" for playing each other every year is that those 2 teamed are rewarded for always playing on Thanksgiving by having a HOME game. And for their fans it is "tradition". I hate watching Detroit EVERY YEAR, and hate Dallas....their fans...and Owens as much as the next smart NFL fan, but both of these teams have earned the right for a home game tradition by playing every year for a longtime.

I think the Lions organization should be the ones to voluntarily give up the game, since they are never contenders and embarrass themselves almost every year.

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#28 OFFLINE   vurbano



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Posted 29 November 2008 - 01:47 PM

Now, you can say now that Dallas wins while you are napping......you must have forgot the MANY times they didn't.....1-15 and 2-14 seasons....ring a bell? Think like all of the 80's:lol:

The cowboys only lost 4 Thanksgiving day games in the 80's. So he was right. Dallas did win while you were napping after eating Turkey in the 80's.
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 01:52 PM

Wasnt the last packers /cowboys game the highest rated MNF game?

well was the highest sunday nite football game this year.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:35 PM

It's one of the biggest reasons why I root against Dallas all year ...

I have loathed the Cowboys since they got that "America's Team" label in the early 1970's; the fact that I have been in the Washington area since 1978 puts icing on the proverbial cake.

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#31 OFFLINE   Mets82


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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:52 PM

I think your messing with traditions. Leave Detroit alone on Thanksgiving. I mean if your team plays Detroit on Turkey Day then you'd want to have them playing on Thanksgiving. Also, a lot of people are eating there Turkey so what does it matter if the game is on. Most of the time the game is just backround noise when you eat.

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