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THE QUESTION

Cowboys, Lions, turkey Time for a change?

Why should Detroit and Dallas get to play home games while other teams have to take turns?

Posted by Emil Steiner on November 25, 2009 7:00 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Tradition over money

To even think about taking the annual Thanksgiving games away from the Lions or the Cowboys is just wrong.

Posted by Sean Yuille, on November 26, 2009 8:40 AM

Pass the Alka Seltzer

As a veteran football writer, I would have preferred having the NFL take the damned day off to begin with.

Posted by Leonard Shapiro, on November 26, 2009 8:23 AM

Don't mess with tradition

The Lions and Cowboys have always hosted T-Day football contests - and they always should.

Posted by Ken Palmer, on November 25, 2009 12:40 PM

Hardly an advantage

When I played for the Kansas City Chiefs, we played Detroit on Thanksgiving in 1971, and it felt more like interference with a family Thanksgiving than a privilege.

Posted by Michael Oriard, on November 25, 2009 12:30 PM

Tryptophan TV

The Detroit Lions on TV is a silly tradition, but I am glad the Pilgrims thought of it when they were inventing Thanksgiving.

Posted by Brian Tarcy, on November 25, 2009 12:10 PM

Keep the tradition, dump the blowouts

It isn't time to update the annual Thanksgiving games, but maybe it's time to reevaluate the matchups provided by the schedule makers.

Posted by Brandon Benson, on November 25, 2009 8:36 AM

Call me a traditionalist

Our sports traditions are what ties generations together, let's keep them sacred.

Posted by Dan Levy, on November 25, 2009 8:35 AM

Some change is bad

Football plays a critical role as a "buffer" during these difficult family gatherings -- the games facilitate digestion and prevent unnecessary and awkward conversation.

Posted by Jason Maloni, on November 25, 2009 7:59 AM

Look to the NBA

This is one tradition that needs to go, and it's time to start a new one taking a page from professional basketball.

Posted by Michael Kun, on November 25, 2009 7:48 AM

Dump Detroit

The NFL needs to rotate the Thanksgiving game among all teams much the way it does now with the London game.

Posted by Les Carpenter, on November 25, 2009 7:30 AM

A day for family

Thanksgiving is family day. So who plays? I really don't care.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on November 25, 2009 7:20 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

6664U: .....Because those are the two suckiest cites in the US. We give thanks we don't live in those places....

cmecyclist: Palmer said that the Cowpokes play on Thanksgiving because Schramm wanted to for more exposure but I can't seem to find out why the Lions al...

jlhare1: Detroit I can live without, but since my sons were little kids, we've always enjoyed rooting for whoever's playing Dallas, hoping the Cowchu...

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