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Archive: November 22, 2009 - November 28, 2009

Tradition over money

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

By Sean Yuille | November 26, 2009; 8:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pass the Alka Seltzer

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

By Leonard Shapiro | November 26, 2009; 8:23 AM ET | Comments (1)

Don't mess with tradition

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

By Ken Palmer | November 25, 2009; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

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.

By Michael Oriard | November 25, 2009; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

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.

By Brian Tarcy | November 25, 2009; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

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.

By Brandon Benson | November 25, 2009; 8:36 AM ET | Comments (3)

Call me a traditionalist

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

By Dan Levy | November 25, 2009; 8:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

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.

By Jason Maloni | November 25, 2009; 7:59 AM ET | Comments (4)

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.

By Michael Kun | November 25, 2009; 7:48 AM ET | Comments (2)

Dump Detroit

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

By Les Carpenter | November 25, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (3)

A day for family

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

By Dave Goldberg | November 25, 2009; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (1)

Should Big Ben play?

After his third concussion in as many years, is it smart to start Roethlisberger against Baltimore? Vote now.

By Reader Poll | November 24, 2009; 3:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Still competetitive

There's no doubt in my mind that the AFC West, AFC East, and NFC West are all worse than the NFC East

By Shawn Zobel | November 23, 2009; 5:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Worst? Hardly

While the teams haven't been playing well as of late, the numbers clearly indicate the NFC East is one of the best.

By Dan Levy | November 23, 2009; 2:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eastern parity, western futility

The NFC East, but looking broader, this division isn't so much bad as it is very evenly matched.

By Rob Rang | November 23, 2009; 12:55 PM ET | Comments (2)

Eastern let down

Unrealistic expectations have doomed one of the best divisions in the NFL to disappointment, almost regardless of the outcome of the season.

By Sean McCann | November 23, 2009; 12:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFC West worse

The worst division in football this year is the same one it's been for several years. The NFC West.

By Jason Brewer | November 23, 2009; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

Are you kidding?

The NFC East (one of the strongest divisions in the entire league) has no business being in this discussion.

By Sean Moroney | November 23, 2009; 11:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Still a beast

If you go by DVOA, the NFC East is the best division in football.

By Doug Farrar | November 23, 2009; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

How far has the NFC East tumbled?

The perennial beast now finds itself mired in mediocrity, but is it really the worst division in the NFL? Vote here...

By Reader Poll | November 23, 2009; 6:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not even close

My first reaction when this question was posed to me was "Are you kidding?'' It's also my second, third and fourth reaction.

By Dave Goldberg | November 23, 2009; 6:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

Middling, not worst

The NFC East has hardly been the beast prognosticators thought it might be. But, no way is it the worst division in football.

By Edward Valentine | November 23, 2009; 6:27 AM ET | Comments (1)

Nearly the worst

The NFC East is so bad that if we had a competition for the worst division in football it would come in second.

By Emil Steiner | November 23, 2009; 6:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

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