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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy

The author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Football with Joe Theismann and the creator of the NFL humor prediction website

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. After all, tryptophan and the Detroit Lions are a match made in heaven.

Valium would probably be more appropriate for the the Dallas Cowboys versus the Oakland Raiders treat the NFL has bestowed upon a thankful nation. But that doesn't mean the traditional host teams should be changed. We might even get a good game or two.

A while ago, the Detroit Lions were almost unbeatable on Thanksgiving even though they were unable to beat many teams on other days. And maybe this year they can surprise the very beatable Green Bay Packers. So it could be exciting. Every NFL game has that chance. And if it is exciting, I'll hope to wake from my tryptophan-induced coma in time to see it.

After all, on a national holiday created for the sole purpose of giving us a weekday full of NFL football, a good game is just extra gravy.

By Brian Tarcy  |  November 25, 2009; 12:10 PM ET  | Category:  Dallas Cowboys , Detriot Lions , NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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