The Detroit Lions played on Thanksgiving before 24 of the current NFL franchises even existed. The Lions’ first owner scheduled the inaugural game in 1934 to try and generate interest in the team.
The NFL’s worst week ever for off-field issues started with the release of the second Ray Rice video that left Commissioner Roger Goodell’s competency and/or integrity in question. The week ended with the indictment and arrest of Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges. With so many issues swirling at once, there is a tendency to judge the entire league as criminals.
The Detroit Lions’ struggles last season cost Jim Schwartz his job, and another disappointing season could do GM Martin Mayhew in. When Lions fans and NFL analysts discussed the team’s issues and needs, the secondary came up more often that not.
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While many people are preparing for the joys of the holiday season, a good number of current NFL head coaches are dreading the worst day of the year in their profession: Black Monday.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.
Calvin Johnson was back on the practice field for the Detroit Lions on Thursday, although it’s still not clear how likely he is to play this weekend at Cleveland.