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Old 11-27-08, 08:34 PM   #1
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Has there ever been a meaningful &/or entertaining T-day NFL game?

3 games. 3 stinkers.
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Old 11-27-08, 09:19 PM   #2
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C'mon TallGuyMe, don't you know only the Lions have bad games on T-day!
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Old 11-27-08, 10:50 PM   #3
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I'm sure the games were entertaining to 3 teams and their fans.
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Old 11-28-08, 12:23 AM   #4
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Two words: Leon Lett.
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Old 11-28-08, 12:45 AM   #5
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Nov. 22, 2001
Green Bay Packers 29, DETROIT LIONS 27
Denver Broncos 26, DALLAS COWBOYS 24

Nov. 28, 2002
New England Patriots 20, DETROIT LIONS 12
DALLAS COWBOYS 27, Washington Redskins 20

Nov. 24, 2005
Denver Broncos 24, DALLAS COWBOYS 21 (OT)

Etc...

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Old 11-28-08, 01:50 AM   #6
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Nov. 22, 2001
Green Bay Packers 29, DETROIT LIONS 27
Denver Broncos 26, DALLAS COWBOYS 24

Nov. 28, 2002
New England Patriots 20, DETROIT LIONS 12
DALLAS COWBOYS 27, Washington Redskins 20

Nov. 24, 2005
Denver Broncos 24, DALLAS COWBOYS 21 (OT)

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http://www.profootballhof.com/histor...anksgiving.jsp
Were those games meaningful?
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Old 11-28-08, 04:06 AM   #7
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Two words: Leon Lett.
I actually won a fantasy game on the Lett play because I had Pete Stoyanovich
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Old 11-28-08, 09:56 AM   #8
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Two words: Leon Lett.
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Old 11-28-08, 11:42 AM   #9
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Were those games meaningful?
Some probably were, but even if they weren't, the question asks "and/or entertaining"
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Old 11-28-08, 01:35 PM   #10
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Yesterdays games were meaningful for Dallas and Philadelphia.
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Old 11-29-08, 01:58 AM   #11
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It sure seems the NFL goes out of it's way to put miss matched teams on that day.
The LIONS have sucked for years so that would be a no-brainer not to have them play on that day. Any drunken NFL fan can pick better match ups than the NFL does on Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-29-08, 01:16 PM   #12
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It doesn't seem that way at all. I don't think the NFL goes out of it's way to put on bad matchups. First, the tradition is there, so they have to work with that. Second, because both Dallas and Detroit are NFC teams, it means that NFL/CBS has only 2 choices for the game that goes on CBS. For example, this year, there were only 2 possibilities for the Detroit game: Tennessee or Jacksonville. Next year, when CBS airs the Dallas game, there are only 2 possibilities: Oakland or San Diego.

Seattle was a playoff team last year, so that matchup at Dallas looked much better in April.

Arizona at Philly was a solid matchup, except for the travel. As I said in the other thread, I think it is ridiculous to make a team do a 2000+ mile road trip on a short week. It is a major disadvantage. See Seattle and Arizona this year. The NFL needs to stop doing that, at least when they have a choice.
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Old 11-29-08, 01:39 PM   #13
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First, the tradition is there, so they have to work with that.
please stop with the tradition argument
some traditions are stupid and this is one of them
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Old 11-29-08, 01:41 PM   #14
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please stop with the tradition argument
some traditions are stupid and this is one of them
I've already made a case why the tradition makes a lot of sense in the other thread. It's anything but stupid.

I think people are making a whole lot of something out of nothing. It's not like Detroit is 10-40 in Thanksgiving games. They are about .500.
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Old 11-30-08, 08:27 AM   #15
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When the Lions had Barry Sanders it was o.k. to show them play.
But now they just suck. Why even watch NFL football on THANKSGIVING with crap teams play and mismatches?
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Old 11-30-08, 09:32 PM   #16
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1980, Bears against the Lions, went into OT. I still remember that one, very entertaining.
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