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Something about the schdule bugs me

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Lunchboxer, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Lunchboxer

    Lunchboxer Guest

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    Why dont the packers host a thanksgiving game. The packers never host a thanksgiving game ever i remember. And why is it always against the lions what about the cowboys or something.
     
  2. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

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    The Lions/Cowboys have hosted the Thanksgiving Day games since 1754. They have always hosted those games. NFL Network added that 3rd Turkey Day game a few years ago, that would be the only way the Packers would host a game on Thanksgiving.
     
  3. Lunchboxer

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    The Lions and Cowboys been playing football sence 1754??

    Man thats the longest living franchise ever.
     
  4. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

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    Sarcasm bro. :Bananas:
     
  5. Lunchboxer

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    Ok that still does not answer my question.'


    I dont see it as sarcasm in a typo.
     
  6. Guacamole

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    Packers/Bears started in 1680
     
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  7. DergaSmash

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    The reason Green Bay never hosts a Thanksgiving day game and the reason why the Lions/Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving are both the same. The NFL and the Cowboys/Lions have made a tradition of those two teams hosting the Thanksgiving day games. The Cowboys always draw at least decent ratings, and given the Lions mediocraty over the last 10-15 years, this is the way the Lions will always have at least ONE nationally televised game.
     
  8. FrankRizzo

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    It's just how it is bro. Don't fight it. Accept it.
     
  9. FrankRizzo

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    Great avatar Guacy!
    Things are pointing up this year for the Packers, according to her high beams!!! :happy0005:
     
  10. SpartaChris

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    The Lions started the tradition in 1934 when their then owner was looking for a holiday game.

    In the 1960's, the NFL was looking for another team to join the Lions and play on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys were the only team to volunteer.

    Now it's tradition, and one that probably isn't going to go away. Regardless of how bad the games are, the fact is we'll still watch because there's nothing else on..
     
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  11. SpartaChris

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    No kidding. Would love a link to that pic!
     
  12. GBPack2010

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    They've had those slots since like.....forever. No need to change tradition.
     
  13. neilfii

    neilfii Hall of Fame Fan

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    Yeah, let's not get greedy. They're both NFC teams. They can play on Thanksgiving Day, and we will play on Super Bowl Sunday. Sounds like a fair deal to me.
     
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