Here's why you have to share your Thanksgiving with the Detroit Lions11/22/2012
Watching the Detroit Lions stumble through another Thanksgiving Day loss is an annual tradition like your aunt's undercooked cobbler and a post-dinner political argument. But why have they been playing on Turkey Day since 1934? It started as a marketing gimmick, one that then-owner George A. Richards hoped would win fans over to his team, which was lagging behind the much better Detroit Tigers in popularity (hmm… some things never change). The same goes for the Dallas Cowboys, who have played on Thanksgiving since 1966, when general manager Tex Schramm tried to get publicity for a young manager named Tom Landry. See? Now you have a conversation starter that won't end in an argument! [Source]
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