We, as Lions fans, don’t have a whole lot to be thankful for—at least, not when it comes to our team. However, we do have one special day: today. Our team has been synonymous with this holiday for three quarters of a century. Today, the record goes out the window, and the blue bonfire roars. Today, Ford Field sells out, no problem. Today, the entire nation will tune in to see the new-look Lions.
Of course, they probably won’t see the new-look Lions. Matthew Stafford is officially doubtful, and Megatron is questionable. The stage has been set for yet another Thanksgiving bloodbath, and yet another chorus of national fans and media grousing about having to watch the lousy Lions.
Fortunately, the new head coach knows the importance of this game—both to the franchise itself, and to its fans. Even having been on the opposing sideline here last year—and thus contributing the most complete dominations of one football team by another I’ve ever seen—he knows how important it is that this game remain the national showcase for the Lions, and for Lions fans everywhere.
Please, share your thoughts on the game, your warm Lions memories, and your Thanksgiving thanks in the comments. Happy Thanksgiving, to you and yours.