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For most Americans, Thanksgiving Day is the best holiday of the year. It all comes down to the Three Fs. Football, Food, and Family make for a day unlike any other. The NFL isn’t the Super Power Goliath of sports by accident. The League knows the power and significance of Turkey Day. And for that matter, the potential financial windfall of Black Friday, one of the year's biggest shopping days. And in this era of only shopping, having a game on Black Friday as fans shop online makes for a potential flood of cash. It also doesn’t hurt that fans and gamblers will be recovering from their Thanksgiving Day food comas on the couch the following day.
On Thanksgiving Day, 2023, football fans and gamblers will have much to be thankful for.
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There is a Thanksgiving Day tradition that has grated on fans for decades. That is the traditional early game hosted by the Detroit Lions. More often than not, the Lions feature miserable teams. But they kept the Thanksgiving Day game. The story behind it is fascinating.
Once upon a time, the NFL had to beg teams to take a home date on Thanksgiving Day. The Ford Family, which has long owned the Lions, agreed to “take one for the team” and host the game. It turned out to be a wise and profitable decision. The Lions are known as the Thanksgiving Day game team. And for many years, that was all they had to brag about. Since 1934 the Lions have hosted the Turkey Day game. And the NFL brushed off complainers in gratitude to the Ford Family for taking the date when nobody else wanted it.
Not many fans or gamblers are expected to complain about the Lions playing on Thanksgiving this year. Detroit is expected to contend for the NFC North Division title. And the Lions will be hosting one of the great marquee brands in sports. The Green Bay Packers have won the NFC North in eight of the last 12 years. And 15 times since the 1995 campaign. But those titles were won by QBs Brett Favre, followed by Aaron Rodgers. This year the Packers turn the page and enter the great unknown with new starring QB Jordan Love.
Since 1966, except for 1975 and 1977, the Dallas Cowboys have served as the regular host of the second game played on Thanksgiving Day.
And millions of Cowboy haters bitterly resent this status. But the Cowboys are known as “America’s Team” for a reason. In their first era of glory 50 years ago, TV executives would say, “When in doubt, give ‘em the Cowboys.” The fact remains that Dallas draws eyeballs, social media clicks and rage, and massive betting handle.
This year the Cowboys will host the Washington Commanders. Back in the Day when Washington was known as the Redskins, this matchup made for one of the greatest rivalries in sports. Because of the reign of error of Washington owner Dan Snyder, the rivalry is not what it used to be.
Thanksgiving night ends with a great NFC West Division rivalry matchup between the San Francisco 49ers at the Seattle Seahawks.
History will be made on Black Friday when the New York Jets host the Miami Dolphins. These rivals have shared the same division since the berth of the Dolphins in 1966.
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