10 Notorious times the state of Michigan got jobbed by the refs

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No matter the sport, referees make mistakes. That being said, it seems like teams from the state of Michigan seem to get jobbed by the refs more than anyone else. Let’s take a look at ten notorious times the Great Lakes State felt the burn from the men in stripes (in no particular order): 1. … Read more

Detroit Lions playing 2 Thanksgiving games in 2019

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

In 1934, the Detroit Lions hosted a game on Thanksgiving Day and that tradition has continued ever since, with the exception of 1939-1944 when the series was interrupted for World War II. But this year, the Lions will actually play in two Thanksgiving games. How is that possible, you may ask? Well, thanks to Detroit … Read more

Philadelphia Eagles attempt to sabotage Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving Day game tradition

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions

We have all heard the stories about Philadelphia fans and how awful they can be. You know, the stories of them booing Donovan McNabb after he was drafted, throwing a beer bottle at Ryan Howard, and chucking snowballs at Santa Claus, just to name a few. Embed from Getty Images But apparently, it’s not just … Read more

Lions Thanksgiving Leftovers: Heartburn only thing served up for Lions fans

Lions Leftovers is the weekly post-game commentary from Detroit Sports Nation contributor Rob Otto. The opinions are his own, and not necessarily those of Detroit Sports Nation. Most people look forward to their Thanksgiving leftovers, figuring out ingenious ways to re-purpose everything from the turkey to the sweet potato pie. The Lions, however, give their … Read more

LOOK: Which Detroit Lion represents each Thanksgiving dish?

There are few traditions Detroiters hold near and dear to their hearts: freezing their asses off during parades, drinking Vernors to cure headaches, belting out the first part of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” and watching the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. I don’t know what time your family starts their Thanksgiving activities, but the one … Read more

LOOK: Detroit Lions to wear kick ass throwback uniforms on Thanksgiving Day

The initial reaction to the Detroit Lions unveiling new uniform combinations back in April was met with mixed emotions. Even after letting it simmer over time, many people have come to accept and like the new look while others were not so welcome to change. However, fans of the more traditional look should be more … Read more

WATCH: Detroit Lions Mic’d up for Week 12 vs. the Minnesota Vikings

The Detroit Lions picked up another thrilling victory at home on Thanksgiving over division rival Minnesota, 16-13, improving their record to 7-4 and effectively giving themselves a two-game lead in the division with a sweep of the Vikings in 2016.

Watch the video above for the sights and sounds from the Thanksgiving thriller.

Vikings Chad Greenway blames refs for Lions Thanksgiving Day win

The Detroit Lions dispatched of the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 16-13 on Thanksgiving Day. After a clutch interception of Sam Bradford by Darius Slay, Detroit kicker Matt Prater put the game-winning field goal through the uprights as the final seconds of the game ticked away. Obviously, this set off huge celebrations at Ford Field and in living rooms … Read more

FLASHBACK: Matthew Stafford carves up Eagles for 5 TDs on Thanksgiving

With the Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl last season, we figured there’s no better time to flashback to Thanksgiving Day 2015 when Matthew Stafford absolutely lit up the now Super Bowl-Champion Eagles. Stafford threw for 337 yards and five touchdowns as the Detroit Lions torched the Eagles 45-14 at Ford Field. SOCIAL REACTIONS Eagles … Read more

Why Thanksgiving is more than just a holiday in Detroit

Food. Family. Football. This Thursday everyone will gather around the table enjoying a hard-earned break from their 9-5, and will gather with family and friends, maybe some of which they haven’t seen in a long time. They will share memories that have been made over the past year, accomplishments achieved, and maybe even losses that … Read more

Detroit Lions announce Thanksgiving Day entertainment

On Thursday, the Detroit Lions announced the entertainment lineup for their Thanksgiving Day game against the Minnesota Vikings and it includes a local touch. Singing the national anthem prior to this year’s game will be 18-time Grammy Award winner and Motown legend, Aretha Franklin. Franklin, who is 74-years-old, is one of the best-selling artists of … Read more

Top 10 NFL Thanksgiving Moments

It’s a Thanksgiving tradition. Food, drink and football. As a Lions fan, unfortunately many of these plays that I will post here were AGAINST the Lions and endured by Lions fans, however that comes with the territory of being a Lions fan I suppose – Supreme and utter disappointment.   #10 – The Suh Stomp (2011) Ndamukong … Read more