Why the Detroit Lions always play on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday of endurance and stamina. Every aspect of the cherished day is mired in this unalienable truth. How much can you push your body with food? How long can you mentally endure conversation with family? Can you make it through dessert without falling asleep?

We understood the mental toll of Thanksgiving to such an extent that we invented “Friendsgiving,” a whole separate chance to gorge ourselves with the people we really want to hang out with.

There has been a constant in the background of all this. An ever-present figure: The Detroit Lions. Their role as part of our day is as inexplicable as the

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