Why do Lions always play on Thanksgiving?

Why do Lions always play on Thanksgiving?

The Lions began the tradition in 1934 when the owner George A. Richards wanted to attract more fans. The marketing wizard’s plan worked and the team who usually lost fans to the more popular Detroit Tigers sold out their stadium and then some.

Why do Cowboys and Lions play every Thanksgiving?

Aside from a World War 2 stoppage of play from 1939 to 1944, the Lions have played every year on Thanksgiving. They are 37-42-2 on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys joined them as a regular Thanksgiving host in 1966. Naturally, they did so because they wanted to build national publicity for the franchise.

What is the Lions all time record on Thanksgiving?

The Detroit Lions’ all-time record on Thanksgiving Day is 37-43-2.

How many times have the Bears played the Lions on Thanksgiving?

The Bears and Lions have met a total of 18 times on Thanksgiving, all in Detroit, with the Bears holding a 10–8 record in the Thanksgiving meetings.

What channel is the Lions game on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving NFL schedule 2021

Game Kickoff time TV channel
Bears at Lions 12:30 p.m. ET Fox, fuboTV
Raiders at Cowboys 4:30 p.m. ET CBS, fuboTV
Bills at Saints 8:20 p.m. ET NBC, fuboTV

How many Thanksgiving games have the Lions played?

The Lions have played 39 games against the Packers and Bears on Thanksgiving. Detroit is present in three of the six most common Thanksgiving matchups in NFL history.

What was the Detroit Lions record in 2012?


2012 Detroit Lions season
Record 4–12
Division place 4th NFC North
Playoff finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers Calvin Johnson, WR Ndamukong Suh, DT Don Muhlbach, LS

Which president Cancelled Thanksgiving?

Franklin D. Roosevelt
In 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt departed from tradition by declaring November 23, the next to last Thursday that year, as Thanksgiving Day. Considerable controversy surrounded this deviation, and some Americans refused to honor Roosevelt’s declaration.