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Lions sell out Thanksgiving game

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On Thursday, we begin to hear about games that may be blacked out in the coming weekend.  This Thursday, we’re also hearing about a game that won’t be blacked out next Thursday.

Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com reports that the Lions have sold out their annual Thanksgiving game.

This year, the Patriots come to Ford Field.  Later in the day, the Saints visit the Cowboys, and the Jets host the Bengals.

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18 Responses to “Lions sell out Thanksgiving game”
  1. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Nov 18, 2010 1:59 PM

    That’s no surprise. The best team in the NFL is coming to town. Who wouldn’t want to go?

  2. boblavoie says: Nov 18, 2010 2:01 PM

    Your Headline should have read:
    Lions sell out Thanksgiving game because the Patriots are in town!

  3. puddinpouch says: Nov 18, 2010 2:05 PM

    The league really needs to do something about the Detroit/Dallas Thanksgiving tradition. Detroit is always in the tank, and they always schedule a turkey to play in Dallas. This year it’s the Cowboys.

    The games are the best part of the holiday, but I can’t remember a meaningful matchup. Switch it up already. Green Bay hosted Thanksgiving games for years going back to the ’50s and ’60s .

    Make these divisional games to at least make something interesting about it. Not a hard thing to accomplish, yet the schedule Gods fail annually.

  4. 81megatron81 says: Nov 18, 2010 2:11 PM

    Lions 38
    Pats 24

  5. n0gard13 says: Nov 18, 2010 2:19 PM

    They want to see Belicheat in person.

  6. liontuss says: Nov 18, 2010 2:24 PM

    The annual embarrassment, showcasing W C Ford’s near 50 years of misery as an owner. Please, sell.

  7. pervyharvin says: Nov 18, 2010 2:26 PM

    They should sell out. They have become better than the Packers…

  8. richm2256 says: Nov 18, 2010 2:33 PM

    Going to love watching the Lions get pounded by Brady & Co. after we enjoy our dinner …… say Mike, is Joe B. heading over to Linda & Willie’s again this year? Save me a slice of Banana Cream Pie buddy, we’re not bailing out like last year!

  9. ginop7690 says: Nov 18, 2010 2:35 PM

    BernardPollardIsAnAss says:
    Nov 18, 2010 1:59 PM
    That’s no surprise. The best team in the NFL is coming to town. Who wouldn’t want to go?

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    Sorry guy the Jets already came to town and should’ve lost. Lions sellout every home game the Patroits don’t change a dam thing. Hopefully Hill is together so we can push the Patroits and put on a good show on Thanksgiving

  10. dscib says: Nov 18, 2010 3:13 PM

    BernardPollardIsAnAss

    Nice try, the best team in the NFL plays at home Thanksgiving evening, why don’t you tune in? You know Bellicheck will be watching and trying to come up with a scheme to beat the Jets.

  11. francis301 says: Nov 18, 2010 3:16 PM

    settle down chowds. the best team in the NFL doesnt get their ass handed to them by Cleveland. EVER. Kid Rock is playing at halftime. It’s like Springsteen in Jersey. Or selling tickets to watch BB video the other teams practice in Boston. The Lions are secondary to one live Kid Rock song in D town. Chowds… unbelieveable

  12. debthebusybody says: Nov 18, 2010 3:16 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Nov 18, 2010 2:26 PM
    They should sell out. They have become better than the Packers…

    And where would that leave the 3-6 vikings?

  13. christophergatesmolestscollies says: Nov 18, 2010 3:31 PM

    It would be sold out if they were playing the Packers – their filthy fans would buy those tickets up.

  14. kellyb9 says: Nov 18, 2010 3:42 PM

    @dscib – I’ll hand it to the Jets, they look pretty good, but there aren’t any prizes for being the best team in November. Maybe win a title in this decade… or century, and the nfl will give you a little bit more respect.

  15. collinge71 says: Nov 18, 2010 3:48 PM

    puddinpouch says:
    Nov 18, 2010 2:05 PM
    The league really needs to do something about the Detroit/Dallas Thanksgiving tradition. Detroit is always in the tank, and they always schedule a turkey to play in Dallas. This year it’s the Cowboys.

    The games are the best part of the holiday, but I can’t remember a meaningful matchup. Switch it up already. Green Bay hosted Thanksgiving games for years going back to the ’50s and ’60s .

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    The Packers did not host in the 50s and 60s they just played at Detroit many times

  16. flyingelvislogosucksbringbackpatpatriot says: Nov 18, 2010 4:43 PM

    It you use to be the Packers/Lions every turkey day but the Pack wanted out because the Lions treated the game like it was the NFL championship. Kinda like the brownspots against the Pats you know with a gatorade shower and stuff. Anywho the league relented and started rotating other teams in to play. Ah yes the old days of Briggs/Tiger Stadium when men were men and women were glad of it. Can I still say that?

  17. ginop7690 says: Nov 18, 2010 6:05 PM

    meant sellout every thanksgiving game

  18. kevinfromphilly says: Nov 19, 2010 7:58 AM

    This will be the first time in a LONG time that Detroit won’t be the most debacled home team on Thanksgiving.

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