Thanksgiving Day Games - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to Football Talk

Thanksgiving Day Games

Moderator: Football Moderators

Postby TheDiplomats » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:38 am

Pretty annoying that the best game this thanksgiving is on NFL network. Oh well.
TheDiplomats
Head Coach
Head Coach

User avatar

Posts: 1942
Joined: 5 May 2005
Home Cafe: Football

Postby woodson_28 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:01 pm

JasonSeahorn wrote:When they started having Thanksgiving games, the Cowboys and Lions volunteered to be the ones that played them. Since then it's just been tradition....i'm not sure if there is a legal side to it, but i'm pretty sure they chose to be teams that always played on thanksgiving.


Yeah, thanx Jason. That's what I was told, but I was wondering if there was something more to it, than just volunteering and tradition.

Maybe it's because I'm a Cowboy fan, but I like how it's always DET and DAL playing. We typically eat during the DET game...

I do like the idea of having a third game that rotates every year, as long as they keep the two other "traditional" games.
woodson_28
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar

Posts: 881
Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Ditka in '04 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:53 pm

BrutallyHuge wrote:I hope the NFL Network goes under like ESPN Mobile.


I don't, whenever there is crap on TV during the week, NFL Network is there with something to watch, NFL Replay, weekly recaps or updates, and of course the Cheerleaders playoffs, etc. NFL network has the best preview shows for upcoming games as well

NFL Network ;-D
Go Bears, Ditka, and Italian Sausage
Ditka in '04
Defensive Assistant
Defensive Assistant

User avatar

Posts: 535
Joined: 9 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Chicago

Postby stomperrob » Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:47 pm

Here's the full history of Thanksgiving games:

http://www.profootballhof.com/history/d ... giving.jsp
Image
Fantasy Football: "Luck is where preparation meets opportunity"
stomperrob
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 13579
(Past Year: 138)
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Steeler Nation!!!

Postby Matthias » Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:27 pm

BillyHallDisciple wrote:I agree with flex scheduling for it, or at least scheduling someone besides Detroit - they've been boring us for so many years with the Lions - when was the last time the Lions even had a winning record? Seems like forever ago.

I mean, think about how awesome it would be to see, for example, the Bears and Patriots game on Thanksgiving instead of the Lions again.


I dunno. I like tradition. And even though Detroit has been bad, I like the year-to-year consistency.
Matthias
General Manager
General Manager


Posts: 2398
Joined: 16 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby stomperrob » Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:37 pm

Detroit isn't always terrible - they're 5-5 in the last 10 Thanksgiving games but they didn't fare too well the last two. Maybe they could let some of the older teams have another shot at it - been a long time since I've seen Columbus Panhandles - Dayton Triangles Game! :-D


Nov. 25, 1920
AKRON PROS 7, Canton Bulldogs 0
Decatur Staleys 6, CHICAGO TIGERS 0
ELYRIA (OH) ATHLETICS* 0, Columbus Panhandles 0
DAYTON TRIANGLES 28, Detroit Heralds 0
CHICAGO BOOSTERS* 27, Hammond Pros 0
All-Tonawanda (NY) 14, ROCHESTER JEFFERSONS 3
* Non-league team. Games between league teams and non-league teams counted in standings in 1920.
Nov. 24, 1921
Canton Bulldogs 14, AKRON PROS 0
Buffalo All-Americans 7, CHICAGO STALEYS 6
Nov. 30, 1922
Buffalo All-Americans 21 ROCHESTER JEFFERSONS 0
CHICAGO CARDINALS 6, Chicago Bears 0
RACINE LEGION 3, Milwaukee Badgers 0
Oorang Indians 18, COLUMBUS PANHANDLES 6
CANTON BULLDOGS 14, Akron Pros 0
Nov. 29, 1923
CANTON BULLDOGS 28, Toledo Maroons 0
CHICAGO BEARS 3, Chicago Cardinals 0
GREEN BAY PACKERS 19, Hammond Pros 0
Milwaukee Badgers 16, RACINE LEGION 0
AKRON PROS 2, Buffalo All-Americans 0
Nov. 27, 1924
AKRON PROS 22, Buffalo Bisons 0
Chicago Bears 21, CHICAGO CARDINALS 0
FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 32, Dayton Triangles 7
CLEVELAND BULLDOGS 53, Milwaukee Badgers 10 (at Canton, Ohio)
Green Bay Packers 17, KANSAS CITY BLUES 6
Nov. 26, 1925
CHICAGO BEARS 0, Chicago Cardinals 0
Kansas City Cowboys 17, CLEVELAND BULLDOGS 0 (at Hartford, CT)
Rock Island Independents 6, DETROIT PANTHERS 3
POTTSVILLE MAROONS 31, Green Bay Packers 0
Nov. 25, 1926
New York Giants 17, BROOKLYN LIONS 0
Los Angeles Buccaneers 9, DETROIT PANTHERS 6
CHICAGO BEARS 0, Chicago Cardinals 0
FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 20, Green Bay Packers 14
POTTSVILLE MAROONS 8, Providence Steam Roller 0
CANTON BULLDOGS 0, Akron Pros 0
Nov. 24, 1927
Chicago Cardinals 3, CHICAGO BEARS 0
POTTSVILLE MAROONS 6, Providence Steam Roller 0
Green Bay Packers 17, FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 9
Cleveland Bulldogs 30, NEW YORK YANKEES 19
Nov. 29, 1928
Providence Steam Roller 7, POTTSVILLE MAROONS 0
DETROIT WOLVERINES 33, Dayton Triangles 0
FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 2, Green Bay Packers 0
CHICAGO BEARS 34, Chicago Cardinals 0
Nov. 28, 1929
New York Giants 21, STATEN ISLAND STAPLETONS 7
FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 0, Green Bay Packers 0
Chicago Cardinals 40, CHICAGO BEARS 6
Back to top
Nov. 27, 1930
STATEN ISLAND STAPLETONS 7, New York Giants 6
BROOKLYN DODGERS 33, Providence Steam Roller 12
Green Bay Packers 25, FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 7
CHICAGO BEARS 6, Chicago Cardinals 0
Nov. 26, 1931
Green Bay Packers 38, PROVIDENCE STEAM ROLLER 7
STATEN ISLAND STAPES 9, New York Giants 6
CHICAGO BEARS 18, Chicago Cardinals 7
Nov. 24, 1932
CHICAGO BEARS 24, Chicago Cardinals 0
Green Bay Packers 7, BROOKLYN DODGERS 0
STATEN ISLAND STAPES 13, New York Giants 13
Nov. 30, 1933
Chicago Bears 22, CHICAGO CARDINALS 6
New York Giants 10, BROOKLYN DODGERS 0
Nov. 29, 1934
CHICAGO CARDINALS 6, Green Bay Packers 0
Chicago Bears 19, DETROIT LIONS 16
New York Giants 27, BROOKLYN DODGERS 0
Nov. 29, 1934
Nov. 28, 1935 New York Giants 21, BROOKLYN DODGERS 0
CHICAGO CARDINALS 9, Green Bay Packers 7
DETROIT LIONS 14, Chicago Bears 2
Nov. 29, 1934
Nov. 26, 1936 DETROIT LIONS 13, Chicago Bears 7
New York Giants 14, BROOKLYN DODGERS 0
Nov. 25, 1937
Chicago Bears 13, DETROIT LIONS 0
BROOKLYN DODGERS 13, New York Giants 13
Nov. 24, 1938
DETROIT LIONS 14, Chicago Bears 7
BROOKLYN DODGERS 7, New York Giants 7
Nov. 23, 1939#
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 17, Pittsburgh Steelers 14
Back to top
Nov. 28, 1940#
Pittsburgh Steelers 7, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 0
# In 1939 and 1940, President Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving one week earlier. Various states celebrated on the date declared by the President, while other states recognized the traditional fourth Thursday of the month. In 1941, Thanksgiving was sanctioned by Congress to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November which it has been ever since.

Nov. 22, 1945
Cleveland Rams 28, DETROIT LIONS 21
Nov. 28, 1946
Boston Yanks 34, DETROIT LIONS 10
(AAFC) - New York Yankees 21, BROOKLYN DODGERS 7
Nov. 27, 1947
Chicago Bears 34, DETROIT LIONS 14
(AAFC) - San Francisco 49ers 21, BROOKLYN DODGERS 7
(AAFC) - Cleveland Browns 27, LOS ANGELES DONS 17
Nov. 25, 1948
Chicago Cardinals 28, DETROIT LIONS 14
(AAFC) - Cleveland Browns 21, LOS ANGELES DONS 14
(AAFC) - Buffalo Bills 39, CHICAGO ROCKETS 35
Nov. 24, 1949
Chicago Bears 28, DETROIT LIONS 7
(AAFC) - Cleveland Browns 14, CHICAGO HORNETS 6
(AAFC) - Brooklyn-New York Yankees 17, LOS ANGELES DONS 16
Back to top
Nov. 23, 1950
DETROIT LIONS 49, New York Yanks 14
Pittsburgh Steelers 28, CHICAGO CARDINALS 17
Nov. 22, 1951
DETROIT LIONS 52, Green Bay Packers 35
Nov. 27, 1952
DETROIT LIONS 48, Green Bay Packers 24
DALLAS TEXANS 27, Chicago Bears 23 (at Akron, Ohio)
Nov. 26, 1953
DETROIT LIONS 34, Green Bay Packers 15
Nov. 25, 1954
DETROIT LIONS 28, Green Bay Packers 24
Nov. 24, 1955
DETROIT LIONS 24, Green Bay Packers 10
Nov. 22, 1956
Green Bay Packers 24, DETROIT LIONS 20
Nov. 28, 1957
DETROIT LIONS 18, Green Bay Packers 6
Nov. 27, 1958
DETROIT LIONS 24, Green Bay Packers 14
Nov. 26, 1959
Green Bay Packers 24, DETROIT LIONS 17
Back to top
Nov. 24, 1960
DETROIT LIONS 23, Green Bay Packers 10
(AFL) - New York Titans 41, Dallas Texans 35
Nov. 23, 1961
Green Bay Packers 17, DETROIT LIONS 9
(AFL) - NEW YORK TITANS 21, Buffalo Bills 14
Nov. 22, 1962
DETROIT LIONS 26, Green Bay Packers 14
(AFL) - New York Titans 46, DENVER BRONCOS 45
Nov. 28, 1963
DETROIT LIONS 13, Green Bay Packers 13
(AFL) - Oakland Raiders 26, DENVER BRONCOS 10
Nov. 26, 1964
Chicago Bears 27, DETROIT LIONS 24
(AFL) - Buffalo Bills 27, SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 24
Nov. 25, 1965
DETROIT LIONS 24, Baltimore Colts 24
(AFL) - SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 20, Buffalo Bills 20
Nov. 24, 1966
San Francisco 49ers 41, DETROIT LIONS 14
DALLAS COWBOYS 26, Cleveland Browns 14
(AFL) - Buffalo Bills 31, OAKLAND RAIDERS 10
Nov. 23, 1967
Los Angeles Rams 31, DETROIT LIONS 7
DALLAS COWBOYS 46, St. Louis Cardinals 21
(AFL) - Oakland Raiders 44, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 22
(AFL) - SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 24, Denver Broncos 20
Nov. 28, 1968
Philadelphia Eagles 12, DETROIT LIONS 0
DALLAS COWBOYS 29, Washington Redskins 20
(AFL) - OAKLAND RAIDERS 13, Buffalo Bills 10
(AFL) - KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 24, Houston Oilers 10
Nov. 27, 1969
Minnesota Vikings 27, DETROIT LIONS 0
DALLAS COWBOYS 24, San Francisco 49ers 24
(AFL) - KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 31, Denver Broncos 17
(AFL) - San Diego Chargers 21, HOUSTON OILERS 17
Back to top
Nov. 26, 1970
DETROIT LIONS 28, Oakland Raiders 14
DALLAS COWBOYS 16, Green Bay Packers 3
Nov. 25, 1971
DETROIT LIONS 32, Kansas City Chiefs 21
DALLAS COWBOYS 28, Los Angeles Rams 21
Nov. 23, 1972
DETROIT LIONS 37, New York Jets 20
San Francisco 49ers 31, DALLAS COWBOYS 10
Nov. 22, 1973
Washington Redskins 20, DETROIT LIONS 0
Miami Dolphins 14, DALLAS COWBOYS 7
Nov. 28, 1974
Denver Broncos 31, DETROIT LIONS 27
DALLAS COWBOYS 24, Washington Redskins 23
Nov. 27, 1975
Los Angeles Rams 20, DETROIT LIONS 0
Buffalo Bills 32, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 14
Nov. 25, 1976
DETROIT LIONS 27, Buffalo Bills 14
DALLAS COWBOYS 19, St. Louis Cardinals 14
Nov. 24, 1977
Chicago Bears 31, DETROIT LIONS 14
Miami Dolphins 55, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 14
Nov. 23, 1978
DETROIT LIONS 17, Denver Broncos 14
DALLAS COWBOYS 37, Washington Redskins 10
Nov. 22, 1979
DETROIT LIONS 20, Chicago Bears 0
Houston Oilers 30, DALLAS COWBOYS 24
Back to top
Nov. 27, 1980
Chicago Bears 23, DETROIT LIONS 17 (OT)
DALLAS COWBOYS 51, Seattle Seahawks 7
Nov. 26, 1981
DETROIT LIONS 27, Kansas City Chiefs 10
DALLAS COWBOYS 10, Chicago Bears 9
Nov. 25, 1982
New York Giants 13, DETROIT LIONS 6
DALLAS COWBOYS 31, Cleveland Browns 14
Nov. 24, 1983
DETROIT LIONS 45, Pittsburgh Steelers 3
DALLAS COWBOYS 35, St. Louis Cardinals 17
Nov. 22, 1984
DETROIT LIONS 31, Green Bay Packers 28
DALLAS COWBOYS 20, New England Patriots 17
Nov. 28, 1985
DETROIT LIONS 31, New York Jets 20
DALLAS COWBOYS 35, St. Louis Cardinals 17
Nov. 27, 1986
Green Bay Packers 44, DETROIT LIONS 40
Seattle Seahawks 31, DALLAS COWBOYS 14
Nov. 26, 1987
Kansas City Chiefs 27, DETROIT LIONS 20
Minnesota Vikings 44, DALLAS COWBOYS 38 (OT)
Nov. 24, 1988
Minnesota Vikings 23, DETROIT LIONS 0
Houston Oilers 25, DALLAS COWBOYS 17
Nov. 23, 1989
DETROIT LIONS 13, Cleveland Browns 10
Philadelphia Eagles 27, DALLAS COWBOYS 0
Back to top
Nov. 22, 1990
DETROIT LIONS 40, Denver Broncos 27
DALLAS COWBOYS 27, Washington Redskins 17
Nov. 28, 1991
DETROIT LIONS 16, Chicago Bears 6
DALLAS COWBOYS 20, Pittsburgh Steelers 10
Nov. 26, 1992
Houston Oilers 24, DETROIT LIONS 21
DALLAS COWBOYS 30, New York Giants 3
Nov. 25, 1993
Chicago Bears 10, DETROIT LIONS 6
Miami Dolphins 16, DALLAS COWBOYS 14
Nov. 24, 1994
DETROIT LIONS 35, Buffalo Bills 21
DALLAS COWBOYS 42, Green Bay Packers 31
Nov. 23, 1995
DETROIT LIONS 44, Minnesota Vikings 38
DALLAS COWBOYS 24, Kansas City Chiefs 12
Nov. 28, 1996
Kansas City Chiefs 28, DETROIT LIONS 24
DALLAS COWBOYS 21, Washington Redskins 10
Nov. 27, 1997
DETROIT LIONS 55, Chicago Bears 20
Tennessee Titans 27, DALLAS COWBOYS 14
Nov. 26, 1998
DETROIT LIONS 19, Pittsburgh Steelers 16 (OT)
Minnesota Vikings 46, DALLAS COWBOYS 36
Nov. 25, 1999
DETROIT LIONS 21, Chicago Bears 17
DALLAS COWBOYS 20, Miami Dolphins 0
Back to top
Nov. 23, 2000
DETROIT LIONS 34, New England Patriots 9
Minnesota Vikings 27, DALLAS COWBOYS 15
Nov. 22, 2001
Green Bay Packers 29, DETROIT LIONS 27
Denver Broncos 26, DALLAS COWBOYS 24
Nov. 28, 2002
New England Patriots 20, DETROIT LIONS 12
DALLAS COWBOYS 27, Washington Redskins 20
Nov. 27, 2003
DETROIT LIONS 22, Green Bay Packers 14
Miami Dolphins 40, DALLAS COWBOYS 21
Nov. 25, 2004
Indianapolis Colts 41, DETROIT LIONS 9
DALLAS COWBOYS 21, Chicago Bears 7

Nov. 24, 2005
Atlanta Falcons 27, DETROIT LIONS 7
Denver Broncos 24, DALLAS COWBOYS 21 (OT)
Back to top

HOME TEAM IN CAPS
(AAFC) - All-America Football Conference, 1946-1949
(AFL) - American Football League, 1960-1969
Image
Fantasy Football: "Luck is where preparation meets opportunity"
stomperrob
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 13579
(Past Year: 138)
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Steeler Nation!!!

Postby Twisted Sister » Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:43 pm

stomperrob wrote:Detroit isn't always terrible - they're 5-5 in the last 10 Thanksgiving games but they didn't fare too well the last two.


They are RARELY a team in contention. Why bother watching? At least we used to have Barry Sanders to watch, now we don't even have that :-t

Time to put that lame tradition out to pasture... usher in some good teams.
Twisted Sister
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe Blackjack Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 2822
Joined: 19 Apr 2006
Home Cafe: Football

Postby sportsaddict » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:32 pm

I can't think of two worse matchups than Miami vs. Detroit and Tampa vs. Dallas, but that's the great thing about Thanksgiving- I'll still watch ;-D

and I'm probably going to be starting Harrington this week so I'll be watching intently

can't you tell my team sucks if im actually starting a bum like harrington
sportsaddict
Head Coach
Head Coach

User avatar

Posts: 1266
Joined: 2 Aug 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Philliebuster » Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:41 pm

If you are looking for some additional football on Thanksgiving, check out ESPN2 at 9:00AM. Talking about tradition, it'll be the 100th matchup between two highschool football teams. Phillipsburg, NJ vs. Easton PA. P'burg is undefeated the past two seasons, and Easton is 9-1-1 and has given up only 14 points in the last 7 games. The game will be played, as always, at a sold out Lafayette College field. So while the wife is cooking the bird, tune in, should be a great game.

http://www.mcall.com/sports/highschool/eastonpburg/
Philliebuster
Water Boy
Water Boy


Posts: 51
Joined: 28 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Kensat30 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:54 pm

BrutallyHuge wrote:I hope the NFL Network goes under like ESPN Mobile.


Blasphemy
Kensat30
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe Writer
Posts: 6427
Joined: 2 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Football

PreviousNext

Return to Football Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 3:00 hours
(and 35 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact