John Niyo: Lions will remain Turkey Day tradition despite grousing

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The Detroit News

Everybody’s got jokes. That’s part of the Lions’ Thanksgiving tradition, too. It’s one they’ve earned with their play on the field, just as they’ve earned the right to keep this holiday staple they cooked up way back in 1934, when then-owner George A. Richards convinced NBC radio to broadcast a Lions-Bears game nationally. Both things can be true, is what I’m saying, and today is probably a good time to remind people of that, as the winless Lions (0-9-1) and the bumbling Bears (3-7) set the table for this country’s annual football feast Thursday with a nationally televised game at Ford Field. …

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