My native state, Michigan, has a number of grand traditions: deer hunting season, year-round Christmas in Frankenmuth, Mackinac Island fudge and auto-industry bailouts. But the grandest of all is the tradition of the Detroit Lions losing. Yesterday, the Lions did not disappoint. I was fortunately too busy in the kitchen to watch, but did catch a bit of the dog show, which had triumphs and disappointments all its own.
Are you a no-TV or all-TV household on Thanksgiving? And are you with the New York Daily News’ Bill Price, who wants to yank the football away from the Lions for future Turkey Days? I’d complain about kicking the team when they’re down, but when else are you going to kick the Lions?