I’m all for tradition, but I’m also all for a lot of other things, like entertainment value, common sense, change… You name it.
So, while I understand that the Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving every year is part of the NFL’s rich tradition, I’m also all for the idea of the league changing things up so that we can watch a competent team open up the Thanksgiving slate of games for once.
Sadly, it doesn’t seem like the NFL shares the same feelings about change as I do, because they seem content with keeping the Lions on as Thanksgiving Day’s opening act for years to come, no matter how terrible they are. This year, they’ll take on another terrible team in the Chicago Bears. The league thought it would be a good idea to advertise this lackluster NFC North battle on their Twitter account.
Turns out, it was not a good idea, as fans were quick to jump on social media and mock this pathetic matchup.
Here’s the ad:
And here are some of the most hilarious responses from the Twitterverse: