NFL's Thankgiving Day Massacre

Brad FalconeContributor IMarch 23, 2009

SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 04:  Linebacker Derrick Burgess #56 of the Oakland Raiders stands with teammates during their NFL Game against the San Diego Chargers on December 4, 2008 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

If you were planning on taking a nap after your Thanksgiving meal, this year you won't be alone.

The NFL announced today that the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys will remain the host of the annual NFL Thanksgiving Day games this season. The 0-16 Lions will face the Green Bay Packers and the Cowboys will face the Oakland Raiders.

What is the NFL doing?

As the NBA puts in marquee match-ups during holidays such as Lakers-Celtics on Christmas Day, the NFL gives us a load of garbage. 

I mean seriously? The Raiders and Lions both on national television in the same day is an absolute joke.

I understand tradition but when tradition doesn't work anymore it's time to evolve. The Lions need to be out.

The Raiders should never play on a holiday.

It's not a holiday if the Raiders are playing, it's like getting teeth pulled.

While the NFL is the absolute king in America right now, you have to do better on one of your biggest days of the year.

Thanksgiving is huge for the NFL. There are no other games to watch. You have to give us better than Lions-Packers and Cowboys-Raiders.

I hope that college football capitalizes on the NFL's horrible judgement for Thanksgiving and gives me something to watch.

With this line-up of games, I may actually get enough sleep to wake up for the day after Thanksgiving Day sales.