Detroit Lions? Oakland Raiders? We Deserve Better On Thanksgiving!

Paul SalmanSenior Analyst INovember 26, 2009

From Necessary Roughness - Bored by these match-ups today? Who wants to watch games that include the Raiders and the Lions on Thanksgiving? There are many far better match ups nationwide today, you just have to know what to look for. Kevin Askeland of MaxPreps breaks down some of the best High School Turkey Day games in the country. Happy to say that he mentions New Jersey has some of the best traditional Thanksgiving games. The tradition is so rich, that New Jersey High Schools cancel playoff games during Thanksgiving week in order to maintain the tradition of games such as the Stateliner game between Easton of Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg of New Jersey. This rivalry has been named one of the best in the nation by Sports Illustrated Magazine. Click below for Kevin Askeland's article on MaxPreps and figure out what games to check out in your area this weekend. Go to to check out more about High School Traditions!