Hey, Lions: Give up Turkey Day!

Thanksgiving and the Detroit Lions have a long history, but it's time to break 'em up.

Originally Published: November 25, 2009
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

It was around 6 in the morning of a cold and rainy November day in Chicago. The year was 1995, and I had just gotten off a near-16-hour workday and was in desperate need of a shower, food and sleep.

I got none of that.

Instead, I hopped in my car and headed east on I-94. The rain was just beginning to shift into snow; but I remember thinking, If I don't make any stops, I can still make it to the Pontiac Silverdome before kickoff.

It was Thanksgiving Day, and my beloved ...

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