We asked for a Thanksgiving game back in 2008!! Well We got one!
I bring from the dead an article from Saints past..
NFL Needs To Reimburse New Orleans Saints with Thanksgiving Game
On Sunday, October 26th 2008 the New Orleans Saints played a "home" game in London, England. It was a high-scoring affair, with the Saints beating the San Diego Chargers, 37-32. The game put the Saints back at .500 going into the bye week. It was the most exciting game the Saints have played thus far. Shame it was experienced at "home" in Wembley Stadium and not at home in the Superdome.
I understand that the NFL wants to expand its product, but why take away from the loyal fans that have supported their franchises for years? It would be nice if there was a way that both teams lost a road game for playing the International Series game. But there could be an easy solution.
Since the Saints lost a home game this season for playing in London, for the 2009 season, the team should be rewarded the prime-time Thanksgiving game on NFL Network. This prime-time matchup does not have a permanent sight, unlike Detroit and Dallas earlier in the day.
It would be a great thank you to the team and the city for the lost game. But there are also other reasons that the Saints should be given the game as well.
NFL Needs To Reimburse New Orleans Saints with Thanksgiving Game | Bleacher Report
(post from the forum on that site:
andrew pendleton: great idea!
I hated to see the Saints lose a home game this season, but maybe it'll help the city in the long run by bringing in more tourists dollars from overseas.
And why not have the Saints play on Thanksgiving? I'm getting tired of watching the woeful Lions every year anyway.
The NFL is not interested in balance. If they were, the Giants would have played their 2006 home game against the Saints in the SuperDome. Remember that 2005 Monday night home game against the Giants in the Meadowlands after Katrina?
Well guys there ya go, NFL is giving Saints it's time to shine for the first time on the ultimate primetime spot where everybody is FULL and ready for some FOOTBALL!!!!!
Hey 9th Ward! I'm stealing your pic for my profile pic on facebook!! (if you don't mind) Lots of cowboy fans here in NC and friends with me on FB! How many of them can I pi$$ off today?! ;)
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