The last time the Browns played on Thanksgiving (1989 in Detroit), I had been on this planet a little over a year. And now, thanks to a saucy little rumor floating around, there is a chance that the Browns could once again be playing on Turkey Day. They would be the third game broadcast on the NFL Network, so when I said this was a chance to avoid the family, I was just kidding. None of us have the NFL Network.
Here’s what the Lions have to say about that game in 1989:
The 50th Thanksgiving Day game revealed an inspired Lions effort in a 13-10 upset victory over the heavily favored Cleveland Browns. Rookie RB Barry Sanders rushed for 145 yards and caught two passes for 44 yards in the Detroit victory.
Does anyone honestly even know who this Barry Sanders bum is?