Which NFL teams always play on Thanksgiving?

first_imgThere is no NFL rule that states the Lions and Cowboys must always play games on Thanksgiving, but in 2019, Detroit and Dallas both will host a Thanksgiving game for the 42nd consecutive year.When the NFL creates its schedule each year, per tradition, the only constants are the Lions hosting their early afternoon Thanksgiving game and the Cowboys hosting their late afternoon Thanksgiving game. Below are the all-time Thanksgiving records of the teams playing on the holiday this year.Detroit Lions: 37-40-2Dallas Cowboys: 31-19-1Chicago Bears: 18-15-2Buffalo Bills: 3-4-1Atlanta Falcons: 1-2New Orleans Saints: 2-0The Saints, who are undefeaded in their two Thankgiving appearances, have a chance to become the first NFL team to clinch a playoff spot this season. With a win over the Falcons on Thanksgiving Night, they would clinch the NFC South title.New Orleans also could tie Atlanta on Thursday night and still clinch the division with a Carolina loss or tie on Sunday. MORE: Full NFL Thanksgiving 2019 schedule, TV infoThe Lions this year will play their 80th Thanksgiving game dating back to 1934. The Cowboys will play in their 52nd Thanksgiving game since 1966.In short, these respective traditions began as publicity stunts, but they’ve become mainstays on the NFL schedule. Below is more information on why the Lions and Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving.What football teams always play on Thanksgiving?Detroit LionsWhen Detroit hosts Chicago on Thanksgiving in 2019, it will mark the the 18th Thanksgiving day meeting between the Bears and the Lions. Chicago has appeared on Thanksgiving 33 times, but only because it’s a division rival of Detroit, which has played more Thanksgiving games than any other NFL franchise.The Lions, who have a 37-40-2 record in Thanksgiving games, started the tradition in 1934, their first year in Detroit. Team owner George A. Richards figured a game on Thanksgiving would help his team steal attention from the more popular Detroit Tigers. Sure enough, tickets for the Lions game against the Bears that year sold out well ahead of time, and another 25,000 tickets could have been sold had University of Detroit Stadium seated more than 26,000.The successful turnout meant a Thanksgiving tradition was born, and the Lions have hosted a game on Thanksgiving every year since.Dallas CowboysThe Cowboys, who have a 37-40-2 record in Thanksgiving games, started their tradition in 1966. Then-general manager Tex Schramm signed up for the holiday game in an effort to boost the franchise’s popularity, and it worked; the Cowboys that Thanksgiving broke what was then their attendance record. A total of 80,259 fans watched the team beat the Browns at the Cotton Bowl.Dallas has played on Thanksgiving every year since except two. In 1975 and 1977, the NFL awarded Thanksgiving games to the St. Louis Cardinals in an attempt to boost that franchise’s national exposure. The Cardinals lost both games, and the Cowboys reclaimed the tradition in 1978.Below are the numbers of Thanksgiving appearances for all 32 current NFL franchises. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars have never played on Thanksgiving.TeamThanksgiving gamesDetroit Lions79 (79 consecutive)Dallas Cowboys51 (41 consecutive)Green Bay Packers36Chicago Bears33Arizona Cardinals23New York Giants15Washington Redskins11Denver Broncos11Kansas City Chiefs9Pittsburgh Steelers8Minnesota Vikings8Buffalo Bills8Oakland Raiders7Philadelphia Eagles7Miami Dolphins7Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers6San Francisco 49ers5New England Patriots5New York Jets5Los Angeles Chargers5Seattle Seahawks4Los Angeles Rams4Indianapolis Colts4Cleveland Browns3Atlanta Falcons3Baltimore Ravens2New Orleans Saints2Carolina Panthers1Tampa Bay Buccaneers1Houston Texans1Cincinnati Bengals1Jacksonville Jaguars0What NFL teams are playing on Thanksgiving 2019?For the 14th consecutive season, the NFL has three games scheduled for Thanksgiving. The tripleheader begins with the traditional Detroit game, with the Lions this year hosting the division-rival Bears. Also a tradition, Dallas will host the late afternoon game on Thanksgiving, with the Cowboys this year playing the Bills.The Thanksgiving night game this year is Saints at Falcons.GameKickoff timeTV channelBears at Lions12:30 p.m. ETFoxBills at Cowboys4:30 p.m. ETCBSSaints at Falcons8:20 p.m. ETNBCThe Lions will play their 80th Thanksgiving Day game dating back to 1934, while the Cowboys will play in their 52nd since 1966. The Bears and Bills will play in their 36th and ninth games, respectively, on the holiday. The Falcons will play in their fourth and the Saints will play in their third Thanksgiving game.last_img read more

Man involved in standoff on Interstate 35 near Northwood sentenced to 18 years in prison

first_imgNORTHWOOD — A 53-year-old man who was involved in an armed standoff on Interstate 35 near Northwood last June has been sentenced to 18 years in a federal prison. On June 11th, motorists in southern Minnesota near Albert Lea called 9-1-1 to report a man was driving erratically and had pointed a gun at another driver. Minnesota police tried to arrest Moses Francisco, but he raced down Interstate 35, going nearly 100 miles an hour at times. Francisco stopped near Northwood after snow plows blocked I-35 and he held authorities at bay for two hours before surrendering. Francisco, who is from Belize, had a number of passports in his car and he was carrying other forms of identification as well. Francisco has pleaded guilty to illegally re-entering the U.S. as a felon and to unlawfully possessing a gun as a felon and an illegal alien. Besides being sentenced to 216 months in prison, Francisco must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.last_img read more

Overtime 10-2-13

first_imgFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier BILL NEAL :10 Yeah, I am in my spot.  So what!  A lot of good it’s doing me…Can I please ask a question here? Well, in a manner of speaking I guess that is a question.  Anyway, why in the good Lord’s name if you have 39 seconds on the clock before the half do you not throw the ball down field at least twice, or at the very least position yourself for the field goal?!?!:09 You realize of course that those low grades in Chicago shot damn near more people in two days than the terrorists shot at that mall in Kenya. But you want to keep thinking we don’t have a problem and there’s nothing you need to do. To make the world a better place. Yea…you keep thinking that.:08 Hey, my bad. The third Manning brother’s name is Cooper, not Charles, and he didn’t play because of injury and illness, not lack of talent. Sorry Coop…what?…what? Ok, I made my third mistake of the year…deal with it!:07 All you Tiger haters, and yes you’re out there and yes there are many…and all because you can’t have 17 White women on call!  Anyway, he’s the player of the year.  Now run tell that!:06 Here’s the problem in a nutshell and any old school baller will tell you.  If I hit harder than you, if I block better than you, and if I tackle better than you, I am going to win period!  Go ahead ask somebody. Better than that, go ask a “Westinghouse Bulldog.” They’ll tell ya (and you have to be meaner and nastier than the other guy—ya just gotta be—ask Mean Joe Greene).:05 While we’re at it. It doesn’t hurt if I am smarter than you. And oh, by the way, I told you when they gave Ben the $100 million he wasn’t worth it.  Bettis and the defense carried him. Ok, I’ll give him two great throws in the Super Bowl wins, but they were great catches too.:04 Do-over…take-back…my-bad!…Call it what you want, but Paula Patton is not finer than Halle Berry or “J-Lo.”  Man, I’m sorry I said it. C’mon, ya’ll know I’ve had 4 or 5 concussions back in the day.  All that said, here’s your movie review you know and love. Baggage Claim, starring Ms. Patton and a bunch of stars, gets 2-1/2 basketballs. Cute movie, predictable, but enjoyable.  Halle’s still the queen.:03 I am gonna have to get another spare job to pay Gary White down at The Savoy the $100 I am going to owe him if the Steelers can’t win nine games.  C’mon man.:02 Because he’s the star and tearing it up on both sides of the box. Here’s to my cousin Denny Briggs Jr. and his Shadyside Acad­emy team. They’re 5-0 and Denny is on his way to Pitt.  Way to go cuz. (Ya’ll know I gotta pump him up so I can get them free Pitt tickets next year!):01 Hey, did I mention the Pirates are in the playoffs?  Well they are.  Now somebody go wake up that “Jolly Roger” guy they keep talking about.:00 OVERTIME—I know, I know, if…if…if…if! If the Steelers win just 9 games, they’re in. Well you know what they say.  If my uncle had better looking legs, he would be my aunt!!:00 DOUBLE OVERTIME–It is with a heavy, heavy heart that we say farewell to a super, super, super, super man who allowed me the privilege of being his friend.  God Bless You L.C. “Hollywood Bags” Greenwood! You now join heaven’s Hall of Fame.~ GAME  OVER ~last_img read more

Doctor from Fair Haven Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

first_imgTRENTON – A doctor who admitted writing illegal prescriptions for oxycodone was sentenced Monday to 57 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute the medication illegally, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.Jacqueline Lopresti, 52, of Fair Haven, previously pleaded guilty before Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court to an information charging her with one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.Lopresti was the second doctor convicted in connection with this large oxycodone distribution conspiracy. Last week, Dr. Hassan Lahham was sentenced to 108 months in prison by Judge Wolfson in connection with his involvement in the same scheme. Also last week, two co-defendants, Christopher Erwin, 49, of Barnegat, and Stephen Sampson, 52, of Manahawkin, were sentenced by Wolfson to 188 months and 96 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in the conspiracy.In total, 28 people have been charged and convicted in this oxycodone distribution conspiracy.According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Oxycodone is the active ingredient in brand name pills such as Oxycontin, Roxicodone and Percocet. It is a Schedule II controlled substance – meaning that it has a high potential for abuse, a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions, and abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.In 2009, Lopresti issued prescriptions to co-conspirators for drugs containing oxycodone, outside the usual course of medical practice and not for any legitimate medical purpose. The prescriptions were filled at various pharmacies located in and around Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic counties and redistributedlast_img read more

SANTA ANITA PARK CANCELS RACING AND TRAINING

first_imgSANTA ANITA PARK CANCELS RACING AND TRAINING  Grade I Santa Anita Handicap To Be Rescheduled       Arcadia, CA – March 5, 2019 – The Stronach Group announced the closure of Santa Anita Park for live racing and training effective immediately while the one-mile main track undergoes additional extensive testing.All stakes races scheduled for this upcoming weekend, including the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the Grade II San Felipe and the Grade II San Carlos will be rescheduled.“The safety, health and welfare of the horses and jockeys is our top priority,” said Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, The Stronach Group. “While we are confident further testing will confirm the soundness of the track, the decision to close is the right thing to do at this time.”The Stronach Group has been in constant communication with the California Horse Racing Board and numerous key industry stakeholders who are in full agreement with the decision to suspend racing and training.The additional testing of the track will be lead by veteran Trackman Dennis Moore, expanding on the ground radar testing conducted earlier this week by the University of Kentucky’s Dr. Mick Peterson. Measures will include utilizing an Orono Biomechanical Surface Tester, a device that mimics the impacts of a horse running at full gallop allowing engineers to see how the track holds up. These test results will be evaluated to ensure track consistency and uniformity for both training and racing.Further, The Stronach Group will be conducting a comprehensive evaluation of all existing safety measures and current protocols.Press Contacts:Tiffani Steer, tiffani.steer@stronachgroup.comMike Willman, mike.willman@santaanita.comlast_img read more

Scorpions seek revenge

first_imgCaptain of Jamaica Scorpions, John Campbell, believes playing their best cricket will be key in overcoming Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their WICB-NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament top-of-the-table clash at Shaw Park, Trinidad and Tobago, today.The encounter, set to get under way at 9:30 a.m. (Jamaica time), will see the hosts (12 points) looking to hold on to their narrow two-point lead over the Scorpions in Group A.Jamaica have won two and lost one of their three matches, while the Red Force have so far recorded two wins and a no-result from their rain-affected fixture.”They are playing well at the moment and are at the top of the table,” noted Campbell. “But we have not played our best cricket yet and if we do, I believe we will win.”A return-leg fixture of the round-robin group stages, the matchup will see Jamaica looking to turn the tables by 84 runs in the tournament opener.Led by solid batting from Andre McCarthy and accurate bowling from leg-spinner Damion Jacobs and fast-bowler Sheldon Cottrell, Jamaica have since gone on to record back-to-back wins in their next two outings. They defeated ICC Americas by 184 runs, before turning back the challenge of Barbados Pride by two wickets on Monday.The results, according to Campbell, have lifted the spirit of the team and he is anticipating the momentum to carry over into today’s match.”We just need to go out there and play positive cricket,” he said.Both teams, favourites to advance from the group as winners or runners-up, are set to welcome the return of their West Indies players.Campbell said batsman Jermaine Blackwood was set to join the team in time for the clash, while it is understood that the Red Force are likely to feature batsman Darren Bravo and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin.Blackwood, Campbell pointed out, should help to bolster the batting, which struggled against Trinidad and Barbados with scores of 137 and 139 for eight.”We have a problem with losing cluster of wickets,” Campbell confessed.”Getting in on these (Trinidad) wickets is hard, so moving forward … one of the set bats will have to look to bat as deep as possible for the team.”Trinidad’s Red Force, in addition to Bravo and Ramdin, are expected to pivot their hopes on batsmen Narsingh Deonarine and Jason Mohammed, plus all-rounder Rayad Emrit.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Voters leave as fingerprint machines malfunction

first_imgVoters across the constituency of Eastern St Andrew are leaving polling stations due to what they say are malfunctioning finger print machines. Both JLP and PNP outdoor agents told The Gleaner that voters were turning back because of the long lines and wait time. “The people can’t take the long wait so some of them a leave because the machines not working,” an agent told The Gleaner. The supervisors at Jamaica College, St. Margaret Anglican Church and the Mountain View New Testament Church say they have reported the issue to the Electoral Office of Jamaica and are working to have the machines up and running as soon as possiblelast_img

Carlo Lastimosa signs with Kia

first_imgMOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award D-League: Marinero loses 17-point lead but holds off Zark’s-Lyceum Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCarlo Lastimosa gets a new lease on life as he was signed to a one-conference contract with Kia.Team governor Bobby Rosales confirmed the news to INQUIRER.net as the Picanto gets a big boost on offense with the signing of the former St. Benilde stalwart.ADVERTISEMENT The Picanto have yet to notch a victory in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, going 0-4 so far. They seek to end to their 16-game losing streak on Saturday against Rain or Shine.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lastimosa last played for NLEX where he averaged 8.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 16.9 minutes of action.Despite his impressive showing, the Road Warriors bought out the 27-year-old guard and went on their separate ways before the start of the 2017-2018 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Through his four-year career, Lastimosa averaged 10.0 markers, 1.9 boards, and 1.5 assists in 17.8 minutes of play in his stops in Barako Bull, Blackwater, and NLEX.His entry is a shot in the arm for Kia, which is drawing the bulk of its offense from Rashawn McCarthy, who leads the team with 15.75 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. View commentslast_img read more

Centennial bauxite observances launched in Linden

first_imgFormer PM Hinds speaking at the launchCentennial Committee head Horace JamesThis year is a significant one for the community of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice), as it is celebrating a hundred years of bauxite mining. To mark the auspicious centennial observance, leaders in the bauxite industry and Regional officials hosted an official launch of the year-long activities at the former Rail Road Station at Mackenzie.The Centennial Committee headed by Horace James was recently formed to spearhead activities, took the opportunity to unveil the 100th year anniversary plans, which include erecting a Centennial park and museum, a magazine publication and presentation of an oral history series, among other things.The launching ceremony was marked by reflections on the history of bauxite mining, which began in Linden by George Bain Mackenzie in 1916, to the companies associated with its mining over the years, as well as the privatization process.It also saw the launch of the novel ‘Children of Watooka’, written by Guyana-born Canadian Steve Connolly. Speaking on the significance of the 100th year celebration, James said the launch is simply a prelude to the original observance of the celebrations slated for October this year.He noted that during the year of commemoration, there is a clear objective, which is to know and appreciate the role and future of bauxite and ensuring youths, particularly students, are inspired to use its resources for the purpose of future development.He added it is important that they also understand the role bauxite played in the development of Linden, Guyana and World Wars 1 and 2 when the commodity was used in the construction of warplanes.James also alluded to the fact that bauxite has played a major role in assisting the community in its development, which saw it eventually growing into a township. Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI) General Manager (AG) Eric Yu, in his remarks congratulated the community on the achievement, while indicating that over the years, bauxite has made significant contributions to the development of the nation.He said the commodity, which has attracted countless skilled artisans, has become an integral part of Guyana’s economy, and that BMGGI was honoured to be part of the historic moment. To commemorate the significant milestone, he said the company will construct an arch outside the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).Former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, while delivering remarks on the privatization of the bauxite sector sought to explain the move made years ago.“Looking back, one might put the beginning of the road to re-privatization of bauxite as far back as 1976. Five years after nationalization when to the astonishment of many nationalized bauxite industry could no longer hold out the possibility of steadily growing prosperity and contribution to the National Treasury Consolidated Fund. Indeed the operation soon split into a period of about 15 years of losses, with receiving subsidies from the Treasurery,” he noted. Heading in to the future, Hinds challenged leaders to look at diversification.Tasked with a presentation on the history of bauxite, from Demba to Linmine, former Linden Interim-Management Committee Chairman and historian Orrin Gordon spoke of the social, cultural and economic aspects of the earlier days of bauxite mining. Also delivering remarks were Regional Chairman Renis Morian, Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland, BMGGI Chief Engineer Orin Barnwell and Chair of Linden Fund USA Paula Walcott-Quintin. Several copies of ‘Children of Watooka’ were also distributed to secondary school students of Linden.last_img read more

Auto racing notes: Gordon grabs pole for Auto Club 500

first_imgKasey Kahne and Kevin Harvick challenged Gordon for the pole, but neither was able to put down a faster lap. Gordon won it with a lap at 185.735 mph. “I really thought someone else was going to beat us because we went so early and with the sun going down,” said Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Hendrick Motorsports. “These guys have been working really hard to get us back where we need to be with getting poles and running fast and leading laps and hopefully winning races and battling for a championship.” It was Gordon’s second career pole at California Speedway. He won his first in May 1998. What might be more interesting, though, are the drivers who did not qualify. There were 51 trying to earn a spot for the Cup race, which meant eight were going home. Michael Waltrip, who was at the eye of the cheating storm at Daytona International Speedway last week, was one of those eight. He was knocked out of the race by his own driver and teammate David Reutimann, who will start 33rd. Waltrip, who owns a three-car Toyota-powered team, saw his other driver Dale Jarrett make the race on a provisional for being a past Cup champion. “(Waltrip’s) put a lot into this team and this program, and I want all three of us to be in and we’re not,” Reutimann said. “Hopefully we’ll keep gaining and make the whole organization stronger and we don’t have to worry about not making races anymore.” Jeremy Mayfield, a previous winner at California Speedway, also did not qualify. A.J. Allmendinger, the promising rookie for Team Red Bull, failed to make his second race in a row. FONTANA – NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon qualified early Friday afternoon at California Speedway, and he was fast. But even he didn’t think he was fast enough to hold on to the pole for Sunday’s Auto Club 500. Once the sun went down and the track started to cool, he anticipated faster times from the drivers who were qualifying later. center_img Ward Burton, a Daytona 500 winner, did not qualify for his second straight race as well. Four Toyota drivers qualified for the race. Dave Blaney was the top Toyota driver. He qualified his No. 22 Bill Davis Racing Camry at 14th. Brian Vickers, driving for the Toyota-powered Team Red Bull, will start behind Blaney in 15th. Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the No. 42 Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing, was the highest qualifying rookie. He will start ninth. “I’ve raced here before in open wheel, but it’s very different in these cars,” said Montoya, who is beginning his first full season in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series after stints in CART and Formula One. NASCAR on ESPN: One of the ways ESPN is hoping to improve the way NASCAR is broadcast is by using only high-definition cameras for its entire coverage. That means putting HD cameras on board cars during broadcasts. ESPN is using the HD cameras in their coverage of the NASCAR Busch Series. It will transfer that practice when they take over the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series coverage later in the year. Jill Frederickson, a coordinating producer for motor sports at ESPN, said the network has a few new graphic and visual elements it will introduce as the season progresses. “We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel,” Frederickson said. “We want to make it better and amplify it.” timothy.haddock@dailynews.com (818) 713-3715 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more