The Eagles will play the Lions at 12:30 on Thanksgiving Day. It’s the second year in a row the Birds will play on Thanksgiving, and predictably, the scriptuals aren’t too happy about it (nor is Derrick Gunn, who lamented about his holiday plans endlessly on Breakfast on Broad this morning). Quite frankly, I don’t blame them (I wouldn’t want to go to Detroit on Thanksgiving… or ever). But this provides a nice illustration of the difference in mindset between fans and reporters. Fans see: OMG another Thanksgiving Day game. AWESOME! I love football and the NFL sooooo much. Writers see: FML. Goddamn schedule makers are out to get us. I’ve always hated football on holidays. When will they end this charade? Me? I love the prospect of flipping over from the 6 ABC Boscov’s Thanksgiving Day Parade straight into EAGLES FOOTBALL! I’m gonna need my stuffing and then maybe a little bit of that turkey gravy poured on top… yep, just like that. Thanks!