Thanksgiving is a time for feasting and indulging in delicious foods, particularly the iconic turkey. But, this traditional centerpiece on almost every Michigan Thanksgiving table generally gets a bad rap this time of year. Many people may experience a post-meal drowsiness that's also known as the 'turkey coma'.
Recently, a Detroit Lions fan uploaded some photos of that Thanksgiving day game back in 1999 from the Pontiac Silverdome, which shows the full celebration of the day, including a Lions hot air balloon, a really cool on-field performance from Halftime, and the crowd walking into the arena.
While it seems that Michigan would be celebrating Thanksgiving with the rest of Americans across the country, that wasn't always the case. Giving thanks around a table of family, food, friends, and of course football, hasn't been around very long in the Great Lakes state. And the reason why we got our late start to the Thanksgiving table is a surprising one.