Packers head coach Vince Lombardi didn’t mince words back on this date in 1963. On this date the legendary Packers coach announced the Packers were dropping out of the annual Thanksgiving Day game held between the Packers and Lions in Detroit.
We all know that decision held firm for decades before the league finally decided to schedule the Packers and Lions, with the most recent game being held this past Thanksgiving. Though it won’t be an annual event, watching the Packers and Lions again on Turkey Day has been somewhat of a joy because the Packers have had the upper hand most recently.
We wonder if Vince is rolling in his grave.
For a look back, see what Vince had to say below in this piece brought to you by the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.