What was the world like the last time the Lions won on Thanksgiving?
NOV 28, 2013 4:03p ET
It’s been awhile since the Lions found the win column on Turkey Day -- 10 years.
When the Lions handled the Packers with relative ease in a 40-10 decisive win Thursday, they treated their fans to a feast of production and the team’s first Thanksgiving triumph since 2003.
It has been a decade mixed with highs and lows for the franchise, but they finally are atop the NFC North and can feast on some fixings with a clear conscience. Let’s take a look back at what was popular in 2003:
World Series champions: Florida Marlins
Super Bowl XXXVII champions: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NBA champions: San Antonio Spurs
Stanley Cup champs: New Jersey Devils
NCAA Football champs: LSU Tigers and USC Trojans
NCAA basketball champs: Syracuse
No. 1 pick in 2003 Draft: Carson Palmer
Lions head coach: Steve Mariucci
Packers head coach: Mike Sherman
Lions’ first-round pick in 2003: Charles Rogers
Average price of gas: 1.83 per gallon
Quote of the year: "Where do buffalo wings come from? Chickens or buffaloes?" -Jessica Simpson, on her Newlyweds reality show.
No. 1 song on Billboard: Lose Yourself - Eminem
Best film (Oscar winner): The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Most popular TV show: American Idol
For years there has always been discussion on why the Lions play on the holiday and that it should be a reward to play on a national stage. Well, they certainly deserved the honor this season.