Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/28/14
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Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola is a creature of habit. Two days before every game, Raiola gets his hair cut by a stylist who visits team headquarters. On this particular Tuesday, he received a trim that included the shaving of three stars on the side of his head. The aesthetic beauty of such a 'do is subjective. But there is no debating the recent ugliness of another custom Raiola is all too familiar with: Detroit's annual Thanksgiving Day game. Not only are the Lions 1-9 on Thanskgiving since Raiola was drafted in 2001, Detroit has gotten outscored by a 258-98 margin in the past seven contests. After a decade of turkeys, it was fair to question why the Lions should have the privilege of annually hosting such a spotlight game even with Detroit's storied Thanksgiving history that includes a pregame downtown parade. Thanks to Detroit's 7-3 start and the caliber of opponent coming to Ford Field, there's a different kind of buzz this week in the Motor City. The Lions have the c...
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