U.S. States Most Likely to be Miserable for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a week from Thursday and it's that time of year where we get together to give thanks, eat too much and fall asleep watching Dallas play. The NFL makes us thankful with a trio of games and each game promises to be better then the one before.
You'll have a chance to catch an early nap when Chicago and Detroit play at 12:30 p.m. You'll have a chance to eat your Thanksgiving dinner and sleep it off during the second half of that game
Washington at Dallas begin at 4:30 p.m. and it will give the Redskins a chance to end the Cowboys season (HTTR). The trifecta of games ends with two Southern teams that don't like each other much when Atlanta travels to New Orleans beginning at 8:20 p.m.
So if you're a Dallas fan and Thanksgiving doesn't go well, it might not be because you cheer for a bad team but it could be the State you live in! That's right, I said the State and I'm not talking about the state of confusion.
Estately took the time to break down the criteria for your depressing turkey day. I'm so glad someone to took the time (or is that wasted the time) to figure this out, because I don't want too.
Here is some of the criteria that they used:
Dietary restrictions impacting meal quality: States with the highest percentage of vegetarians/vegans. If you're a vegetarian or vegan then Thanksgiving can be a downer. Don't get me started on Tofurkey.
Likelihood of favorite NFL team losing on Thanksgiving: Losing percentage for Thanksgiving Day games of residents favorite team.
If you live in Michigan, you are depressed almost every year. The Lions looked bad when they played Chicago earlier this year and doesn't look like it'll be better this time around.
If you live in Texas, you'll be depressed because you finally realize that Dak Prescott isn't the answer in Dallas.
Likelihood of guests/cooks abandoning the meal to shop a Black Friday sale: It's based on the percentage of Facebook users expressing interest in Black Friday sales. I say it's based on how bad to meal is. If it's Tofurkey, I'm out of there, I don't care if I don't have anything to shop for.
So after careful analysis, they came up with these 5 states as the most depressed during the Thanksgiving holiday: Nebraska, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Iowa and number 1 was Ohio.
For once New York isn't in the top 5 when it comes to depressing topics (taxes, crime, Governor). I'm in a depressed state (I'm not talking NY) because I'm reading through this study.
I say forget the study and just have a Happy Thanksgiving!