U.S. States Most Likely to be Miserable for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is 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 than the one before.
You'll have a chance to catch an early nap when Chicago plays at Detroit play 12:30 p.m on Fox. You'll have a chance to eat your Thanksgiving dinner and sleep it off during the second half of that game.
Buffalo at Dallas begins at 4:30 p.m. on CBS. There is a lot of hope and optimism for the only team that really plays in New York. They are well-coached and their future looks bright. Can you say that about Dallas? Not even Jerry Jones (Dallas owner) thinks so.
So if you're a Dallas fan and Thanksgiving doesn't go well, it might not be because you cheer for a bad team that has a winning record 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 took the time (or is that wasted the time) to figure this out because I don't want too.
Here are 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 the resident's favorite team.
If you live in Michigan, you are depressed almost every year. The Lions looked bad when they played Washington on Sunday but at least QB Dwayne Haskins got his first victory as a starter and was able to get a selfie with all the fans that were in the stadium.
If you live in Texas, you'll be depressed because you finally realize (like Jerry Jones did) that Jason Garrett 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 the 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: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Iowa and number 1 was Ohio.
I'm surprised that New York isn't in the top 5 because when it comes to depressing topics they have them. High taxes and crime along with the Governor's new laws for 2020 are enough to put me in a depressed state and I'm not talking NY.
Reading this has depressed me. I say forget the study, watch the New Orleans at Atlanta game at 8:20 p.m. on NBC and just have a Happy Thanksgiving!