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A Short History of Thanksgiving Day Football in America

Tolga Ozyurtcu
Board of Contributors
Nov 20, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
Professional games have largely supplanted the college football rivalry games that traditionally fell on Thanksgiving Day.

Watching football before, during or after a Thanksgiving Day feast is a tradition that started more than a century ago in the United States.


Nov. 23 marks the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, a time for airport delays, overindulgence and passive aggression at the family dinner table. For many Americans, Thanksgiving also means football. Fans can expect a full slate of games to accompany every bite and sip throughout the day, perhaps viewed...

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