Thanksgiving Games are an American Tradition

Posted on November 27, 2013 by

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The Thanksgiving Day game has been a tradition for the NFL and America. The first Thanksgiving Day game was played back in 1934 between the Lions and Bears. The Bears won the game 19-16.

The Thanksgiving Day game tradition started in Detroit, and the city has played in every Thanksgiving Day game, except for 1939- 1944.

It has turned into an American tradition to eat a Thanksgiving meal and then watch football.

“It’s a great tradition, and I love it,” Junior Shaq Cobb said.

This year there will be three games on Thanksgiving Day: Packers vs. Lions, Raiders vs. Cowboys, and Steelers vs. Ravens.

America is shutdown for a day for Thanksgiving, but the athletes of the NFL do not stop.

Football is not the only sport that plays on a holiday. There are NBA teams that play on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

“There’s nothing like sitting around eating a Thanksgiving meal and watching football,” Junior Frankie Talarico said.

The bottom line is that football is a sport that America loves to watch. America loves to eat too, so why not combine the two?

Thanksgiving is an important day in American history. Football is also important in America because it is the most watched sport. The Cowboys and Lions have played on almost every Thanksgiving Day game, and that is as American as Turkey.

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