What NFL teams traditionally play on Thanksgiving?
The NFL’s Thanksgiving Day games have traditionally included one game hosted by the Detroit Lions since 1934, and one game hosted by the Dallas Cowboys since 1966 (with two exceptions in 1975 and 1977). Since 2006, a third prime time game has also been played on Thanksgiving.
What two teams are playing on Thanksgiving?
Even though the juggernaut Bears won that game, the tradition took hold, and the Lions have been playing on Thanksgiving ever since. This year, the Lions will host the Houston Texans.
What two teams played the first NFL Thanksgiving Day game?
November 29, 1934: Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears #TriviaTuesday Answer: The University of Detroit Stadium hosted the first broadcasted Thanksgiving Day football game in 1934 – the Detroit Lions vs. the Chicago Bears.
Who is playing on Thanksgiving Day this year?
Ranking the 3 NFL Thanksgiving Day games in 2021
- Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (12:30 p.m. ET, CBS)
- Las Vegas Raiders at Dallas Cowboys (4:30 p.m. ET, FOX)
- Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC)
What is the football game on Thanksgiving called?
National Football League on Thanksgiving
Is there any college football on Thanksgiving Day?
During a typical college football season, Thanksgiving weekend represents the opportunity for huge state rivalry games and other marquee matchups. There are no college football games being played on Thanksgiving Day in 2020, but the following contests will air on television on the following Friday, November 27th.
Do college athletes get Christmas break?
The Institutional Final Exam Period gives student-athletes time off to study, beginning a week before final exams start until they are all completed. The Winter Break gives them seven consecutive weekdays off from sports.
What college teams played the first Thanksgiving Day football game?
The University of Detroit Stadium hosted the first broadcasted Thanksgiving Day football game in 1934, pitting the Detroit Lions against the Chicago Bears and sparking a new tradition.
Who started the Thanksgiving football tradition?
George A. Richards
What was the first Thanksgiving football game?
The very first Thanksgiving Day game was played in Philadelphia in 1869. The landmark contest came six years after former President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a fixed national holiday, and only two weeks after the Rutgers-Princeton matchup that is largely considered the first-ever football game.
Do people watch football during Thanksgiving?
The tradition has been around for a surprisingly long time. The tradition has been around for a surprisingly long time. Watching football on Thanksgiving might seem like a modern tradition, but Americans have been taking to the gridiron on Turkey Day since the 19th century.
What sport do Americans watch on Thanksgiving?
Why do lions get to play every Thanksgiving?
It all started when the Lions were actually the Portsmouth Spartans back in 1929. In 1934, owner George Richards bought the team and moved it to Detroit. The Lions would end up selling out their first Thanksgiving Day game (26,000 seats), and even though they lost to the Bears, a new tradition was born.
Why do the Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving?
Their tradition began in 1966 when general manager Tex Schramm signed up to play on that day to get more national publicity. Like the Lions, the Cowboys had record-shattering crowds show up at the Cotton Bowl.