So did I this morning. So I Google’d it and still have questions but was enough to satisfy my curiosity.
So here goes: National Football League games have become just as much a part of Thanksgiving dating back to 1920! The tradition of playing on Thanksgiving actually goes back to 1876, shortly after the game had been invented. In that year, the college football teams at Yale and Princeton began an annual tradition of playing each other on Thanksgiving Day
In recent years, other teams have expressed interest in hosting Thanksgiving games. Lamar Hunt, the former owner of the Chiefs, lobbied heavily in favor of his team hosting a game on Thanksgiving. When the NFL adopted a third prime time game, the Chiefs were selected as the first team to host such a contest.
The Dallas Cowboys, who have a larger TV draw, have had much fewer public calls to be replaced on Thanksgiving Day. One issue that has been debated is a perceived unfair advantage of playing at home on Thanksgiving but over the past years people haven’t complained so much, thank you Tony Romo.
With the introduction of the prime time game, which effectively allows all teams in the league to opportunity to play on Thanksgiving, the calls for Detroit and Dallas to be removed have curtailed. Tonight you can catch Baltimore Ravens welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Anyways that’s the story well at least according to wikipedia and dallas cowboys website. If you know better let me know. I think this is very interesting and never even thought about it til today.
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