The Inaugural Thanksgiving Day Football Game: Which College Teams Took the Field?

Thanksgiving Day and football have been linked within American culture since the 19th century. As families gather for a festive meal, millions also tune into football games broadcasted on television.

The annual U.S. national holiday has become associated with the three F’s: food, family, and football. While the NFL has adopted the tradition of staging games on Thanksgiving, it originally started in college football.


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