Football on Thanksgiving: A Brief But Comprehensive History

In the first Thanksgiving football games, Turkeys played for their lives.

For the first time in years family members won’t be asking each other, “Why are we stuck with the Lions on Thanksgiving?” as they pass the mashed potatoes. But do you know how football on Thanksgiving became the American tradition it is today? Josh Tinley fills you in with this brief but comprehensive history of Turkey Day football.