The Thanksgiving NFL Tradition

Watching football on Thanksgiving has always seemed like a tradition to many families. Maybe even more so than the Macy’s Day Parade. Some families may even get a little competitive with their teams.

“My family watches it on Thanksgiving day and we even bet on who’s going to win the game and what the final score is going to be,” said Jimmy Neace (10).

The NFL (National Football League) takes this tradition so seriously that they have a specific part of their website dedicated to it. This part of the website can tell viewers which teams are playing and at what time. For instance, The Vikings will take on The Lions this year at 12:30 p.m.

“It’s a tradition for me,” said Charity Wood (12). “As long as I can remember we’ve watched football on Thanksgiving. We watch the parade, the dog show and then some football.”

While watching the sport on Thanksgiving may not be as popular as eating turkey on that day, its definitely a tradition for many families, that will carry on.

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