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Why are there NFL games on Thanksgiving?

Why are there always NFL games on Thanksgiving? .- Photo from internet
Dallas and Detroit always play on this date.-Photo from internet
This 2021, the NFL added one more game for “Thanksgiving” .- Photo from the internet
Why are there always NFL games on Thanksgiving Day? .- Photo from internet
Dallas and Detroit always play on this date.-Photo from internet


We know that the Thanksgiving Day or “Thanksgiving” as he is best known in USA, is one of the most important celebrations for the countryWell, they do big parades, eat turkey for dinner and live together as a family. Too It is a date dedicated 100% to American football and is even considered a “mini Super Bowl” Well, during the games there are halftime shows and the whole country is waiting for the results. In this issue # 88 we tell you the history behind NFL games on Thanksgiving and why Dallas and Detroit always play.

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Why do the Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving?

Los Lions, formerly known as Portsmouth Spartans, they moved to Detroit in 1934 and although in that season they had won the first 10 games of the year, fans did not attend to support the team. For this reason, the owner of the team, George A. Richards, proposed to the league that the game against the defending champions, the Chicago Bears, out in the “Thanksgiving”. The result was a box office success, with 25,000 people in the stands, although the Lions lost 19-16.

There began the tradition of American football in the “Thanksgiving Day“With the Lions and Bears starring each season and although neither is usually very successful on the field, it is the day in which the whole country has them in their sights.

Why do the Dallas Cowboys play on Thanksgiving?

In 1996, a year before the first Super Bowl, The Dallas Cowboys were very unpopular after seven years in the league and, seeking to attract more fans, they requested to play another game that day. Thus began the schedule that is now a tradition: Detroit plays first thing in the morning and Dallas in the afternoon. Since everything is bigger in Texas They do a Super Bowl-style celebration, complete with everything and a halftime show.

In addition to these two matches, The NFL since 2006 added an additional game on Thanksgiving Day for night time. Contrary to the other two, it has been a changeable game and teams like Kansas City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Washington, New Orleans, Jets and Baltimore have received this game.

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Why are there always NFL games on Thanksgiving? .- Photo from internet
Dallas and Detroit always play on this date.-Photo from internet
This 2021, the NFL added one more game for “Thanksgiving” .- Photo from the internet
Why are there always NFL games on Thanksgiving Day? .- Photo from internet
Dallas and Detroit always play on this date.-Photo from internet


We know that the Thanksgiving Day or “Thanksgiving” as he is best known in USA, is one of the most important celebrations for the countryWell, they do big parades, eat turkey for dinner and live together as a family. Too It is a date dedicated 100% to American football and is even considered a “mini Super Bowl” Well, during the games there are halftime shows and the whole country is waiting for the results. In this issue # 88 we tell you the history behind NFL games on Thanksgiving and why Dallas and Detroit always play.

Read here: Zac Stacy, former NFL player is caught hitting his wife in front of their baby

Why do the Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving?

Los Lions, formerly known as Portsmouth Spartans, they moved to Detroit in 1934 and although in that season they had won the first 10 games of the year, fans did not attend to support the team. For this reason, the owner of the team, George A. Richards, proposed to the league that the game against the defending champions, the Chicago Bears, out in the “Thanksgiving”. The result was a box office success, with 25,000 people in the stands, although the Lions lost 19-16.

There began the tradition of American football in the “Thanksgiving Day“With the Lions and Bears starring each season and although neither is usually very successful on the field, it is the day in which the whole country has them in their sights.

Why do the Dallas Cowboys play on Thanksgiving?

In 1996, a year before the first Super Bowl, The Dallas Cowboys were very unpopular after seven years in the league and, seeking to attract more fans, they requested to play another game that day. Thus began the schedule that is now a tradition: Detroit plays first thing in the morning and Dallas in the afternoon. Since everything is bigger in Texas They do a Super Bowl-style celebration, complete with everything and a halftime show.

In addition to these two matches, The NFL since 2006 added an additional game on Thanksgiving Day for night time. Contrary to the other two, it has been a changeable game and teams like Kansas City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Washington, New Orleans, Jets and Baltimore have received this game.

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