Thanksgiving Day football is more than tradition – for most fans it’s an absolute necessity. Anytime the family congregates on a holiday, there is usually television involved – whether it’s New Year’s Eve broadcast from Times Square in New York, re-runs of It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story around Christmas, or local fireworks on July 4th.
On Thanksgiving, there are two staples of television: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and football. Both are equally important to watch for some families, as both capture the sense of participation, sharing and merriment during the Thanksgiving holiday season.
The tradition of Thanksgiving Day (NFL) football goes as far back as 1920, and the Detroit Lions have been playing on Thanksgiving Day since 1925. Up until 2008, only six NFL teams have not competed on Thanksgiving Day.
Here is your Thanksgiving Day football TV guide (all times are Eastern):
Titans at Lions @ 12:30 p.m. (CBS)
Seahawks at Cowboys @ 4:15 p.m. (FOX)
Cardinals at Eagles @ 8:15 p.m. (NFL Network HD)
Texas A&M at Texas @ 8:10 p.m. (ESPN)