July 21, 2024

Common Wealth Geography

Exploring the World

The Inaugural Thanksgiving Day Football Matchup: Which College Teams Played?

Thanksgiving Day and football share an inseparable bond within American culture, with roots dating back to the 19th century. As families nationwide convene for a festive meal, millions engage in the time-honored tradition of tuning into football games broadcasted on television.

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


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