fun and games they are always an unavoidable part of entertainment for young and old alike. People in the United States celebrate this festival of charitable giving through their avid participation in the game of football which brings waves of pure joy and delight in the hearts of multitudes of football fans who are crazed by football mania during this festive season. Through the years, football has become one with this joyous festival of Thanksgiving.
Many interesting traditions deeply permeate the Thanksgiving festival, such as the game of football that complements this festival of revelry. Professional football was the latest of the contemporary trends to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving. In 1874, eleven years after Lincoln’s proclamation, the first intercollegiate football the game was played. Two years later the Intercollegiate Football Association was formed in the Northeast, which instituted a championship game primarily to amuse the people in Thanksgiving Day. Every year strong competitors such as Princeton and Yale vied with each other to take home the most coveted winner’s trophy. Players, students, and fans would wear their school colors as a representative brand with banners flying high from New York City carriages, hotels, and business establishments. Us Thanksgiving Day church services would end early to accommodate fans, and the game would kick off season celebration for New York’s social elite. It had gained such popularity that soon, by the mid-1890s, 120,000 athletes from colleges, clubs, and high schools participated in 5,000 thanksgiving football games across the country.
The custom of watching a football game on Thanksgiving Day has evolved during the first decades of the 20th century. As football made its way into the hearts of people by winning the hearts of millions, giving it great popularity as early as the 1920s and 1930s, and earning the highly prestigious position it enjoys today, many people began to visit the football stadium to see the same. Big name teams playing for the world famous. Soccer League of America eventually established the tradition of playing nationally televised games on Thanksgiving afternoon. In addition to the conventional competition organized by the nationally recognized Soccer League in America, many high schools and colleges also host “Turkey Day“Football games over Thanksgiving weekend, often between regional or historical rivals. However, Thanksgiving football, played in America’s schools and colleges, has now more or less faded away. forgotten in most sections of the country and is kept alive only in two franchise cities of this world-renowned soccer league of americanamely, Detroit and Dallas, where thanksgiving football it is very much a way of life.
thanksgiving football it is most often associated with the Lions team and a tradition that has been popular since 1934 in the city of Detroit. The game has been the brainchild of GA Richards, the first owner of the team with Fierce Lion as quality players that make up the team. In fact, four generations of Detroiters have been a proud part of the American Thanksgiving celebration. Some 71 years later, fans residing in the state of Michigan transformed a local event into an annual holiday event, shaping it into the greatest tradition in Michigan history. American professional sports team. In fact no other team in professional Sports can pretend to be so apart from a american party like that team with ferocious lion like team of players with Thanksgiving. This team has hosted a game every Thanksgiving since 1934, with the exception of 1939-1944 due to World War II. The Dallas have also hosted football games every Thanksgiving. since 1966.
So we find that it all had its genesis in 1934 when a local radio executive, GA Richards, bought the Spartans from Portsmouth, Ohio and moved the team to Detroit, the Motor City. Tea lions being a newcomer to town had taken a backseat to the Baseball Tigers in the sports pages. Richards had practical reasons for scheduling the game on Thanksgiving, as he was also smart enough to realize that the best way to publicize the team would be to go for the Thanksgiving contest to attract Motor City fans during the teams’ first season. . The fierce confrontation between the lions and the invincible World Champion, that is, the robust Bears from Chicago turned out to be an all time classic. Tea lions were exceptionally good with eight wins to back them up, taking them into their entry alongside the Bears with a mark of 10-1. But Chicago had an even better record holding a commanding position with 11 straight wins. The match then reached an interesting phase where a victory in the only fateful game would ensure if the lions will achieve a tie for first place with the Bears. Two weeks before that fateful game, 26,000 tickets were sold out for the “Turkey Day” clash at University of Detroit Stadium. Richards wasn’t bummed out by the last two losses, but rather pleased with the way his team performed in his first year. His faith and trust in the team was well rewarded when lions won the popular America’s of 1935 soccer league championship. The final game was scheduled for Thanksgiving when the Lions defeated the Bears 14-2 to take the Western Championship trophy. The radio, with its enormous advertising potential, was used as bait to attract an audience. Richards, along with the nationally recognized broadcasting company, established a network of 94 stations to broadcast the bear lions confrontation. Since then, the league has conventionally scheduled two nationally televised games on Thanksgiving, usually featuring the famous Football players from Dallas, one of the most successful and popular franchises in sports and the players from Detroit, one of the least successful.
2006 It will be the 87th season of the worldwide acclaimed football and is supposed to run from September 7 to New Year’s Eve, December 31. Ideally, three games are scheduled to be played on the Thanksgiving Day. In addition to the traditional annual game between the world-renowned football players from Detroit and Dallas home games on that day, the Kansas City Chiefs, who hosted games during their days in the American Football League, will revive that tradition at 2006 hosting the Denver players on Thanksgiving Day. All of these games are scheduled to be broadcast in prime time.
Friends and family from across the United States often prefer to huddle around their radio or television to watch the live broadcast of the game while eating the special dishes prepared to commemorate. Thanksgiving. Therefore, every Thanksgiving Day revives the old and classic tradition of enjoying a game of football as part of the celebration. For decades, football and Thanksgiving has established a strong bond, leading to an adrenaline rush.