Lions Rule Turkey Day
The tradition of professional football on Thanksgiving Day is now more than 80 years old. Thanksgiving football is most associated with the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys.
Both teams host a game each Thanksgiving.. However, the Turkey Day tradition actually dates back to the National Football League's first season in 1920, when the league was known as the American
Professional Football Association (APFA).
In fact, while Thanksgiving football is now limited to just three games (a third game was added in 2006), in the league's first year a total of six games featuring APFA teams were playe...