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Why do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving?

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Every year since 1934, the Detroit Lions have taken the field for a Thanksgiving game, no matter how bad their record has been. When this year’s 7-3 squad squares off against the undefeated Green Bay Packers, you might find yourself wondering why the Lions get the plum gig of playing a nationally televised game every Turkey Day. So what’s the origin of Detroit’s most beloved football tradition this side of the old “Fire Millen!” chants? And what about the other…

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The 32 rules of Thanksgiving Touch Football

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If you have a healthy relationship with your family and speak to them all the time, you’re playing touch. If you see your family only once a year, it’s tackle. … A Nerf ball is OK but you should own a leather football. A leather football is one of the things every home must have, like a dishwasher and a bourbon distillery in the garage. … It’s two-hand touch. One-hand touch is for lazy people who buy turkey sandwiches out…

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Weird Thanksgiving recipes

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Thanksgiving Day gluttony is, for the most part, expected to be pretty predictable. We’ve already covered the main event, the succulent bird and savory side dishes, but now it’s time for the equally important dessert and onslaught of leftovers — in a very weird way. No Thanksgiving is complete without a tasting of every single dessert put out on the table. It doesn’t matter how many buttons you’ve undone from your jeans or if you’ve intentionally donned your Thanksgiving fat…

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A Thanksgiving poem dedicated to Florida’s legislative process

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A Thanksgiving poem dedicated to Florida’s legislative politics. Authored by Anonymous.  I am thankful for my wife, my family, my health, and my friends, Of course, in today’s political process to name them may bring about their ends. But, no matter, it’s OK, for right this second they know who they are, They help me to stay on time, be it to the Knott, the CAP or to the bar. During Session and the Committee weeks I can count on…

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You want me to eat what on Thanksgiving?! – Part 1

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There are many Thanksgiving traditions that go without saying. What grown adult hasn’t, at some point in their life, sat around a table listing something for which they are grateful? Thanksgiving conjures images of roasted, golden turkeys, fluffy mashed potatoes and mom’s apple pie. The late November gorge-fest brings to mind reminiscent smells of hours of cooking and the warm fuzzies associated with hanging with close friends and family. Or it could be eating some really weird s**t. Because wacky…

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Cowboys, Redskins both rolling for Thanksgiving showdown

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Kirk Cousins was rolling going into his previous visit to Dallas with Tony Romo sidelined, just as the Washington quarterback is this season. The Cowboys have an answer this time in rookie Dak Prescott, who’s been so good that Romo didn’t get his job back when the 36-year-old completed his recovery from a preseason back injury. Dallas, at an NFL-best 9-1, is looking for its first 10-game winning streak in the same regular season in another Cowboys-Redskins matchup on Thanksgiving.…

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Before the Pilgrims, Floridians celebrated the ‘real’ first Thanksgiving

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It’s that time of year when children make cardboard turkeys and draw the Mayflower, while we prepare to fill our tables with stuffing and pumpkin pie the way most of us imagine the Pilgrims did at the first Thanksgiving in 1621. But there’s just one catch, according to archaeologists at the Florida Museum of Natural History: The Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving wasn’t the first. The nation’s real first Thanksgiving took place more than 50 years earlier near the Matanzas River in St.…

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