Fun and games they are always an unavoidable part of entertainment for young and old alike. People in America celebrate this festival of charitable giving through their avid participation in the game of football which brings waves of pure joy and delight into the hearts of crowds of soccer fans who go crazy for soccer mania during this festive season. Through the years, football has become synonymous with this joyous festival of Thanksgiving.
Many interesting traditions deeply permeate the Thanksgiving festival, as the game of soccer complements this festival of joy. Professional soccer was the latest in contemporary trends to celebrate the Thanksgiving spirit. In 1874, eleven years after Lincoln’s proclamation, the first intercollegiate football the game was played. Two years later the Intercollegiate Soccer Association was formed in the Northeast, which instituted a championship game primarily to amuse people in Thanksgiving Day. Each year strong competitors like Princeton and Yale competed with each other for the most coveted winner’s trophy. Players, students and fans would wear their school colors as a proxy mark with banners flying high from New York City carriages, hotels and commercial establishments. U.S Thanksgiving Day Church services would end early to accommodate fans, and the game would begin the season of festivity for the social elite of New York. It had gained such popularity that soon, by the mid-1890s, 120,000 athletes from universities, 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 soccer found its way into the hearts of the people and won the hearts of millions, which gave it great popularity as early as the 1920s and 1930s and earned the highly prestigious position it enjoys in the Today, many people began to visit the football stadium to see the same. Renowned teams playing for the world famous Soccer League of America finally established the tradition of playing nationally televised games on Thanksgiving afternoon. In addition to the conventional competition organized by nationally recognized Soccer League In America, many high schools and colleges also host “Turkey Day“Thanksgiving weekend football games, often between regional or historic rivals. Thanksgiving football, however, played in American schools and colleges, has now more or less faded into oblivion in most sections of the country and remains alive only in two franchise cities of this world recognized soccer league of america, namely Detroit and Dallas, where Thanksgiving football it is very much a way of life.
Thanksgiving football most of the time it is 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 players like quality lions that make up the team. In fact, four generations of Detroiters have been a proud part of the American celebration of Thanksgiving. Some 71 years later, Michigan state-based fans have transformed a local event into an annual holiday event, shaping it into the greatest tradition in the history of American professional team sports. In fact, no other team of professionals sports can claim to be such an important part of a American party like that team with fierce lion as a 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. Dallas has also hosted soccer games every Thanksgiving. since 1966.
Thus, we find that it all saw its genesis in 1934 when a local radio executive, GA Richards, bought the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans and moved the team to Detroit, Motor City. Tea Lions Being nouveau coming to town had taken a backseat to the Baseball Tigers on 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 opt for the Thanksgiving contest to attract Motor City fans during the teams’ first season. . The fierce clash between Lions and the invincible World Champion, that is, the robust Bears from Chicago It proved to be an all-time classic. Tea Lions they were exceptionally good with eight wins to back them up, leading to their entry along with Bears with a 10-1 record. But Chicago had an even better record by occupying a dominant position with 11 consecutive victories. Then the match reached an interesting phase where a victory in the only fateful game would ensure whether the Lions will get the 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 the University of Detroit Stadium. Richards was not put off by the last two losses, but rather pleased with the way his team performed in its first year. His faith and trust in the team was well rewarded when Lions won the 1935 America’s popular soccer league championship. The final game was scheduled for Thanksgiving when the Lions defeated the Bears 14-2 to take the western championship trophy. Radio with its enormous advertising potential was used as bait to capture the audience. Richards together with the nationally recognized broadcasting company established a network of 94 stations to broadcast the Lions-Bears confrontation. Since then, the league has conventionally scheduled two nationally televised games on Thanksgiving, usually with the famous Football players from Dallas, one of the most successful and popular franchises in the sport and Detroit players, one of the least successful.
2006 it will be the 87th season of world-acclaimed Football and is presumed to run from September 7 through New Year’s Eve, December 31. Ideally, three games have been scheduled to play in Thanksgiving Day. In addition to the traditional annual game among those recognized worldwide Football Players from Detroit and Dallas home games on that day, the Kansas City Chiefs who hosted games during their days in the American Soccer League, will revive that tradition in 2006 by welcoming Denver players on Thanksgiving. All of these games are scheduled to air in prime time.
Friends and family across the United States generally prefer to gather around their radio or television to watch the live broadcast of the game while chewing on the special dishes prepared to commemorate. Thanksgiving. Thus, each Thanksgiving would revive the old and classic tradition of enjoying a soccer game as part of the celebration. For decades, football and Thanksgiving has established a strong bond, causing a huge adrenaline rush.