Keeping Thanksgiving Football Traditions Alive


Kayla Levine, Staff Writer

We all know that Thanksgiving is going to be different this year. Maybe you will be missing your grandmas’ famous stuffing or your uncles’ funny jokes. Before the meal is even served though, one the biggest traditions families have is gathering around the television to watch Thanksgiving football games or playing in your own Turkey Bowl. This has been a tradition for many families in the United States. Ever since there have been televisions to watch, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters, and parents have all sat together watching football on Thanksgiving Day. The Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions hosted Thanksgiving games this year, but the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens game was moved from Thanksgiving day to the following Sunday due to Covid-19 concerns.  Thanks to technology, there are still ways that people can watch the games as a family though. Families can use Facetime or Zoom calls to talk and watch the game when they cannot be together in person. Covid-19 has changed our lives in so many ways, but no matter what we will always persevere. While we might not all be together this year under one roof, but we can still find ways to make this holiday special and keep our Thanksgiving traditions alive.