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POP QUIZ: What league sponsored the first Thanksgiving Day football game?
Football has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition. What league was the first to schedule a game on the holiday?
The Intercollegiate Football Association was formed in 1872. Two years later, and continuing for the next decade, the association held its annual championship game on Thanksgiving Day.
Probably the most notable game in the series was played in 1893, before 40,000 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Princeton defeated Yale by 6-0, preserving an 11-0 season and ending Yale’s 37-game winning streak.
By WorldNow and WMBB