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American Football was an offshoot of European rugby, which itself existed in medieval sport games. Rugby came to America with the pilgrims of 1600, and developed into an increasingly violent, independent sport, eventually being reigned in and formalized with rules by the late 1800s. Most notable in its evolution was Walter Camp. (Read more here)
Can you name the 10 football games played on Thanksgiving Day – college and NFL included?
In college football, the high-intensity match-ups include Arkansas versus Louisiana State, Ohio State vs. Michigan, Notre Dame vs. USC, Alabama vs. Auburn, Georgia vs. Georgia Tech, Clemson vs. South Carolina. Add a contest within the Big Ten itself (Penn State vs. Wisconsin) and that’s seven big games right there. The National Football League will contribute many more. Here are just the three to be played on Thanksgiving Day itself: Houston Texans vs. Detroit Lions, the Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, and (in the evening) New York Jets vs. New England Patriots (Christian Science Monitor).