Football and Thanksgiving have a long and storied history in the United States. The first Thanksgiving football game occurred in 1869 between two teams that barely knew what football was: the Young American Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club. And on some Thanksgiving between then and now a father uttered the phrase “keep it down I’m watching the game” for the very first time somewhere in this great land. Today, football still plays a prominent role in holiday activities, but depending on your family and their love of sports there are different ways to watch. Still, chances are good you will fit in one of these viewing methods today.
The at the Table Method
The classic. Dad wheels the TV in and sets it up right next to grandma so he can watch and avoid any unwanted conversations. The rise in large, flat-screen TVs has made it harder to watch this way, but enterprising fans can always just prop up an iPad near the turkey.