Sport Thanksgiving Holiday: Other Games Thread—College and NFL
Thanksgiving's real history, Macy's parade, 3 NFL games: 5 things to know Thursday
It's Thanksgiving in the U.S., the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to form, Week 12 of the NFL season begins and more to start your Thursday.For many Native people, Thanksgiving represents the dark shadow of genocide and the resilience of Native people, rather than peace and shared prosperity between Native Americans and Pilgrims. "To most Natives, Thanksgiving is not a celebration," said tribal citizen Dennis W. Zotigh, who is also a writer and cultural specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Every year I start this thread early because there are a lot of games on Thursday and Friday. And because the NFL games are such a tradition, feel free to comment on those as well. Below are a few games that are worth watching.
1.) Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State (Thursday) —- This rivalry has had some classic moments the past few seasons. It’s caused coaches to get fired and has been close in recent years. In 2021, there is a lot at stake for both teams. Ole Miss is playing for a NY6 bowl game bid and the Bulldogs are trying to achieve a 3rd straight victory over a ranked opponent. 6:30 PM (ESPN)
What NFL games are on Thanksgiving in 2021? TV schedule, times, channels for all three games
Thanksgiving Day will feature three games in 2021. As always, the Lions and Cowboys will be in action.The NFL is entering its 16th season of scheduling three games for Thanksgiving Day. Only two games were played last year. The night game between the Steelers and Ravens was postponed because of COVID-19 concerns, but the Lions and Cowboys continued their decades-long streak of playing on the holiday.
2.) Kansas State vs. Texas (Friday) —All eyes will be on the quarterback situation for both teams. The Wildcats are a totally different team with Skylar Thompson playing. For the Longhorns, they will get one more look at their quarterback before the off-season. If Card is out, it will be one last audition for Casey Thompson. It would be a nightmare scenario for the Horns to be in the exact same situation they were last off-season. 11:00 AM (FOX)
3.) Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State (Saturday) — Let’s hope the game means something to Baylor fans. Of course, there are conference title and CFP implications for both teams. It should be an atmosphere to remember in Stillwater. Not much else needs to be said. 6:30 PM (ABC)
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