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The tradition started in 1970. Thanksgiving Football games have be be going on way before that, but it was random which teams played. The tradition that the Lions and Coyboys ALWAYS play on Thanksgiving was started in 1970.

In 2006, another random game was added. No certain team has to play in that game.

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