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NFL 2011 Season – Thanksgiving Day Games Recap

Green Bay 27 – Detroit 15

Aaron Rodgers threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions 27-15 on Thanksgiving Day. The Packers (11-0) remained unbeaten in part by intercepting Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford three times and turning those turnovers into 17 points. Detroit

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will sit down at the table and gawk over all the goodies they are planning to cram in their gullet. The holiday might seem as familiar as singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the “Seventh Inning Stretch” or packing a finger in ice that was blown off by a firework on the Fourth of July. However, like all traditions based on history and passed down through the ages, its genesis and story has been morphed and changed to fit the times.

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32 Percent Have More to Be Thankful for This Year — Survey of the Day

Sometimes it gets lost in all the traveling and stuffing and football, but the point of Thanksgiving is to acknowledge the things you’re thankful for from the past year. According to a new poll from Harris Interactive of 2,463 adults, only 32 percent will have more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving than they have in the previous few Thanksgivings.

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Can Thanksgiving Actually Improve Your Self-Esteem? — Health Check

For many of us, Thanksgiving means gathering with family and enjoying time-tested recipes — Dad’s famous mashed potatoes, your brother’s homemade cranberry sauce, or Grandma’s pumpkin pie.

While the food itself may be wonderful, there’s a psychological component to eating the same things every year that benefits the human mind.

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Best Thanksgiving Turkey Fryer Accidents

It wouldn't be thanksgiving without watching some people almost kill themselves by deep frying a turkey. I'm sure there is a right way to do this, but no one has seemed to master it yet. The best part is that thanks to YouTube we can watch idiot, after idiot almost destroy their homes all for some greasy goodness. I belie

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Detroit Lions: History of the Thanksgiving Day Games [VIDEO]

As you sit down later this afternoon and dig in to the turkey, sweet potatoes and stuffing, you'll more than likely flip the NFL games on the tube.  An annual tradition as synonymous with Thanksgiving day as the ol' Turkey itself, the NFL airs several games each year on the holiday.  One team with a rich history of  playing in the spotlight every year - my Detroit Lions.  As Q103's resident (and probably the Capital Region's only) Lion fan, I thought I'd share how the Thanksgiving game came about.

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Equinox – An Albany Thanksgiving Dinner Tradition.

It started in 1969, as a holiday meal for 200 college students who were staying in the area for Thanksgiving.  Today the Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Community Dinner is the largest and longest running holiday tradition in the Capital Region.   Want to get involved?

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Thanksgiving Dinner At The Desmond in Albany

If cooking a turkey with all the trimmings isn't your cup of tea then maybe a nice Thanksgiving dinner out is your best course of action.  Lucky for you the Desmond in Albany offers their annual Thanksgiving buffet.

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Most Searched Thanksgiving Recipes Online

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and if you are cooking you either know what you are doing or are scrambling to figure things out. Lucky for us we live in an age where you can find anything online, including great recipes for all the thanksgiving fixings in the world

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Detroit Lion Fans Don’t Want Nickelback at Thanksgiving Halftime

Nickelback is probably one of the most loved and hated rock bands on the planet.  There really is no in between when it comes to them, it's just that kind of relationship.  They are booked for the halftime show in Detroit on Thanksgiving this year and Lion fans are very angry about it.

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Should Halloween Be Moved From The 31st To The Last Saturday Of The Month?

I saw something yesterday morning where Connecticut Legislator Tom Larson was proposing to have the date of Halloween always be the last Saturday in October.

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Thanksgiving Beer

When your mother-in-law crinkles her nose at you while you chug a beer with your Thanksgiving dinner, put down the mug and tell her this story.

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