20 Things in Sports We're Thankful For

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20 Things in Sports We're Thankful For
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Thanksgiving used to be a holiday that brought families together; to feast without guilt or bemoan the thousands of calories you just topped off with another thousand from that piece of pie. It was about giving thanks, appreciating the abundance and bounty of living in these United States.

In the era of sandwiches that use fried chicken as bread and are washed down with a a bathtub's worth of soda pop, Thanksgiving is a day devoted to downing an absurd amount of turkey. And football...glorious football. Oh, and your family happens to be there, too.

So, now that Thanksgiving has evolved into the modern holiday it is, let's wind back the clock and use this occasion to give thanks for some of those things that make sports awesome.

These are the 20 Things in Sports We're Thankful For.

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