Here are a couple sports stories for your Turkey Day, and an Onion sweetener:
St. Dot’s vs. St. Bernie’s: A Drexel Hill football tradition spanning six decades - Philadelphia Inquirer
Doyel: Students will run for miles to maintain this Indiana basketball tradition - Indianapolis Star
How Turkey Trots Became a Thanksgiving Tradition - New York Times
Does Thanksgiving Glorify The Historical Slaughter Of The Detroit Lions - The Onion - I'm pretty sure grandpa will mention at some time during the day that the Lions used to play the Bears every year on Thanksgiving Day (not true-the Packers have a better claim for that).