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A family celebrates Thanksgiving in 1942, when the craziness over the holiday hadn't yet subsided. (credit: Library of Congress)

Colorado Celebrated 2 Thanksgivings In 1939

In 1939, Coloradans marked Thanksgiving twice — because there were two Thanksgivings that year.

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Matt Prater at Denver Broncos practice in August. (credit: CBS)

Prater Hopes To Take Advantage Of Another Chance

Matt Prater says he entered a 12-step program to deal with his alcohol problem, and he’s hoping to make the most of another chance to kick in the NFL.

10/08/2014

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Matt Prater Signs One-Year Deal With Lions

It didn’t take long for kicker Matt Prater to find a job after the Broncos cut him.

10/08/2014

Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears catches a touchdown pass in front of Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions during the first quarter on November 10, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: David Banks/Getty Images)

Darius Slay Key To Lions Secondary

The Detroit Lions’ struggles last season cost Jim Schwartz his job, and another disappointing season could do GM Martin Mayhew in. When Lions fans and NFL analysts discussed the team’s issues and needs, the secondary came up more often that not.

08/14/2014

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5 Must Have Offensive Players To Use When Playing Your 1st Game Of Madden’15

5 Must Have Offensive Players To Use When Playing Your 1st Game Of Madden’15

08/02/2014

Bill Romanowski of the Denver Broncos celebrates after recovering a fumble in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship game 17 January against the New York Jets in Denver. The Broncos won 23-10.  (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

The 5 Dirtiest Players In Football History

Here is a list of the dirtiest players of football history.

07/03/2014

In 2006 the Broncos drafted tight end Tony Scheffler out of Western Michigan in Round 2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Concussions Push Former Bronco Tony Scheffler To Retire From NFL

Tony Scheffler told The Associated Press on Wednesday he made the choice because he had three concussions over the past four years.

06/11/2014

In this handout image provided by the NFL,  Jim Bob Cooter of the Indianapolis Colts poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Cooter Expected To Join Lions

A person with knowledge of the situation says Denver assistant Jim Bob Cooter is expected to leave the Broncos to coach quarterbacks for the Detroit Lions.

02/08/2014

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Sports Verdict: Who Does The Thanksgiving Game Better? Cowboys Vs. Lions

The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.

11/28/2013

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Keidel: Feasting On Football

The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.

11/28/2013

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