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In this Nov. 25, 1976, photo, Buffalo Bills' O.J. Simpson rushes through a large hole in the center of the Detroit Lions' defensive line to score on a 12-yard run for his second touchdown of the game in an NFL football game in Pontiac, Mich. Simpson added some "Juice" -- rushing for a Thanksgiving Day-record 273 yards -- to what wound up as a 27-14 Bills defeat at the hands of the Lions at the Pontiac Silverdome on Thanksgiving Day 1976.

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* Greeting on Pongal day saying Pongal ‘o Pongal signifies the abundance of milk foam spillover, from the clay pot and other vessels that are used to make the sweet rice – Pongal, as sign of prosperity and happiness.


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Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Sean Lee (50) intercepts the ball in the end zone as Washington Redskins tight end Derek Carrier (89) is hit by Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens (59) during an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.


The first kiss: Poo pookum maasam Thai Masam

On Nov. 24, 1977, Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese (12) passes during an NFL football game against the St. Louis Cardinals at St. Louis. The Dolphins set a Thanksgiving Day record by dropping 55 points on the Cardinals in 1977, as Griese threw for six touchdowns, a record that has since been tied by Peyton Manning.

The month that bestowed you in me: Thanthana thanthana Thai maasam

In a Nov. 25, 2004, photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is seen during a Thanksgiving Day football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit.

A Happy Thai Pongal to those celebrating. I celebrate with you.

Dallas Cowboys running back Herschel Walker (34) dives over Seattle Seahawks linebacker Fredd Young (50) during an NFL game in Irving, Texas, on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 1986. The Seahawks defeated the Cowboys, 31-14.

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Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates a touchdown during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, November 27, 2014, in Arlington, TX. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 33-10.

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In this Nov. 22, 2012, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is hit by New England Patriots defensive end Jermaine Cunningham (96) and Justin Francis (94) during the second half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Earlier in the game, Sanchez ran into the back of teammate Brandon Moore and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Patriots' Steve Gregory and returned for a touchdown. The Patriots' official Twitter account sent out and then deleted a picture of the New York Jets' infamous "butt fumble" as the AFC East rivals approached Sunday's game in New England.