Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy holds the Galloping Gobbler award, given to the outstanding performer of the FOX NFL Thanksgiving game. McCoy's Eagles pounded the Cowboys in Dallas, and the award marks just one of the many ways the holiday intersected with sports. Check out some Thanksgiving-themed photos from around the sporting world.
Warmth and style
These female fans wore turkey hats to Thursday's game between the Lions and the Bears at Ford Field in Detroit. We'd hate to be sitting behind them -- blocked view and such a tease to an empty stomach.
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Bring the meal to the stadium
These tailgaters decided to cook a turkey prior to the start of the Lions-Bears game. Because why let a thing like having game tickets get in the way of your Thanksgiving feast?
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The lesser known parade
You've heard of the Macy's parade, now here's the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade, which went off Thursday ahead of the Lions-Bears game.
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Dude, where's your grocery store?
Barry Bonds took the hard route to getting his Thanksgiving feast ... but hey, it's all-natural.
Are those turkey wings?
Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah did a little dance in celebration during the fourth quarter of Detroit's 34-17 win over the Bears. Clearly he was ready for dinner.
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Serious hat game
A young fan with a turkey hat looks on during the Bears-Lions game and manages to perfectly match the expression on his face to that of the bird on his head.
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Give me a KISS
Yes, it's KISS! On a float! Gene Simmons (left) and Co. -- who qualify for a sports-themed Thanksgiving gallery based solely on their ownership stake in the L.A. Kiss of Arena Football -- rocked out during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
Former NHL players John LeClair and Pat LaFontaine took time to ride an NHL-themed float during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday in New York.
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You are pardoned, sir
OK, this one has nothing to do with sports, but President Barack Obama's annual pardoning of a turkey is still a sight to behold -- especially with daughters Malia (far right) and Sasha looking on in -- uh -- excitement?
At home or abroad
Pumpkin cookies will have to stand-in for pumpkin pie for the nine sailors participating in the Volvo Ocean Race on board Team Alvimedica, currently in the southern Indian Ocean. The ocean marathon, in its 12th running this year, started in Alicante, Spain on Oct. 11 and will span some 39,379 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports in 11 countries over nine months before completion.
A turkey mascot entertains the crowd during Thursday's game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Georgetown Hoyas at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, proving that the Thanksgiving spirit knows no boundaries.
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Thanksgiving, Texas style
Dallas Cowboys fans fill their plates with food before their team's annual Thanksgiving Day game, this one against the rival Philadelphia Eagles. Save some stuffing for us, please.
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I will not be part of this
A fan takes a selfie with a stubborn turkey that does not appear to be in the mood for further exploitation prior to Thursday's Eagles-Cowboys game.
You're making me hungry
A giant fork and gizzard highlight the robust Thanksgiving costumes of a pair of fans prior to the Eagles-Cowboys game.
His face says it all
This Cowboys fan absolutely nailed the preparation here. Food Network judges approve.
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Will someone get this kid some turkey?
The Associated Press caption describes this 3-year-old Aggies fan is "adjusting his turkey hat while tailgating with his family" before Thursday's LSU-Texas A&M game. But what of his frown? Get him some food!
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Tim Herbst, left, and Larry Hatfield, right, carve up a turkey while tailgating before Thursday's LSU-Texas A&M game. And with latex gloves ... how sanitary.
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This bird survived
The Atlanta Hawks had a little Twitter fun with President Obama's tradition of pardoning a turkey, assuring fans their mascot is safe for another year.
Your blow-up doll looks drunk
49ers fans show off their inflatable turkey before San Francisco's Thanksgiving game against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium. What do they do with that thing once the game starts?
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Bobby Deen, right, dressed as a chef, chases his wife Claudia, dressed as a turkey as they approach the finish line in Daffin Park at the 6th Annual United Way Turkey Trot on Thursday in Savannah, Ga. About 1,500 runners and walkers participated in the four-mile race.
Happy Thanksgiving from European soccer
Trabzonspor's Carl Medjani, right, and Jaja of Metalist fight for the ball during their Europa League Group L soccer match on Thursday. What is this photo doing in a Thanksgiving gallery? The match was played in Trabzon, Turkey. ... OK, it's a stretch.
Doing their civic duty
Members of the New Orleans Saints spent the day handing out food to families in the city.