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For football fans, a flexible holiday

For football fans, a flexible holiday

Kelly Fleming doesn't mind building her family's Thanksgiving schedule around a football game. She's the mother of two Calvert Hall students and knows the annual Turkey Bowl matchup with Loyola gets top billing in her house.

With the addition of the Ravens' night game against the San Francisco 49ers to the holiday sports lineup this year, though, even the Flemings had to shift their schedule, canceling plans to travel out of state for a family dinner.

"We sacrificed family this year, which is sad, but it will be just as fun," said Fleming, of Ellicott City. Several other families who descended on Towson University's Johnny...