The beauty of America is that respect for tradition can be combined with the freedom to try different things. So on Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday, it's fun to explore how some athletes enjoy eating what some might consider non-traditional food items.

Check out the video above to see how the offerings of chitlins, crab cakes, tacos and Italian food correspond with Troy Aikman, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Eddie George and Julie Foudy.

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