We are starting the day with my father-in-law’s superior bloody marys before heading out for the 46th annual Turley Turkey bowl. As always, it is the Bears against the Redskins. I am the coach of the Bears and John Rice is the coach of the Redskins. While the Bears have a long unbroken record (at least here in McLean), the Redskins are rumored to have developed some new draft picks. However, I am personally thankful to Bears substitute QB Campbell for our last NFL game and giving me the confidence that I can actually throw better than some professional quarterbacks. I expect that the embarrassing loss to the 49ers fulfilled the fantasy of all Bears fans that they could walk on the field and actually improve things for God’s Team.
I am also making our traditional two Turkeys — one in the oven and one smoked on the grill. Both will have an apple-sausage-cornbread stuffing and Waldorf salad. We will have 12 and three dogs over the dinner.
Until then, Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.
[UPDATE: The Bears were victorious again in the Turley Turkey Bowl though it was uncomfortably close at 14-7. The one touchdown, I will note, was won with the introduction of a second ball so that two balls were in play. However, somehow John Rice, a diplomat, convinced me that this was entirely appropriate and lawful. To their credit, the Redskins admitted that we stopped them inches from the line for a second touchstone when the clock ran out. Worthy opponents and another inspiring game in the 46th year of the Turkey bowl.]