Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We begin this day with the Turley Turkey bowl with our neighbors and family. This is a tradition that has been held for over 50 years. It is an early game with copious amounts of hot chocolate, donuts, and treats. (It was 32 degrees this morning but blue skies). We then follow with my favorite meal of the year with roughly a large assemblage of friends and family. It is hard to imagine a better day (beyond the other Bears prevailing in a towering victory for Monsters of the Midway).
We are starting the day with the 50th 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. Since John is working abroad with the State Department, his son David will be stepping up as coach this year. The Bears continue to hold a long unbroken record (at least here in McLean), but Rice is an ever-creative coach and has threatened some new and devious plays. No one is currently on the injured player list for the Bears of Virginia and our players as usual will be hyped up on donuts and hot chocolate. Despite the cold and light snow, we will play on. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.
UPDATE: The Turkeybowl ended in a 6-6 tie. Given how the Bears have performed this year, I was happy to take the tie since the McLean Redskins under coach John Rice led into the final quarter. We then retired to the side of the field for an assortment of donuts, banana bread and other goodies. It was a great day to play. While chilly, it was a bright and crisp day on the gridiron.