Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We begin this day with the Turley Turkey bowl with our tradition of a rousing football game with our neighbors and family. The Turkey bowl 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 19 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.
As always, the Turley Turkey bowl will feature the Bears against the Redskins. I am the coach of the Bears and John Rice is the coach of the Redskins. Even though he was placed on the injured reserve, Rice will bravely lead his team back to the field of battle. 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 bitter cold, we will play on. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.
UPDATE: In a devastating loss (the first in the history of the Turley Turkey Bowl) the Redskins prevailed 21-14. To make matters worse, the Bears coach dropped not one but two easy catches. Fortunately, those other Bears prevailed in Detroit so we could call the day a draw.