Thursday, November 22, 2007

A Thanksgiving Tradition

Wherein excellent selection

I don't follow sports much anymore, however the first thing I do every Thanksgiving morning is click over to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and read Patrick Reusse's turkey of the year:
We now require this announcement before getting to the big honor: The Chairman has taken the unusual action of granting a pardon to a pair of choice turkeys.

The hand-spitting, handshaking Little Leaguers from Coon Rapids were on the tentative guest list, but an executive decision was made to acknowledge adolescent stupidity and keep the lads off the chopping block.

In another break with tradition, the Turkey Chairman decided not to honor a runner-up at today's banquet. That's because the winner so quickly established himself as a Turkeydom powerhouse that there was no major challenger.


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