This is the Morning Win, by Andy Nesbitt.
This time last year I wrote a newsletter just like this very one about how turkey stinks and shouldn't be eaten on Thanksgiving.
A few days later I got an email from Big Turkey, who tried to woo me with trips to try turkey done "the right way" and whatnot. I'm pretty sure Big Turkey has been following me the past 12 months because they never responded to my honest reply to their email. Big Turkey is apparently always listening and always watching and is rather sensitive.
And you know what? Big Turkey is likely so sensitive because they know what we know but they are afraid to admit it – turkey stinks!
Yeah, I said it!
Tomorrow a lot of us will gather around a table and eat a turkey that we'll forget about just minutes after eating it because turkey is the most forgettable meal you can have.
Do you remember how good your turkey was last year?
The sides that surround the boring turkey are the real stars of Thanksgiving and always will be. You can pile some of those sides and some gravy on top of a piece of turkey and claim that the turkey is great but we all know you're just hiding the truth.
Thankfully I'm not the only brave soul out here taking on Big Turkey. ESPN's Mina Kimes went on live TV yesterday and correctly explained how turkey was a "gravy delivery vehicle" and was 1,000 on her list of favorite Thanksgiving foods. Now that was really great to see and very brave of her. Thank you, Mina.
Turkey is a thing of nostalgia, not taste. If it was a thing of taste don't you think you'd make a turkey more than once a year? And I'm not talking about those thoughtless turkey sandwiches you eat during the year. I'm talking about a turkey right out of the oven like on Thanksgiving. You don't have it more than once a year because deep down you know how much it stinks but that darn nostalgia gets you every late November.
I know you probably cook your turkey a certain way that you think could change my mind but by now we both know that's not gonna happen because what you're making is turkey and what you're missing is flavor. And yes, I know people say they LOVE your turkey but that's because we've been programmed to say. They don't mean it. Your turkey is forgettable because all turkey is forgettable!
If turkey was so great don't you think there would be some turkey restaurants anywhere in the world?
With all that said, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because you just sit around pigging out all day while watching football. It's a tremendous holiday. For me it's No. 2 after the 4th of July.
But yeah, I'll pass on that turkey… and ask you to pass me the brisket!
Quick hits: Poor BYU… Brady missing Belichick… Latest playoff chances for all NFL teams… And more.
ESPN (Photo: Screenshot)
– College football fans had jokes after ESPN subtly removed BYU's helmet from their college football playoff rankings show.
– Steven Ruiz looks at one very good reason why Tom Brady might be missing Bill Belichick this season.
– Here are the latest playoff chances for every NFL team, including the Jets who have zero chances of making the postseason.
– Patrick Mahomes has a gross plan for his turkey.
– My friend Charles Curtis spoke with Mario Lopez about the new "Saved by the Bell," which starts streaming today on Peacock.
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