November 22, 2007
Today in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving. From what I remember from my days in elementary school, the holiday commemorates a feast between the pilgrims and the Native American Indians to celebrate the bountiful harvest and new found friendship found in the new world. This of course all happened before the settlers began stealing the land from the Native Americans who in turn would gain gambling rights on their reservations whereby they would take back all the money that the settlers had taken plus interest at their casinos. It just goes to show that what goes around comes around. According to the Butterball company, this is the time of year when we all partake of the goodness of turkey and feast ourselves on such delicacies as green beans with mushroom soup poured over fried onion crunchy sticks and countless helpings of multi-colored Jell-O in fancy glasses topped with Cool Whip and other man-made dairy cream products. But this holiday is not only just about food; it is also about sports and in particular football.