Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Nov 2009

Turkey Goes First In Page 2's Thanksgiving Food Fantasy Draft

First pick was obvious -- actually, first five picks are obvious. I was stunned to see sweet potatoes slip to 11, though, and sweet potato pie fall into the second round. On the other hand, I thought Chinese takeout and chitlins were pretty big reaches.

Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 25 Nov 2009

19 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2009, 11:59pm by John


by Doug Farrar :: Wed, 11/25/2009 - 11:10pm

Ham at 24? That was a value pick if ever I've seen one. Jerry Reese would be proud!

by Tom Gower :: Wed, 11/25/2009 - 11:48pm

Pecan pie and corn not on the cob both went undrafted, while chitlins went 7th? I'd rather have Thanksgiving dinner at Ford Field again than eat with the Page 2 writers.

by Bill Barnwell :: Thu, 11/26/2009 - 12:29am

Turducken falling to 35th was a travesty. Traaaaaaaaaavesty.

by The Guy You Don't Want to Hear (not verified) :: Thu, 11/26/2009 - 3:06am

Thanksgiving--the one day of the year when you eat everything your grandparents love and you don't.

I'm not a big fan of most Thanksgiving day foods.

by Podge (not verified) :: Thu, 11/26/2009 - 10:11am

Can't argue with turkey at #1, a great cornerstone to build the meal around. Roast potatoes at #11? That's a great pick - I had it rated as the best potato on my board. Beer at #26 is a great sleeper pick.

I cannot believe those little sausages with bacon wrapped around them went undrafted. He was the best performer on the table last time round. I thought someone would have taken a flyer on cauliflower cheese as well.

By the way, I'm English. What the hell is turducken? That sounds like a place in Pennsylvania.

by CathyW :: Thu, 11/26/2009 - 10:30am

A chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey and roasted. John Madden loves it, but I'm not a fan. And I live in Pennsylvania!

by crack (not verified) :: Tue, 12/01/2009 - 6:26pm

You forgot to mention it's boned and filled with different stuffings at each level. It's good stuff.

by Independent George :: Thu, 11/26/2009 - 10:35am

I think Tony Kornheiser did this on his radio show years ago. I don't remember much about it, except it was hilarious.

Sweet Potato Pie is the Drew Brees of this draft.

by Dice :: Thu, 11/26/2009 - 11:30am

With my pick, I take...lasagna. Turkey is the worst of the birds.

by The Guy You Don't Want to Hear (not verified) :: Fri, 11/27/2009 - 12:11am

Agreed. And lasagne is one of the great foods ever invented.

by B :: Thu, 11/26/2009 - 3:14pm

Aren't Chinese restaurants generally closed on Thanksgiving? I think Hubry got his holidays mixed up.

by Vincent Verhei :: Fri, 11/27/2009 - 3:10am

You know what was missing from this draft? DINNER ROLLS. We didn't have them today, and I had nothing to sop up my gravy with.

by rengewnad (not verified) :: Sun, 11/29/2009 - 10:40pm

Hawaiian King Sweet Rolls, or whatever they're called (comes in the red/orange plastic wrapping in the bakery section), are the best. rolls. ever.

rolls w/potatos? check.
rolls w/gravy? check.
rolls with leftover ham or turkey? check.
soft butter with a side of rolls? check.

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... thursday was a good day.

by evenchunkiermonkey (not verified) :: Tue, 12/01/2009 - 9:12am

not selected: butternut squash, apple cobbler, the aforementioned dinner rolls, okra, butter, cooler full of soda and the remote control. If al davis was in this draft he would have reached to take giblets in the first round.

by ErrantNight :: Tue, 12/01/2009 - 2:17pm

Not that I generally agree with his whining but will ESPN please stop stealing The Sports Guy's ideas, not including him, not giving him credit for them, and not including him? Seriously. He's kinda a douche but still...

by Eddo :: Tue, 12/01/2009 - 7:08pm

Well, he is employed by ESPN, so it could be that legally, any ideas he presents in an ESPN column are property of the employer.

That's how most companies are; any software I write, for example, is considered property of my employer, not me.

by tuluse :: Tue, 12/01/2009 - 7:22pm

I assume you get credit though.

by Bowl Game Anomaly :: Tue, 12/01/2009 - 8:30pm

Yeah it's pretty blatant. But I'm not terribly surprised.

by John (not verified) :: Tue, 12/01/2009 - 11:59pm

I assumed his compensation was not being forced to participate.