Swartz on sports: Thanksgiving Food Draft

Swartz on sports , Gabe Swartz

There aren’t many days of the year I enjoy more than Thanksgiving. In fact, if I were to set my personal rankings of the best holidays, I think Thanksgiving comes in behind only Christmas (what about Christmas doesn’t make me happy?) and the Fourth of July, ‘Merica, Baby!

Thanksgiving is great because it is a day full of food, football and friends or family. Now as a sports fanatic, there’s few things better than a draft, the hope and optimism it brings to a fanbase in desperate need of it. I think we’re all desperately waiting and hopeful for great food tomorrow, so with that being said, let’s dive right into the Official Thanksgiving Food Draft.

  • 1. Mashed Potatoes- Nothing beats the reliability of good mashed potatoes. I might be reaching at the first pick, but with mashed potatoes you get a reliable, trustworthy side that might not be the star of your plate, but it won’t disappoint you.
  • 2. GravyThere’s few things I love more than gravy. But, gravy is a role-player off the bench. Without mashed potatoes, or turkey, gravy can’t fulfill its potential. If you don’t like mashed potatoes or turkey, there becomes absolutely no need for gravy on your plate.
  • 3. TurkeyStar power. Turkey is the star of the show, and won’t be happy that it wasn’t picked first overall. But, let’s be honest, if/when the Turkey dries up, it leaves you a bit disappointed.
  • 4. PieThe best thing about Pie, is that it appeals to different tastebuds. Pumpkin, pecan, apple. The biggest drawback to pie, is that it’s a dessert, so it’s more of a playoff performer, saved for the middle of the afternoon or late evening depending on whether you eat a big lunch or dinner.
  • 5. RollsNothing beats a good belly-filler like some bread. There’s nothing special about rolls but they get the job done.

Obviously not everyone will agree with this, but that’s the beauty of it. Eat whatever you want, and have a great Thanksgiving.