Pairing Louisville football players with your favorite Thanksgiving food.
It’s been a very mediocre year for the Louisville football team in 2020. But we will never forget this year regardless of any record.
You know what is not mediocre? A Thanksgiving meal. If anyone disagrees with you, just talk about how good mashed potatoes and gravy are. Then, proceed to eat an entire turkey leg right in front of them to prove your point.
You are going to sit down today and watch mediocre NFC East NFL football and think “gosh, I would rather watch 3-6 Louisville on our day of thanks than this debacle.”
That’s when you might start to imagine the wildest of things related to football to keep your intrigue in the game.
So, why not make those thoughts come true?
Let’s pair Louisville football players with Thanksgiving dishes.
Malik Cunningham – Turkey
You may love him. You may hate him. But you have to understand that he is the main dish on every Thanksgiving. Some would say you cannot go without turkey or you are sunk; others would say that a hearty ham would do just fine. Your Thanksgiving bird needs to be taken care of or it could head for a “dry” spell very fast. A good turkey is hard to match and some struggle to see the good sides of it and immediately toss it to the side. A bad turkey will have you begging for a beverage not long into the feast.
Tutu Atwell – Mashed Potatoes
Who doesn’t love a heaping pile of mashed potatoes? It should be objectively true that mashed potatoes are the side dish that everyone has love for. It is a given that it is going to be ever-so-tasty with your meal so give thanks to it because of just how good it is. If you do not have this dish at your table, you have officially lost and you should just leave then and there. A meal without mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving could cause the wheels to fall off of your day real quick.
Kei’Trel Clark – Pumpkin Pie
Oh yeah. I went there. Pumpkin pie is delicious. It is not to be disputed that pumpkin is the smoothest and least messy pie of them all. Pumpkin pie always holds true to its form. You might forget about it over the course of your meal, but, when it makes it’s appearance, you cannot help but to love every second of it despite how much of a food baby is growing in your stomach. This is the classic dessert you always hang your hat on for any good Thanksgiving. Most people who understand the food game give pumpkin pie the credit it deserves for a good meal.
Cole Bentley – Rolls
Yes, rolls are inarguably the most boring Thanksgiving food that exists. It’s just… bread? I don’t get it? Well, guess what… you always grab one, don’t you? Rolls are the food at Thanksgiving dinner you had no idea that you needed. Even though they are very un-exciting, rolls are very important for your meal. They do the dirty work of keeping your palette clean all the time and never really get the credit they are due. It’s a food that always holds up well when you want to pretend you are not full. You take a bite of your roll and move forward.
Monty Montgomery – Stuffing
This is a dish that has a lot going on. When it hits your mouth, it is going to pack a punch. No individual stuffing tastes quite the same. It’s unique in every way. There is no other dish quite like stuffing on your meal course on Thanksgiving. It can serve a lot of purposes. You can use it to make the turkey taste better or serve it all on its own any given Thanksgiving. If you miss stuffing, you miss out completely on what it means to have a complete Turkey Day. It’s there to pack a powerful explosion that is impossible to foresee.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving to all that celebrate!