Thanksgiving is for watching NFL football and eating turkey, a traditional pairing that the NBC broadcast of Sunday Night Football chooses to promote like this:
NBC’s Thanksgiving promotion is ... something pic.twitter.com/mJ3i9eJGKu— Tadd Haislop (@TaddHaislop) November 25, 2019
“Rough week for that group.” — Al Michaels
People agree this is an odd promotional choice ...
Did NBC really show a turkey farm followed by Al Michaels saying “It’s gonna be a rough week for those guys”— Steve Armato (@Steve_Armato) November 25, 2019
Thanks for the live shot of the turkey slaughterhouse, NBC.— Andy Tarnoff (@AndyTarnoff) November 25, 2019
Hey NBC, I don’t want to see the inside of a turkey slaughterhouse five days before thanksgiving thx— SH (@sthickey09) November 25, 2019
The thing is ... this isn’t the first time Sunday Night Football has done this. In 2014, they had a cart of turkeys en route to their presumed demise while Al Michael’s gleefully said, “Say goodnight, guys!” We blogged about it!
So, a few questions:
- Did this happen from 2015-2018 too, or is it being revived? Please leave video evidence in the comments if you find it, I have not been able to.
- Again ... why!
Anyway, somehow this is not our country’s weirdest turkey-related Thanksgiving tradition. That is giving turkeys a fancy hotel room the day before the president invites them to the White House to say, “I’m not going to kill you.”
In (way) other news, the official White House turkeys have arrived. They’re staying @WillardHotel. Their names will be revealed tomorrow and on Tuesday @realDonaldTrump will do the pardon. pic.twitter.com/J2aAWzRrR6— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) November 25, 2019
Do you like the turkey slaughterhouse Thanksgiving promos?
This poll is closed
Yes, the ritual bird death puts me in a festive mood
No, I would prefer not to think about turkey death
Yams ... sweet potato yams
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Here’s the 2019 NFL Thanksgiving schedule if you’d like to watch football with your dead bird:
- Bears vs. Lions, 12:30 p.m. ET on Fox
- Bills vs. Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS
- Saints vs. Falcons, 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC (RIP, turkeys)
(via Sporting News)