THE STARTING 11: Uncomfortable Moments at TFC’s Thanksgiving Supper

It has been slow cookin' for nine years!

It has been slow cookin’ for nine years!

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again when Canadians celebrate getting a draw against Turkey in the Great Pumpkin War. Never forget the nutmeg we lost in Constantinople. On this most solemn of days, it is right to give thanks for the things we often take for granted and to open our homes to those less fortunate – like the Argos. Thanksgiving is not overlooked by the players and staff at TFC who gathered this weekend for a big meal – that had some interesting moments…

11. Dressing up TFC II players as New World Natives while American internationals dressed as Pilgrims give them smallpox

10. The presentation of a slightly better turkey than last year – proclaiming it as a great leap forward in the history of turkeys

9. Watching Chris Konopka take an hour to light candles with piece of flint and a rock

8. Impatiently waiting for Robbie Findley to finish

7. Listening to Tim Leiweke incessantly talk about the post-meal parade throughout supper

6. Unveiling the festive centrepiece made of leftover Julian de Guzman hair

5. Inviting Herculez Gomez to the meal but not letting him eat

4. Observing as Robin Fraser stands just to the side of Greg Vanney, silently watching, waiting for Vanney to slip up during the turkey carving

3. Waiting around for Damien Perquis to decide if he wants to celebrate Polish or French Thanksgiving

2. Putting Canadian Thanksgiving to the side and giving American Thanksgiving the top billing

1. Having 30 people show up for supper – announcing that 250 attended

Author: Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh is a writer, former minor-league broadcaster and failed astronaut. Born into supporting an underachieving football club only to end up supporting a second underachieving football club - through what must be deemed as soft immigration policies - he continues to make terrible life choices. Walsh is a keen observer of the malarkey-rife sport of football and is considered one of the leading voices on the Collin Samuel Obesity Epidemic.

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