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Posted: November 28, 2013 11:00 p.m.

It's not about the food, it's all about the football

As I sit at my desk, waiting for Thanksgiving to arrive, I'm just thinking about how the holiday cannot get here quickly enough.

Easter may be the favorite holiday to some, Christmas to others, but Thanksgiving has always been mine.

To me, Thanksgiving is not about the shopping, it's not the turkey, although, cranberry sauce comes in a close second.

No, to me, Thanksgiving is about football and the time I get to share with my family celebrating America's "new" favorite pastime.

Football on Thanksgiving meant almost a full week of festivities – watching football on the television with my Dad on Turkey Day, playing football with my brothers and neighborhood friends on Black Friday and finally, every other season, watching UNC and Duke play their annual rivalry contest in Kenan Memorial Stadium in near-freezing conditions.

I cannot wait to get back home and continue these traditions with my family this week.

Sports have a way of bringing people together, and it’s never more self-evident than on Thanksgiving.
As you sit around your table with your families, or co-workers or friends, remember to be thankful for all that you have.

To you, it may not seem like much, but to someone else, it means everything.

A lot has changed in my life in the last five months since I first moved to Covington, and I've truly appreciated it all.

And, oh yeah, don't forget the pigskin.

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