Don't rain on our Thanksgiving tradition
After reading about Washington's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl ["Controversy over eligibility leaves lingering hangover," Sports Nov. 26], I could not help but think of my own family's Turkey Bowl controversy.
The McNamara family has been playing football on Thanksgiving at Rock Creek Park, every year, rain or shine, since 1960.
This year, at approximately 10:30 on Thanksgiving morning, a police cruiser from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission drove onto the field to announce that "the fields were closed due to rain." The police car then drove across the fields to tell players on adjoining fields the same unwanted news.
According to the National Weather Service, National Airport registered 0.01 inches of rain on Nov. 26. The field was wet, but there was no mud or standing water. Who are the turkeys here?
Jerome J. McNamara, Washington
| December 1, 2010; 5:25 PM ET
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