As we prepare to settle in for too much football and way too much food, I thought I would flash back to the best Thanksgiving Day football game ever. And it didn’t come courtesy of the NFL.
On Thanksgiving Day 1971, No. 1 Nebraska played No. 2 Oklahoma in what also might have been the best college football game ever. Definitely in the top 5. Check in around the 1:10 mark for Johnny Rodgers’ sensational punt return.
And it always is good to hear the voice of Chris Schenkel, one of the all-time greats.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Also, since this is a big week for rivalries, Richard Rothschild of SI.com selects the best showdowns of the last 50 years.