The Sports+ Lounge presents: 'Thanksgiving Madness' by Jaylon Thompson

Jaylon Thompson
USA TODAY Sports+

Welcome to the USA TODAY Sports+ Lounge! The premier place for all creatives to showcase their talents. Every Friday, we will spotlight artistic content for the 2021 NFL season. 

This week, USA TODAY Sports+ community engagement producer Jaylon Thompson presents "Thanksgiving Madness" in the lounge. The poem sheds light on the beautiful combination of family and football during the holiday season. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy "Thanksgiving Madness" by Jaylon Thompson. 

Thanksgiving Madness

Family and Football, the two pillars of Thanksgiving. 

A gathering so epic, the stuffing isn’t the only filling. 

We all know the stories that are told.

The mad dash to the turkey and the slide to the dinner rolls. 

The madness starts at high noon. 

The Lions are on for their annual swoon. 

You know Detroit is always rocking.

But so is the kitchen oven. 

There are greens, beans, peas and Mac and cheese for your distant cousins. 

Dinner is set for 2:00 p.m.

Just in time for the halftime show. 

Grandma wants to set the table and we all know how that goes.

The doorbell rings as auntie and uncle have arrived. 

They come bearing gifts and I’m talking more sides. 

Now the fun begins. The family is all here again.

Everything is set and it’s time to eat. 

Kids go first in this family feast. 

Adults are next to create more havoc. 

The Lions just scored, is this Thanksgiving magic?

The finish is yet to be determined.

But you don’t mind.

Sleep is on the way in two hours time.

That’s the way it goes on Thanksgiving. 

Family and football is there a better kind of living?