Football games make men hungry. That may not be scientific, but it sure is a fact. 49ers star tight end George Kittle proved that on Thanksgiving day in the post game interview with NBC when he stole an entire turkey and began tossing chunks to the fans in attendance. Kittle has found himself in the spotlight in recent years and this latest stunt is another in a long line of examples of his fun-loving nature.
Since San Francisco traveled to Seattle for the game, there weren’t a ton of 49ers fans in attendance. Kittle made sure that those fans didn’t go hungry, as they came all that way to cheer on the out-of-town team. So, in typical man-of-the-people fashion, George Kittle ripped a leg off the turkey and launched it to his team’s supporters so that they may feast together.
This feral display of chicanery is exactly what Thanksgiving football is all about. In a funny way, Kittle really did embody the spirit of gratitude toward the fans that have supported him in his journey as an NFL player. Be assured that whoever caught that piece of Thanksgiving turkey now has a story to tell for eternity.
49ers quarterback Brock Purdy talked about the environment that the team faces when playing in Seattle, often considered one of the hardest stadiums to succeed in as a visiting team.
Purdy said, “It’s a great environment, hostile environment, and so it’s just more about being on top of your details, the pre-snap operation, speaking clearly in the huddle breaking the huddle on time, making sure we’re all on the right page with the snap points and all that stuff.
“So, it’s crucial, especially when you’re in that kind of environment. There’s a lot of easy ways to get distracted and that crowd is obviously going to do what they can to try to get us offbeat. And so, yeah, it’s one of those games where every single play matters. Everybody has to be paying attention to detail because if not you’ll slip up and it won’t be pretty.”
Between this turkey stunt and Brock Purdy’s devotion to God, this team is quickly becoming a popular group to many Americans. Their fun and humble nature along with exciting play on the field has made the 49ers must watch television.
According to The American Tribune, Purdy said, “It’s been football, man. I don’t try to make it more than it is. I’m a faith-based guy, so that’s how I stay grounded. I don’t look at football like it’s literally everything. It’s [not] do or die or anything like that.”
He continued, “Every time I step on the field I want to bring Him glory. Even when we lose, I point to God and thank him for the opportunity. Everything happens for a reason; it’s all a lesson from the Lord. It’s a game, it’s not my life. It took me a long time to realize this; I used to put football in front of the Lord. I would pray for him to keep me safe and give me a good game, but it isn’t about that. Now I pray that I would make the most of the opportunity he’s given me and, win or lose, that I would put him first.”
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