HOUSTON – The world's first “football picking turkey” didn’t pick up any friends in Houston with his Thanksgiving Day game choices.
Jimmy Jr. the turkey chose the Detroit Lions over the Houston Texans at an event on Tuesday. Promoters placed two helmets inside a cage, each representing a different team that plays on Thanksgiving. Each of the helmets had food on top. Whichever helmet the turkey ate from was declared the winner.
Was it random? Or can he predict the future? Let’s hope it’s random.
Jimmy’s owners say the turkey has a talent for picking winners. Former NFL player Vinny Testaverde trained the bird before his debut at an event for Wild Turkey Bourbon.
As far as other Thanksgiving match-ups go, Jimmy Jr. picked the New England Patriots over the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys over the Washington Redskins.