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Vikings Thanksgiving: 5 NFL Turkeys

Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Donald Penn (70) pushes Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the third quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

These people are all richly deserving of having bread crumbs stuffed up their butts and being cooked in an oven for several hours and served with gravy. Not that I endorse cannibalism.

5. Jim Schwartz

Not only is he a total jag who created a culture of thuggery in Detroit, he’s also by all evidence a mediocre football coach. So much for the Lions’ playoff aspirations in 2012. Don’t worry Detroit fans. I’m sure you’ll get back in the mix again someday. Like ten years from now.

4. Replacement Refs

They didn’t screw the Vikings nearly as bad as they screwed some other teams (sorry Packers). But they were still highly annoying especially in that San Francisco game. So glad they’re gone. Speaking of things to be thankful for.

3. Donald Penn

He bloodied Jared Allen’s face in a scrum then got totally burned for a sack by an enraged Allen. Good job Penn. I’m sure your quarterback was thrilled with you.

2. Jim Harbaugh

I can’t stand the display this guy puts on during the game. If I had to stand next to him I’d totally lose it. It’s just a football game dude. You’re not being tortured on the rack. So stop acting like you’re in complete agony every second. Good job working over the scab refs by the way. I didn’t know you were supposed to get five time outs a half and six challenges.

1. DeAngelo Hall

Slapped Adrian Peterson in the face then denied it. What’s up with that Hall? Could this guy possibly be a bigger punk? You could almost stand it if he were at least a halfway decent football player. But he’s a terrible corner. He gets burned more than Sherman Clump at a comedy show. Get this guy the hell out.

Top Non-NFL Turkey of the Year: The cop who arrested Adrian Peterson for resisting arrest. How’d that work out?

And one more honorable mention: Titans coach Mike Munchak. Call time out again Munchak. Loser.

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