LIFE IN a war zone offers few opportunities for
recreation. Even in Iraq, however, Thanksgiving was a day for football, and
U.S. soldiers stationed there were determined to get their fill. Many troops
gathered around TV sets to watch satellite feeds of NFL games played back home,
while others celebrated the holiday by competing in flag football games. Two
members of the Tripods warmed up for the Turkey Bowl at Base Blackhawk, but the
'Pods proved to be no match for the Roughriders, who won 20--0.