Rick Reilly, writing of his family's Thanksgiving turkey classic (LIFE OF REILLY, Nov. 28), quotes Archie Manning saying that "all good backyard Thanksgiving football games involve cheating." With all due respect, the Reilly family's cheating that Rick then describes is minor league compared with my family's. The Powers were the Oakland Raiders of Turkey Bowls past. I still remember my oldest brother clotheslining our dear mother, who had the unfortunate task of trying to catch a pass over the middle in a close game.
Troy Powers, Prescott Valley, Ariz.
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