Addazio Still Not Excused from Thanksgiving Dinner Table, May Miss Syracuse Game
THE ADDAZIO RESIDENCE – Boston College head football coach Steve Addazio may miss the team’s matchup against Syracuse after it was reported early Saturday morning that Addazio had still yet to be excused from Thursday’s Thanksgiving dinner table after refusing to eat the vegetables on his plate.
While other members of the Addazio family had eaten all of the food on their respective plates, including side dishes of corn, green beans, and sweet potatoes, the head coach refused to do the same, and, in accordance with strict family policy, will not be excused from the table until he does so.
“I understand we’ve got an important game coming up against Syracuse on Saturday, but you’ve got to understand: I’m just not a vegetable guy,” Addazio told the Classic. “I devoured almost everything on my plate, from the turkey and gravy, to the stuffing and cranberry sauce, to the pumpkin pie. But green beans? Those are gross and I won’t touch them!” he said while crossing his arms and pinching his nose closed with his fingers.
Players and assistant coaches alike expressed confusion and frustration over the possibility of Addazio’s absence from the sideline on Saturday.
“This is absurd,” said wide receiver and kick and punt return specialist Michael Walker (CSOM ’19). “First of all, he’s a 59-year-old man. If he doesn’t want to eat his vegetables, he shouldn’t be forced to. And even if there is some ridiculous family policy, I don’t see why he can’t just finish what’s on his plate. All I know is that we’re really hoping he’s there on the sideline this Saturday by kickoff.”
At press time, Addazio was seen being made fun of by his older cousins for still having to sit at the kid’s table.