In this image taken on Oct. 2, 2012, there is apparently some sort of stuffing, although this isn’t the best sports photo of all time. (By Matthew Mead / AP)

The Redskins aren’t the only local sports outfit running Thanksgiving-themed promotions this week. Navy’s basketball teams are also feeling the holiday spirit, in the form of free stuffing and free bibs.

The Navy athletic department, see, is attempting to “stuff” its Alumni Hall gym during a pre-Thanksgiving basketball doubleheader: The men play Washington College at 3 on Wednesday, followed by the women’s game against Air Force. The first 500 fans will get free stuffing from Annapolis’s Main and Market, while the first 125 fans at each game will receive a free Bill’s Bib, modeled here by Navy mascot Bill.

(If you do the math, you’ll realize that several hundred people will have receive stuffing but no bib, which promises to leave the ugliest stain in a college basketball gymnasium since Rick Pitino left Louisville.)


(Courtesy Navy Athletics)

There’s more! There will be a pie-eating contest between the two games, a sprint football scrimmage on the basketball court during halftime of the men’s game, a Thanksgiving parade during halftime of the women’s game, and (canned) music by the Cranberries being featured throughout the afternoon.

Tickets to the doubleheader cost $5 for anyone who shows proof of running in the next day’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. For non-trotting humans, it’s $10 for adults and $5 for kids, expenses which theoretically could be offset by free stuffing.

Sadly, there will not be any turkeys at the game. College basketball already has plenty of those, though.


(Courtesy Navy Athletics)