Tag Archives: football

The funniest Portland Thanksgiving story ever- ‘The Turkey Day Streaker’

On Thanksgiving Day, fifteen years ago in 2000, a teenaged Jon DiDonato stood shivering in an obscure corner of the west end of Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland, under the shadow of Hadlock Field. Roughly ten thousand people had shown up for that year’s annual Thanksgiving Day football game between storied crosstown rivals Portland High and […]

UMaine football team shows Colts how to run a trick play properly

Last night’s ill-fated trick play, run by the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter of their 34-27 loss to the New England Patriots, is already being called one of the worst football plays of all time. The response to the outrageous bungle is so widespread that even the University of Maine football team is getting […]

Portland’s “Turkey Day Streaker” revisited

On Thanksgiving Day, fourteen years ago in 2000, a teenaged Jon DiDonato stood shivering in an obscure corner of the west end of Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland, under the shadow of Hadlock Field. Roughly ten thousand people had shown up for that year’s annual Thanksgiving Day football game between storied crosstown rivals Portland High and […]