This week’s SB Nation FanPulse combined the votes of every league into one definitive listing of Thanksgiving side dishes you want relegated to the B Leagues.
Who are you people that hate green bean casserole so much?
I mean, I should be thankful that more people didn’t go for potatoes or stuffing (though the fact that over ten percent of voters want two of the best carbs in the world ditched is weird). Mac and cheese is good, but it doesn’t scream Thanksgiving side to me.
Almost 65% of respondents wanted one of two vegetable side dishes ditched. It’s telling that these are the veggie side dishes that are barely vegetables. No one’s clamoring for corn to get thrown off of the table. Sweet potatoes/yams have so much brown sugar or marshmallows on them that they’re basically a dessert. Green bean casserole’s left over from the heyday of Campbell’s 1950s “no, cooking can consist of opening three cans” era of cuisine.
But as someone whose favorite vegetable side dish is green bean casserole, and who has one in their fridge right now, I’m just a little insulted more people aren’t on-board the concentrated sodium train.
To each their own, I guess.
The one common ground that fans from across sports can agree on is no one will take our potatoes. No one.