Does a Turkey Stand a Chance? Meet Jimmy Junior, the World’s First Football-picking Turkey

Does a Turkey Stand a Chance? Meet Jimmy Junior, World's First Football-picking Turkey


From Nostradamus to Punxsutawney Phil to Paul the Octopus, prognosticators have reigned supreme for their knowledge and knack for predicting the future. Just in time for the big Thanksgiving Day football games, Wild Turkey Bourbon introduces their gobble-gobbler ace-in-the-whole, Jimmy Junior, a football-picking wild turkey.

Jimmy Junior has been training with former All-Pro quarterback Vinny Testaverde and talk among the turkeys is he is prepared to make picks for each of the three games – Detroit at Houston, Washington at Dallas and New England at New York – in the Wild Turkey Triple Barrel Challenge.

“Jimmy Junior is the best, not to mention the only, football picking turkey I’ve ever worked with,” said former All Pro Vinny Testaverde during a recent training session. “After all my years in the sport, I have never seen anyone who demonstrates such an uncanny ability to see through the hype and focus on what team will really come out on top. I fully expect him to go three for three this Thanksgiving, giving turkeys everywhere something to gobble about.”

Football and bourbon fans nationwide will have the opportunity to compete against Jimmy Junior to win great prizes, such as a branded turkey fryer, through Wild Turkey’s Facebook page under the “Pick ‘Em and Win” tab.

Fans can also pick against Jimmy, Jr., head-to-head via Wild Turkey’s Facebook page.