Some Thanksgiving Football Questions For Mike Golub and Warren Lapp

By Tommy DeSeno

It is oft cited, as it was again today in this column by Asbury Park Press writer Steve Falk, that the oldest shore Thanksgiving Day football rivalry is Toms River South v Lakewood, at 92 straight games.
Knowing that Asbury Park played Neptune on Thanksgiving more than 92 years ago, I asked Mr. Falk if his info was correct.  He told me that there was a period of about 20 years somewhere around the 1920s to the 1940s where Asbury Park did not play Neptune on Thanksgiving, so TR v Lakewood is the oldest continuous Thanksgiving rivalry.
I was just wondering three things from you Neptune guys:
1.  Any idea why Asbury Park didn’t play Neptune for 20 years (I assume it was Neptune’s fault)?
2.  Any idea who Asbury beat (naturally) and Neptune lost to (naturally) during those years?
3.  Will either of you Neptune Turkeys be there tomorrow when Asbury Park (9-1) carves up Neptune (9-1) by a score of 21 to 6?

Posted: November 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Thanksgiving | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on “Some Thanksgiving Football Questions For Mike Golub and Warren Lapp”

  1. Warren Lapp said at 7:01 pm on November 23rd, 2011:

    Well Tommy, I’ll take a crack at it. 1) If memory serves me (or more accurately, serves my sources) the rivalry took a hiatus because of gunfire in the endzone during a Thanksgiving game. The source of the gunfire was neither a Blue Bishop or Scarlet Flier but the damage was done. 2) I believe Neptune replaced them with Long Branch. No idea who A.P. played. 3) Yes, at least one of the Neptune Turkeys will be there to watch Neptune win 28 – 13.

  2. Freespeaker1976 said at 8:33 pm on November 23rd, 2011:

    Typical Snotty Desno

  3. JerryW45 said at 8:42 pm on November 23rd, 2011:

    Why isn’t Mr. DeSeno asking this same question of George Newberry about the great Wall – Mansquan Rivalry, as well as other games.

    Oh, and Freespeaker; if you are going to beat someone up, please spell his name correctly

  4. Justified Right said at 9:03 pm on November 23rd, 2011:

    Geez Freespeaker can’t you lighten up and have some fun even on a holiday? I’m teasing a couple of friends because our towns are rivals. Chill. Go give thanks. Root for a team. Have some fun.

  5. Freespeaker1976 said at 9:10 pm on November 23rd, 2011:

    One never knows with you Tommy, knowing your history about Neptune and some attacks I believe you leveled.

    That said, apology offered…

    Happy Thanksgiving to all 🙂

  6. Warren Lapp said at 4:56 pm on November 24th, 2011:

    WINNER WINNER Turkey dinner! A classic game, one for the ages. And… another Neptune victory.

  7. Justified Right said at 3:26 pm on November 25th, 2011:

    Fifteen yard penalty for high stepping into the end zone! Ahhhhh! I bet that kid never showboats again.

    I think AP is one power fullback short. First and 10 at the 2 to win the game and AP doesn’t score. I was shocked when the QB wasn’t under center for that series.

    Sad to think this could be the last time the 2 meet. NJSIAA voting next week whether to eliminate Thanksgiving Day games to extend the playoffs.

  8. went to many said at 5:43 pm on November 25th, 2011:

    of the infamous Scarlet Fliers vs. Blue Bishops’ rivalries at the Asbury stadium: it was great, and the guys always wound up in the lake afterwards, we ran the other way-too cold!. was told there were varying reasons for the stops and starts: the old stadium was crumbling and unsafe, the gangs fought too hard and got out of hand, etc..all in all, even though winning something is now politically-incorrect and makes some “feel bad,”we say : “Scarlet Fliers, sha-boom, sha-boom”! and, “batter the Bishops”!! ( yes, am talking 60’s-70’s!)…hope your day was as fun!