Had Benjamin Franklin gotten his way, the turkey would be our national bird, and Michael Vick would be getting concussions with the Philadelphia Turkeys of the NFC East .
Hotel California would be on The Turkeys Greatest Hits CD.
"The Turkey has landed" would be the first words uttered on the moon.
Proud parents of high-achieving Boy Scouts would adorn their minivans with "My Son is a Turkey" bumper stickers.
The white-knuckle carrier of choice when hopping off to that magical weekend in Lubbock, Texas, would be American Turkey Airlines.