Growing up, my mom was always the one to cook the turkey at Thanksgiving. The turkey was always baked to perfection (and sometimes imperfection) in the oven at my parents' house and at Grandma's, using the traditional method with the traditional stuffing inside.
Then somewhere along the way, about the time I got into high school, my dad figured out he could inject sauces into meats, and the turkey takeover began! Add to that the ability to fry a turkey, smoke it, or grill it, and my dad was in dude's heaven. And my mom never had to worry about cooking the Thanksgiving turkey again.
The Today Show says more men will be in charge of the turkey this year.