A Thanksgiving Feast Of Great Sports Action
If you love football, the next four days starting Thursday are utopia for you. Not just games galore but HUGE games with HUGE implications.
On the college level there are so many to name but the biggest are Notre Dame trying to hold onto their top rating and shot at another championship when they travel to Southern California for a game against rival USC. The Trojans are having a big meltdown this year and will be without their star QB Matt Barkley. Big mouth red shirt freshman Max Wittek has predicted an upset will be at hand.
Also vying for that national title are Alabama. They host Auburn in the Iron Bowl. The Georgia Bulldogs are right there in the mix and they host rival Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are playing solid ball and will be no pushover for the Dogs. If both Georgia and Bama win they will square off in the SEC title game next Saturday for a shot at the national championship game.
Somehow Florida is still in the mix despite rolling over two cupcakes the previous two weeks. Florida has a tough assignment playing at Florida State. The Oregon Ducks with their goofy offense which was shut down by Stanford plays in the annual "Civil War" matchup at Oregon State. Kansas State, still with a shot, will be idle until next Saturday when they tangle with Texas. So for Bill Synder's club it is watch, eat and hope.
There are also many rivalry games that have nothing to do with the national title rings but rather bragging rights for fans. The best is in Death Valley when Clemson takes on South Carolina. One of my favorites is the Territorial Cup hate fest between Arizona State and Arizona.
Our pro football weekend is loaded. Three interesting games on Thanksgiving Day that may not be as delicious as once seemed but are still good match ups will kick off. The Texans, leading the AFC with a 9-1 record get the early game at Detroit. The slumping Lions are on the downward trend losing a huge heart breaker to Green Bay. The Lions are alive but not kicking.
The great rivalry between Dallas and Washington plays in it's rightful place, on Thanksgiving between the Redskins and Cowboys. These long time rivals are still breathing for the playoffs, plus we get RG3 on Thanksgiving. The night caps off with MY New York Jets, talking playoffs at 4-6 hosting the New England Patriots.
Sunday is loaded as well. Minnesota visits slumping Chicago. The 49ers and their new QB controversy are at red hot New Orleans. Atlanta is at surging Tampa Bay. Seattle battles the Dolphins in Miami and then if all this is not enough, Sunday night is a rematch between the Green Bay Packers who invade MetLife for a match with the New York Giants. Whew, that's a lot of great ball.
Lastly, if hoops is your thing we have plenty of holiday college basketball and the game Knicks fans have been waiting to see when the Knicks, after their tough match up Wednesday night at Dallas, visit Houston for a game vs. Jeremy Lin and the Rockets.
Ladies, enjoy your Black Friday shopping. The boys will be remote happy with all this great sports stuff going on!
To you and your families a happy, healthy and fattening Thanksgiving. Please say hello to a soldier for their honorable work and don't forget those that won't be with family because their country calls! God bless you, soldiers!