Just when I
thought I was out… they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone The Godfather, Part
you thought it was safe, Im back. It’s Thanksgiving, it’s football, and we
have some games to discuss. This year we have three games for our viewing
pleasure. While the 12:30 PM and 4:15 PM games look to be massacres, all
eyes will be on the 8:15 PM.
not all eyes considering that not everyone can get the NFL Network. Therefore, like the rest of
the nation who doesn’t get the NFL Network, I’ll
be following it on the Internet like everyone else. Fantastic, the best game of
the day, and I have to watch it on the computer.
like having a great Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family, sit on the
couch, unbuckle the belt, and logging on to the NFL Network on the computer to watch the
game. It’s a Thanksgiving tradition unlike any other.
since this isn’t the most eventful year for Thanksgiving Football, you might as
well get stupid drunk, curse out all of your family at the dinner table, go
home, pass out, and don’t remember it the following Friday when you have to
call out of work from being hung over. On the other hand, you can bite the
bullet and be thankful that there is some football on and watch. I’m going to
go with option “B”. Although option “C” is do all of
the above, but I wouldn’t advise it, that’s too much on the heart.
I will say
Obama campaign, we need a change. With match-ups like the ones we’re having on
Thanksgiving, The NFL should consider alternating the games played on
NFL can use the flex schedule for the Sunday games, why not for Thanksgiving
and at least there would be some better matchups for viewers to watch and the
networks will get some solid ratings. In addition, you’ll still have football
on the television for Turkey Day. Everybody wins. Then again, that’s the
way I see it, I might be wrong. Go figure.
with that said, lets look at the Thanksgiving games:
Tennessee Titans (10-1)
at Detroit Lions (0-11)
My Pick: Titans
not the season the Lions had in mind back in Week 01. It’s been one bad turn
after another and on Thanksgiving Day, things won’t get any better.
Not only are they the joke of the NFL, but now they have to face the
Titans on the most bountiful of holidays. The only thing that will be bountiful
for the Lions will be the beat down they’ll receive from the Titans.
there’s no need to get deep in this game. The Titans are the better team
overall. They have the better offense and defense against the Lions.
They’re also mad as hell after their loss
to the Jets, you can best believe that they’re ready to take it out on
somebody. Too bad it’s on a short week, too bad it’s against the Lions.
there’s some miracle of sorts, the Lions will lose this game. Only fate or the
hand of God Almighty can help the Lions win this game, everybody is betting
against them. Now, they can use that as inspiration to go out and throw
everything they have against the Titans, but I wouldn’t bet the house on it.
You would be a fool to go against the Titans in this game; then again, anything
can happen. For now, the safe bet is the Titans.
4:15 PM, FOX
Seattle Seahawks (2-9)
at Dallas Cowboys (7-4)
Stadium, Irving, TX
My Pick: Cowboys
Now that the Dallas Cowboys have gotten most of their team back from injury,
they look to pick up where they left off in the middle of the season and start
winning some games. Now that the Seattle Seahawks have gotten most of
their team back from injury, they look to continue to keep losing the remainder
of their games for the season.
Titans, this is the Cowboys’ game to lose. The Cowboys have the better offense
in this match-up and their defense looks like it remembered how to attack the
QB in their win against the 49ers. Kudos to all of
the Cowboys fans out there who put a hurting on my Niners by the way, much
Seahawks are just having a bad year and it doesn’t look to get any better. With
the nagging injuries and being a team in the midst of transition, the Seahawks
need to put this season behind them and look towards next year. They can try to
finish the season on a strong note, but it won’t begin with this game.
Now I know
the Cowboys have won two games since their bye week, but they fought, and won,
a hard battle against the Redskins in the Sunday Night Game from two weeks ago,
and put a hurting on the 49ers last week. Thats what you need to do with four
weeks left in the season.
to be on the right path as the season is winding down to make that playoff push
distractions will interfere with what they are trying to accomplish
towards the end of the season. They’re ready to make that run, and although they
may not win the NFC East, we’ll see them playing some football in January.
Seahawks still hurting with injuries and the Cowboys finding their rhythm in
the past two weeks, I have to go with the Cowboys in this game.
Night Game, 8:15 PM, NFL Network
Arizona Cardinals (7-4)
My Pick: Eagles
This is a
must win game for both teams. The Cards need to win this game because they’re
on the verge of winning the NFC West title and head to the playoffs. They have
to prove they can win on the road if they plan on advancing in the playoffs.
The Cards have to take their loss to the Giants, put it behind
them, and take it to the Eagles if they want to make a statement.
are discombobulated right now. In my
opinion, one of two things will happen at the end of the season; Andy Reid or
McNabb will not be back in Philly next season. I’m going with
McNabb’s departure. Then again, I wouldn’t be surprised if both men were out of
there at the end of the season and the Eagles decide to start fresh. We’ll have
to wait and see. What I do know is that the Eagles need the win just as bad as
Colts, the Eagles are desperate for a win. They need to win bad just to stay
alive in the competitive NFC East. Desperate times, call for desperate
measures. With so much on the line, and having the home-field advantage in this,
look for the Eagles to pull out a bountiful and thankful win against on
the Thanksgiving Weekend, the old Hot Rod has already started throwing down
some of the delicious turkey Mrs. Hot Rod has made and the L-tryptophan
has kicked in. Therefore, I have The Itis.
With The Itis
and Georgia Tech
playing Georgia this weekend, Im gonna hit yall with some quick
picks for the weekend because I cant focus for the moment. Gonna take a nap
now and get ready for the games. Until we meet again, see ya when I see ya.
11/30/08, 1pm games
My Pick: Bills
Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
My Pick: Ravens
My Pick: Colts
My Pick: Packers
Dolphins (6-5) at St. Louis Rams (2-9)
My Pick: Dolphins
My Pick: Buccaneers
My Pick: Giants
My Pick: Falcons
My Pick: Patriots
My Pick: Jets
Coliseum, Oakland, CA
My Pick: Raiders
Night Football, 8pm
My Pick: Vikings
Night Football, 12/01/08, 8:30pm
My Pick: Jaguars
a Safe, Blessed, and Happy Thanksgiving
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