I wish it to you today since I know I won’t be getting on my computer tomorrow. Even if I do, there’s no way I’ll be writing a post, so Happy Thanksgiving. Go stuff yourself full of turkey, watch football, take a nap, wake back up and do it all over again.
Us Cleveland fans have a lot to be thankful for this year. We are thankful for…
… the Browns getting more thankful bounces this year (1) than they had in the previous eight years (0).
… the Browns are on their way to a possible first round playoff exit (unless they make it and play the Steelers. I really think they will beat Pittsburgh if they play a third time).
… the Browns finally finding an offensive line, a quarterback and three or four possible Pro Bowlers.
… the Browns taking attention away from the Cavs struggling.
… the Cavs have adopted the Browns mentality, trying to outscore their opponents and forget playing defense.
… LeBron James playing out of his mind and carrying the Cavs all season (too and Ferry is too thankful for him and decided not to give him any help at all).
… Ira Newble playing the 4 spot for the Cavs. (Really? Newble? And yet Ferry makes no moves to help the roster. Funny side note, I’m reading Paul Shirley’s book, “Can I Keep My Jersey.” I just read the funniest line ever. Shirley just finished a 10-day contract with the Hawks. They were going to sign him to another one but they had to wait to see if they were going to need a big man or a guard since their star guard had just been hurt. That star guard, none other than Iran Newble.)
… having the privilege of seeing LeBron’s armpit blown up to 20 feet every time we drive by The Q. However, we are more thankful we aren’t the guy with the office right in the armpit.
… the Indians addressing their bullpen needs by signing the hot dog eat eating champion of the world.
… the Indians having Joey Chestnut in line for their next signing to play left field.
Come to think of it, there’s not that much to be thankful for. Even the newly formed Lake Erie Monsters are in last place. Right now the only thing to be thankful for is the weak schedule the Browns play and the fact the LeBron hasn’t gone Stephon Marbury on the Cavs and quit. I mean he has to do everything for that team. I don’t know how he gets so many assist. I’m convinced that at least three a game somehow come from passes to himself.
Anyway, it could be worse. At least all the teams are competitive. I’m just thankful it’s not 2000 when everyone sucked.
I’m also thankful that there are football games on Thanksgiving. And more thankful that I have the NFL Network at my apartment.
It’s so hard to pick against Detroit on Thanksgiving. Well it’s not hard, it’s just anti-Thanksgivingan. But it’s ant-American to pick against Brett Favre. Since I have Favre on my fantasy team (both of them), I’m taking the Packers to continue to roll.
Jets and Cowboys. The only game that could be less appealing for viewers is if they scheduled a Colts, Falcons game the same day. Oh wait, they did. No one is betting the ‘Boys at home, on Thanksgiving, in their holiday unis, especially not the Jets. As for the Colts, Falcons, the way Peyton is play, they could lose. That is until you realize last week in the Falcons game, the fans were cheering to have the backup quarterback replace Byron Leftwich. Did they realize the backup quarterback was Joey Harrington? They must have because as soon as Harrington took the field, the fans started cheering to have Leftwich replace him. Now there’s a good quarterback situation.
I’m thankful the Browns, for once, don’t have the worse quarterback situation in the NFL.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! (don’t worry, I should be back Friday to set your weekend for you)