Posted on: November 22nd, 2010 by Jen Mueller

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Football and Thanksgiving just go together, especially since there are two teams that play every year at home on Thanksgiving – Detroit and Dallas.

NLF – This year the Cowboys host the defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints.  The Detroit Lions host Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.  Those are classic matchups and in recent years the NFL added a third game on Turkey Day. This year it’s Cincinnati at the New York Jets.  Here’s what you can talk about during the game.  Who do you like in this game?  Why?  All of these teams just played 4 days earlier.  How is the short week affecting them in this one?

College Football – Boise State moves closer to taking over third in the BCS standings. The Broncos pounded Fresno State 51-0 last week, gaining a few more votes and inching closer to TCU.  Boise State is already #3 in the human polls and they’ve got a big game this week against #19 Nevada.  A win could push them past TCU in the BCS polls.  Who do you think wins this week?  Do the Broncos have a good chance to move up in the BCS rankings?

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College Basketball – Conference play for college teams won’t start until after Christmas, but it’s worth watching the Maui Invitational this week for a look at some of the best teams in the country. It’s an honor for teams to be selected to play in the tournament and it’s a good gauge for the participants to figure out what needs to change/improve before their conference schedules start.  I’ll be following Lorenzo Romar and the Washington Huskies.  Do you keep track of the games?  Which team do you root for during the season?

NASCAR Jimmy Johnson won his 5th straight Sprint Cup Championship Sunday. He trailed Denny Hamlin by 15 points heading into the finale and become the third driver since 1975 to overcome a deficit in the final race and win.  What did you think of his race? By the way, if you’re not a racing fan, don’t worry, you won’t have to talk cars until February when the Nascar season resumes.

Tiger Woods – This is a little bit of old news, but it’s relevant because it was last Thanksgiving when things started to fall apart for Tiger and we found out about his personal problems.  Last week he did an interview on ESPN radio and published an op-ed piece in Newsweek.  He’s starting to open up and try to rebuild his image.  Do you care?  When will he start winning again?