Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by Jen Mueller

Talk Sporty to Me Blog, Jen Mueller CEOHappy Thanksgiving!

Sports topics and headlines make great small talk at work.  These workplace conversations will help you break the ice, cultivate stronger rapport and lay the foundation for future interactions.  Below is a rundown of a just a few hot topics in the sports world this week.  Just read the summary, click on the link for more information and ask the questions provided.


NFLThanksgiving Day tends to a be a favorite holiday for football fans. Two NFL teams play every Thanksgiving – Dallas and Detroit.   This year Detroit hosts the 10-0 Green Bay Packers.  Dallas hosts Miami and in the late game look for a matchup of brothers.  John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens host Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49er’s.  Which matchup are you looking forward to most?  How long can Green Bay continue it’s unbeaten run?


NCAA Football – A huge upset weekend in college football means LSU and Alabama are back in the top two spots of the BCS rankings.  Arkansas is third.   All three are from the same conference, which increases the likelihood that LSU and Alabama could play again in the BCS title game.   Remember LSU won the epic matchup earlier this season.   For that rematch to happen, LSU needs to beat Arkansas and Alabama needs to beat Auburn this week.  Do you want to see a ‘Bama-LSU rematch for the title game?  What do you think led to all the upsets last weekend?


NASCAR Tony Stewart won the final race of the NASCAR season in dramatic fashion, passing 118 cars during the race and starting from the back twice.  The win gave him a tie in the final Sprint Cup Standings but he won the tiebreaker because all 5 season wins came during the Sprint Cup Series.  Where does this race rank among the all-time greats?  Tony Stewart was all but written off after a rough stretch during the middle of the season, what does it say about his perseverance and not giving up?


Tiger WoodsThe former World’s #1 golfer secured the deciding point in the President’s Cup.  Woods was a somewhat controversial choice to be on the team since he hasn’t won a tournament since November 2009.  He lost badly in the first round of the tournament but turned it around and became a key piece in the American’s win.  Is Tiger Woods back? How does the win help vindicate Fred Couples, the captain who selected Woods in the first place?


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