Tom Brady was listed as questionable for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions. Patriots were down 14-3, and with the help of Tom Brady’s four TD passes they pulled out a victory. I guess he wasn’t so questionable, and it is better to be a Patriot than a Lion with pride. In a similar vein, it was better to be a Saint than a Cowboy. (Especially with a 3-8 record, who knows what’s happening there? That huge HD screen in Cowboys stadium must be distracting its players.) The Jets won too, but who didn’t see that coming? Oregon and Auburn both won their Thanksgiving bids to continue their undefeated seasons. But that stuff…it’s all, well…bullshit.
Thanksgiving Day football is a tradition, and Broderick Brown and Sean Lewis of the Oklahoma State Cowboys made football worth watching. In the second quarter, down by 11, and Oklahoma QB Landry Jones throws a pass that looks to be going out of bounds. But appearances can be deceiving as Broderick Brown keeps two feet in bounds while slapping the ball back in bounds into the hands of teammate Sean Lewis. Check it out. The number 9 ranked Oklahoma State program lost to its in state rival Oklahoma (ranked 13) so the underdog had its day, but I guess it isn’t so bad to be a Cowboy after all. NCAA don’t you get any ideas about retroactively reversing that call, or anything foolish like that.
And who woulda thunk that Derek Jeter would still be unsigned come Thanksgiving? I’ll admit to my own naïveté here, I really thought that the Yankees were going to make him an offer that he couldn’t refuse. They declined to give him arbitration, understandably, so they wouldn’t have to pay him A-Rod money to put up Marco Scutaro numbers. But Jeter didn’t like 3 years and 45 million either. Push came to shove, and then this New York Post cover came out, with Derek Jeter in a photoshopped Red Sox Jersey. As a Sox fan, I’m going out and admit, I love this. Sorry Jed Lowrie, its just business, and he’s cool because he’s married to Minka Kelly.
I previously wrote about some remodeling being done in Madison Square Garden, and now the plans have been unveiled for a sky walk running the length of the stadium. Sorry Knicks fans but even that won’t get you into the playoffs. You might need to woo Hov away from those New Jersey Nets, or at least stop Blake Griffin from dunking on what seems to be your entire team. Oh yeah, and my wishes for a speedy recovery go out to President Obama who had to get 12 stitches on his lip after an injury sustained playing pickup basketball- you go hard in the paint man. Really.