Seasons Greetings everyone! We hope you each had a great Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends. Thanksgiving with our family was quite awesome! We planned with our families to arrive no later than noon to get the festivities started. While we didn’t have a typical tailgate, we did have a Packers/Lions pre-game set up.
I actually thought the Lions had a huge chance to win the game, and it started out pretty even. However, the Lions loss their momentum, and their cool, and ultimately the game. At least it was a good game for at least one half.
At halftime we had our version of a Turkey Bowl at the Morris house. This was a competitive matchup between me and J’s father against J’s brother in law and her two young nephews, aged 4 and 6. These little “ankle biters” were juking, and zig zagging, and head faking, and talking trash. It was truly a sight to see. The oldest one, AJ, had his own little touchdown dance. It was a lot of fun! I’m already looking forward to next year’s rematch.
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Another disappointing Thanksgiving in Detroit. 8 straight losses for the LIons on Turkey Day. The thing is, this year was supposed to be different. A 7-3 start and in playoff position, the Lions were expected to challenge the Green Bay Packers and give the defending Super Bowl Champions a stiff challenge. Alas it was not to be.
The Packers bested the Lions 27-15 to run their record to 11-0 and retain total control of the NFC North. The Lions showed they’re not ready for the big time yet by committing numerous dumb penalties and making poor decisions. The worst being DT Ndamukong Suh being ejected in the third quarter after stomping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Suh claimed in the post game news conference that he was stepping away from Dietrich-Smith and did not intentionally stomp on him. I don’t believe him. I love Ndamukong Suh but he needs to learn to control his emotions. His lack of discipline is hurting the Lions. Suh should be suspended for his actions and don’t be surprised if the league punishes him for this. Continue reading
Recently, I attended the game at FedEx Field when the Washington Redskins hosted the Dallas Cowboys. On the metro headed to the game, there was a young girl wearing a Brian Orakpo jersey. Another Redskins fan said to the girl “You look excited for the game!” The girl replied“YES! I love the Redskins! Me and my dad!” The fan replied back “Ahhh the old family curse. This is my dad (points). He got me too. Has he told you about the 80’s?” Everyone on the train burst out laughing and so did the girl…poor thing, she didn’t even get it.
I was all of 8 years old when I first heard my Dad sing “Hail to the Redskins”.We were riding in the car. My Dad has a great voice and I remember when he got to the part “Rah! Rah! Rah!” I laughed. At that point in my life, I already knew 2 things about football: 1. WE like the Redskins and 2. We DON’T like the Cowboys. Everyone in my family (except one cousin) roots for the Redskins.
One Thanksgiving we watched the Redskins play the Cowboys and I remember my grandfather, father, and uncle all being mad. I remember all the yelling and excitement. Oh, and that one cousin I mentioned? It was weird, she was clapping when the rest of US were mad. She boldly declared “I like the Dallas Cowboys!” Like she was coming out or something… I remember thinking she just wanted attention. WE don’t like them, remember? Continue reading