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Thursday, November 28, 2019

NFL Thanksgiving

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Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 28, 2019 5:22 PM  

Josh Allen next gunslinger once the narrative smoke clears from the Lamar Jackson superstar hype.

Blogger A rebel without a General November 28, 2019 5:32 PM  

Thank goodness the Bills have finally scored

Blogger sammibandit November 28, 2019 5:36 PM  

Is Thanksgiving Dinner bigger in America than Christmas dinner? Thanksgiving isn't as big of a deal here in Canada as Christmas so I'm curious to hear what Americans experience.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( the British Royals are Lizard People. don't deny the IckeFLScience! ) November 28, 2019 5:38 PM  

Christmas is mostly about the presents.

Thanksgiving is about the food coma.

speaking in secular terms.

Blogger Dantheman November 28, 2019 6:19 PM  

What happened to the Mahomes hype? Last year, he was everything.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 28, 2019 6:35 PM  

Dallas kicker gonna be on the street by midnight.

Blogger Rough Carrigan November 28, 2019 6:53 PM  

Josh Allen has improved a hell of a lot. The Bills played the Patriots earlier this season and it was just as well for the Bills when he left the game with an injury. He was throwing interceptions and near interceptions at a ridiculous pace. Now he's pretty good.

Blogger Mad Italian November 28, 2019 7:11 PM  

Dallas can't get out of their own way. @MrManraMan Jerry Jones will have thrown out the clothes in the kicker's locker and out into the parking lot before he gets back to the locker room.

Didn't expect da'Bears to have a hard time with the Lions.

Blogger Lazarus November 28, 2019 7:41 PM  

Jerry Jones will have thrown out the clothes in the kicker's locker and out into the parking lot before he gets back to the locker room.

Somebody needs to throw Jerry Jones into the parking lot.

Blogger VD November 28, 2019 8:24 PM  

What happened to the Mahomes hype? Last year, he was everything.

Injury. Same thing that happens to every running quarterback sooner or later. He'll bounce back from this one, but eventually something will slow him down for good.

Josh Allen is the polar opposite of Cam Newton.

Blogger Azimus November 28, 2019 8:25 PM  

@ sammibandit - I can't speak for every American, obviously, but for everyone I know in Wisconsin the Thanksgiving meal os much bigger.

Blogger Retrenched November 28, 2019 8:26 PM  

Jerry waiting til the season's over to fire Garrett apparently

Blogger Azimus November 28, 2019 8:28 PM  

Bills look pretty good - maybe the AFC East won't be the private 6-0 fiefdom of the Pats anymore? Always proud of the small-market teams when they do well (Packers being the smallest local market by... a long shot...)

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 28, 2019 8:47 PM  

Lions should be assigned to the XFL.

Blogger David Ray Milton November 28, 2019 8:56 PM  

Lamar Jackson will get figured out by a defensive coordinator before the playoffs, if not injured, and thus relegated to a backup within two seasons. See the careers of Rodney Pete, Michael Vick, Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton, other bike thieves, etc.

Blogger Mad Italian November 28, 2019 9:08 PM  

@DavidRay....what about Russel Wilson in Seattle?

Mobile QBs appear to be Niners Achilles heel. Hope they figure him out by Sunday.

A couple of thoughts...

Who wears gloves when playing in a dome??

Does Jason Garret get fired at end of season?

I can't tell if Sean Payton is constipated or angrily holding his breath.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 28, 2019 9:10 PM  

Baltimore gave Jackson some good TEs, that's the advantage on O.

Blogger David Ray Milton November 28, 2019 9:17 PM  

Wilson is intelligent. He makes smart decisions both with his passes and how he slides 99% of the time. Mahomes is also the real deal... if he can stay healthy. The throws he can make are truly incredible.

Payton strikes me as a vegan, hence his constipation and anger.

Blogger Rough Carrigan November 28, 2019 9:35 PM  

It's not a matter of figuring out Lamar Jackson. It's simply a matter of when does he get hurt. Sooner or later he's going to run and try to squeeze between a couple defenders and misjudge how quick they react. He'll get his ribs broken or shoulder separated and the choice to run your skinny quarterback 12-15 times a game will look stupid. Until he gets hurt it looks pretty smart.

Blogger peacefulposter November 28, 2019 9:44 PM  

Mahomes is like Wayne Gretzky. He sees the play in slow motion.

Blogger cyrus83 November 28, 2019 10:18 PM  

This was Allen's best game of his career thus far. His last few weeks have shown more promise with his passing game. As impressive as his runs can be, I want to see him succeed primarily with his arm, not his legs.

Blogger sammibandit November 28, 2019 10:19 PM  

but for everyone I know in Wisconsin the Thanksgiving meal os much bigger.

Christmas is mostly about the presents.
Thanksgiving is about the food coma.
speaking in secular terms.


Sounds like Classic Americana to me. It's also neat to see from the outside how much y'all get into it. An authentic national tradition.

Blogger Lazarus November 28, 2019 10:27 PM  

peacefulposter wrote:Mahomes is like Wayne Gretzky. He sees the play in slow motion.

That's retarded. Football compared to hockey IS in slow motion. Football starts a play from a static position. Hockey is fluid. Plays start from moving positions.

Blogger Lazarus November 28, 2019 10:29 PM  

There is no transition game in football.

Blogger Ian Stein November 28, 2019 11:05 PM  

Wow, truly impressed by how much NFL players give back to the community.

Blogger Ian Stein November 28, 2019 11:14 PM  

Drew Brees is really good. Boiler up!





Blogger Jack Amok November 28, 2019 11:24 PM  

what about Russel Wilson in Seattle

He's more of a scrambling QB than a running QB. Fran Tarkington, not Lamar Jackson. Mostly he runs to give himself time to find a receiver. With Seattle's O-Line, he needs to.

For my family anyway, Thanksgiving is about extended family getting together. Christmas is about nuclear families being together. So Thanksgiving has lots of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and what not, some travelling long distances to get there. But Christmas morning, each child is supposed to wake up in his or her own bed.

Blogger Ian Stein November 28, 2019 11:52 PM  

All road teams won today.
Merely coincidence? Probably.

Blogger Thad Tuiol November 29, 2019 12:13 AM  

Da Bears pull it out against the Kitty cats, and we are back shooting .500 at 6-6...possible wildcard steal if they can make 10-6?

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( the British Royals are Lizard People. don't deny the IckeFLScience! ) November 29, 2019 12:40 AM  

23. Lazarus November 28, 2019 10:27 PM
Plays start from moving positions.



says the man who's never heard of a puck drop.

Blogger NO GOOGLES November 29, 2019 1:09 AM  

Well, the Cowboys never fail to disappoint I guess. Wasn't even a good game either. Was well over by halfway through the 3rd quarter.

Blogger Unknown November 29, 2019 2:59 AM  

@sammibandit

Our Thanksgiving meal is a whole turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, cranberry relish, and asparagus. It feeds a family of 5, and we eat leftovers from this meal for about a week afterwards. Our turkey this year was 12 pounds. We have a special large baking rack for this occasion.

Sometimes we do a Christmas meal as large as this. The possible menu on Christmas is also more varied. For instance, we sometimes do ham instead of turkey.

Blogger Clay November 29, 2019 5:42 AM  

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Blogger Clay November 29, 2019 5:46 AM  

Ya know, I woke up this morning think inking about Thanksgiving again, and it brought to my mind, for some reason, my favorite Twilight Zone episode, "The Howling Man"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Howling_Man

I'm not sure why...except maybe it is just that a "staff" is all we need to protect us against the demons of this world.

Blogger Lazarus November 29, 2019 6:25 AM  

furor kek tonicus ( the British Royals are Lizard People. don't deny the IckeFLScience! ) wrote:says the man who's never heard of a puck drop.

Average face-offs per NHL game = 60
Average plays per NFL game = 130
When the ref blows the whistle in the NHL the teams have 5 seconds to be ready for the faceoff.
When the ref blows the whistle to stop play in the NFL the teams have 40 seconds to get a play off.

Happy thanksgiving.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 29, 2019 7:00 AM  

Wilson has a good to great coach who knew what Wilson needed, running game, defense, and a passing offense not predicated on him being the next Marino. And he's clutch.

Blogger peacefulposter November 29, 2019 7:25 AM  

Lazarus, the QB has to make several reads in a split second, all while avoiding 300 pound lineman, before releasing the ball.

The ability to slow all that down is crucial.

Blogger Lazarus November 29, 2019 7:29 AM  

peacefulposter wrote:Lazarus, the QB has to make several reads in a split second, all while avoiding 300 pound lineman, before releasing the ball.

The ability to slow all that down is crucial.


OK. That is more specific.
Never mind....

Blogger SciVo November 29, 2019 7:33 AM  

If it is not too off-topic, what microphone are you using now in the Darkstreams? Because it is fantastic.

Blogger Scuzzaman November 29, 2019 8:25 AM  

As a rugby union fan I’m not a big NFL fan generally, but I watch do super bowl with some ex-pats here most years.

Still I’m thankful that Colin K organised a ritual white guilt humiliation session for the teams and nobody showed and nothing came of it except totally predictable farce.

Blogger Br1cht November 29, 2019 9:25 AM  

Off topic but if someone could give me the link or name of the authors of the study that The American psychiatric association cited when they stated that porn make people more "tolerant" and atheistic?

I don´t seem to be able to find either psychiatric association statement or the study so would be very grateful if somebody could direct me.

Blogger Mad Italian November 29, 2019 9:25 AM  

@Scuzzaman...

I've wondered about the Kaepernick tryout fail theater. Was that part of the secret payments and promises? Did Nike pull some strings? Apparently there is bug money in being a martyr so we'll be subjected to him hanging on the edge of public awareness for some time.

Blogger sammibandit November 29, 2019 9:45 AM  

For my family anyway, Thanksgiving is about extended family getting together. Christmas is about nuclear families being together. So Thanksgiving has lots of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and what not, some travelling long distances to get there. But Christmas morning, each child is supposed to wake up in his or her own bed.

That's pretty cool. I know Americans tend to travel more for work/have a more portable labor force. So it's cool y'all get together on Thanksgiving.

Our Thanksgiving meal is a whole turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, cranberry relish, and asparagus. It feeds a family of 5, and we eat leftovers from this meal for about a week afterwards. Our turkey this year was 12 pounds. We have a special large baking rack for this occasion.

Sometimes we do a Christmas meal as large as this. The possible menu on Christmas is also more varied. For instance, we sometimes do ham instead of turkey.


One thing that always impressed me about these big meals is that the person cooking it can always time it out so everything is ready at the same time. All those traditional items you listed have way different cooking times. There's a certain drama to Thanksgiving not present at the Christmas meal because of this.

I've noticed in my own life that Christmas is much more ethnic than Thanksgiving. For example, Baltic and Northern sea people tend to do the meal on the Eve. Orthodox people will do it weeks later.

Blogger David Ray Milton November 29, 2019 10:09 AM  

@Sammi

The timing is mostly the utilization of tin foil, crock pots, warmers, and reheating. And it’s rarely one person, but traditionally all of the women of the family would at least help.... until 10 years ago, and now it seems to be a lot guys in the kitchen because feminists can’t cook. They instead huddle around the TV, pretend to know football, and bitch about being single or divorced.

I think the Orthodox make a big celebration at Epiphany, which is around January 6th. I know some Mexican Catholics who exchange gifts on Epiphany as well.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( the British Royals are Lizard People. don't deny the IckeFLScience! ) November 29, 2019 10:28 AM  

35. Lazarus November 29, 2019 6:25 AM
When the ref blows the whistle in the NHL the teams have 5 seconds to be ready for the faceoff.


a - so, iz whatyersayin is, that they don't come to a stop for those 5 seconds? because that was your original claim ... before you started running away with the goalposts.

b - i usually watch the Penguins in Columbus once a year. you know goddamn well that it takes longer than 5 seconds to make a puck drop at center ice after a goal. hell, they'll be setting the siren off / firing cannon longer than that for a Blue Jackets goal.

Blogger Seeingsights November 29, 2019 10:32 AM  

'29. Thad Tuiol
Da Bears pull it out against the Kitty cats, and we are back shooting .500 at 6-6...possible wildcard steal if they can make 10-6?'

I think it will be difficult for the Bears to make the playoffs even if they go 10-6.

In the NFC, the Seahawks are 9-2 and are not in first place in their division.

The Vikings and Green Bay are tied for first in their division with an 8-3 record. The Bears are in that division.


Blogger sammibandit November 29, 2019 12:53 PM  

The timing is mostly the utilization of tin foil, crock pots, warmers, and reheating. And it’s rarely one person, but traditionally all of the women of the family would at least help.... until 10 years ago, and now it seems to be a lot guys in the kitchen because feminists can’t cook. They instead huddle around the TV, pretend to know football, and bitch about being single or divorced.

I think the Orthodox make a big celebration at Epiphany, which is around January 6th. I know some Mexican Catholics who exchange gifts on Epiphany as well.


My mom usually did it all herself, rarely with her mom helping with the ethnic salads. Austrian/Southern Euro women it seems don't like help in the kitchen! I haven't seen the modern problems you have, but am aware of them.

Fwiw some of the millennial women I know weren't allowed to cook. No kidding.

The ones I know who can cook usually got into it because they went vegetarian at a young age. I know it sounds counter-intuitive that a former vegetarian can cook meat but given that it takes confidence to start cooking your own meals before age 10 that confidence can transfer to cooking meat in later years for the menfolk.

Re: Epiphany. Now those are big meals.

Blogger Oswald November 29, 2019 12:58 PM  

Was that not a waste of some amazing onside kicking?

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