Turkee Trash Tawk

Welp, here we are for another Thanksgiving at the Wheelhouse. And thankful you all are hear with us. This will be a pretty abbreviated trash because there are only three games on the docket for today. First up, as always, is the traditional game from Detroit. This year the Kitties host Da Bears. We are at halftime as I write. I actually thought the Bears might have a chance at the upset, but Stafford just threw a late TD to Megatron and the Lions are up 24-14, and the Bears just don’t seem like they are clicking on either side of the ball, but especially on defense. Expect more of the same in the second half.

Next up is the Eagles at Jerryworld and the Cowboys. This has the makings of an excellent game. Both teams come in at 8-3 and seem to have withstood midseason uncertainty. My inclination is to take the ‘Boys here. But Philly can wear out defenses, and Dallas is good, but not deep. If Sanchez doesn’t make a bunch of mistakes, I think the Eagles can pull it off. The night game is another division slugfest, this time in the NFC west. Squawks at Niners. Both teams are 7-4 going in, but the loser is in some trouble for the post season. Seattle dominated Arizona in Seattle last week, but they are a different team on the road, and this game is in the Big Bluejeans Stadium. No idea who wins this, strikes me as a tossup.

We will have a special guest trasher on Saturday for the weekend’s festivities, but there are a couple of interesting college games tonight and tomorrow. Tonight is TCU at Texas. Probably will be a TCU blowout, but I would love to see the Longwhorens pull the upset. Tomorrow the action is in the Pac-12. Stanford is at UCLA. Always a tough game, and the Tree could really monkey wrench things with an upset. I don’t think so, I’ll take the Bruins.

And last, but certainly not least, is THE BIG GAME. For the Territorial Cup. Arizona State at the hated Arizona. Calling this a rivalry is wholly insufficient. The schools, and teams, loath each other with a passion. And this is the first time in many, many years that both teams enter the game so highly ranked and with big bowl aspirations in play. I highly urge you to tune into this, the game rarely disappoints. Much as I hate to say it, the game is in Tucson this year, and for that reason I give the edge to Rich Rod and the Cats. The Devils rebounded from their soul crushing road loss at Oregon State to get back on track, mostly in the second half, against Washington State last weekend. Can they keep it up and pull off a win in the Old Pueblo? We shall see!

Have a great Thanksgiving, enjoy your friends, family and food. See you in comments!

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    • readerOfTeaLeaves says:

      Sorry about the whine. Three states worth of my relatives (wa, idaho, mt) are breathing a sigh of relief. Having a winning team to root for is still something of a novelty for us. I swear every third business for the westernmost 450 miles of I-90 have 12th Man signs prominently displayed.

      • bloopie2 says:

        I’m curious. Do you think the Seahawks would be just as successful if they played in a quiet stadium? I do. But if so, then the “12th man” folks are unnecessary and, in reality, jerks. Yelling so loudly that you make it impossible for the visiting team to play well has nothing to do with football. It may be legal, but that don’t make it right. What say?

  1. rosalind says:

    what? you’re not rooting for a tree victory & a devils victory putting ASU into the Pac 12 Championship Game against Oreg…oh. never mind.

  2. What Constitution? says:

    So long as UCLA doesn’t take the field against Stanford in their zany/trendy/abysmal “Desert Storm-Stealth” uniforms, that game should go to the Bruins. Just sayin’. But Thanksgiving
    is all about hope and dreams — no, wait, that’s some other holiday.

    • bmaz says:

      Palin is far more interesting to chattering bon vivants like Pierce than she is Arizonans. While there would be some irony if McCain, carpetbagger extraordinaire, were to be taken out by another craven carpetbagger like Palin, it ain’t happening.

      • Bay State Librul says:

        Sure you haven’t seen Scott Brown on the fly. I understand his heading toward Glendale for
        a gig.
        “Enjoyed playing guitar with @AylaBrown and her band @MoheganSun last night. Packed house and a lot of fun” Love Scott

      • Peterr says:

        Palin is also very interesting to rightwingers of a certain strain who are singing Palin’s praises and urging her to run. Pierce and Tbogg didn’t write those songs — they simply noticed the singing from the far right.
        But yeah. It ain’t gonna happen. It would be fun to watch, but I can’t see it being anything more than a pipe dream.

        • Peterr says:

          Helen of “Margaret and Helen” fame penned her annual Thanksgiving letter to her family, part of which is on topic here:

          Dear Family,
          This Thanksgiving I am thankful some of you have decided to go to a football game rather than gather for the traditional meal. It means I have that many less gifts to buy this Christmas. . . .
          This year I am particularly thankful Sarah Palin never became Vice President. Bless her heart, she can’t help being stupid, but she really should just stay home.

          She also has delightful thoughts on gluten-freeness, bacon, and jello salads, before getting to her penultimate paragraph:

          And now that I have gotten my crankiness out of the way, let me say that I am very thankful to have you in my family. Your grandfather, God rest his soul, loved a big meal. We’re having the same meal his mother used to make and the one I made for him every year of our marriage: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes made with real cream, sweet corn, candied yams, roasted brussels sprouts, green beans, cranberry sauce, homemade bread, pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie and a nap.

          Bmaz, you wouldn’t happen to have an Aunt Helen in your cranky family tree, would you?

  3. Bay State Librul says:

    Judges still giving the Rocket fits…. Reaction to emergency request from Hardin
    In his ruling Wednesday, Johnson referred to the battle over the correspondence as “this seemingly never-ending discovery dispute,” and wrote that Pollak had “reviewed thousands of pages of documents that Defendant claims were privileged.”

    Johnson wrote about an order Pollak issued Sept. 18, 2013, in which she found that Clemens had waived “his claims of attorney-client privilege and work-product protection.”

    Johnson also wrote that Pollak had found that Clemens “had failed to to meet his burden of establishing that the documents were appropriately withheld under either attorney-client privilege or work-product protection.”

    One email Johnson cites refers to communication between retired pitcher Andy Pettitte’s lawyers and Hendricks. Clemens had described the email as “confidential,” according to Johnson. The judge writes that the email in question is “regarding a proposed statement made by Andy Pettite to the press. Such statements were prepared in anticipation of a publicly issued statement, and not in anticipation of any pending litigation or with the desire to seek legal advice.”

    Johnson issued a similar stern warning to Clemens should he fail to obey the order. “Failure to comply with this Order will invite consequences,” wrote Johnson.

    BMAZ, what would be the consequences?

    • scribe says:

      What else is new?
      In newsworthy news, King Roger is a both a liar and a clown. And an abuser of discretion. At this rate, his title will be longer than the Official League Year.
      Research note: find out if “discretion” is one of the things covered under the No Fun League Substance Abuse policy.
      Oh, yeah. Fly, Eagles, Fly. Beat the Owboys.

    • What Constitution? says:

      Yeah, waaaaaah here, too. My Bruins picked a pretty bad game to show up in “utterly mediocre” mode. And Stanford looked like they were a bunch of smarter guys with a better plan. Which they executed.

    • What Constitution? says:

      My Bruins failed to show against Stanford yesterday … and now today, the spouse’s Domers are being trounced by the evil USC, whose QB just became the first ever to throw for 6 TD’s in one game against the Irish– and this is 4 minutes into the third quarter. Getting into the cooking sherry now.

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