Coming up to Thanksgiving Day, the greatest holiday of the year, football should be top of mind. After all, what better way is there to spend a Thursday, or any day for that matter, than hanging out with friends and family, eating and drinking and watching three games in a row?
Week Eleven’s most exciting games hinged on a pair of questionable calls, forcing us all to remember that football is a game, and a very subjective one. This week’s endings left me as surprised and shocked as Bruce Jenner’s face after a touch up. Just when you think these games can’t get any tighter, the referee’s have to go and get all up in everyone’s business.
Mid-November is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s the calm before the storm of the holidays, the collective yawn known as baseball season has ended, and people are laser focused on the world’s greatest game. And with some of the monster match-ups coming out this week, I am excited as a dirty old man oogling a Charger cheerleader!
As we slide into the second half of the season, I am as excited as Gov. Chris Christie in a candy store. Now is the time where the good teams start breaking away and fortunes change in a hot minute. All this, plus the usual insanity of off-the-field distractio…wait, actually, there’s a whole new slate of off-the-field distractions we never even dreamed off going on this week!
The season is halfway over, ladies. I am getting that feeling that washes over you on the last few days of a vacation; a combination of joy to be immersed in it, and a sense of dread that it will all be over soon.
And although it’s a little too early for awards season, I thought some Midseason Awards were in order, because what’s better than another trophy on the mantle? So don your sequins and heels, or better yet your face paint and faux leather as we go long with the top guys, plays and dirt from the 2013 game.
So let’s get rolling. I like to think our statue would be a tiny gold figurine of a man serving buffalo wings to his lady while she sits glued to the TV, a crying baby at her feet, piles of unwashed laundry and unanswered work files at her side. Or, maybe just a gold football…more cost effective to create.