Thanksgiving Day: Football Team at Cowboys

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A Thanksgiving Open Thread

It time for round two, so get your tubby butt off the couch and load up another plate. Don’t worry, everyone commits to two plates, that pie ain’t going anywhere until you shove the rest of that turkey down your throat and rinse with gravy.

Who’s ready to watch Alex Smith? I’ll be honest, I haven’t gotten to see him play yet, and as much as I’m glad he’s no longer a Chief, after seeing his stats last week I was pretty bummed to see he lost, so I’ll be looking forward to watching him play and rooting for his Football Team to beat the Cowboys.

BTW, wouldn’t “Footballers” be a better name?

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WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 8:42 pm
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 9:00 pm

Beat me to it, damn you. 😉

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 8:10 pm

anyhbody else watching new mexico/utah state?

BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 7:39 pm

This article’s worth a read, and while it’s covid-related, the “Spanish Flu” epidemic does provide a historical model of how the containment measures taken by then worked out. Since that involved masks and social distancing, not to mention self-quarantining, it is relevant to the measures being taken today.

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2020/11/21/covid-and-thanksgiving-how-we-celebrated-during-1918-flu-pandemic/6264231002/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 7:53 pm

Here’s another, and it certainly is fitting for the day, since in spite of it all, Michael J. Fox still has things in his life that he’s thankful for.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/nov/21/michael-j-fox-every-step-now-is-a-frigging-math-problem-so-i-take-it-slow?utm_source=pocket-newtab

pompano
pompano
11/26/2020 7:23 pm

Does anyone eat T-day dinner at dinner time?

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
Reply to  pompano
11/26/2020 7:45 pm

we sorta did this year. Just me and the missuss, shes still fighting off the tail end of covid, so why bother getting up at 8 and start cooking? I made breakfast about 10, bird went in the oven about noon. Ate at halftime of the late game. Just finished cleaning up and stowing the leftovers for all the open faced tukey sammichs im gonna be feasting on

pompano
pompano
Reply to  WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 7:53 pm

I imagine electic usage spiked at different than normal time this year 🙂
I wish the Mrs and you well.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
11/26/2020 7:56 pm

I wish everyone who has hung around here well, regardless of how they feel about me or I about them. If ever there are days for that, this is one of them.

pompano
pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 9:00 pm

I answered your question from last night this morning (kinda), missed it at the time.
A couple of former denizens of the old place showed up last night. Been lurking a while, or at least not commenting much, and like what they see.
Hope they join the convos more.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  pompano
11/26/2020 8:46 pm

We haven’t eaten yet. But yeah we will.

BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 7:10 pm

So here’s an interesting question, with five games remaining, how many can WFT win? Doubtful they can beat the Steelers or Seahawks, but the other three are SF, Panthers, and Eagles. Those are another story entirely.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 7:17 pm

Eagles are next closest, but they still have to face SEA, GB, AZ, NO, and WFT. Closest they have to an easy win is against the Cowgirls. 7-9 and winning the division’s certainly possible.

slackator
slackator
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 8:29 pm

if the winner of that division ends up with 7wins Im gonna be upset, I want the absolute chaos of a 5 win team hosting a playoff game while a 10 win team doesnt even make the playoffs

Tony Sommer
11/26/2020 6:59 pm

In other news.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Tony Sommer
11/26/2020 7:06 pm

Some teams follow the protocols better than others, and the way clusters of positives are popping up but only here and there tells that particular tale. This ain’t just a matter of luck.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  Tony Sommer
11/26/2020 7:50 pm

Is he the first “star” player to test +? The NFL’s nightmare. And I assume he’s out Sunday, so a cakewalk for Pittsburgh. Is it RG III backing up? No idea.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
Reply to  NovaChiefs
11/26/2020 8:00 pm

they may cancel it, play it week 18. We will have the extra teams in the playoffs, its not if. Which makes the steelers bullshit record a bit less relevant, this was the game they was gonna lose remaining on that creampuff schedule so they might be going to the postseason undefeated. Which is fine, just makes us knocking their teeth out that much sweeter

slackator
slackator
Reply to  WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 8:32 pm

the conspiracy nut in me says its not a coincidence that the week baltimore falls out of the top 7 is the same week they have an outbreak looking to trigger the NFLs “doomsday scenario” of adding more teams to the playoffs. Also that the NFL was wanting this all along because more playoff teams means more money and more viewers

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
11/26/2020 6:53 pm

So who’s buying matching SUV’s for Christmas? I can’t stand those commercials.

kcfreak725
11/26/2020 6:51 pm

What a great display from Tank Division

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
11/26/2020 6:48 pm

Good for Alex

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Doughboy66
11/26/2020 7:03 pm

I’m happy for him, no doubt. I still don’t care for ownership there, but between Alex and Ron WFT is surprisingly easy to like.

I had the thought that they should make AS11 the starter for at least the first 8 games, with Haskins as his back-up. This would allow Smith to get the offense running smoothly while Haskins can get some work in with them, as the occasion offers. This would allow the younger man to get a sense of how the offense should be run while keeping the offense steady. After about 8, you can evaluate where Haskins and Smith are and consider changing, but if they did it at least Haskins wouldn’t be coming in cold.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 6:32 pm

thats probably ballgame

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
Reply to  WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 6:34 pm

and thats definately ballgame

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 6:35 pm

The Cowboys’ goose is cooked.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 6:37 pm

and deep fried

Tyrone
Reply to  WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 6:38 pm

Anchorman.gif

BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 6:28 pm

Scheduled the Afternight to run at 2100, since tonight’s effectively a weekend-type day.

BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 6:19 pm

I’d thought to myself earlier that if he got down by two scores, they could get Dalton to melt down.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 6:26 pm

Step one, complete. Forced a punt. Main WFT priority: Avoid turnovers.

Last edited 1 month ago by BleedingRedAndGold
Tony Sommer
11/26/2020 6:14 pm

That was terrible. Why run a long play like that on a fake punt and ruin the element of surprise?

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Tony Sommer
11/26/2020 6:16 pm

Looked really bizarre going down.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 6:14 pm

That didnt work well

BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 6:07 pm

I like Alex, but not on 3rd & 15+, or even 10+, come to that.

slackator
slackator
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 6:37 pm

1st and 10 is pushing it nowadays

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  slackator
11/26/2020 7:15 pm

Dalton may have had the better stats, but IMO Smith was the better QB.

slackator
slackator
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 8:34 pm

Smiths on the better team for sure

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
11/26/2020 6:49 pm

Oddly, his last year here, 3rd and long was not impossible. Hill, Kelce, and an offensive mastermind apparently help.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 6:04 pm

Anybody counting how many times Aikman has said Redskins?

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 6:05 pm

I’m watching with the sound off, myself.

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 6:08 pm

Evidently one each for him and Buck

Last edited 1 month ago by Doughboy66
WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
Reply to  Doughboy66
11/26/2020 6:10 pm

i have heard several

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  WaywerdSon
11/26/2020 6:42 pm

Im sure you’re right. I try not to listen when aikman talks. Or buck

Tyrone
11/26/2020 5:59 pm

Alex owes McLaurin

Tyrone
Reply to  Tyrone
11/26/2020 6:00 pm

And his defense

slackator
slackator
11/26/2020 5:58 pm

Way to go Alex Cassell, Matt Smith

Tyrone
11/26/2020 5:57 pm

ooft

wvchiefsfan
wvchiefsfan
11/26/2020 5:34 pm

Zeke is weak.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  wvchiefsfan
11/26/2020 5:35 pm

Fed him one too many times, got constipated

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