Thanksgiving and Football
Good news this year for the cord cutting NFL fan. Perhaps in the spirit of giving, the NFL has decided NOT to put anything on ESPN or NFL Network etc. All three of the Thanksgiving day games are on major broadcast networks:
Packers at Lions (9:30 a.m. PT on FOX)
Raiders at Cowboys (1:30 p.m. PT on CBS)
Steelers at Ravens (5:30 p.m. PT on NBC)
College is a different story. There are only two NCAA games on Thanksgiving, and neither of those are on broadcast networks:
Ole Miss at Mississippi State (4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN)
Texas Tech at Texas (4:30 p.m. PT on FOX Sports 1)
The big college weekend that follows, is even worse. The bulk of those are on the cable networks. If you are really into college football could be a good weekend to visit a sports bar or a friend who has cable.
Thanksgiving and Movies
But Thanksgiving isn’t just about football right? It’s time to dig out all those ancient holiday movie classics. Available on Netflix streaming we find Miracle on 34th Street. One of my favorites, but not on Netflix streaming is Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Cord Cutter Guide Waxes Nostalgic
What I love about Thanksgiving is that the day is still relatively un-commercialized. Growing up in Michigan, I have fond memories of totally indoor, family and friend bonding rituals, with lots of good food, drinks and deserts.
When I first moved to California I spent a couple of those Thanksgivings on the beach and in the water – just because I could – and for bragging rights to those back home. Today, Ihave some relatives that insist on a long walk
after the big dinner. I like to exercise, but that concept just seemed like a spoiler. As for me on Nov 28 2013 I’ll probably be vegging out with a slice of pumpkin pie,
a good glass of Cabernet, and watching that Steelers Ravens game.
What are your post-Thanksgiving traditions? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.