Thanksgiving and the Cord Cutter

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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)

Thanksgiving Football Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections on flickr

Thanksgiving Football Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections on flickr

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

Not my idea of a good post-Thanksgiving ritual. mikebaird flickr

Not my idea of a good post-Thanksgiving ritual.
photo courtesy mikebaird flickr

 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,

That's more like it..  kimberlykv flickr

That’s more like it.
photo courtesy kimberlykv flickr

More like it. kimberlykv flickr

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.


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