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S.O.B.’s Thanksgiving Holiday NFL Weekend Preview (Sponsored By Captain Morgan)

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Ahoy hoy, Sportressphiles. Amazingly, the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us once again…jeez, where does the time go? If you’re wondering, I actually do have some thoughts as to where said time goes: it involves quantum physics, ancient aliens and some interesting artifacts I found in my dryer’s lint trap – I mean, have you ever looked inside one of those things? Boggles the mind…

Anyhoo, the good folks at Captain Morgan (Happy Captain’s Eve, everyone, by the way) have asked me to prepare a little write-up highlighting a few of the best matchups in the National Football League (Jon Gruden would say, “The National Football League is where players in the National Football League play a unique brand of football which can only be found in the National Football League. This league…football!”) during the upcoming holiday weekend. There are three – yes three – games on the docket for Turkey Day – well, those of us who have NFL Network. Are there people still out there that still cannot get the NFL Network? Can that possible? Well, if it is, for those out there for some reason or another do not have it:  man, you are one pathetic loser…no offense.

But hey, I’m not here to rub salt in the wounds of those of you who will be unable to watch the NFL’s version of a Thanksgiving matinee. There are still two great games to be enjoyed while you are trying your damnedest to barely tolerate those family members you find intolerable, even without the evening matchup between the Bengals and the Jets. In the early game, New England visits Detroit (wOOt!), followed by New Orleans at Dallas.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at a few games ol’ Weed finds the most intriguing. Enjoy.

Philadelphia Eagles (7-3) at Chicago Bears (7-3)
Soldier Field
4:15 ET (FOX)

It would be downright kooky to not mention the Iggles when discussing the most intriguing matchups of a given slate of NFL games, so you won’t find me falling into that trap. Things are running on all cylinders in Philly, and it will be interesting to see if Michael Vick can avoid the so-called  Sports Illustrated cover jinx after his appearance on the front of the periodical this week. The Bears, to their credit and despite a cavalcade of naysayers claiming they are an overrated team, keep on rolling. After convincing victories over the Vikings and Dolphins, a big win over the Eagles would certainly solidify their place among the contenders in the watered-down NFC. It would also give Jay Cutler something to talk about with his special lady friend Kristin Cavallari. Lord knows that the conversations between these two dodo heads certainly does not reach the level of witty repartee one would have been privy to hanging out with the Algonquin Round Table.

Weed’s Call: Eagles 34, Bears 21.

Weed’s Turkey Couch Potato Watchability Rating:

San Diego Chargers (5-5) at Indianapolis Colts (6-4)
Lucas Oil Stadium
8:20 ET (NBC)

I can think of no better way than to wrap up a gluttonous weekend of holiday revelry than hiring a guy to drive a Bobcat into your living room and hoisting your lazy butt up onto the couch to take in this likely epic matchup. The Colts? Well, they are the Colts: boring, methodical, and led by Caveman Manning. How can a person be so intense, yet so vanilla at the same time? Puzzling, indeed. Not much more to add here.

The Chargers, on the other hand, have once again managed to recover from their September swoon and find themselves right back in the race to win the mediocre AFC West, much thanks to the performance of the one, the only, Marmalard.

Yowsers. Try getting that nightmare fuel out of your head.

Weed’s Call: Colts 37, Chargers 28.

Weed’s Turkey Couch Potato Watchability Rating:

Enjoy the games, folks. And have a wonderful Captain’s Eve, Thanksgiving Day and remaining holiday weekend.

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