No Thanks NFL!
Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year, hands down. It’s a day I relax, eat great food, see family and friends and watch football from 12 p.m. to midnight. The NFL’s addition of a third game on my favorite holiday is something I have been extremely thankful for the past few years. Very often, dinner is served during the second game, and in many years past, I have been unable to catch all of the action, especially before the days of Tivo and DVR. The third game (and these fantastic inventions) have really allowed me to enjoy a full slate of football all day and night. However, this year the NFL schedule makers have decided to ruin my holiday and play a sick joke on al New York Jet fans.
Not only are they putting the Jets in primetime on Thanksgiving night, but they have decided to match us up against the arch-rival Patriots. In the past two years, I would have been extremely pumped for this game, envisioning the Jets finally taking over the reigns of the AFC East. However, I just can’t see how this year will end up any different. Tom Brady vs. Mark Sanchez/Tim Tebow? Belichik vs. Ryan? A world-class organization vs. the NFL’s biggest soap opera? All of these factors lead to one thing…My favorite day is certainly going to be tarnished this year!
Part of me is thinking about boycotting the game completely. Maybe I’ll head down to the local mall and try to beat the black friday crowds. I might also try to eat myself into a food coma and therefore pass out well before kick-off. It’s possible that I can drink enough beer and wine that it will be physically impossible to see the game, and I can make up the outcome in my inebriated state. All I know is after eating and drinking all day, being subjected to the beat-down that I am already bracing myself for, will make the task of keeping my food down almost impossible. This year I will fully enjoy the Macy’s parade, because I know that my day will probably only go down hill from there. Thanks a lot NFL!