HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


My Thoughts from the 1st Preseason Game - 08/10/14

Now that I've finally dried off, and had a chance to slog through the video, here are my thoughts from the worst weather I've ever shot a game in.  Some of you might have heard by now, but it was so bad at LP Field on Saturday night, I shot the game barefoot.  Sure, I got a few weird looks, but I also got plenty of positive comments from others who had to suffer on the sideline.  Anyway, back to the task at hand...

1)  There is VERY LITTLE to be gained from this game.  Mother Nature made sure of that.  Players were simply surviving, not thriving in the monsoon-like conditions.  Titans Coach Ken Whisenhunt tried to downplay it, but I'm not buying.  How can you gleen anything from Jake Locker's 1-2 for 5-yards?  More than 2-inches of rain fell in the 3-series he played.

2)  Colin McCarthy has played his last down as a Titan.  McCarthy left in the 2nd quarter with an apparent shoulder injury.  Whisenhunt admitted it wasn't good in the post-game press conference.  This is the final straw for the guy who just a couple of years ago was the starting middle linebacker.  It's too bad.  He just couldn't avoid injuries.

3)  The starting defense has some serious work to do.  Green Bay gashed the Titans starters on the opening drive.  In a monsoon.  Running the ball all but one time in the 8-plays it took to find the endzone.  And they did it without Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy and Jordy Nelson playing a down.  Not good.

That's what really stands out.  Again, I saw the game through a water-logged lens.  So take from that what you will.  One thing I can promise you, the weather will be better for at least the next two preseason games.  They're in domes.     

 

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CALIFORNIA-THANKSGIVING HEAT

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Pity those poor folks in California, where they had to endure record heat while much of the nation shivered on Thanksgiving Day. Records were set in a number of California cities. It hit 85 at San Diego's Lindbergh Field, breaking a 111-year-old record. The National Weather Service says Los Angeles had a high of 86 -- one degree hotter than the 1977 record. Record highs were also hit in downtown Oakland, Santa Ana and in Riverside, where it reached 91.

COAT COLLECTION

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- It's "Buy Nothing Day" to some folks in Rhode Island. Instead of hitting the malls on this Black Friday, the Buy Nothing organizers are collecting winter coats for the needy. Event spokesman Greg Gerritt says they hope the Buy Nothing Winter Coat Exchange will get people thinking about the negative effects of consumerism. Coats are being collected at a number of locations in the Ocean State including churches and YMCA branches.

ZOO THANKSGIVING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- How does a Thanksgiving feast of horse meat, crickets and lard sound? Well, it wasn't a holiday meal for people. The animals at the Kansas City Zoo got to enjoy plenty of fruit, veggies and raw meat, while we humans were stuffing ourselves with turkey and stuffing. The Kansas City Star reports elephants are partial to hay, the lions like raw horse meat.

VOLVO OCEAN RACE-TURKEY JERKY

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- "The turkey jerky was as good as it gets." So says skipper Charlie Enright, who's with a U.S. based sailing team plowing through the Indian Ocean. The crew got to celebrate Thanksgiving with some treats stashed aboard their boat. It was a surprise from the sailors' wives, girlfriends and shore crew. They had turkey jerky, pumpkin cookies and even cranberry sauce to spread on their normal freeze-dried fare. The sailors are competing in the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.

 
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