Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Sports Edition

Our Rink Rats special Thanksgiving Edition of Sports picks for the holiday weekend. 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICK OF THE WEEK – Saturday 11/24, 12:00 PM ET, ABC; #19 Michigan Wolverines (8-3) visit Ohio State University (11-0).  Another year of the game of the year. Michigan has had offense (quarterback) problems all year, Ohio State is on probation but still a power. Tough to go against OSU in Columbus but we are: Michigan 17 Ohio State (14).   Season to date (8-4)

SMALL COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICK OF THE WEEK – Saturday 11/24, 12:00 PM ET, CBSN; #11 Salisbury Sea Gulls (11-1) visit #9 Widener Pride (10-0) in this second round D-III playoff game.  Widener 24 Salisbury 17. Season to date (11-1)

NFL FOOTBALL PICK OF THE WEEK – Thursday 11/22, 12:30 PM ET, CBS; Houston Texans (9-1) at Detroit Lions (4-6) in this tradition that began in 1934. The Lions must win to keep their slim playoff chances alive. Detroit 21 Houston 20.   Season to date (6-5)

THE SWAMI’S TOP PICKS – Michigan 17 Ohio State 14, Widener 24 Salisbury 17, Detroit 21 Houston 20, Country Day 35 Grand Rapids South Christian 24 (Division IV Michigan State High School Football Championship)  Season to date (31-16)

THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS - J. L. Hudson Thanksgiving Parade (Detroit, 1962 ):

TRADITIONS (continued) - Spiced apple rings, cinnamon breakfast rolls, St. Lawrence Thanksgiving Hockey Tournament, Gordie Howe Hockeyland Thanksgiving Hockey Tournament, Turkey Trot, Claremont, CA, Walloon Lake, Michigan – all wonderful Thanksgiving traditions: some long gone, others continuing.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

Until Next Monday, Adios!

Claremont, CA
November 21, 2012

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