I’m Thankful For Sports | Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the United States so I figured that this was the perfect time to roll out a “things I’m thankful for in sports” post.  I’ll be honest, I’m thankful every day for the sporting world, it’s my haven of refuge when the world gets crazy – or I’m lazy on a Sunday afternoon.  But ‘tis the season to share our thanks, so here we go.

I’m thankful for John Wall.  Every year we get a new rookie class in the NBA and every year there are kids (yes, kids) that come to the Association after 1 year of college ball and start their professional careers.  However, it is rare that we get a player that breathes as much life into the league as John Wall does.  This is a guy that does the Dougie as he comes on the court, he smiles as big as he can and he plays his heart out.  With a triple-double already on his NBA resume you can be sure that the rest of the Wizards’ season is going to be the John Wall show.

I’m thankful for a 16 game NFL schedule.  I know that there’s talk of going to 18 regular season games and that’s going to be a big part of the next CBA, but I’m happy with what we have now.  There are already a ton of injuries and the way things are going this year with team records an 18 game schedule would just embarrass some folks.  It’s not worth the revenue NFL owners, please listen.  Please.

I’m thankful for Twitter.  And as much as I love my followers and the people I follow that’s not what I’m talking about.  I love Twitter the way that athletes use it.  We’ve got Charlie Villanueva (@CV31), Chad (Johnson) Ochocinco (@ochocinco), Paul Bissonette (@BizNasty2point0) are all entertaining with their Tweets most of the time and you can never be sure what’s going to be said next.  And then there’s Bill Simmons (@sportsguy33) from ESPN.com who is all over the Twitterverse and is also kinda my hero.  If you’re reading this you’re probably on Twitter, give these guys a follow and check to see if some of your fav athletes are Tweeting as well.

I’m thankful for the MLB offseason.  I know that yesterday I ruffled some feathers in Toronto and some other American League setting with my post about Manny Ramirez being introduced as a Blue Jay.  But that’s what this time of year is all about.  All 30 teams have decisions to make, players to sign and trade and release.  And there are lots of options that would make sense for each of them.  It’s a great time to be a fan and think about the possibilities as we get ready for Spring Training.

I’m thankful for Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.  I have a feeling that we are going to see these 3 names very near the top of the NHL scoring list at the end of the regular season just like we saw last year.  It’s not their production that I’m thankful for though.  I’m thankful for their youth and enthusiasm.  I’m thankful for their marketability.  I’m thankful for the fact that if the NBA or NFL or both get locked out next season the NHL can lean on these 3 guys as they push for more fans and viewers.

I’m thankful that the Heat aren’t running the table early in the NBA season.  I don’t even know if I have to explain this one.  As a sports fan I wasn’t looking forward to a potential 70 win season in South Beach.  And now that the Heat are 8-7 after their first 15 games I can smile for now and see what happens as the season goes on.

I’m thankful for sports.  I know that I said that already at the top of the post, but it’s very true.  Sports are what I love, what I write about, tweet about, watch on TV and the internet and what I’ve been dreaming about since I was a little boy.  I’m thankful that I get to come to work and film an NFL picks Vlog every week that some of you check out.  That I get to write stories about what’s going on in the sporting world and what I think about it.  And I get paid.  Sport is a big part of my life and I’m a happier person because of it.

For that I am thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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I’m Thankful For Sports | Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the United States so I figured that this was the perfect time to roll out a “things I’m thankful for in sports” post.  I’ll be honest, I’m thankful every day for the sporting world, it’s my haven of refuge when the world gets crazy – or I’m lazy on a Sunday afternoon.  But ‘tis the season to share our thanks, so here we go.

I’m thankful for John Wall.  Every year we get a new rookie class in the NBA and every year there are kids (yes, kids) that come to the Association after 1 year of college ball and start their professional careers.  However, it is rare that we get a player that breathes as much life into the league as John Wall does.  This is a guy that does the Dougie as he comes on the court, he smiles as big as he can and he plays his heart out.  With a triple-double already on his NBA resume you can be sure that the rest of the Wizards’ season is going to be the John Wall show.

I’m thankful for a 16 game NFL schedule.  I know that there’s talk of going to 18 regular season games and that’s going to be a big part of the next CBA, but I’m happy with what we have now.  There are already a ton of injuries and the way things are going this year with team records an 18 game schedule would just embarrass some folks.  It’s not worth the revenue NFL owners, please listen.  Please.

I’m thankful for Twitter.  And as much as I love my followers and the people I follow that’s not what I’m talking about.  I love Twitter the way that athletes use it.  We’ve got Charlie Villanueva (@CV31), Chad (Johnson) Ochocinco (@ochocinco), Paul Bissonette (@BizNasty2point0) are all entertaining with their Tweets most of the time and you can never be sure what’s going to be said next.  And then there’s Bill Simmons (@sportsguy33) from ESPN.com who is all over the Twitterverse and is also kinda my hero.  If you’re reading this you’re probably on Twitter, give these guys a follow and check to see if some of your fav athletes are Tweeting as well.

I’m thankful for the MLB offseason.  I know that yesterday I ruffled some feathers in Toronto and some other American League setting with my post about Manny Ramirez being introduced as a Blue Jay.  But that’s what this time of year is all about.  All 30 teams have decisions to make, players to sign and trade and release.  And there are lots of options that would make sense for each of them.  It’s a great time to be a fan and think about the possibilities as we get ready for Spring Training.

I’m thankful for Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.  I have a feeling that we are going to see these 3 names very near the top of the NHL scoring list at the end of the regular season just like we saw last year.  It’s not their production that I’m thankful for though.  I’m thankful for their youth and enthusiasm.  I’m thankful for their marketability.  I’m thankful for the fact that if the NBA or NFL or both get locked out next season the NHL can lean on these 3 guys as they push for more fans and viewers.

I’m thankful that the Heat aren’t running the table early in the NBA season.  I don’t even know if I have to explain this one.  As a sports fan I wasn’t looking forward to a potential 70 win season in South Beach.  And now that the Heat are 8-7 after their first 15 games I can smile for now and see what happens as the season goes on.

I’m thankful for sports.  I know that I said that already at the top of the post, but it’s very true.  Sports are what I love, what I write about, tweet about, watch on TV and the internet and what I’ve been dreaming about since I was a little boy.  I’m thankful that I get to come to work and film an NFL picks Vlog every week that some of you check out.  That I get to write stories about what’s going on in the sporting world and what I think about it.  And I get paid.  Sport is a big part of my life and I’m a happier person because of it.

For that I am thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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