Happy Thanksgiving, ALDLAND readers. Without presuming that you need any help entertaining yourselves today, here are a few suggestions to enhance your holiday festivities:
- Family football: The WSJ’s Jason Gay offers “33 More Rules for Thanksgiving Touch Football,” including what to do if great grandpa wants to run a Mike-Leach-diagrammed deep route.
- Real football: Say what you will about the 2015 Detroit Lions, but they’ve been on a roll ever since they took that trip to Green Bay. Today, they’re in Philadelphia to face Jordan Matthews and the Eagles as part of one of the oldest traditions in professional sports. Kickoff is at 12:30.
- Mitigating uncomfortable dinner table conversation: “How to Talk to Your Family About the Designated Hitter at Thanksgiving.” Don’t say we didn’t try to help.
- Music: The salve for an explosively terrible Lions’ loss on national television or Aunt Suzanne’s totally unique, insightful, nuanced, and definitely solicited opinions about Donald Trump is a set of extended holiday sounds sure to satisfy. Warm up with “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” and then blow full-steam into The Last Waltz. That’s a recipe for a Thanksgiving that can’t be beat.
We are thankful for everyone– over six thousand of you in 2015 alone– who stumbled by this virtual space in the past year. Have a wonderful day, and get off the dang computer!