Category : Sports
The best day of the year.
“Chase, isn’t it still November?” – you, most likely.
No, Christmas Day isn’t here, but Thanksgiving Day is and that means two things: Endless amounts of awesome food and football nearly non-stop. Probably one of my top five days along with St. Patty’s in Bowling Green, Ohio and whenever BGSU is in the MAC title game or a bowl game.
Bears @ Lions
Chicago heads to Detroit where the Lions have become relevant and not just an auto-win for the Packers anymore. Chicago this year has been Jekyll and Hyde. One game Jay Cutler looks like a Super Bowl quarterback and the next looks worse than Andy Dalton in the playoffs. He has also produced the best meme ever with Smokin’ Jay Cutler. Detroit is favored by 7 points which seems way too high, but favorites have been historically good on short rest and on Turkey Day. Since 2003, favorites are 55-41 ATS on 4 days of rest or less. On Thanksgiving Day with at least a five point spread, they are 12-0 ATS. This means we should lean Detroit, right? Maybe not because Jay Cutler is 44-68 ATS for his career, and the quarterback position is the most important on the field. Given Jay Cutler’s inconsistency and my man crush on Calvin Johnson, I will swallow the points and hope for a late pick 6 from Cutler to cover the spread. LIONS -7.
Eagles @ Cowboys
This game is massive for the NFC East title race that has come down to these two teams. They meet again in Philly on the 14th of December which might just decide who wins the division. Chip Kelly is revolutionizing coaching and he gets the right quarterback I don’t know if he will ever lose again. However, I do believe in Sanchez more than most people do. I don’t really understand this Cowboys team. That offensive line is incredible, but they are somehow 3-3 at home. It really seems like this could be a game where one team dominates and surprises everyone, then when they play again the complete opposite happens. I like Mark Sanchez more than I like primetime Tony Romo, and for that reason I will take my boy Chip Kelly. EAGLES +3.5.
Seahawks @ 49ers
Man oh man the games just get better and better as the day goes on. These two teams do not like each other one bit and a lot is on the line. The loser will have a very tough time making the playoffs with Detroit and the NFC East loser of the previous game likely at 8-4 after tomorrow. Ideally for both of these teams Chicago wins earlier in the day, but if the Lions win, this game may be where you can look should either team miss the playoffs. So yeah, this is a big game. I think the 49ers make a statement, win this game, and go on to do some damage in the playoffs. 49ERS -1.
Regardless of tomorrow’s results, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. If you are unable to spend it with them, I hope you make the best of it. Christmas Day used to be my favorite day of the year, but I feel that’s more for kids. I mean come on, turkey is really good.
Thanks for letting me write, Trevor; hope all is well.