Thursday kicked it off for us on Thanksgivng. As the Lions battled the Texans in a 34-31 overtime win by the Texans. I said yesterday that there was only three Thanksgiving games that I really remember in my lifetime. But this game and one I am about to bring up will be remembered for a long time! The Texans got away with one awful call that will not be forgetten and that is how they won this Thanksgiving game. And sadly that is why I will remember that one for a very long time.
The second was the Cowboys/Redskins game as the Redskins won by a final of 38-31. But that is not what I will remember this game for. Rememeber me bringing that Randy Moss game yesterday? Well RGIII did what Moss did and tore the Cowboys up! As he threw 4 tds 1 int. 311 yds throwing and ran for 29 yds. Totally tore it up for the Redskins.Not many times has a rookie qb grabbed my attention like this but RGIII has got it. And one thing I forgot to mention in that whole RGIII mention? Redskins crawled back in contention. After winning that game yesterday.
The third I will not remember. The Patriots beat the Jets 49-19. I flipped on some Charlie Brown and then some of the Michael Jackson BAD 25 special. I did learn one thing and will not forget any time soon. Is that not only was that video the premier of Wesley Snipes. But also that was a Martin Scorsese directed video. Scorsese is my favorite director as he as directed "Raging Bull" "Taxi Driver" "The Last Tempation of Christ". Along with many other greats but those are some of my favorites. And I guess that is a big reason why I enjoyed that video.
Anyway back to sports.
In college football action on Friday the West Virginia Mountaineers became bowl eligible. As they beat Iowa State 31-24.Three of four bowl projections that I saw written on Monday had the Mountaineers playing the Syracuse Orange in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in the new Yankee Stadium. And the fourth projection I saw was in the Alamo Bowl playing UCLA. Alamo Bowl is a decent bowl it is not a BCS bowl but could do worse. And with the Pinstripe bowl the Mountaineers would be playing a rival. So all be it I would love to be in a BCS game those two look fun to me.
Marshall ended there season on Friday as they lost 65-59 in double overtime. If you are a fan of the Herd it was a very heartbreaking loss to say the least. Something has to happen in Huntingon for them to turn the ship and get back to the Chad Pennington/Randy Moss days. I do not have an answer to what but something has got to give here.
Martinsburg played George Washington on Friday afternoon. Justin "Cookie" Clinton went out of his mind and took over for the Bulldogs. As the Bulldogs won 63-14.Clinton scored 6 rushing touchdowns in that effort and now owns a state record in doing that. I guess today Clinton was the "Cookie Monster". Great effort by the Bulldogs they will try to threepeat next Saturday as they will take on the Cabell Midland Knights. As they beat Morgantown 35-28. Noon kickoff there at Wheeling Island Stadium and it looks to be a good one.
Double A state championship will be between Wayne and Keyser. I am pulling for the Golden Tornado. But I keep in the back of my mind "NO ONE CIRCLES THE WAGONS LIKE THE WAYNE PIONEERS!" But that shapes up to be a good game next Friday night on Wheeling Island Stadium.
Signle A will be decided next Saturday night on Wheeling Island Stadium. But semifinal games have to be played before we get there. Tucker County takes on Madonna. And Magnola takes on that of Wahama. I have a rooting interest in both games as my cousin is the principal at Tucker County and my family went to Magnolia so I will be a Mountain Lion and Blue Eagle tomorrow afternoon.
Guys (and gals) enjoy the rest of your weekends. Sleep off your turkeys. And enjoy as much of the weekend you have left!