Sports Thread Thanksgiving WeekendNovember 23rd, 2013 at 2:41 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Sports, Weather
Gotta get this up early because of the Lions game today. Can the Lions win one out of ten games on Thanksgiving Day. On paper, the answer is yes (no Rodgers, home field, etc.), but this is the Lions on Thanksgiving Day. There are 3 NFL games today. The Lions play at 12:30 on FOX. At 4:30 has the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys. In the evening you can see Pittsburgh and Baltimore on NBC/WOOD-TV. Since the Lions play today, we may get the Bears/Vikings game if FOX has a game at 1 PM Sunday. The Sunday evening game is Baltimore at Washington (with RG III and Holland’s own Kirk Cousins).
There are 16 college games on Friday. At 2 pm Eastern Mich. is at C.M.U. The weather should be cool and dry. There are 2 games on WOTV4. At Noon, it’s a Big Ten showdown with Iowa at Nebraska followed by Miami (FL) at Pittsburgh. Saturday, the big Michigan/Ohio State game is on WOTV4 at Noon from Ann Arbor. The Minnesota at Michigan State game is also at Noon on the Big Ten Network. My Badgers host Penn St. at 3:30 on WOTV4. Georgia and Georgia Tech is the 3:30 game on WOTV4. Notre Dame has a tough match-up with Stanford at 7 PM out west (FOX). On WOTV4 you can see UCLA and USC at 8 PM. That’s #22 and #23, pretty even match-up.
The high school playoff games are all day Friday and Saturday from Ford Field. We have half a dozen W. Michigan teams playing, but since the blog gets comments and readers from all over the state and beyond, I’ll show you the complete schedule. Tickets are $10 and you get to see 4 games and be in Ford Field…pretty good deal. The Friday games are televised on FOX Sports Detroit-Plus; the Saturday games are on FOX Sports Detroit.