PLATINUM PICKS: Thanksgiving Stuffing
It's time to loosen the belt fill your belly with delicious dishes and take in some lack luster NFL action. Yes it's once again Thanksgiving and the boring, predictable, penalty filled, action-less National Football League gives us the gift of poor competition.
Seriously how anyone could watch a game like Florida vs. LSU or Michigan State and OSU and still tell me the NFL is a better product, would be a complete moron. The Pats vs. 49ers, Cowboys vs. Ravens and Steelers vs Browns all were easily predicted and lacked any on field drama what so ever.
For those of you with a brain who enjoy the college game you are in luck this Thursday. For the college ranks have given you another thing to be thankful for. LSU and Texas A&M engage in a big SEC battle Thanksgiving night at 7:30pm. Perhaps awakening most of the nation from it's tryptophan coma.
That being said whatever you prefer college or pros WBOB knows you are busy preparing your cobblers, pies and casseroles. Hence the reason we've taken the opportunity to give you some tips to make your holiday a little more interesting and hopefully a little more profitable.
Thanksgiving College Pick
Texas A&M +5 vs. LSU
Although LSU suffered a heartbreaking loss literally on the one yard line as time expired Saturday against Florida the Tigers are far from defeated. Interim head coach Ed Orgeron is coaching potentially for a job. The Tigers have played with a new found passion and excitement since he replaced long time coach Les Miles earlier in the year. However Texas A&M is no chump, no pushover. Although the Aggies have lost 3 out of their last four ironically coinciding with the Playoff Committee's vote of confidence, they always play tough at home and especially in conference. I like LSU to win but in dramatic fashion. This will be close, final score LSU 31 Texas A&M 28. Take the Aggies at home with the points.
NFL Thanksgiving Picks
Detroit -3 vs. Minnesota
What happened to the Vikings? After loosing four consecutively they finally rebounded against the wounded Cardinals. The lack of brain trust in the NFL scheduling department thought we would like to see this game again just two weeks after these two squads played for the first time. Since little has changed for either team I struggle to think the outcome will be any different. Look for the Lions to defeat the Vikings for the second time in three weeks.
Dallas -6 1/2 vs. Washington
Blowout! I know the Redskins have been playing better as of late but this week they have in my opinion the best team in the NFC as an opponent. Unfortunately for the cheese heads, the Packers (who the Skins took care of Sunday) just are not that good this season. I must admit I like Kurt Cousins and route for him to succeed, but it will not take place this week as the Cowboys will steam roll their division rivals while the nation watches.
Indianapolis +3 vs. Pittsburgh
I like the Steelers this year. Big Ben has lead his team through some tough terrain. Yet this week in the Thanksgiving game no one watches because let's face it, by that time America is tired, fat and on to decorating the tree or off to bed for an early Black Friday rise. The Colts have been red hot winners f their last two, yet another tough opponent for the Pittsburgh bunch. Although this has the makings of the best game of the day and I could see Pittsburgh pulling it off, I must refer to an old gamblers adage, "when in doubt take the home underdog."
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