I hope everybody is having a Happy Thanksgiving, especially Browns fans! If you're having a get together and are a football fan, then chances are that you'll be sitting in front of the TV at some point today to watch some NFL action. If any of you find yourself in front of a computer during the games and want to comment, feel free to use this as a game thread.
In the mean time, at 3-7, there are still plenty of things to be thankful of during the Cleveland Browns' 2010-2011 season. In no particular order, here are five things I am thankful for...
- I'm thankful for Josh McDaniels, who generously donated Peyton Hillis to the Cleveland Browns, allowing him to become one of the best and funnest running backs to watch in the NFL.
- I'm thankful for veteran linebacker David Bowens, whose two interception returns for touchdowns against Drew Brees will go down as one of the most memorable individual defensive performances for a Browns player since the expansion era.
- I'm thankful for the fact that the Browns have been competitive in every football game they've played in this season. The games have still been frustrating and disappointing at times, but it's better than constantly being on the losing end of a blowout.
- I'm thankful for the fact that Mike Holmgren decided to give Eric Mangini a second chance. Again, the record isn't very pretty, but the team seems to have really bonded together under Mangini this year and the coach has opened up much more than last year.
- Lastly, I'm thankful for the fact that we destroyed Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Many still consider the Patriots the best team in football, but everyone across the league saw just what Cleveland was capable of as a football team with that performance, and it was fun to see the media giving Cleveland some "respect" for once.
What are you thankful for regarding the Browns' season?
Today's games include the following...
- 12:30 PM: New England vs. Detroit (CBS)
- 4:15 PM: New Orleans vs. Dallas (FOX)
- 8:20 PM: Cincinnati vs. New York Jets (NFLN)
Before last week's game against Jacksonville, the Browns faced a team in each Thanksgiving game three weeks in a row.