With an eight-year-old, we spend Thanksgiving outdoors, not watching football on TV. This year, we left the 40-foot tree that crashed into our fence behind us (lots of “gawkers”), and we’ll be playing in the snow in the Sierra. The snowfall on Tahoe’s West Shore is astounding, four feet.
I did, however, download a cool ESPN app for the family iPad that lets you quickly look at the games this weekend. Cal has to beat Washington just to get a bowl bid, and I’m rooting for Stanford to make it to the Rose Bowl.
I also LOL to notice that the president of one of our local tea partier’s favorite “adopted” teams – Ohio St. – is an elitist. (Elitist is the tea party’s way of shooting down the opposition).
From ESPN: “COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even if TCU and Boise State run the table, they still don’t deserve to be in the Bowl Championship Series title game, Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee said Wednesday.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the president at the university with the largest athletic program in the country said that TCU and Boise State do not face a difficult enough schedule to play in the national championship game.
“Well, I don’t know enough about the X’s and O’s of college football,” said Gee, formerly the president at West Virginia, Colorado, Brown and Vanderbilt universities. “I do know, having been both a Southeastern Conference president and a Big Ten president, that it’s like murderer’s row every week for these schools. We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day.
“So I think until a university runs through that gantlet that there’s some reason to believe that they not be the best teams to [be] in the big ballgame.”
1. Is it okay to thaw my turkey in the bathtub while bathing my kids?
2. Can I brine my turkey in the washing machine?
3. Can I use my oven’s self-cleaning cycle to speed up the cooking process?
4. If I cut my turkey with a chainsaw will the oil affect the taste?
5. Can I take my frozen turkey into my sauna to thaw it faster?