Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bengals vs. Jets on Thanksgiving? Or Are We Just Posting so we can Feature a Green Team on St. Patrick's Day?

Usually, there are only four things to do on Thanksgiving Day: eat turkey, get drunk, make fun of your relatives and watch boring NFL games that don't involve the Bengals.

However, thanks to a New York Jets owner that complains about everything, there's a small chance that the NFL might make Turkey Day 2010 the best one ever for Bengals fans.

You see, the Giants and Jets are opening a new stadium this season and the Jets wanted to have the first regular season game there. However, as everyone knows, in the hearts of New Yorkers, the Jets are second rate. If New York sports teams were the Baldwin family, the Giants would be Alec and the Jets would be Stephen.

Anyway, the NFL held a coin toss -- with neither team present-- to decide who would host the opening game. Of course the Jets lost and the Giants will now host the Sunday night opener (against an opponent that will be announced on March 22).
Jets owner Woody Johnson (pictured) made a big stink (think of a poop covered diaper combined with dead fish, that kind of stink) and now it appears the NFL has placated Johnson by giving him a game for the Monday night opener AND for Thanksgiving (Again, opponents will be announced April 20).

According to the New York Daily News, the Jets will be hosting the final game of the NFL's Thanksgiving day Triple-header and it will kick off at 8:20 p.m.

Here's the good news for Bengals fans: the Jets only play eight home games this season, so the Bengals have a one-in-four chance of being involved in one of the big games.

Lets look at the Jets home schedule:

Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings
Houston Texans

Buffalo has the sex appeal of Kirstie Alley (pictured below), so it's probably safe to say that they will not be chosen for either game.

The Vikings seem like the obvious choice, but most people have pegged them to kickoff the season in New Orleans for the traditional Thursday night opener hosted by the defending Super Bowl champion. Fox (who has TV rights to NFC games) will not be happy losing two Vikings games (NFL Network will be televising the Jets Thanksgiving game, NBC will televise the Saints opener), so we think the Vikings are a no go.

The Texans have only existed for seven years, their fan base is smaller than the population of Guam. Bye Houston.

Finally, Pro Football Talk is reporting that New England will play Detroit on Thanksgiving and that the Dolphins seems to be the most logical choice for the Monday night opener (the game usually matches division rivals).

So that leaves Ravens, Bengals, and Packers for Thanksgiving. You have eight months to call grandma and tell her not to come to Thanksgiving this year. Oh and in case you're wondering, the Bengals have never played on Turkey Day.

1 comment:

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