What are you most thankful for as a sports fan this year?

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Top_5_Guy PM Top_5_Guy
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Posted: 11/26/2010 11:00:12 AM
Though I live in Canada, I share the Thanksgiving spirit with our American friends every November.
Why not? Americans do it right – take the Thursday off, make it a nice long weekend and fill those days with a smorgasbord of sports.
Keeping with the Thanksgiving theme, I thought I’d come up with the Top 5 things I’m thankful for as a sports fan these days.

5. The ability to bet on these games
This will always be on my list. Being able to bet on sports with offshore sportsbooks is something I enjoy every day. I know it’s a bit harder in the U.S. after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed a few months ago, but Americans still seem to be finding ways to get their bets down as well.

4. NHL goals are up
Don’t look now, but NHL games are getting more exciting. My biggest peeve with the league for years has been the low-scoring games, but I’ve noticed quite a few games lately that featured eight or more goals. The craziest was the Lightning’s 8-7 victory over the Flyers last week ago. It’s nice when a two-goal lead isn’t invincible anymore.

3. Baseball darkhorses
It’s still nice to see that teams like the Giants can win the World Series, beating out free spenders like the Yankees. I don’t think San Fran’s success proves that the system is fair, but at least you can’t always buy a championship in MLB.

2. Michael Vick
This guy has been a godsend for my fantasy team this season. Just a couple weeks ago against the Redskins, he put up the biggest fantasy numbers EVER for a quarterback (and almost all of them came in the first half). I haven’t been the guy’s biggest fan in the past, but I’m loving what I’m seeing from Vick with the Eagles.

1. The struggles of the Miami Heat
How awesome is it to see this power trio falling flat on its face so far this year? Bron, Bosh and Wade just looked so smug doing their little dance-off in their new unies before the season began. As a Raptors fan, I take extra pleasure in Miami’s struggles after watching Bosh — who is good, but not as good as he thinks he is — quit on Toronto last year and turn into a Twitter twit. I won’t be surprised when the Heat turns things around (perhaps when they fire Spoelstra), but I’m enjoying their mediocrity while it lasts.

What are you most thankful for as a sports fan this year?
BLU-82 PM BLU-82
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Posted: 11/26/2010 11:04:31 AM
Giants 2010 World Series

totoyturok PM totoyturok
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Posted: 11/26/2010 11:08:12 AM
LBJ's move..
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Posted: 11/26/2010 11:26:33 AM
1) The Downfall of Lebron "The Queen" James
DeSeanJackson PM DeSeanJackson
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Posted: 11/26/2010 11:27:29 AM
Tom Brady's hair
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Posted: 11/26/2010 11:35:43 AM
that the cubs aren't playing................... 
DTher85 PM DTher85
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Posted: 11/26/2010 11:51:05 AM
Florida Gators suck this year
The Detroit Tigers sucked
The Detroit Lions still suck
My fantasy team is 2-8-1

I'm not thankful for this shitty year in sports.
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Posted: 11/26/2010 12:14:49 PM
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Posted: 11/26/2010 12:41:37 PM
   Alex Anthopoulos
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Posted: 11/26/2010 2:26:00 PM
Josh Hamilton and Joey Votto MLB's MVP's for 2010 is great!
JoeKool PM JoeKool
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Posted: 11/26/2010 2:32:23 PM

I am thankful for technology and how it corresponds with sports.

As a misplaced sports fan living in a different city than the hometown teams we grew up with, like many of us are, I am thankful for the following.

1. That I can watch baseball, football and basketball packages and see all my hometown teams games.

2. That I can go online and listen to my hometown's sports talk radio.

3. That I can go online and read my hometown's newspaper.

4. Being able to watch, listen, read anything sports related via TV, radio, computer and phone.

Remember, it wasn't too long ago that all this was unavailable and I can remember how lost I was as a sports fan not living in my hometown.

Syddigs PM Syddigs
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Posted: 11/26/2010 3:25:26 PM
Brett Favre getting his behind kicked every week and hopefully finally riding off into the sunset, and hopefully staying there.
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Posted: 11/26/2010 3:28:39 PM
P.S. My only regret about the Heat struggling is that DWade has been brought into this crap.

I am loving LBJ and Bosh struggling with their new team and them not winning 70 games like they thought they would easily do. But I am a DWade fan, and he doesn't deserve to be dragged down by the other two fool.

I would love to see DWade leave the Heat when ( not if ) Spoelstra gets fired and Riley takes over, and leave LBJ and Bosh as a duo in Miami.
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Posted: 11/26/2010 6:06:14 PM
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Posted: 11/26/2010 7:12:58 PM





As in Bobby!

MoneyShot PM MoneyShot
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Posted: 11/26/2010 7:32:37 PM
Won my nfl survivor pool... lol.  But my nba fantasy team is not doing well but i see a big turn around soon lol.
picc818 PM picc818
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Posted: 11/26/2010 8:42:13 PM
i am thankful that the dallas cowboys can't find a way to win.
ProtoStar PM ProtoStar
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Posted: 11/26/2010 10:06:08 PM
Nothing.  I lost 17.5 thousand dollars which was my entire bankroll.

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Posted: 11/26/2010 10:16:26 PM
ACTUALLY doing well betting on the NFL/baseball playoffs this year...hopefully accumulating a decent bankroll . Also just glad I can tune in any time any place and get filled in on the action!
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