Bombers, Jets and Turkeys oh my!

Well for my fans across the globe welcome to Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

As it turns out I have a great deal to be thankful about.   First and most clear I am typing again with both hands on a brand new computer.  Actually its kinda freaking me out with its lack of lag and invincibility maybe I should tape a Superman sticker across the front of it.

But let’s get real for a moment, my Blue and Gold won in Hamilton last night against the dreaded Tigercats.  Quarterback Buck Pierce is throwing well again and the O-Line is playing up to its formidable ability.

Buck Pierce running and gunning. (Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

Doug Brown and Swaggerville are also back in fine form stopping the run and adding a few sacks and interceptions to their tally.

Most people however are thankful for the return of the Winnipeg Jets, playing in their opening game of the 2011 season.  It’s been a decade and a half since Winnipeg has had top caliber hockey and people are more than hungry they are stark raving rabid for the opening game.  Reports of tickets for the Sunday the 9th tilt vs Montreal going for upwards of a grand a piece are not uncommon.

Indeed True North is taking steps to curb scalping by cancelling the season ticket privileges of those who were lucky enough to season’s and are opting to sell for profit.  Good on True North, Winnipeg has been through enough now to have to deal with scalpers too.

Jets fans come out in force lining up for the new merchandise

But for those that actually have tickets will be witnessing more than just a hockey game, it will be history reborn on ice.  Maybe not the Jets of Bobby Hull or Teemu Selanne  but to us born in the cold it’s the Jets just the same.

It’s a shot in the arm with dare I say Tiger Blood, or triple strength cocaine.  This city feels alive again, like the spring after a long brutal winter. We will fill the building to the rafters and we will rejoice with our White Noise.

Win or lose, The Winnipeg Jets are home, time to start writing of Ladd, Byfuglien, Scheifele, and Mason.

Go Jets Go.

On the home front, well as I write this epic, I am getting ready for the big dinner tomorrow.  Yes dear friends I am in charge of the big bird.  For the first time in my life I am using brine with a turkey.  I have worked all afternoon in hopes that my bird will be tasty and delicious.

I like many others will be giving thanks for all that we have in our lives. Yes I have the Bombers, and Jets, but it’s the personal connections that mean the most to me. My family and those closest to me that I am thankful for the most.

I also would like to thank you, my readers.  For sticking with me, and encouraging me.  Your comments do not go unnoticed.

Gobble Gobble

4 responses to “Bombers, Jets and Turkeys oh my!

  1. Hope you’ll have a fab day! Turkey dinner and all eh 🙂

    • Had a wonderful turkey lunch, the brine I used worked to perfection. Juicy and flavorful breasts and succulent golden thighs.

  2. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

    Once, I showed up exhausted for a conference in Vancouver. I was staying on a campus in their visiting scholar rooms, and barely made it to the dining hall for dinner.

    It just happened to be Canadian Thanksgiving. You don’t know how much thanks I gave, after my day, to that dinner.

    • Thanks for the good words Nikki. I can only imagine how good a little Canadian hospitality would have felt or any hospitality after the day you describe. I hope your day went well, back to work for you I would imagine, in my world I just rolled out of bed a tad shy of 9 am, to a mound of laundry.

      I guess in the adult world it’s always a working day.
      Have a good one, gobble gobble.