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Week 12: Lions, Turkeys and Cranberry Sauce

thunderkyss

Just win baby!!!
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If the Texans play with the same determination against the Lions as they did the Pats, they just might have their first win streak of the season.
The game is winnable, but...

  • The Lions are the better team this year (pains me to say)
  • It’s really tough on the traveling team on short turn around
  • Our QB is basically a reclamation project now
 
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gwallaia

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Staff member
I think the NFL made a rule change after this play from the last Thanksgiving game when the Texans and Lions played.

EDIT: Crap, the NFL blocked the video from being shared. But you know the play I‘m talking about.
 

badboy

Hall of Fame
As I told my buddy as I walked to my car after game at his house, "I shouldn't allow win or loss to impact my week so much; but it does." We all know the negs and what can happen but I want to be optimistic. I want to see this team dig heels in when they are being pushed around and get better. I realistically see the warts but keep hoping some Compound W will be applied. Sunday was more than a sloppy win as with players out and more backup guys on turf we got a win. Not an excellent one but one I can nod my head over while recognizing those negs. The line played better for Watson and he in turn did enough to get the W. No one thought the D would be able to keep from losing that game. Yes Burkett went out and other than Harris's 25 yard TD we kept him reined in.

Yes, I also know this post is going to result in but he/they did [fill in] wrong but I'm tired of saying and reading that EVEN IF IT Is TRUE.
 

badboy

Hall of Fame
Did someone say Turkey? Let’s go Texans
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But where is the dressing? No cranberry sauce? What about the rolls and I don't see butter or veggies or desserts. The turkey looks good but could it not be on a china serving platter with a beautiful design with birds and hunting dogs? May I spend the next two days comparing your turkey to all the other turkeys I've had or seen in my 70 years? Is it a west coast baked turkey or Louisiana style spicy turkey or Texas smoked for two years? or a fried turkey or---
 

Texansballer74

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But where is the dressing? No cranberry sauce? What about the rolls and I don't see butter or veggies or desserts. The turkey looks good but could it not be on a china serving platter with a beautiful design with birds and hunting dogs? May I spend the next two days comparing your turkey to all the other turkeys I've had or seen in my 70 years? Is it a west coast baked turkey or Louisiana style spicy turkey or Texas smoked for two years? or a fried turkey or---
Lol just a regular smoked Turkey.
 

OptimisticTexan

2021 Building Block 1 / Go Texans
I hope RC and the Texans come into the Lions game with a blow-out mind-set. I don't want to see them take it easy b/c Patricia is on the other sideline. Come out with that run first mentality and you could give the Lions defense some momentum. Texans need to take this game fast and early......then use the 4th quarter as a way to burn the clock if running up the score isn't in the cards.
 

Thorn

Dirty Old Man
Turkeys were one of only seven animals that were domesticated in the Americas before the Europeans arrived. The others being llamas, alpacas, guinea pigs, stingless bees, muscovy ducks, and of course the dog.

In case you're wondering, horses aren't on the list because they (and the American camel) went extinct around 9000 BC.
 

badboy

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Turkeys were one of only seven animals that were domesticated in the Americas before the Europeans arrived. The others being llamas, alpacas, guinea pigs, stingless bees, muscovy ducks, and of course the dog.

In case you're wondering, horses aren't on the list because they (and the American camel) went extinct around 9000 BC.
Ah...the old Columbian Exchange!
Now Columbian first brings up something else
 

steelbtexan

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Turkeys were one of only seven animals that were domesticated in the Americas before the Europeans arrived. The others being llamas, alpacas, guinea pigs, stingless bees, muscovy ducks, and of course the dog.

In case you're wondering, horses aren't on the list because they (and the American camel) went extinct around 9000 BC.
A treasure trove of useless knowledge in this post
 

Thorn

Dirty Old Man
A treasure trove of useless knowledge in this post
Exactly.

And if you'd like, I could tell you of the several uses of the cattail plant in paleoindian archeology. Don't mind me, it's just an interest of mine. Which has nothing to do with real life. Or the game this Thursday which also has about as much use in real life.
 
But where is the dressing? No cranberry sauce? What about the rolls and I don't see butter or veggies or desserts. The turkey looks good but could it not be on a china serving platter with a beautiful design with birds and hunting dogs? May I spend the next two days comparing your turkey to all the other turkeys I've had or seen in my 70 years? Is it a west coast baked turkey or Louisiana style spicy turkey or Texas smoked for two years? or a fried turkey or---
Lol just a regular smoked Turkey.
If Watson was a better QB we wouldn’t need all the sides you listed and if his contract wasn’t so high we could afford those sides.
 
A treasure trove of useless knowledge in this post
Exactly.

And if you'd like, I could tell you of the several uses of the cattail plant in paleoindian archeology. Don't mind me, it's just an interest of mine. Which has nothing to do with real life. Or the game this Thursday which also has about as much use in real life.
May I add that originally the Turkey was to be the national bird until it was passed over for the bald eagle. Boy wouldn’t that have changed thanksgiving.
 

ArlingtonTexan

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Staff member
Good game in the evening though. Steelers vs Ravins.
This has to be the worst Thanksgiving line up ever.

The only one winning this Thanksgiving is COVID.

Stay safe.
Well, there ya go ...why can't we have nice things...I mean games


The Ravens-Steelers game originally scheduled for Thanksgiving night has moved to Sunday afternoon, with a 1:15 p.m. ET kickoff on NBC.
Doesn't COVID need a smiley...I mean pancakes has one :mcclain:
 

bigmck

Rookie
Turkeys were one of only seven animals that were domesticated in the Americas before the Europeans arrived. The others being llamas, alpacas, guinea pigs, stingless bees, muscovy ducks, and of course the dog.

In case you're wondering, horses aren't on the list because they (and the American camel) went extinct around 9000 BC.
Guinea Pigs are good if you aren't very hungry.
 

Thorn

Dirty Old Man
Guinea Pigs are good if you aren't very hungry.
Guinea pigs were pets, food, and a source of fur. You might not think so because of how small they are, but they were heavily utilized in South America. Dogs were in the same boat as guinea pigs, if you ran out of food your pet got roasted for dinner. People used dogs for food, work and protection besides as just pets.

edit to add: All those animals I mentioned, all of them were domesticated in Central America and South America. North Americans didn't have any domesticated animals for food except the dog. They fished an hunted for their all their meat, except the dog. The domesticated turkey was domesticated in Mexico and made it way north after about 500 AD or so.

another addition: North Americans along a lot of river waterways utilized clam farms, and in some cases, creative fish farming. Archeologists have found many clam middens in North America. They would also divert a small channel from a river and allow it to fill a lake and used that for fish farming. But clams and fishes aren't considered as "domesticated" because they used wild stock.
 
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